This is a big year for changes in the Barbie doll with a new look and new fashions. From her haute couture look of the early 1960s, she evolves to fit into the "mod" look that's all the rage late in the decade.
As Twist N Turn Barbie, her face is more youthful with softer face paint, rooted eyelashes, long straight hair, and a torso that twists. Two of the mod fashions from this year are Fashion Shiner, with a vivid red vinyl coat, and Braniff Boarding Outfit, complete with a bubble hat.
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This is a commercial for the vintage Twist N Turn Barbie doll that was released in 1967. When Mattel first released this doll they actually offered a trade-in program. Any girls that wanted this doll for free just needed to trade in their original #1 Ponytail Barbie doll to get it.
The commercial below was released in the year 1967 and features the fashions that were being sold for the Twist N Turn Barbie that was in stores at the time.