Top Toy - $1500 Prototype Barbie Doll - of the Actress Who Launched a Thousand Dreams Farrah Fawcett
One and Only Prototype Doll
We have seen the popularity of Barbie throughout our various Hubs. We have seen the popularity of bikinis and how Farrah Fawcett stole the attention of the world in a one piece bathing suit.
Finally decades later, a prototype doll of the much loved blond actress from Charlie Angels, named Farrah Fawcett in her memorable red one piece swimming suit is going up for sale.
The prototype Barbie doll is clothed in the red one piece swim suit that launched a thousand dreams.
This is the poster every one wanted. This is the poster every one lusted after.
Of all the photos of bikinis and scantily clad women, this is the single most provocative photo of our lifetime. Amazingly, the poster is a blond girl in a bikini. It is Farrah Fawcett in a red one piece swim suit.
This prototype Barbie doll (shown below) is a one and only Barbie Doll - "a one of one". It is the prototype that was created for the upcoming launch of the Farrah Fawcett doll which will be available in the stores in the Fall of 2011. While the cost of the doll was $1500, the auction price is expected to be much higher. Additionally, the popularity of this new collectible is expected to be very high especially among aging female and male baby boomers in the United States! Will this Barbie spur the very first gift of a Barbie doll trend to male baby boomers? I think so!
The Barbie doll is a stunning recreation of the iconic pin-up poster. I think Farrah would be very proud.
Farrah Fawcett's Famous Poster
As we detailed in Celebrity Bikinis, Farrah Fawcett had only one photo in a bikini (shown at the very end).
She had a scar from childhood and preferred not to wear a bikini. Remember these are the days pre-PhotoShop. Today that plea would not even be a concern.
What is wonderful, it is the popularity that this one piece stirred. It is by far the most popular pin-up poster of all time.
This poster has been tauted as "launching a thousand dreams". I have a feeling the real count is millions and soon it will be billions.
The tragic item in this is Farrah is not with us to enjoy the launch of her iconic Barbie doll.
Farrah Fawcett Prototype Barbie Doll
Mego Charlie's Angels Dolls
Mego and Mattel Farrah Fawcett Dolls
Farrah Fawcett Biography Snapshot
- Born Farrah Leni Fawcett on February 2, 1947 in Corpus Christi Texas
- Diagnosed with cancer in 2006
- In February 2007 diagnosed cancer free.
- Died June 25, 2009 at age 62
Farrah Fawcett Career Highlights
- Breck Girl for Breck Shampoo and many other commercials including Noxema and Utra Bright and Mercury Cougar
- First TV series appearance was a guest spot on I Dream of Jeannie in the 1968–1969 season
- Charlie Angels 1976-1981
- December 1995 Playboy Farrah Fawcett (semi-nude) selling over four million copies making it the biggest issue for Playboy in that decade.
- Multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee.
- 2 hour documentary aired on NBC on May 15, 2009 called Farrah's Story with over 9 million viewers and was rebroadcast-ed to MSNBC and Oxygen.
Personal Reflections About Farrah Fawcett
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner stated:
"Farrah was one of the iconic beauties of our time. Her girl-next-door charm combined with stunning looks made her a star on film, TV and the printed page."
Kate Jackson stated:
"She was a selfless person who loved her family and friends with all her heart, and what a big heart it was. Farrah showed immense courage and grace throughout her illness and was an inspiration to those around her... I will remember her kindness, her cutting dry wit and, of course, her beautiful smile...when you think of Farrah, remember her smiling because that is exactly how she wanted to be remembered: smiling."
Farrah Fawcett in a Two Piece Swim Suit
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Farrah Fawcett's hair was adored and mimicked in the 1970s and 1980s. Her iconic pin up poster lives on. Beyond her beauty and her notoriety, her inner peace remains in our hearts even today. Farrah Fawcett's legacy is still alive and will shine in the launch of this new collectible Barbie doll.
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