I had both as a girl but (like all of my other Barbies) drowned in a basement flood in Milwaukee. Sad face. Thank goodness for eBay. I was able to recreate the majority of my collection. And it was not cheap! I may have to sell a few for next month's mortgage. haha
These two dolls' promoted features were being able to do everything you can do - like look either way, wave and wiggle their hands, arms cuddle, elbows bend gracefully, and "twists left and right and bends at the waist like a willow." Huh? Bends like a tree? No matter, I had hours of fun with these two! They also featured arms that swung into any pose, fully bendable knees, real extra-long lashes (no falsies here!) and a head that tilted naturally. And I loved that gold lame' bodysuit!
These dolls aren't super-popular with collectors unless it's a Living Barbie produced in Japan rather than Taiwan. I tried reading the stamps on the bums from my collection but my old eyes cannot decipher the small imprint!
I watched an eBay bid for a Dramatic Living Barbie (1969) today and it sold for $184 NRFB, and another mint/no box 1970 Dramatic Living Barbie which went for $89 - both great deals for the winners!
1970 Dramatic New Living Barbie - Values: $260 NRFB; $120 mint/no box
1970 Dramatic New Living Skipper - Values: $110 NRFB; $60 mint/no box
Values from "Vintage Barbie Dolls" by Hillary Shilkitus James (2011)
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