The 40th Anniversary Barbie dolls are lovely collectibles and every house needs them. They are made to look like the characters from the popular Mattel product line. This includes Barbie from the TV series and her three friends from the toy version. The collectible dolls are very realistic and are incredibly lifelike as they closely resemble their famous television counterparts.
These delightful dolls can be a great gift for any little girl, or even a special little lady. You can purchase them pre-made at any department store or toy outlet, or you can make your own. It is not necessary to be especially creative with this creation as it is possible to choose exactly what items you like and what you don't in order to make it uniquely yours. If you decide to make it, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
The first thing is that you need to think carefully about the personality of the person you are buying for. You may want to consider giving the gift in advance so you have time to find out whether the recipient enjoys the idea or not before the special occasion. If the idea is not particularly appropriate for the woman in your life then you will have wasted your money and wasted a lot of time as well. It is always better to buy the item in advance and have an idea as to whether it will appeal to the little lady.
Secondly, you should think about how long ago you bought the original Mattel product. If you purchased it just a few years ago, chances are that some of the items have been worn slightly. This will not cause any problems as the children in question are very energetic little ones and playing with the clothes meant no harm. However, if you have purchased something a little older, you will need to take it in for repair, which might prove to be somewhat pricey.
Thirdly, you must think about the ages of the children. As far as possible, try to give the products designed for younger children. The problem with this is that the older members of the family might have outgrown the Barbie Doll. This would not be any kind of problem as there are many different kinds of replacement available. For example, the recent Mattel creation called Mindflex is a great toy for any little girl who wants to be just like Barbies. She can manipulate the doll's arm and leg with her mind, as well as manipulate objects using brain waves.
Fourthly, when choosing a gift, you will need to think about the gender of the children. Barbie has traditionally been seen as being predominantly female, although Mindflex was created by a man. If you are giving the gift for a boy, you will probably want to choose something a little more girly. When giving a gift for a girl, it is probably best to stick with the traditional Barbie doll.