Magic Curl Barbie

Name: Magic Curl Barbie

Made by and When: Mattel, 1981

Material: Vinyl

Height: 11-1/2 inches

Hair/Eyes/Mouth: Dark brown curly hair that can be “straightened”/brown painted eyes/slightly parted lips

Clothes: Yellow full-length dress with puffed sleeves and sash, white hair ribbon, yellow towel wrap, high-heel mules, (one each) small and large comb and brush, two barrettes, two hand mirrors, vanity tray, five packets of non-toxic Magic Mist straightening powder, bottle with spray cap

Other: The Steffie head sculpt was used for this doll. Barbie can be given a perm to straighten the hair using the straightening solution. The hair can be curled again by rinsing off the solution. Curly (Afro) and semi-straight styles are illustrates on all sides of the box. See the Slideshow.


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Published by DeeBeeGee

Doll collector, historian, co-founder of the first e-zine devoted to collecting black dolls; author of black-doll reference books, doll blogs, and doll magazine articles.

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