The members of the Houston Doll Society, in conjunction with the National Collectors Convention Steering Committee, are pleased to sponsor the 2017 National Barbie® Doll Collectors Convention. Convention Chair Cheryl Burnett and the members of the Houston Doll Society and the Steering Committee hope that you will be able to join them at Blast Off with Barbie™!
Limited to 800 conventioneers, space travel ensues July 19-22, 2017.
Click here for a registration form.
We welcome you to Houston to Blast Off With Barbie™ for an out-of-this world adventure in outer space.
Houston is known as Space City, due to the nearby location of the Johnson Space Center. The Johnson Space Center was established in 1961 as the Human Spaceflight Center. In 1973, it was renamed in honor of the late President and Texas native, Lyndon B. Johnson. From the early Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab projects to today's International Space Station Programs, the Center continues to lead NASA's efforts in human space exploration.
Did you know that Barbie® doll has been space traveling for 51 years? In 1965, Mattel launched Miss Astronaut Barbie® doll into space four years before the first man walked on the moon.
Barbie® doll has continued those travels throughout the years. In 1985, Astronaut Barbie® doll landed on the moon. In 1994, Toys "R" Us launched its exclusive Astronaut Barbie® doll to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. In 1996, the Star Trek Barbie® and Ken® dolls visited the Star Trek Enterprise to celebrate Star Trek's 30th anniversary. In 2009, Barbie® doll as Lt. Uhura, Ken® doll as Capt. Kirk, and Ken® doll as Mr. Spock were released along with the reboot of the Star Trek movie series. In 2010, a reproduction of the 1965 Miss Astronaut Barbie® doll was released as a part of My Favorite Barbie® doll series.
Who can forget the Futuristic Space Goddess Series that debuted in 2011? Goddess of the Galaxy™ was the first in the series, followed by Empress of the Aliens™ in 2012, and Queen of the Constellations™ in 2013.
In 2013, I Can Be™ Mars Explorer Barbie® doll was released to celebrate the 1st anniversary of NASA's Curiosity rover landing on Mars.
We invite you to join Barbie® doll on another fantastic journey into the unexplored reaches of the Universe. Who knows what we will find – a new Solar System or maybe even a glamorous alien species?