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Offline ramallama

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Does anyone know what the etched markings mean on this Barbie?
« on: Sunday 16 March 2014, 04:09 pm »
On the back of the head it says Mattel Inc, but above that there is something etched that looks like E231.  It is handmade, but I am not sure if it means anything?

Thanks :)

Here is the pic:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39887684@N07/13192028845/

Offline Dludnerad

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Re: Does anyone know what the etched markings mean on this Barbie?
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 March 2014, 04:57 pm »
It could be a prototype number. Where did you get the doll from?

Offline Linkachu100

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Re: Does anyone know what the etched markings mean on this Barbie?
« Reply #2 on: Monday 17 March 2014, 10:10 pm »
Lots of my dolls have etching like that on their heads, it's usually in a place that gets rooted with hair so you can't see it. My new Monster High Coffin Bean Frankie has etchings on the back of her head. I think it's to mark the batch number or factory they came from.

Offline ramallama

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Re: Does anyone know what the etched markings mean on this Barbie?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 18 March 2014, 10:27 pm »
Thanks Linkachu100 and Dludnerad. :) I got the Barbie from Value Village with some other dolls.  I have never seen a hand etched number on a Barbie or other doll before.

 

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