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Rare Barbies That Are Worth A Lot Of Money Now

Updated October 21, 2019 147.3k views14 items

Barbie debuted in 1959 at a toy fair. Thanks to Barbie founder Ruth Handler, anyone can buy the playroom staple today. But if you held on to some of the rarer dolls, you'll probably be able to make a profit from them, especially if they're in good condition. Quite a few popular Barbies are worth a staggering amount these days; the most expensive vintage Barbies can sell on eBay for thousands of dollars. Collectors spend a lot on the dolls – the more unique they are, the better.

So, take a look around your mom's garage to see if you threw any spare Barbies into a box. You may just have a valuable investment on your hands.

  • Twist 'N Turn Barbie (1966): $1,795

    Photo: eBay

    Part of the Mod Barbie collection, the Twist 'N Turn doll, was released in 1966. Creators gave this Barbie bendy legs, fluttery lashes, and a flexible midsection. If you hung on to yours, it could be worth about $1,795 now.

  • Marie Antoinette Barbie (2003): $1,299

    Photo: Mattel

    This extravagant Barbie carries handcrafted roses, and her gown is accented with lavish gold trim. She's modeled after Marie Antoinette, the ill-fated 18th century French queen. In 2003, Barbie founders released the intricate doll as part of the Women of Royalty series.

    If you held on to her since then, you can compete with sellers on eBay and list the doll for a whopping $1,299.

  • Pink Jubilee Barbie (1989): $795

    Photo: Mattel

    This limited Barbie was released in 1989, in honor of the doll's 30th anniversary. The Pink Jubilee doll wears an ethereal outfit with pink and silver accents. You may regret not keeping this one; it goes for almost $800.

  • My Size Barbie (1992): $385

    Photo: eBay

    Back in 1992, the three-foot-tall My Size Barbie was incredibly popular. Remember how fun it was to dress her in fancy clothes? They sell for about $385 on eBay.