Sunday, September 30, 2012

Collection Showcase: Superstar Barbie

Well, I have posted all about my thrift store finds in previous posts so it is time to showcase one doll from my collection I had growing up.

One of my most favorite dolls was the beautiful Superstar Barbie from 1988. I was into her as much as these girls were.

So here is my Superstar Barbie doll. 

One of my favorite features is the stars in her eyes.

The other favorite feature is the skirt. (I also added the bracelet you got with the doll.)

Her hair is no longer a "dream" as they say in the commercial. It's a little flat because it was brushed time and time again but it's still very nice and shiny.

And I loved her outfit for the Academy Awards after party!

Her ring is still intact, a little paint chip on the stars.

However, after years and years of playing with her, her earrings broke off.

I still see a little nub, maybe I can superglue them back in.

The Help! Did anyone else have a problem with the earrings falling off of this doll? They were obnoxiously huge in my opinion and playing with it as a little girl would, I would think that others would have the same problem mine had.

Check back in the next couple of days for my newest thrift store finds (if I have any.) I'm planning on stopping there tomorrow afternoon after my first day at work!

~Again, another doll where I wish I had the dress!~


Andrea said...

Your Superstar Barbie looks fantastic, given her age and that she was played with. Actually I saw quite a lot of this doll on fleamarkets and quite often they had one or both earrings missing.

I can imagine that they were often a broken or lost when kids redressed their doll, due to th size.

I would not recommend Superglue, as it can make the vinyl of the head hard and brittle. Craft stores often have some sort of museum putty - stuff that is used to hold small objects in place, without being a permanent glue.

Good luck for your thrift store run!

Forestminuet said...

Thanks for the non-super glue trick. I'll have to check for the putty next time I'm at the craft store. I have some of that poster putty but it's a greenish color, I'm thinking that over time the color might transfer to the vinyl? To be safe, I'll get the putty. :) I would hate to damage my most favorite doll.

Thanks Andrea!

Andrea said...

Yea, I'd be careful with any colored stuff. You could "seal" the area with acrylic matte varnish, before you apply the putty to be on the safe side.