Every holiday season, a new Barbie doll releases that delights collectors everywhere. As with all of these dolls, careful attention is paid to every detail – from the hair to the makeup to the clothing choice.
Additional pieces such as jewelry and shoes round off this display of doll perfection. All of the Holiday Barbies come protected in a lightweight cardboard box with a clear plastic front for viewing.
If you don’t plan on displaying the Barbie right away, you’ll want to be careful with how the doll is stored. While the Barbie itself is durable and long lasting, the box is not as sturdy.
What most collectors do is to display the Barbie as is within her colorful box on a shelf where there’s no chance of the box being crushed. Each year, these dolls grow in value – both monetary and sentimental.
However, despite the fact that these dolls do cost more than the average Barbie, they’re not just for collectors. There are plenty of children who love these dolls simply for their beauty.
And though they’re billed as collector’s items, they do make great toys. While some would say that the doll shouldn’t be played with because of its collector status, this is a personal choice.
These dolls are just as fun to play with as the regular ones and they’re just as durable. They don’t break easily and children can still play dress up with the doll, brush her hair and play with her using any Barbie accessory they want.
One of the things that stands out each year with the Holiday Barbie is always the stunning look of the doll. She’s always dressed in the finest gown – and the 2014 Barbie is no exception.
She comes in a lovely red floor length gown that’s fit for a myriad of pretend holiday parties. The dress has a strapless top of red overlaid with gold design netting.
This same netting design is seen in the underskirt of the dress through the arched front cut style. A gold bow accents the waist of the dress and a stylish gold necklace adorns Barbie’s neck.
Her hairstyle is loose and carefully styled in waves of curls. It’s free of any adornments. You can choose between the Holiday Barbie with blond or dark hair. Her makeup is a bold holiday style of glittering eye shadow and bright red lipstick.
Her fingernails are painted the same red as her lipstick color. While this doll will certainly delight any collector, it’s also one of the most radiant fashion dolls that you can give to any little girl as a toy she’ll adore!