Tag Archives: fashion dolls

The Barbie, Ken and Midge Wardrobe Booklet – 1962


Here is the second of the three 1962 Barbie in-pack booklets I recently added to my collection. These beautifully illustrated catalogues show the fashion range available back when Barbie was just 3 years old!

Alongside dozens of fashion items for Barbie, Midge and Ken, other gems found inside the catalogues are the Barbie board game, the Dream House and Fashion Shop, knitting patterns, Trousseau Set and the Barbie fan club and magazine.

Below are scans from the blue version wardrobe booklet – Barbie, Ken and Midge. Click images to go bigger.











As always, thanks for looking ๐Ÿ™‚

Barbie and Ken catalogue – 1962


I recently picked up three 1962 Barbie in-pack booklets. These beautifully illustrated catalogues show the fashion range available back when Barbie was just 3 years old – amazing to think she’s still going strong today at 60! Alongside dozens of fashion items for Barbie, Midge and Ken, other gems found inside the catalogues are the Barbie board game, the Dream House and Fashion Shop, knitting patterns, Trousseau Set and the Barbie fan club and magazine.

Below are scans from the first booklet – Barbie and Ken – the others to follow another time soon. Click images to go bigger and enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚












As always, thanks for looking ๐Ÿ™‚

My First Barbie


You’re never too old, right?

Presenting, my first Barbie…

and a wonderful addition to TVTA’s toy collection – California Barbie, 1987.


My California Barbie came mint in her original European-issue box. The contents include Barbie, her accessories and paperwork, a catalogue, a mini comic, and a Beach Boys flexi-disc record: Living Doll, Brother Records, 1987.ย 

Barbie seemed more than pleased to join the other toys here at TVTA Towers…

But you should have seen her face when I told her I’d bought her a gift…

Her very own wheels… the California Barbie Dune Buggy!

Never one to miss a good photo opportunity, Barbie couldn’t wait to strike some poses…

Check out her glamour shots โ€ฆ







Catalogue, comic, flexi-disc scans


California Barbie, Danish advert, 1988



Thank you for California dreaming with us ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Fleur dolls

“You’ll love her”

The Fleur doll brand was created in the Netherlands in the late 1970s by toy importer Otto Simon (also responsible for distributing ThunderCats). During the 1980s Fleur was a popular doll in its Dutch homeland, as well as enjoying success in other European markets such as Denmark, Belgium and Germany. TVTA is pleased to present images from 1987 Dutch catalogues Intertoys Speelboek and Speelboom Club Journal.



Speelboom Club Journal. 1987.

Intertoys Speelboek. 1987.

Speelboom Club Journal. 1987.

Speelboom Club Journal. 1987.

Speelboom Club Journal. 1987.


Thanks for looking ๐Ÿ™‚

Barbie: alive, sporty and dancing

Presenting: six more Barbie print adverts to add to my collection. The following are all 1970s French ads of a sporting nature. As always thanks for looking ๐Ÿ™‚

Barbie tennis and golf. 1970s. France.



Barbie Alive. 1970s. France.


For more superb Barbie print adverts check out my Around The World With Barbie page.ย 

Barbie 60s 70s Benelux France

France. 1960s.

Benelux. 1970.

Belgium. 1960s.

France. 1973.


Barbie and her friends comic strips. 1965. France.



Thank you for watching Barbie TV(TA) with us ๐Ÿ™‚

Tammy, the doll you love to dress

Advertised as “The Doll You Love To Dress”, Tammy was a 12″ teenage fashion doll produced by Ideal between 1962 and 1966. Tammy was produced in three versions: a straight legs version, a bendable legs version, and a “Grown Up Tammy” version which featured an African American doll. Tammy inspired the UK’s bestselling teenage doll, Sindy, which was released in 1963, one year after Tammy. Pedigree Toys, who owned the license for Sindy, also obtained permission to use Tammy’s tag line, “The Doll You Love To Dress”.

The selected pages below have been scanned from an early Ideal Toys catalogue. The drawings are quite a charm, and the catalogue includes a checklist of what accessories were available at the time and also a price list.















In other Tammy news…

Tammy. 1960s. France.


Thanks for looking ๐Ÿ™‚

SINDY… the doll you love to dress

Sindy is Britainโ€™s top teenage doll and was launched in September 1963 by Pedigree Toys Ltd, a division of the famous Lines Bros Ltd who had been in the toy business for over 100 years. Pedigree Toys obtained the license for Sindy from the Ideal Toy company which was producing Tammy dolls. Ideal also allowed Pedigree to use Tammy’s tagline “The doll you love to dress”.

Today, Sindy is still going strong, and has a loyal fan base of collectors. Source: the official site: sindy.com

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981

US. FAO Schwarz catalogue 1980/1981

UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1981.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1978.

Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Sindy Disneyland drawing competition. France. Pif Gadget. 1978.

Ets De Neuter catalogue page. 1995. France.


Thanks for looking ๐Ÿ™‚