Live Action Barbie 1971 to 1973
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In 1971 Mattel released #1152 Live Action Barbie, as well as the much harder to find #1155 Live Action Barbie on Stage. Both were the same doll, but Live Action Barbie on Stage included some extras and was only available in 1971. In 1973 the #8588 Live Action baggie version was released. All had blonde hair and were marked ©1968 Mattel, Inc./U.S. & Foreign Patented/Patented in Canada 1967/Other Patents Pending/Taiwan.
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#1152 Live Action Barbie (1971-72)
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#8588 Live Action Baggie Barbie
Baggie versions started in 1973 once a doll was discontinued. Mattel packaged the leftover dolls in plastic bags, and sold them at a lower price to get rid of them.
If you look closely at Live Action Barbie’s eyes, you will notice that they are very similar to the eyes of Walk Lively Barbie (1972). You will see that Walk Lively has lighter eye makeup, shorter eyelashes, and her eye brows are a little further apart. She also has a lighter shade of blonde hair. If you compare the waists of Live Action Barbie to Dramatic Living Barbie (1970), one would think they were exactly the same. But there is a difference in them as well. Both have twist 'nturn waists, but Live Action’s is more flexible.
Live Action's eyes
Walk Lively's eyes
#1155 Live Action on Stage (1971) and #1152 Live Action Barbie (1971-1972)
The mail order version has same markings as store version. This doll was offered to Stanley Home Products sales people as a gift option for meeting their sales quotas. (This doll originated from a Stanley Dealer.) Shown with her is her shipper box.
#8588 Live Action Mail-Order Barbie
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The Live Action Barbie on Stage included Barbie, Ken, and P.J. They were only sold in 1971, which makes them much harder to find on the secondary market (Christy never came with a stage.)
The stage was motorized and included a remote control (batteries not included) which allowed the doll to dance to a fast or slow beat. Included in the set was a 45 rpm two-sided record .
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All the Live Action dolls that were sold separately from the Live Action on Stage package came with a Touch ‘n Go posin’ stand. All their bodies could dance to a beat when they were positioned on their stand. All little girls had to do was move the stand to make them dance! The female dolls had a more active body than Ken. Barbie, P.J., and Christie had bendable knees, elbows, and ankles. Their waist could swivel, as well as their legs, arms, and neck. Ken only had bendable legs and a looser waist.
Back of Life Action Barbie on Stage Box
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