Barbie(R) doll celebrates her fiftieth anniversary in 2009, and our author chronicles every one of those illustrious 50 years. From 1959 through 2009, the highlights of Barbie(R), her family, and friends are documented in full-color photography with large, vivid photos capturing every detail of the dolls, shown mint in boxes with close-ups. Collectors of vintage Barbie(R) dolls will be just as thrilled with this book as those who prefer more recent releases as more than 1,000 unforgettable dolls are featured in over 1,200 breathtaking photos. Hundreds of dolls never shown in any other books are presented. Vintage rarities include pink box dolls from the 1990s and 2000s, as well as series dolls, and dolls based on animated movies. Of course, fans of Collector Editions will not be disappointed, as BFMC Silkstone Barbie(R) dolls, Holiday Barbie dolls, Dolls of the World, and designer dolls will also be among the many Limited Editions represented, culminating with the numerous 50th Anniversary Barbie(R) dolls and reproduction Barbie(R) dolls released in 2009. The current 2009 values, helpful identifications, and fun facts will delight and educate new collectors and advanced hobbyists alike in this truly indispensable tribute book. 2010 values.