Christie Doll

Talking Christie Doll was introduced in 1968.  She was the first African American Barbie size Doll.  Black Francie, introduced in 1967, was the very first in the Barbie family of dolls.   Julia doll, using Christie's head/face mold, was introduced in 1969.

While Christie did not have any of her "own" clothes, other than the doll's original outfits, she had a Barbie size body and can share Barbie's magnificent wardrobe.

There were four vintage Christie Barbie Dolls - Talking, Twist 'n Turn, Live Action and Malibu.  Live Action & Malibu Christies had long hair, the other ones had short hair.  The short hair dolls are frequently found with hair that has turned red over the years.  This is a normal variation, but dolls who retain their original dark brown/black hair color are usually considered to be more valuable.  


Talking Christie

Model #:
1126

Issue Date:
1968 to 1972

Hair:
Short Black Hair - often oxidizes to red

Face:
Brown Eyes, Rooted Eyelashes, Hot Pink Lips & Blush

Stand:
Clear X-Stand

Body Markings:
© 1967
Mattel, Inc.
U.S. & Foreign
Pats.Pend.
Mexico

1968 and 1969
Green knit tunic top with pink and green braid, pink vinyl panties

Clothing:

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1970 and 1971
Yellow and orange print top with orange vinyl trim and shorts


Twist 'n Turn Christie

Model #:
1119

Issue Date:
1970 and 1971

Hair:
Short Black Hair - often oxidizes to red

Face:
Brown Eyes, Rooted Eyelashes, Hot Pink Lips & Blush

Stand:
Clear X-Stand

(American Version) One piece v-neck tricot swimsuit with pink, yellow solid top and geometric print pink, yellow and white geometric print bottom. 

Clothing:

Body Markings:
©1966
Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Patented
U.S. Pat.Pend
Made In
Japan

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(European Version) One piece v-neck tricot swimsuit with green, yellow solid top and geometric print green, yellow, blue and white geometric print bottom. 


Live Action Christie

Model #:
1175

Issue Date:
1971 to 1973

Hair:
Long black hair with middle part, wearing orange sheer scarf as a headband

Face:
Brown Eyes, Rooted Eyelashes, Orange Pink Lips & Blush

Clothing:
Two pieces purple tricot print pantset with crop top, trimmed with purple faux-suede. Fuchsia square toe low heel shoes.

Body Markings:
© 1968 Mattel, Inc.
U.S. & Foreign Patented
Patented in Canada 1967
Other Patents pending
Taiwan

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Sunset Malibu Christie

Model #:
7745

Issue Dates:
1973 - 1977

Hair:
Long black hair with side part

Face:
Brown Eyes, Rooted Eyelashes, Peach Lips

Clothing:
Red nylon one-piece halter style swimsuit, White towel.
No Stand

Body Markings:
© 1966
Mattel, Inc.
U.S. Patented
U.S. Pat.Pend.
Made in
Korea
Was also made in Taiwan and may be marked as such.

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Reproduction
Mattel released a Platinum Edition Red White 'n Warm Vintage Christie Doll Reproduction in 2007.


Christie Dolls 1977 to 1995

Superstar Face

1977

Superstar Christie

Superstar Christie 

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1977

Fashion Photo Christie

Fashion Photo Christie

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1980

Beauty Secrets Christie

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Steffie Face

1978

Sun Lovin' Malibu Christie

Sun Lovin' Malibu Christie 

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1980

Golden Dreams Christie

Golden Dreams Christie

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1981

Pink n' Pretty Christie

Pink n' Pretty Christie

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1982

Sunsational Malibu Christie

Sunsational Malibu Christie 

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1977

Supersize Christie

Supersize Christie (18" Tall)
Supersize Barbie Face

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1979

Kissing Christie

Kissing Christie
Kissing Barbie Face

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Christie Doll Face used in late 1980s & 1990s

New Christie Face
Introduced 1988
California Christie (1988)
California Dream Christie (1988) 
Island Fun Christie (1988)
Sensational Belinda (1988) - Used 1980s Christie Face 
Cool Times Christie (1989) 
Barbie & the Beat Christie (1990) 
Barbie & the All Starts Christie (1990) 
Beach Blast Christie (1990) 
Dance Club Devon (1990) - Used 1980s Christie Face 
Wet 'n Wild Christie (1990) 
All American Christie (1990) 
Benetton Christie (1991) 
Hawaiian Fun Christie (1991) 
Lights & Lace Christie (1991) 
Rappin' Rockin' Charisite (1992)
Rollerblades Christie (1992) 
Sun Sensation Christie (1992) 
Glitter Beach Christie (1993) 
Tropcal Splash Christie (1995) 

Christie Dolls have continued to be a part of the pink box Barbie family since 1995.


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