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 could share Barbie's magnificent wardrobe.  

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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

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





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-Stnad

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

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


Twist 'n Turn Christie

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

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

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, Peach Lips,
Rooted Eyelashes 

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


Reproduction

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

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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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1981
Sunsational Malibu Christie

Sunsational Malibu Christie

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Supersize Barbie Face

1977
Supersize Christie (18" Tall)

Supersize Christie

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Kissing Barbie Face

1979
Kissing Christie

Kissing Christie

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New Christie Face

Christie Doll Face used in late 1980s & 1990s

Introduced in 1988, Christie Dolls
have continued to be a part of
the pink box Barbie family
since 1995.

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


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