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These 12 Rare Barbie Dolls Could Fetch a Lot of Money

Reader's Digest Logo By Stacey Marcus of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: Who knew that when Barbie was first introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York City on March 9, 1959, the plastic bombshell in a black and white bathing suit would become an iconic figure sold in 150 countries around the world? More than 100 dolls are sold every minute, totaling 58 million Barbies purchased each year. While it's true that Barbie and her entourage can be found in playrooms globally, some dolls are quite rare—meet a dozen members of the Barbie brigade that can fetch a pretty penny.

The history of Barbie

Who knew that when Barbie was first introduced at the American International Toy Fair in New York City on March 9, 1959, the plastic bombshell in a black and white bathing suit would become an iconic figure sold in 150 countries around the world? More than 100 dolls are sold every minute, totaling 58 million Barbies purchased each year. While it's true that Barbie and her entourage can be found in playrooms globally, some dolls are quite rare—meet a dozen members of the Barbie brigade that can fetch a pretty penny.

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