Sunday, January 12, 2020

Dispelling a Barbie Suzy Goose Myth

  While going through all of Ivy's stuff in her room I came across something that there is a lot of confusion over,so I thought I'd take the opportunity to dispel a myth. Here's the thing.


It's a hard plastic doll sized hutch. I see so many people selling this as a piece of Barbie Suzy Goose furniture. Let me straighten that out: THIS IS NOT SUZY GOOSE FURNITURE. First, let me tell you how I know that for sure. For one thing,Suzy Goose furniture for Barbie is marked 'Suzy Goose'. Like this:


The Barbie wardrobes even say Suzy Goose right on the front of the piece. This piece has no markings on it all all.


Secondly, Suzy Goose's Barbie furniture is all nicely Barbie scale. This piece is a bit too short for Barbie really. It's only about 10 inches tall. The actual Suzy Goose wardrobes and things are at least 12 inches tall.
  Thirdly, I have the book "Barbie Structures and Furniture" by Marl Davidson. It covers all the Suzy Goose furniture, even the super rare Barbie Regal Bed, (You can see mine HERE.),and this hutch is nowhere. To me, this piece looks like a regular home decor piece,the type of which wasn't uncommon in the 60's. I remember seeing stuff like this when I was a kid in the 60's. It is the cream colour of the Suzy Goose stuff,(This one is slightly yellowed.),but it's just NOT Suzy Goose. Still,people sell it that way all the time. Buy it if you like it. Just don't pay Suzy Goose prices for it if you can help it. And don't think you're getting Suzy Goose.

5 comments:

  1. Okay, this is good to know. I don't have any Barbie things. I just have Barbie. The first Barbies didn't have things. They just had clothes. At least I don't remember there being any things.

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    1. The first Barbie beds came out in 1961 and '62(the same year as me!), so they weren't too far behind Barbie. The first Dream House came out in 1962 too.

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  2. I have this piece, but I never thought that it was Suzy Goose. It's amazing what some people will ask for this on eBay.

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    1. I know! That's one reason I wanted to let people know it's not Suzy Goose.

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  3. thanks for the heads up, I don't have any thing like that but I do have a few Barbie motorhomes and the train and the boat but no furniture. most of the furniture I play with is 1/12 scale

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