What It Is
What It Is
True to Mattel's tradition of pulling out all the stops for this annual doll/event, Holiday Barbie 2011 comes dressed in a sumptuous green and gold strapless gown. The gown features a sash over one shoulder and golden embroidery. Barbie's nails are painted a festive red, and she wears dangly gold earrings. The 2011 Holiday Barbie is available in Caucasian and African-American versions.
Why It’s Fun
Every year Mattel releases a collectible holiday Barbie doll. Collectors will definitely want to add the gorgeous 2011 doll to their collections. This is a beautiful doll that, while targeted to collectors, will appeal to younger Barbie fans, too. In fact, collecting these annual Barbies are a great way to create or continue a holiday tradition.
Who It’s For
The 2011 Holiday Barbie is for ages 6 and up.
What to Be Aware of
These collectible dolls often raise a question: Do you open up the box and let a child play with the doll or do you keep it in the box to preserve its value? We find that many people who are serious about their collections often buy two dolls: one to play with and one to display.
That said, we recommend that you use the doll in the way that most appeals to you. If you're thinking that the doll is going to appreciate in value over time, given the number they produce and the number that are saved/preserved, it's unlikely that that will happen. The best advice we have for collectible dolls is that you should buy them for the pleasure they give you today and as part of a collection, not as an investment.