Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My Vintage Barbie Magazines ...

Four years ago when I found out I was having a baby girl one of the first things I did was have my parents go onto their attic and get down my toys. I couldn’t wait to share my Barbie’s with Abbey even though she was years away from being able to play with them. My sister and I played Barbie’s a lot when we were kids. We had a house, cars, a pool, a horse, the McDonald's, The Rocker Stage, a boutique, a bicycle, the kitchen that smelled like vanilla and furniture for every room in the house.

When I started unpacking my childhood things I found my Barbie Magazines. I remembered looking at them when I was little. The first issue I have is from the spring of 1984, I was 5. Looking through each magazine is a trip back in time. The magazines are full of fashion, health and beauty tips, celebrity interviews, advertisements, girl power, and of course Barbie.

Every magazine started off with a little message from Barbie.

This particular issue had an interview with Punky Brewster, I had her sneakers!

( We girls can do anything ... right Barbie!)

This iron decal was a little gift that came with one of the magazines. Today I finally ironed it on a t-shirt, it only took 27 years. I was surprised it still transferred. My three year old took this fabulous picture of me in my new tee.

I love this advertisement. The bright colored stickers are great. I had a sticker book filled with those when I was little.

Towards the back of each magazine there was a little “Barbie Drama”. I used to enjoy reading them. I loved how they staged all of the pictures. This was my favorite Barbie story. I loved the pumpkins and the costumes.

Today I am sharing my fabulous vintage Barbie magazines with Coloradolady for Vintage Thingie Thursday. Take some time and stop over and visit more childhood memories. Oh, and next Thursday I am planning on sharing a few more vintage Barbie thingies from the 80’s.


  1. Those are great! Oh how I loved Barbie when I was a kid. I really would have loved a subscription to that magazine...I had no idea it existed!

    Did that Lisa Frank advert take you back? I used to collect those stickers!!!

    Happy VTT!

  2. I loved the Barbie Drama. I was a little too old for Barbies so I missed out on them. It is amazing that they are still popular.

  3. Heather, I can't believe this. My boyfriend scored a bunch of these magazines at an estate sale, and he has the same one on the bottom of your post. Honestly, I never knew there was a Barbie magazine. Barbie rocks!

  4. You have some real Barbie treasures. I never had one. They are very expensive in the aninque malls.

  5. Great keepsakes. I love that you ironed on the decal.

  6. Wonderful collection. I wish I still had the Barbie doll I had as a child. It would REALLY be vintage now :-)



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