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It’s a Barbie Christmas! The iconic, 11-inch doll, named after Barbie inventor Ruth Handler’s daughter Barbara, made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York City on March 9, 1959, which makes Barbie one of the most beloved Pisces in pop culture (next to Rihanna). And given the Barbie movie’s box office takeover, it’s safe to say that Barbie season is carrying over into the holidays.
In honor of Barbie’s undeniable impact, we put together a list of sold-out, hard-to-find Barbies to give as holiday gifts. Vintage Barbies are big business and can fetch tens of thousands of dollars depending on the condition, the rarity of the doll and when it was released. So, celebrate the holiday season with celebrity Barbies that are perfect for music lovers and collectors alike.
See the list below and click here for more collectibles.
This vintage Cher Barbie features ‘80s Cher with cascading curls and the legendary Bob Mackie outfit worn in her “If I Could Turn Back Time” music video. If you can’t get enough Cher, you might also like this Barbie Cher Doll Timeless Treasures Collector’s Edition.
Released in 2022, the Tina Turner’s Barbie celebrates the 40th anniversary of “What’s Love Got to Do With It.” Although the doll sold out, fans can find it online at Amazon, Walmart, StockX and eBay (prices may vary).
Mattel released the Gloria Estefan Barbie as a Birthday present for the the music icon last year. The doll commemorates Estefan’s 1989 hit “Get On Your Feet.”
Mattel released the Brandy Barbie in 1999. At the time, Brandy had a hit series in Moesha and a hit album in Never Say Never. Brandy Barbies are still popular (she even has her own Instagram account). If you’re looking for a larger selection of Brandy Barbies, you also can find them on eBay.
This Barbra Streisand Barbie takes its design from the earlier days of the icon’s career. The doll is wearing a replica of Streisand’s iconic outfit that she wore at Hollywood’s Coconut Grove in 1963.
It’s been over 20 years since Martina McBride’s Barbie made its debut. The doll sports a replica of McBride’s gown from the 39th Academy of Country Music Awards.