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Monday, April 08, 2013

Redress in Goddess of Africa Attire

The fabulous collection of Barbie Collector Stanley Colorite was recently featured in the Daily Mail in the UK. Close-up photos of a few of his dolls were published, including Pink Splendor Barbie and Billions of Dreams Barbie.  I noticed the doll dressed in the Bob Mackie Goddess of Africa Barbie attire. I'm not the face mold expert but that's not the Goddess of Africa doll because the face mold looks more like the Asha face mold that has been used on several Barbies.

On display in the Barbie Man's massive 2,000+ collection is a doll that is not the original Goddess of Africa (see below). I do believe this doll wears the Asha face mold although it could be Christie.

Star Skater Barbie with Asha face mold

Bob Mackie Goddess of Africa

The Goddess of Africa face mold was also used on the Barbie Basics Model No. 04.

Barbie Basics Model No. 04 from the Barbie Basics Collection 001

Here is a great article with more information than you probably want to know about face molds used in Barbie dolls. It's a bit dated but still very informative. 


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Heather said...

New follower here! I found you through an article on the top 35 Barbie blogs (here's a link, just in case: )
Anyhow, your blog is awesome and informative and you're now on my RSS feed :)

Feel free to stop by and check out mine (no need though, it's in its infancy, lol)

Georgia Girl said...

I noticed it also and thought to myself, he must have redressed her. It'sthat or someone got over on him. I hope it wasn't the latter.

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