In 1972 two quite different versions of the pretty Busy Barbie was introduced; #3311 Busy Barbie and #1195 Talking Busy Barbie. These dolls were unique because they had "busy" hands that could grasp various items. Their hands can bend and turn at the wrist, and open, close, Grasp and carry. In addition to her busy hands, she had a twist ‘n turn waist and bendable knees. Busy Barbie had long blonde hair and talking Busy Barbie had shorter blonde hair. Only Talking Busy Barbie had real eyelashes. Busy Barbie had painted ones.
#3311 Busy Barbie had a gold barrette that came in her hair.
There were a total of eight "Busy dolls": Busy Barbie, Busy Steffie, Busy Francie, Busy Ken, Talking Busy Barbie, Talking Busy Steffie, and Talking Busy Ken. There was also German Busy Francie who was made from a different head mold and sold exclusively in Europe. Click the links above to see more of these Busy dolls!