Barbie Fest

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The Fantastic Farrah Fawcett Barbie Doll

When Farrah Fawcett died, I wondered HERE about who was going to really pay tribute to Farrah Fawcett and her absolutely fantabulous hair in the wake of the  death of the much-more famous pop sensation Michael Jackson. Today, after more than a year’s wait, I have my answer—a collectible Farrah Fawcett doll was just sold in under 20 minutes for $1,500.

The Farrah Fawcett Barbie Doll is actually a proto-type for the up-coming Farrah Fawcett Barbie doll which is slated to be released to the masses at some point in the fall of 2011.  The doll is designed after the infamous Farrah Fawcett poster that was seen on the walls of teenaged boys across the United States.  The Mexican blanket did come with the prototype, but I’m uncertain if it’s going to be sold when the doll comes out next fall.

Because this particular Barbie doll is so sexy and probably conjures up so many memories, I’m wondering if it was sold to a male or female collector or just an average guy who had many a fantasy about Farrah Fawcett from back in the day when she was one of Charlie’s Angels.

The prototype Farrah Fawcett doll was sold from the Barbie Blonde Collection—I guess blondes do have more fun—which advertises that the dolls will take up to five long, arduous weeks for doorstep delivery.  I took a quick peek at the Barbie Blonde Collection catalog to see what I could find and unfortunately, much of the catalog is full of cheap Barbie crap and accessories that will either break or be eaten in no time.  The less than impressive items include a Blonde Barbie flat iron—my name not theirs—and some truthfully swanky Paris Hilton-inspired shades. 

However, the designers featured in the Barbie catalog are definitely worth taking a look at.  My personal favorites are the Barbie designs of Christian Leboutin—one of the shoe-designers’ Barbies looks like a dominatrix Cat Woman—and Bob Mackie whose Barbie design was decidedly more burlesque-inspired.

The catalog also had some other collectible Barbies; unfortunately, from what little I saw in the catalog, none of the Barbies could truthfully compete with the awe-inspiring Farrah Fawcett Barbie doll pictured above. (Mad Men fans might have a difference of opinion with me, but I have to call it like I see it.)

For a peek into the Barbie catalog, please take a look HERE.