Plastic and fantastic: Barbie Ranking

As the world gears up for the launch of the next generation of Barbie dolls which resemble real women, has produced a ranking taking a look at which of the dolls previous alter egos come top in terms of sales on site.

With more than 200,000 listings for Barbie on site, the 11.5 inch tall fashion doll has certainly captured the imagination of Brits over the last few decades and unsurprisingly it’s ‘Original Barbie’ which tops the eBay chart selling more than 3,000 pieces of merchandise in the last three months, that’s nearly 35 a day.[1]

Mermaid Barbie swims into second place with one sold every hour on site[2], and the alter ego with an equestrian side, Barbie Saddle N Ride, ranks third – selling more than 350 products per day.[3]

Over the years Barbie has embraced many careers ranging from Veterinarian Barbie, which currently has 60 listings on site[4], to Computer Engineer Barbie and Architect Barbie.

eBay Barbie ranking[5]:  

  • Original Barbie
  • Mermaid Barbie
  • Barbie Saddle n Ride
  • Doctor Barbie
  • Barbie and The Secret Door

Notes to Editors

Established in 1995, today eBay is one of the largest marketplaces in the world with 158 million active buyers and 800 million listings worldwide. Our mission is to be the world’s favourite destination for discovering great value and unique selection. The eBay mobile app has been downloaded over 291 million times. Through, shoppers can access the products of over 200,000 small businesses from across the UK, and shop the items of independent sellers and big name brands. Through eBay UK’s partnership with Argos, shoppers are able to Click and Collect at around 800 UK and Northern Ireland Argos stores, with over three million parcels sent using the service since 2013.

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[1] Data taken from 02.11.15 – 30.01.16
[2] Data taken from 02.11.15 – 30.01.16
[3] Data taken from 02.11.15 – 30.01.16
[4] Data taken from 02.02.16
[5] Data taken from 02.11.15 – 30.01.16