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In general, dolls being sold in person or by established dealers that collectors trust will bring more than dolls being sold on e Bay because of the fraud risk e Bay poses.
Different country identifications may be found on some dolls that were manufactured in other than the above listed countries, produced under licence and distributed in these specific countries.
This method applies if customs- or import regulations are impeding the sale of regular Barbies.
Almost all Barbie dolls are made of vinyl with a soft feel to it.
However, a few collector Barbie dolls have been made of porcelain, and the collector Silkstone Barbie dolls are made of a hard vinyl with a porcelain feel.