Better Than Barbie? Giving Collectible Dolls as Gifts

Are you looking to give that special someone in your life something collectible this year? Are you seeking a great gift for a little girl or perhaps that ‘I Love Lucy’ or ‘Gone with the Wind’ fan?  


In this case, collectible dolls make excellent gift choices.  Mattel’s Barbie line offers plenty of collectible dolls to choose from, making it easy to find exactly what you are looking for.

If you are just looking for a standard Barbie, you will find that the company offers collectible dolls every Christmas.  These dolls are usually limited edition and offer features that standard Barbie dolls don’t have, such as special packaging and elaborate outfits and accessories. 

Mattel also makes collectible dolls around various movies and shows.  For example, there are Barbies for I Love Lucy, Gone with the Wind, and the Wizard of Oz.  Each doll has unique characteristics and was only made for a short period of time, which means that they are highly collectible.  In addition to being treasured by the recipient, they may also one day be quite valuable.  You can check current collector’s prices by checking on eBay, where most collectible dolls are sold.

When purchasing collectible dolls for someone in your life, consider their use before paying a hefty price tag.  Small children will not understand that a toy is valuable, and will simply want to play with it rather than put it on a shelf somewhere and look at it.  If it will be ripped out of the box and played with, you may wish to purchase a less expensive doll. 


If it is for display or collection purposes by an older child, however, these limited edition dolls can be absolutely perfect to give as gifts to the special child in your life.

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