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1967 Barbie Twist N Turn Commercial

Filed under: Barbies and other favorite toys,Personal History — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

This commercial for the 1967 Twist N Turn Barbie made me laugh today. Keep watching until the manic girls skip their way to the store to turn in their old Barbies.

When I first watched this, it sounded like a GREAT deal. Turn in your old Barbie and you can buy a new one for only $1.50. But then I decided to see if it really was a good deal. According to the Inflation Calculator, $1.50 in 1967 is the same as $9.53 now.

Considering that I can buy the Barbie in a Mermaid Tale Doll for only $8.95, that’s not a good deal AT ALL. Are products just cheaper now than they were back in the Sixties or has our standard of living gotten better?

Barbie My Favorite Time Capsule 1967 Twist N' Turn at Amazon.comI don’t know, but if you want a Twist N Turn Barbie TODAY, you can get one for about twenty-five bucks. That’s the equivalent of $3.63 in 1967 and THAT’S a great deal!! Hurry, let’s all skip on over to the toy store now before it’s too late!

Advert via: Vintage TV commercial: Twist N Turn Barbie, featuring Maureen McCormick a.k.a. Marcia Brady, 1967 – Found in Mom’s Basement



  1. Is that the girl who played Marcia on The Brady Bunch?

    Comment by Marleigh — 9/17/2010 @ 11:47 am

  2. Yes indeedie! I had NO idea she was that much older than me!

    Comment by Laura Moncur — 9/17/2010 @ 8:41 pm

  3. That was my first question too. I didn’t realize Marcia Brady was in a Barbie commercial :-)

    Comment by Joseph Scott — 9/20/2010 @ 4:14 pm

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