Today I wanted to share some photos of 2 of my favorite Barbies that I had growing up.
Tropical Barbie and Tropical Miko!
These weren't my very first Barbies, (the first Barbie I received when I was about 4 or 5 years old was Golden Dreams Barbie) :), but I clearly remember being given these Tropical dolls when I was about 7 years old.
My sister got Barbie...
...and I got Miko!
I loved her soooo much. I thought, and still think, she is one of the prettiest dolls I've ever seen.
Check out these feet! These dolls were made by Mattel and came out in 1986 and our original dolls are unfortunately long gone so I found these two on Ebay. When I opened the boxes, it was like stepping back in time! So many memories of playing with them came rushing back. We would spend hours brushing and braiding their hair.
Of course, my girls LOVE THEM.
Here she is next to Pumpkin Pie's "Jessie-Toy Story" Barbie.
Which one do you think looks sweeter?
But I have such pretty green eyes!
Here is the difference in body styles.
Tropical Barbie only has 7 points of articulation. She has clickable knee joints and her head has a really good range of motion. Her articulation is actually a wee bit better than Grace's.
They can still wear each other's clothes, though which is nice. One thing I do still have are the outfits we saved from the 80s and 90s so I've been having fun dressing them up.
Here's a few shots showing their different profiles.
Barbie and Miko wanted to get outside and see the farm so off we went. ;)
This sweet, sweet face!
Very California, very 80s :)
We are sooo happy to be out of our boxes! :)
All in all, they loved the farm, we love them and the next stop will be finding some water for these gals to lounge nearby. (I already did a photo shoot, stay tuned, lol.) :}
I found these dolls for about $30 on Ebay (for both together) and opening them up, seeing these little faces, brushing their long hair and bringing them outside to photograph has really been so much fun!
They will both always hold a special place in my heart (especially Miko) and will be treasured part of my collection from here on out.