Collecting Barbies is just about as common for kids as drinking juice. But imagine if one of the dolls collecting dust in the back of your childhood closet was worth millions. From the first Barbie ever released to diamond-clad designer dolls, the value of the nine Barbies here will blow your mind. The most surprising thing of all: The majority of these pricey dolls are relatively new, not vintage.
Remember this fun Barbie from the early '90s? It included styling gel and hair accessories, so you could give her a Drybar-level look in your own bedroom. But you may not want to mess with her hair these days — this vintage Barbie is being on eBay right now.
A sky-high hairdo is the cherry on top of this extravagant Barbie, of which there are only 10,000 in the world. Released in 1996, the is the most expensive retail Barbie ever, originally priced at a whopping $900. If you're inclined to buy this collector's item now, though, you can for just $339!
To celebrate Barbie's 30th anniversary, this was gifted to guests of Mattel's celebration at New York City's Lincoln Center in 1989. Her fun '80s outfit features a pale pink-and-silver gown, sparkly earrings and big, wavy hair. You can have one of your own on eBay.
With her thigh-high gold boots and chic pink purse, it's obvious that Mattel paired up with a big-time designer to make this high-fashion Barbie. That designer would be Devi Kroell, known for her luxurious Italian-made handbags, and the doll was sold for $1,075 during a charity auction for the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
If you're a history buff who purchased the 2003 Marie Antoinette Barbie, you may want to consider parting with it. Dressed in an elaborate French-inspired gown, this elegant Barbie is now being on eBay.
Jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz, whose creations have been worn by celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Beyonce, is behind this gorgeous red-haired Barbie. It sold at auction for $7,500, which sounds like a whole lot until you note that the Barbie's jewelry alone — including a tiny diamond encrusted "B" on her waist — was actually valued at over $25,000.
Released in 1959, the first-ever Barbie doll features golden hair, a black and white bathing suit and blue eyeshadow. While this rare Barbie has an , a mint condition doll sold at auction for . According to , you can tell if yours is a first edition model by checking for holes in the bottom of her feet — the second edition had solid feet.
To celebrate Barbie's 40th anniversary, Mattel paired up with De Beers to outfit this glamorous doll. Along with a full-length sheer skirt, gold bikini top and matching tangerine wrap, this doll is rocking a belt that features 160 diamonds from the big-name jewel company. She was sold for $85,000.
This elegant blonde doll is the most expensive Barbie ever sold. Designer designed her necklace, which featured emerald-cut Australian pink diamonds, a carat a piece, surrounded by three carats of glittering white diamonds. At auction, it sold for a remarkable $302,500. But there's a feel-good end to this story: The doll was actually created to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.