Rare silver ash long hair & titian in the shorter style page-boy hair cut.
American Girl Barbie 1965 - 1967
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The #1070 Barbie which was produced from 1965-1967 had "new" life-like bendable legs. And, she wasn't the only one that got bendable legs that year; so did Ken, Allan, Midge and Skipper. Barbie had blue eyes, various lip colors, and a choice of light blonde, ash blonde, yellow blonde, titian/red, brunette, platinum blonde hair colors. Most American Girl dolls had a shorter page-boy style haircut, but there are some harder to find dolls with bubble cut, side part, and longer middle-part styles. These dolls sell for more on the secondary market. Some of these rare dolls came with high color faces as well. The first issue dolls had indented intaglio markings (like Miss Barbie), but the later issue dolls came with the raised intaglio marks on her bottom. She's sure a beauty, and one of my favorites! Barbie is marked: ©1958/Mattel, Inc./U.S.Patented U.S. Pat. Pend Made In Japan. Included with the doll in the box was her one-piece striped swimsuit, turquoise open-toe heels, gold wire stand and booklet.
Matttel called this doll the Bendable Leg Barbie rather than the American Girl Barbie. But because of her page-boy style hair, it was eventually changed to the American Girl.
Japanese Side Part American Girl
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Another very rare version is the Japanese Side-part American Girl who was made exclusively for the Japanese Market and sold only in Japan. She had a "pink tone" and came on the Barbie/Midge straight leg body (rather than the bendable leg body that the traditional American Girl Barbie dolls have). Sometimes she can be found on a bend leg body too. She came in the same swimsuit, open toe heels and a variation of the wire stand that the American version did. There were also Japanese dressed dolls available, that came in Japanese versions of Barbie’s ensembles, and these dolls (and the boxes) are extremely rare and command a huge price on the secondary market.
Rare long-haired silver
The difference between the Japanese Side Part and the U.S. Side Part is their skin tone. The U.S. version had a "tan tone" and the Japanese version had a "pink tone".
1965 blonde (#1070) Her lips have started to change to a buttery color which many have over time.
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Side Part American Girl
Rare long hair version - silver ash blonde
A beautiful 1965 brunette American Girl.
Short hair brunette and longer hair ash-blonde
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