THE BIRTH OF A OOAK BY MAGIA2000 

By Mario Paglino, Gianni Grossi

OOAK Barbie® dolls have changed the world of collecting with a diverse sense of beauty and style.

Take a peek behind the scenes with a step by step presentation of what’s involved in creating a unique piece with Magia2000, one of the most successful designers in the Barbie® doll world.

THE BARBIE® DOLL TREASURES

By Igeana Gober, Russell Gandy

Join long time collectors Igeana and Russell as they share some of the rarest items in the Vintage Barbie® doll world.

From Japanese Exclusives to International Store Displays to Promotional Items, there’s something to wow new and seasoned collectors alike.

FIRST TIMERS 

By Beth Heiss

All aboard first timers! Just sit back and you’ll hear a tale from Skipper Beth.

Sure, first timers might find a convention to be pretty deep and hard to fathom, but don’t feel kelpless! Join Skipper Beth for a free hour tour. Whether you’re a millionaire, a professor, a movie star, or just a country girl from Kansas, it’s smooth sailing with Skipper Beth at the helm.

IT’S MIDGE™!
Mattel’s Marvelous New Teenage Doll 

By Laura Maar

Have you ever been curious about Barbie® doll’s B.F.F.? Well, wonder no more!

This presentation will give you the history of Midge™, teach you about the different Midge™ dolls made available over the years, give you her backstory, and show you some cool Midge™ rarities. She’s spent decades in the shadow of Barbie® doll, but in this presentation, she is the Queen!

BARBIE® DOLL and the Changing Face of the

American Woman
By Kathie Clark

Did you ever stop to wonder why Barbie® doll has managed to stick around for 61 years while scores of other dolls have faded into oblivion? It’s because Barbie® doll is the only doll who kept up with the vast changes women have experienced in those 61 years.

In this presentation, Kathie Clark looks at the changes for women since 1959 and examines how Mattel and Barbie® doll dealt with them.

BARBIE and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from, Mattel. ©2020 Mattel.

 

THIS CONVENTION IS NOT SPONSORED BY OR AFFILIATED WITH MATTEL, INC.