Saturday, July 13, 2013

Spring Break 1961™ Barbie® and Ken® Giftset | Barbie Collector

Spring Break 1961™ Barbie® and Ken® Giftset | Barbie Collector

Okay, this set is from the 2011 National Barbie doll Collectors Convention. But look at that Ken! He reminds me of Johnny Mathis! Ohhhhh! Wish I had gone to that Barbie Convention! Wish I had bought this guy. The set was created by designers Matt Sutton and Matt Trujillo.

There is an European American version, too. I had typed "caucasian," then went to check the spelling. Came across this humorous definition. Now I feel awkward typing "White." Oh me oh my.

Hope you enjoy seeing the doll.


Marta said...

Hello from Spain: nice set of Spring Break 1961. I read that it was the convention protagonitas Mattel. What luck. . Keep in touch

Anonymous said...

I also agree lovely elegant set of Spring Break

D7ana said...

Hi Marta and Lonely Heart! I saw these dolls on Pinterest first, then found them on the Barbie Collector website. Nice indeed. Sigh. Now I see what I miss by NOT going to the Conventions.

pattidolls said...

It's a beautiful doll set! I would love to go to the convention some day. Maybe when they come back to the northeast again and I can drive to it.

D7ana said...

Hi Pattidolls! He really looks different. Mattel has used the TNT Barbie sculpt for the Mod Life Christie doll - although I think this face screening is much prettier.

I went to the Sales Room one of the days that the Barbie Convention was held in Philadelphia (whoo hoo!) back in 1996(?) That was fun and exciting for me. I bought a Jenny Friend Elle doll and some accessories ;-)

Jennifer Brown Banks said...

Hi D7ana,

Just stopped by to say hi! I've enjoyed reading your blog; never knew there was such variety in dolls available on the market. Nice job here.

Jennifer @ Pen and Prosper Blog

D7ana said...

Hi Jennifer! Oh wow, wow, wow! What a welcome and wonderful surprise. (Really working my "w" today. For a writing expert, wink.) Usually only fellow collectors read my blog - I think. Glad that you visited and enjoyed the experience.

Cindi Mortensen said...

Love the Spring Break set! I wanna go to a Barbie convention! Maybe they'll do one in Atlanta someday. Sigh..:-)

D7ana said...

Hi Cindi! I went to the sales room of a Barbie Convention. Never went to a full Convention though.

I'm surprised that they aren't held in Atlanta ... I thought that that city was friendly to doll events. Philly is not so great a place for playscale modern collector events. New Jersey is way more active than we are here ;-P