Mattel© Barbie® and Friends: 1966 Trademarks and Dates 1

Mattel© Barbie® and Friends: 1966 Trademarks and Dates 

The main marking for Mattel’s Barbie & friends are located on the dolls buttock The date on the doll, is when the trademark was issued, not the year the doll was on the market.  I have a modern Barbie who comes from the mid-1990’s she has a mark on her lower back/waist of:                                                                    © MATTEL INC 1966                                                                   INDONESIA

I have counted sixty (60) dolls that have a date of 1966 in their marking, and were on the market from 1967 through 1976. There are many more Barbie’s on the market in the 1980-1990’s that have 1966 in their marking. So take your 1966 (1967) Date + Add the Country Name: and see below for when she was Actually Produced: 

Mattel Barbie & Family:  

1959-1972  JAPAN, 1968-1970  MEXICO,  

1970-1987 HONG KONG, 1970-1987  TAIWAN,  

1973-1978  KOREA, 1978-1988  PHILIPPINES,  

1986 to present  CHINA, 1986 to present  MALAYSIA,  

1989-1990 MEXICO, 1992 to present  INDONESIA. 

Now to be called a “vintage” doll it should have been on the MARKET and MADE between 1959 to 1974 or 1976. So don’t bring that 1966 China marked doll to a “vintage collector” and ask “Is she worth something”? Yes – but NOT to a Vintage Collector! 

Also, the date on the lower back/waist of the head is also the patende date for the body or head mold, so the doll may even be newer. 

See this Videos from a USA Dealer at YouTube. He give you cash for your collection:

Website from the Dealer

I think you can better put your collection by your self on Ebay.

 

Here are the only vintage dolls that WERE on the market in 1966: 

           

1150 Barbie Color Magic 

Early 1966:  ©1958/Mattel, Inc./U.S. Patented/U.S. Pat. Pend./(Raised) Made in/Japan 

Late 1966 all letters were raised. 

4039 Barbie Color N Curl set 

Set’s includes 1 molded Barbie head, 4 wigs, wig stand, hair dryer, color changer & accessories 

4038 Barbie Color N Curl set 

Same as above 

4035 Barbie Color N Curl set 

Same as above, add a Midge head. 

(Note: None of these have marks, marks are only on bodies.  

1070 Barbie Bendable Leg 

Early 1966:  ©1958/Mattel, Inc./U.S. Patented/U.S. Pat. Pend./(Raised) Made in/Japan 

Late 1966 all the letters were raised. 

1080 Midge Bendable Legs 

Early 1966:  ©1958/Mattel, Inc./U.S. Patented/U.S. Pat. Pend./(Raised) Made in/Japan 

Late 1966 all the letters were raised. 

 

 

Note:  All three of the above dolls have the very same markings.

Allan was discontinued in 1966 (the real Barbie had divorced him).

Francie, Skooter, Tutti & Todd were introduced in 1966.

 See also:

 

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5 Responses to Mattel© Barbie® and Friends: 1966 Trademarks and Dates 1

  1. Roger Goods says:

    Good post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

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  3. amandine desvaux says:

    Hello
    I’ve got a Barbie with the markpens 1966 Mattel inc
    Us patented
    Us pat pend
    Made in Japan
    But I don’t know if it’s vintage or what do you think that if I send you some picture you would be able to help me?

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