A double Shot of 70s Barbie

A double Shot of 70s Barbie

I always seem to fixate on boy’s toys over the Christmas season and that’s kind of a shame because I always glossed the Barbie section in envy over all the cool stuff she had.

Here’s a double shot from the Simpson’s Sears 1979 Catalog, click on it to embiggen it.

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AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • JFStan on December 22, 2016

    The Photo Studio looks like it was painted by Peter Max!

  • Trilkhai Kitty on December 23, 2016

    Wasn't that Barbie van used for another toy line as well? (I seem to remember reading something about that on Plaid Stallions a while ago.)

    Whenever a well-meaning relative gave me a Barbie doll as a gift, my little brother and I would soon develop innovative ways of torturing it to death: taking the head & legs off, bending the knees back-and-forth until they popped, and my favorite: using the body parts, Lego, tape & rubber bands to make "cars" we could then race across the kitchen floor.

    Most of my girlhood wish list items were 80s–specific (He–Man, Transformers, etc.) but I recall also really wanting an Erector Set, Capsela, and other awesome things my older cousins had. 🙂

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