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Teenage doll - Ultra Hair Barbie

Ultra Hair Barbie

  • Object:

    Teenage doll

  • Place of origin:

    China (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1991-1992 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Mattel, Inc (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Printed card, moulded vinyl and plastic

  • Museum number:

    B.1:1 to 22-1993

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Card window box printed in pinks to show a daisy design and overprinted in other colours to show the title, maker's details and photographs of the doll with various hairstyles
contains a dressed teenage doll with hairdressing accessories

Place of Origin

China (manufactured)


1991-1992 (manufactured)


Mattel, Inc (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Printed card, moulded vinyl and plastic


Height: 32.5 cm, Width: 15.3 cm, Depth: 6.3 cm

Object history note

Bought January 1993 from Woolworth PLC; price £10.43. There had been a major court case between Mattel Inc and the makers of the Sindy Doll, Hasbros, which resulted in the proposed remodelling of the latter's doll. A group was purchased at this time to show the differences and similarities between the teenage dolls of the period.

Descriptive line

Ultra Hair Barbie, teenage doll wearing Pucci-style print minidress, in original box, Mattel, made in China, 1991-1992

Production Note

Reason For Production: retail


Vinyl; Card; Plastic


Moulded; Printed

Subjects depicted

Dresses; Hair; Figures; Women; Clothing


Dolls & Toys; Children & Childhood; Fashion

Production Type

mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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