Doll Junk: Collectible & Crazy Fashions from the ’70s and ’80s. The book is broken down by Small Doll Junk, Barbie-size Junk, Ken-size Junk, Big Doll Junk and Leftovers. I had a lot of fun going through the book and laughing at the various outfits. While I lived through some of the 80s, none of the outfits in the book are any that I remember having. Although there’s lots I’d have loved to have had! (And a few I’d like to have right now in Katie sized outfits!)
This book is certainly a blast from the past and a must read for any doll or doll clothes collector!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
“Eeeewww. Fake Barbie® clothes.” Those four words verbalize the faint disgust yesterday’s savvy kids felt when, in the midst of doll play, an inferior, generic, or “clone” dress or top suddenly surfaced from their sizable supply of perfect Mattel doll outfits. The impostors were treated as tainted outcasts and were basically left to rot. Today, a younger generation of doll lovers is on the rise. These leap-for-cheap fashionistas gleefully embrace the very items their quality-conscious predecessors detested. Here, for your viewing pleasure or revulsion, are nearly 800 not-exactly-gorgeous getups and some of the downgraded dolls who wore them, mostly from the ’70s and ’80s (’80s collectors, rejoice! Your time has come!), many in their original packaging. Prepare to shield your eyes from clumsily drawn fashion figures, pathetic attempts at high-fashion lingo, and mediocre package graphics culled from around the world!