Vintage Malibu Barbie was introduced in 1971. It was available to purchase up until the early eighties and it was one of the cheapest Barbie dolls to own at that time period.
This meant that it quickly gained in popularity and new dolls were introduced into the Malibu range such as Malibu Ken and Sunsational Malibu Barbie.
These days Malibu Barbie is still quite popular after she was reintroduced in the year 2002. However, for many people you cannot beat the vintage Malibu Barbie.
How to Recognize an Original Malibu Barbie
If you are interested in the vintage Malibu Barbie, then it would be a good idea to learn how to recognize it from its more recent predecessor. One way to do this is through the accessories that came with it. (article continues below)...
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