For many little girls, Barbie dolls are considered staples. Practically every child knows these dolls. It may be said that it has its own universe.
Created in 1959, the Barbie doll has remained one of the bestsellers for American toy company Mattel. Over the years, though, there have been dolls that have stood out from the rest because of their price tags.
Here are eight of the most expensive ones:
8. Pink Splendor Barbie at $900
Although this 1996 Barbie is the most “affordable” one on this list, it holds the distinction of being priciest one sold to the general public. It wasn’t auctioned off or sold to a collector. It owes its price tag to the fact that it’s a limited edition piece.
7. Barbie by Devi Kroell at $1,075
Designer Devi Kroell customized this Barbie with gold boots and a simple black dress. Collectors have complimented this doll for her chic look. It’s great that Kroell didn’t go over-the-top with this Barbie.
6. Barbie by Lorraine Schwartz at $7,500
There’s a saying that goes, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” Well, celebrity jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz figured that diamonds were also Barbie’s best friend. So she adorned this 2010 Barbie with a “B” belt valued at $25,000. Unfortunately, the doll sold only for $7,500 when it was auctioned off. It’s still expensive but it didn’t break even.
5. Pink Diamond Barbie at $15,000
Celebrity fashion designers Phillipe and David Blond (collectively known as “The Blonds”) worked on this limited edition doll. As you can see, Barbie is wearing a jewel-encrusted dress. She definitely looks high-end.
4. The Original Barbie at $27,450
It doesn’t have a lot of fancy accessories, but this 1959 Barbie fetched a significant auction price. That’s because it’s the very first Barbie. Incidentally, it cost only $3 when it first came out. Time has surely changed for this “old” doll.
3. De Beers 40th Anniversary Barbie at $85,000
When Mattel marked Barbie’s 40th anniversary, they went for broke. They tapped one of the world’s top diamond merchants, De Beers, to bring on the bling. Thus, this Barbie boasts of a belt that’s adorned with 160 diamonds.
2. Barbie and the Diamond Castle Promo Doll at $94,800
The doll was released to promote the 2008 straight-to-video film, Barbie & the Diamond Castle. The reason for its unbelievable price? Well, there are 318 diamonds adorning the doll’s dress.
1. Stefano Canturi Barbie at $302,500
This special edition Barbie was created for a good cause. Mattel teamed up with Australian jewelry designer Stefano Canturi to spawn this doll for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As you may have guessed, it’s really the jewelry that makes this doll expensive. The necklace alone is already worth $300,000. Evidently, it was auctioned off with $2,500 added to the already hefty price tag.
Badass Slingshot Master Can Hit Any Target With His Weapon of Choice
This guy from the Philippines is a master-level slingshot sharpshooter!
Slingshots were popular many years ago. If you grew up as a kid in the 80’s and 90’s, you’ve probably even played with the toy with your friends. They were as cool as Nerf guns back in the days!
Well apparently, some people never grew out of their love for slingshots. Case in point, this man from the Philippines continues to play with slingshots and, as a result of that, has mastered the weapon.
Meet Jayvee Baylon – slingshot master!
Wife Dumped By Husband Of 14 Years After Paralyzing Stroke, Found Love With Rehab Trainer
A woman was dumped by her husband for 14 years after she suffered from a paralyzing stroke. Her condition though led her to her true love through her rehab trainer.
Love can be painful when you are with the wrong person. Our quest on finding the person destined for us can sometimes take a long time that along the waiting period, we end up in the company of several “mistakes.” But once we cross paths with our soulmates, life will certainly be sweeter and love won’t have to be a battlefield.
This was how fate tricked Riona Kelly into love. The 37-year-old woman had been married for 14 years to her husband until she was rushed to the hospital after she suffered from an extremely rare spinal stroke.
Riona Kelly went through the worst time in her life when she got paralyzed two years ago.
Man Single-Handedly Digs Pond For 27 Years To Fight Water Shortage In His Village
The government ignored the village’s water shortage problem – so he did something about it!
You may have already heard about the man who single-handedly carved a road through a mountain for his wife, or that semi-paralyzed man who did the same to a hill near his home. Another story of pure dedication and hard work is about a man from Saja Pahad in Chhattisgarh, India, who took matters into his own hands to deal with water shortages in his village.
Shyamlal Rajwade was just 15 when he decided to do something about the water shortage problem. He went to a nearby forest and started digging a pond, which would be a water reservoir for people in the village.
Saja Pahad only has two available wells that are not enough to distribute water to all the villagers.
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