Barbie (Standard Edition) vs Barbie (Ultimate Edition)

For those of you that paid $550. for the Barbie Ultimate Edition book last year, the publisher of that book has a little surprise for you! They've come out with a so-called "trade edition" for $45.  It has the same images.

Their website says: "Following the success of the special Ultimate Collection edition published in celebration of Barnie's [sic] 50th anniversary of Barbie, Assouline has created this unique trade edition&151 [sic] and the perfect collector's item."*

*So their editing isn't the best.

The Original aka Ultimate Edition $550.00
BY Yona Zeldis McDonough
Clover board, linen presentation box
Hand tipped images
14 x 17" / 15 lbs / 128 Pages, 69 Images
The Proletariat Version aka Standard Edition:

BY Yona Zeldis McDonough
Hardcover / 9 x 12"
128 Pages, 70 Images
Both editions may be found at Angelic Dreamz


I was happy with Barbie Collector Magazine.


  1. This reminds me of TASCHEN who published the GOAT book about Muhammad Ali or the Godfather one in a limited version and sold those for thousands of ...(insert currency), and a year later you could get them at 99,99 or 49,99 respectively.

    Sometimes it's good I am not able to spend
    such huge amounts and suddenly there's a book in my price range.

    Proletarians of all countries, unite.


  2. I have to think Barnie is happy. At least that.

  3. ooooo that smarts!

  4. Excellent use of "Proletariat". LOL!

    If you wait a few months I'm sure this edition will be marked down.