I’m Addicted To Barbie

I’m Addicted To Barbie


00:08
COMM: Welcome to the home of Stanley Colorite, who’s collection of more than two thousand
Barbie dolls fills up four whole rooms. 00:17
COMM: Stanley, also known as the Barbie Man has been building his incredible collection
for sixteen years.And now it’s thought to be worth a staggering eighty thousand dollars. 00:27
STANLEY: Hi, I’m Stanley Colorite and welcome to my Barbie collection. 00:32
COMM: Stanley scours websites and yard sales to build his collection spending up to thirty
thousand dollars per year. 00:39
STANLEY: This is where all the dolls are held, in the wonderful museum. There is two thousand
Barbies in this room alone. This is the very first Barbie that I purchased. It’s the 1992
Happy Holiday Barbie. 00:55
STANLEY: I started collecting in 1997, and it’s just been going and going and going and
going. People walk into my museum and their jaws just drop. Anything that I find at a
garage sale that has the Barbie to it, I’m buying it. It’s like a drug habit, you just
can’t quit. 00:16
COMM: And it’s not just about the dolls. Stanley also owns three thousand Barbie outfits, a
plane, a car and a dream house worth one thousand dollars. 01:24
STANLEY: This is the most expensive Barbie. Umm, she is called the pink splendour. Her
retail price was nine hundred and seventy five dollars. 01:33
COMM: Sharing the seven bedroom house with thousands of dolls might not be everybody’s
cup of tea, but luckily Stanley’s boyfriend Dennis loves the collection. Incredibly he
has a thousand Ken dolls of his own and he and Dennis even go to Barbie conventions together. 01:47
STANLEY: We met back in the year two thousand, we’ve been together for thirteen years and
I told him I was a Barbie collector, and I took him to his first Barbie convention, and
he went and started buying up every Ken that he could get his hands on. 02:00
COMM: Despite reaching huge proportions, Stanley says he’s still adding to his collection. 02:05
STANLEY: I would never stop collecting, I’ll just go from one room to another room until
I run out of rooms.

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