Name: Sydney 2000 Olympic Pin Collector Barbie
Made by and When: Mattel, 1999
Height: 11-1/2 inches
Hair, Eyes, Mouth: Mid-back length straight brunette hair, brown painted eyes, closed smile with dark lip color.
Head Sculpt: Nichelle
Clothes/Accessories: Sydney 2000 logo’d white short-sleeved T-shirt, khaki bucket hat, khaki pin collector vest adorned with printed reproductions of Sydney 2000 Olympic Games pins, royal blue cargo pants, tan and white vinyl sneakers, royal-blue-trimmed khaki tote with blue handles and Sydney 2000 emblem on the front. Accessories include a doll stand and an official separately packaged Sydney 2000 Olympic pin that bears the image of the #1 blonde ponytail Barbie.
Other: Released on 1/1/2000, designed by Sharon Zuckerman, Sydney 2000 Olympic Pin Collector Barbie‚ salutes the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
The back of the box provides additional details about the doll and the history of Olympic Games pin collecting:
Olympic Pin Collector
Hail to the Olympic Games… the spectacular arena for incredible athletics, global alliance, and a sense of fair play unmatched by any other sports event in the world today.
Barbie doll is honored to take part in the awesome spirit of the Sydney 2000™ Olympic Games by joining the countless number of Olympic pin collectors in the world.
NOC (Nat’l Olympic Committee) pins, more commonly known as Olympic pins, have been in vogue since the early part of the 1900’s. Originally, pins depicting national Olympic committees were given to the competing athletes by their home Olympic committees, and offered as tokens of good will and friendship to their fellow competitors. Today, that original intention still holds, but has expanded to include avid pin trading among the enthusiastic fans.
Barbie is ready for all the pin trading fun dressed in her casual blue pants, two-toned sneakers, and authentic replica of an official pin collector vest. Under her vest, which is aptly adorned with printed replicas of the Sydney 2000™ Olympic Games pins, she wears a white T-shirt imprinted with the Sydney 2000™ games logo. Her khaki hat and tote bag accented with the Sydney 2000™ Olympic Games logo add panache to her stylish Aussie look. Also included with each commemorative Sydney 2000™ Pin Collector Barbie doll is the one and only Sydney 2000™ Olympic Pin featuring Barbie. The Olympic Pin has been officially authorized by the Sydney Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games and has been exclusively developed to be included with this package.
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