Vintage Barbie 1961 - 1962 enjoyed many memorable changes. 1961 saw the arrival of Barbie's ultimate accessory - Ken! Kenneth Sean Carson became the second character and the focus of affection for Barbie. Also, eight new ensembles were introduced in 1961, with a total of thirty available for her wardrobe in 1961. In 1962, Barbie got a new hairdo and the Bubblecut Barbie was added to the line. Barbie also received eight new ensembles, and an additional twenty-eight were carried over from previous years. Also the "Pak" concept, with mix-and-match items, were introduced for both Barbie and Ken.
The early sixties was an exciting time for Barbie. In 1961, Mattel created a Barbie fan club to unite those linked by their love for Barbie. From a new bubblecut hairstyle to a new man in Barbie's life, there was no shortage of firsts. Here you will find vintage Barbie 1961 - 1962 collectibles that will give you an idea of what an impressive time it was.
Barbie Doll - Ponytail #5
Here is a list of 1961 Ensembles with thumbnail pictures), Click on link to see individual ensemble details.
American Airlines Stewardess #984 (1961-1964)
Barbie Doll Accessories #923 (1961-1962)
Orange Blossom #987 (1961-1964)
Registered Nurse #991(1961-1964)
Sheath Sensation #986 (1961-1964)
Barbie Dolls - Ponytail #6 Bubblecut
Here is a list of 1962 Ensembles with thumbnail pictures). Click on link to see individual ensemble details.
Mood For Music #940 (1962-1963)
Sorority Meeting #937 (1962-1963)
1962 Fashion Pak Items
Fashion Paks were introduced in 1962. Instead of complete ensembles, there were either single items or accessories. They were color coordinated and allowed Barbie to have a larger wardrobe by mixing and matching.
Apron and Utensils (1962-1963)
Polka dot Sheath Dress (1962-1963)
Slip, Panties, Bra (1962-1963)
Purse Pak (1962-1963)
Cotton Mix & Match Group (1962-1963)
Fashion Pak Plain Blouse & Purse
Sheath Skirt & Telephone (1962-1963)
Fashion Pak Scoop Neck Playsuit (1962-1963)
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