Barbie 110 Camera

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My first camera, rediscovered and now, I am using it again!

When I was a little girl I loved Barbie dolls. I collected a lot of them. When I was nine or ten years old, there was a promotion that we could send three codes of whatever doll´s box. I always have been very careful with everything, so I cut my boxes for the codes and sent them. Later, I receive at my home a very pink Barbie Camera. It used 110 film cartridges. It was very common in those years.

I remember I did only one film, because the photos were a disaster. The camera has no flash, so the photos were very dark. Years ago, I found this camera with other old toys in my bedroom. Me and my little niece tasted the camera again. So we got 100mm film. Now is a little harder to find.

The results were like going back to childhood, but now knowing that we don´t take photos indoor with this little pink camera.This camera is now on the same shelf where my Barbie collection were which is presently replaced by my beautiful camera collection.

written by iaki on 2010-07-05 in #reviews #film #toy-camera #pink #plastic #camera #childhood #first-camera #110 #barbie

11 Comments

  1. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    it's so cool to rediscover old toys! :) I love the camera's pink color. so girlie-girl

  2. basterda
    basterda ·

    110 cams are love!

  3. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Wonderful, evocative childhood thing!! Next thing up is the pink Corvette!! Never forget that a Corvette is a girly-car!! You need one. Put that boyfriend/husband to work!!

  4. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    sweet camera ^_^

  5. iaki
    iaki ·

    thanks!!

  6. droogieboy
    droogieboy ·

    A lovely reflection on rememberances of cameras past!

    Photo # 8 is wonderfully dreamy-looking

  7. ritamiguel
    ritamiguel ·

    this article makes me wanna run to my childhood memories (and closet) and try to find my old camera! lol

  8. iaki
    iaki ·

    :) thank you, guys!!

  9. chaoticsense
    chaoticsense ·

    Oh thats sweet, nice photos too! I hate and so regret that i threw away my old "childhood"-camera!

  10. michelle-crazy
    michelle-crazy ·

    I´m the niece, and I love to use this camera. Now I´m waiting my first Lomo Fisheye
    :D
    I love lomo ♥

  11. rose_screw_selavy
    rose_screw_selavy ·

    this reminds me of a Polaroid i had when i was 9; it was left by my friend who was moving away. i never used it because the film was too expensive (this happened in the early 2000s)

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