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11 April 2007 @ 10:29 pm
Anchor and stars necklace  
Which Barbie doll was the original owner of this necklace?

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gold-Anchor-and-Stars-Necklace-Barbie-Doll-Accessories_W0QQitemZ5565461155QQihZ016QQcategoryZ48940QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

SOLVED: 1991 Sun Sensation Barbie
 
 
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Mousiehello_mousie on April 11th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
I bet you've spent a few hours looking for it and now you think we've got any chance to identify it? too difficult ;)

I would think of some summer/beach line of dolls but the only one that comes to my mind is the Tropical Splash line - they had gold necklaces but they are sea shells and star fish, no anchors
and Barbie Millicent Roberts "All Decked Out" outfit has a golden anchor but it's on a chain and has no stars. sorry :(

I like the community icon :)
Rat in the Gardencorpselights on April 11th, 2007 11:09 pm (UTC)
Heh... Well, I did spend a few hours looking for it but not today... I'd come across it a few months ago and wasn't able to identify the doll then and now I spotted it on this doll: http://allegro.pl/item184885695_brabie_blyszczace_wlosy_w_sukiennce_w_kwiatki.html

By the first glance at her hair I was pretty sure she must have been a mermaid in the past but now I'm not so sure... The 1991's mermaid (I just remembered that I still have my jigsaw puzzle with her photo somewhere*_*) wears vivid blue eyeshadow, and all the rest seem to have fringes. I thought that the necklace could be the key to identifying that doll, since it seems hard to remove without removing the whole head.

Then, just a few minutes ago I found this one:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Unique-Older-Mermaid-Barbie-Clean-Pretty-G-VGC_W0QQitemZ160104406291QQihZ006QQcategoryZ15953QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

At last something looking like a complete outfit:) Now I only had to find out the name.

Another few minutes of "keyword" Ebay searching and....

http://cgi.ebay.com/SUN-SENSATION-BARBIE-1390-NRFB-MINT-COND-1991_W0QQitemZ330017961741QQihZ014QQcategoryZ48929QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

1991 Sun Sensation Barbie:)! I love that stunned look on her face.

So, I found out who the owner of the necklace was. But can the one who is wearing the necklace in the photos from Allegro be its original owner:)? The lips' shape, the hair structure.... Something seems to be seriously different, I'm still confused.

Oh my, I spent so much time looking for a necklace and I still have two essays to write for the morning:o I better sit down to work... NOW:/
Mousiehello_mousie on April 12th, 2007 02:06 pm (UTC)
:D I love such investigations :D Congrats!

so the first guess of summer dolls was right but I guess I was too lazy to look for her... I really need to collect as many as possible good quality pictures of various dolls on my computer for future reference, especially the 90's dolls, there are no books on the recent playline dolls :(

the eyeshadow on the doll from the first eBay link is much heavier than on the picture I've got in front of me but I've got Kira from this line and her make-up is so visible too (stupid me I forgot about her but mine is naked)
the NRFB doll looks a little weird - her eyes are almost too blue, I can't see this one side of her hair pulled back and she hasn't got any earrings which is a little suspicious :)
as for Allegro doll only one picture opens for me so I can't see much but I'm confused. the seller says she'd got those iridescent streaks just like the original Sun Sensation doll and she hasn't got her neck knob broken which would mean the necklace is hers... it may be her but she's definitely been combed too many times :)
Rat in the Garden: fragilecorpselights on April 12th, 2007 05:33 pm (UTC)
I really need to collect as many as possible good quality pictures of various dolls on my computer for future reference, especially the 90's dolls, there are no books on the recent playline dolls :(

I save at least one photo of every 90's doll I come across:) There really is no good online resource for the nineties' Barbies... At least none that I'd know of.

http://lesjouetseighties.free.fr/jouets/index.php?gallery/General/barbie has several nice quality photos but still the majority of the dolls pictured there are older:/

As to the Allegro doll, maybe I'll buy her if no-one else places a bid... I just can't miss the opportunity of becoming the next owner of that notorious necklace. And if she's really the Sun Sensation girl, she's got the most lovely pupilless blue eyes*_* Btw, is it really possible that she has blue rhinestones in her eyes (as the Ebay seller claims)? I stared at her face close-up long enough but I still doubt it. Does your Kira have any?
Mousiehello_mousie on April 12th, 2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
no way there are any rhinestones in her eyes O_o
here's my Kira - no rhinestones, no laser beams coming from her eyes ;) Can you see the two tiny white dots and two yellow stripes? I looked up the Sun Sensation dolls in Melillo's book and they all have these dots, stripes and purple & yellow eyeshadow. I don't believe anymore that this eBay doll is really NRFB :|
Rat in the Garden: komatsu ayakacorpselights on April 12th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yes... The lack of earrings alone was suspicious enough:/ But her eyes have really mesmerized me... Now I have to find out to whom they really belong:) (I hope they're not just damaged or faded from some long-time shop window display)

So ultimately it seems that it's the girl from the first Ebay link that could be the original Sun Sensation!
Rat in the Garden: fragilecorpselights on April 12th, 2007 07:02 pm (UTC)
Gotcha! I trusted the rhinestone hint:)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Sparkle-Eyes-Barbie-NIB-Beautiful_W0QQitemZ140105364980QQihZ004QQcategoryZ15953QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Sparkle Eyes Barbie, 1991 or 92 depending on source:/
I'm in love:)
Mousiehello_mousie on April 13th, 2007 03:31 pm (UTC)
Oh, I love her too, she seems so evil! ;)
Don't be confused by the blond hair and wide smile, she does kill with these eyes! She's wonderful.