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Six Barbies you may have in the attic that are worth up to £65,000

Six Barbies you may have in the attic that are worth up to £65,000

As the Barbie movie paints the town pink, some of Mattel's classic designs have commanded big bucks.

With the new Barbie movie painting the town pink, it’s understandable that many people are feeling nostalgic about the iconic doll.

With the toy commanding a huge price online, many of us have also been raiding the attic hoping to score some extra cash.

So if you are planning on owning a Dreamhouse any time soon though, here are six Barbies you might want to keep an eye out for - with some fetching up to £65,000.

The 1959 Barbie is still a classic collectable.

Original Barbie (1959)

Starting off where it all began, the ‘Original Barbie’ is highly sort-after by toy collectors.

The glamour doll became iconic for her classic red lip, bright blue eyeshadow and striped black and white bathing suit when it launched in 1959.

She also came with brunette or blonde hair - whichever you preferred.

Whilst it might not be the most valuable doll made by Mattel, the doll is still valued at between £800 and thousands of pounds, according to So Sure insurance.

This Barbie was designed by De Beers and Vera Wang.

The De Beers Barbie (1999)

The ‘De Beers Barbie’ was made by the luxury jewellers and features a haute couture outfit by designer Vera Wang to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary in 1999.

Like all birthday girls, this Barbie is decked out in her fair share of bling with over 160 diamonds included in her outfit. (Yes, you read that right!)

Despite being created to celebrate the blonde bombshell, this version has a smouldering look with dark hair and burgundy lipstick.

You are also probably unlikely to find this doll at your local charity shop either, as she fetches up to £65,000.

The Pink Diamond Barbie is channeling Elle Woods.

The Pink Diamond Barbie (2013) + Karl Lagerfield Barbie (2014)

If fashion is your passion though, then you might be better with our next two Barbies which fetch a staggering £12,000 and £8,000 respectively.

Giving Elle Woods a run for her money, 2013’s ‘Pink Diamond’ doll features an impressive amount of pink gemstones - which adorn her gown and high heels.

She even comes with her own crown and collectable display case, showing why she commands a king’s ransom from collectors.

The Karl Lagerfeld doll was made as a tribute to the iconic designer.

Meanwhile, the ‘Karl Lagerfeld Barbie’ pays tribute to the late designer with his signature slicked-back hair, tailored black suit and fingerless gloves.

Rather macabrely though, the doll’s value has only increased since Lagerfeld’s sudden passing in 2019 and was originally only worth £135.

The Midnight Tuxedo Barbie features a stunning mermaid gown.

Midnight Tuxedo Barbie (2001)

Of course, there are other Barbies which have a much lower market value that you also might come across.

According to So Sure Insurance, the 50th anniversary is only valued at £3,800, despite being covered in over 3,000 black Swarovski crystals.

Called the ‘Midnight Tuxedo Barbie’, this stunning doll sports sleek blonde locks and a fitted black dress with a mermaid skirt.

The Marie Antoinette Barbie is based on a real-life royal.

Marie Antoinette Barbie (2003)

However, history buffs might prefer ‘Marie Antoinette Barbie from 2003’ - which is based on the legendary French queen.

The £2,300 price tag is pretty understandable, given the doll’s opulent gown with endless ruffles and bows which easily outshines real-life royals.

If you come across one of these, then you might just be able to buy that dreamhouse after all.

Featured Image Credit: Mattel / Warner Bros.

Topics: Barbie, Shopping, TV And Film