Barbie, Ken and skipper in 1964 for the first time in the Netherlands in the Toy Shops .
My love for Barbie dolls started when I was 12 years old in 1964. I saw her for the first time on TV the first promotional video of Mattel in the Netherlands.
There I saw a Swirl Ponytail Barbie doll for the first time and found her beautiful. When I was later at a birthday party of my best girl friend I saw the Swirl Barbie doll in real. I fall in love . She was so beautiful and so real …. I dreamed to be as beautiful as Barbie!
In the same year on December 5, 1964 , St. Nicholas ‘ Day , I received a beautiful blonde Barbie Swirl . I was in the clouds . But later in the evening , I also got a Ken and Skipper , and few Fashion Sets. I squeezed my arm and I was not dreaming .
Later I heard from my grandmother from my mother that the whole family had sponsored them. Prices for Barbie and Fashion sets were then very high for toys in the Netherlands . My girlfriends and I were not playing with our Barbies , but they were exhibited in our teenage bedrooms and dreamed to be as Barbie. In those years we change Barbie fashion parts with each other. This happened spontaneously and without money . So my Fashion sets are not all complete at that time . But now all they are complete. But these first dolls I have in orginal boxes.