SOME HISTORY REGARDING THIS COLLECTION:
In 1988, Mattel introduced the first Happy Holidays Barbie. It was considered the first collectible Barbie. The dolls sold quickly and commanded above-retail prices on the secondary market. The Happy Holidays Barbie became a popular Christmas gift for young girls. In 2000, Mattel responded to collectors by reducing production quantities of its Limited Edition dolls to 35,000 or fewer.
The 1989 Happy Holidays Barbie was the second-ever holiday Barbie. Mattel sold thousands of regular Happy Holidays Barbie dolls, but it also sold a limited number of First Edition Happy Holidays dolls. The special-edition dolls were produced in fewer numbers, making them more scarce and, thus, more valuable. They are considered collectibles because of the limited condition, age and holiday theme.
This particular box had to be opened only to secure the top inside display from falling down. (As shown in the pictures) She has never been touched or removed from this box. This is what they call NRFB condition - Never Removed From Box, making this one more valuable. She has been stored away in Room Temperature condition, therefore, preserving the color of the box.
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