Another interesting find was this brochure for the Barbie Magic Kitchen and other sets sold separately. This kitchen was originally released in 1998 and then was repurposed into the Happy Family Grandma’s kitchen in yellow.
Two other sets are also featured: The Mini Mart with the cool display case, pretzel display and Icee dispenser, and the Sweet Treats Shop a set I have never seen in person or online for sale. I can only imagine the price for each if Never Removed From the Box (NFRB).
The separate food sets shown on the brochere are rare and pre-date the well known miniature food sets from Re-ment. If only Mattel stuck to this mode of production, realistic and without the silly little handles they have included on sets nowadays. Some of the pics are a little blurry and that’s due to the lower quality cameras used back then. Either way hope you enjoy these shots as much as I do.
Barbie Family House
This folded flyer features a 1999 Barbie house and other furniture sets of that time. They are all in my collection, even though some have been repainted over the years. It’s a joy reminiscing over these older sets and observing all the realistic accessories they came with.
My favorite set of the bunch is the kitchen. What’s your favorite set and why?
All images were created by Mattel.
Fashion Avenue Booklet
The first marketing paraphernalia (MP) featured is a Fashion Avenue Collection marketing booklet. It provides a true blast into the past. Enjoy!