Barbie Jigsaw Puzzles 1000 pieces & Vintage

Barbie is 65 this year! Did you know Barbie loves jigsaw puzzles? See ‘Puzzle Craze’ Barbie and other vintage Barbie jigsaw puzzles below.

I’m Geoff, former Director of Product Development at Gibsons Games and I never thought I would be writing an article on Barbie puzzles. Enjoy!

Barbie as a jigsaw puzzle

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Barbie Dolls – interesting history & facts

Barbie Dolls are 65 years old this year and there will be a new display at London’s Design Museum to celebrate.
Inspired by Bild Lili a German doll in 1955, Barbie was born in March 1959, named after Barbara – the 15 year old daughter of Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel toy company) who loved Lili.

Did you know …

  • Barbie was actually a brunette in her early years!
  • Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts and she is from Willows, Wisconsin, USA.
  • Barbie & Ken split up on Valentine’s Day 2004 after 43 years of marriage…. but they still remain friends (are they on a break??)

History of Barbie jigsaw puzzles

The exact date of the first Barbie jigsaw puzzle is unknown but the earliest samples I can find are from 1990 produced by Mattel.

There have been vintage limited editions which are still available to buy today thanks to the collectors who have kep them safe.

In 2019, Ravensburger produced three puzzles to celebrate her 60th birthday. She still only looks 21 (or less)!

Vintage Barbie Jigsaw Puzzles

There is a good market for vintage Barbie jigsaw puzzles especiallythose whcih are still sealed and boxed.
The best place to buy Vintage Barbie jigsaw puzzles is probably Etsy, or Ebay.
At the time of this article, only one each of the following is available to buy. Good luck!

Barbie Movie – 21st July 2023

Originally announced in 2009, A first live action movie was nearly made in 2017 with Anne Hathaway as Barbie!

Barbieland was filmed in the UK  – the same Warner Bros studio as Harry Potter.
Now that would be an interesting combination!

Puzzle Craze Barbie – did you know Barbie loves jigsaw puzzles!

  • Launched in 1998 was Puzzle Craze Barbie!
    A special 12 piece edition in Walmart with a ‘complete in 2 minute’ challenge.
    The puzzle came in a special yellow plastic bag.
    The box said :
  • Puzzles are COOL!
    Bring yours along and play
    wherever you and Barbie go!

What is the most sought after Barbie doll?

The most valuable and sought after Barbie doll is the original Barbie doll released in 1959.
Originally sold for $3, it recently had a resale value of $27,450.

What is the most popular Barbie doll?

The most popular Barbie Doll is ‘Totally Hair’ Barbie launched in 1992.

Geoff Lee