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John Brey, who runs auction Web site nodderexchange.com and deals exclusively in these “cute and innocent” vintage dolls, says that most sell for $200, but a limited-edition Washington Redskins figure brought in $18,000 last year.
There have been magazine cover articles, calendars and an episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” all devoted to it, spoofs on “The Simpsons” and “Saturday Night Live,” and even a “Mad Men” category on “Jeopardy.”
Soon, the show will enter a realm of the pop-culture pantheon that its creator, Matthew Weiner, says has surprised even him: Mattel plans to bring out versions of Barbie and Ken styled after four “Mad Men” characters.
A few weeks back, Popgadget’s Sherri reported that Mattel was holding open votes to decide Barbie’s 126th career.