Vintage Barbie 1961 - 1962 - Dolls & Fashions
1961 saw the arrival of Barbie's ultimate accessory - Ken!
Eight new ensembles were introduced in 1961, with a total of 30 available for her wardrobe in 1961.
In 1962, Barbie got a new hairdo - the Bubblecut Barbie was added to the line.
Barbie also received eight new ensembles, and an additional 28 were carried over from previous years.
Also the "Pak" concept, with mix-and-match items, was introduced for both Barbie and Ken.
Barbie Doll - Ponytail #5
1961 Ensembles (click on link to see ensemble details - Here is a list of 1961 Ensembles with thumbnail pictures)
1962 Ensembles (click on link to see ensemble details - Here is a list of 1962 Ensembles with thumbnail pictures)
Fashion Paks were introduced in 1962. Instead of complete ensembles they were either single items or accessories. They were color coordinated and allowed Barbie to have a larger wardrobe by mixing and matching.
1962 Fashion Pak Items
Purse Pak (1962-1963)
Cotton Mix & Match Group (1962-1963)
Here are the current listings: