Apart from the copyright notice on the edge of the neck, the newer Barbies also have their catalog number on the back of the head and sometimes a production code. The catalog number is usually hidden underneath the hair, but by using a toothpick the hair can be carefully moved away from the scalp just enough to read parts of the number.
Within the Dolls since ca. 1998 the number on the head is matching with the catalog number of the first doll that was released with that particular face.
It looks like the catalog number on the head refers to the face (rather than to a face/head combination) as my multiple Summer, Fashion Fever Barbie and Open-Mouth Millie faced heads each have the same codes even though the shape of the heads may differ.
Sometimes Mattel does a slight revision of the face. In this case, a revision code (‚-1‘) is added to the catalog number. With a slight revision like this, the copyright year on the neck is not changed.
Incomplete List of Head numbers
|Copyright Year / Facemold||Headnumber
+ link matching doll
|Dolls with revised Number|
|1990 Teresa||25308 – no matches|
|1990 Asha||17442 – no matches|
|1991 Barbie Mackie||24740 – no matches|
|1998 Barbie CEO (Generation Girl)||20548|
|1998 Lara / Ana||20968|
|1998 Goddess (Fashion Fever Gillian)||H0922||H0922-1||FJF41|
|2000 Lea / Kayla||B5811|
|2011 Mbili / Grace||CJV75||CJV75-1|
|2001 Adria / Desiree||H0923||H0923-1|
|2010 Carnaval Playline||W2899|
|2003 Summer||K8385 – Teresa Head 2006!
|2005 Barbie opened mouth||J1361|
|2005 Barbie closed mouth||JJ382 (?)|
|2010 Skipper Dreamhouse||T7425|
|2010 Barbie Fashionistas||V9502-1|
|2011 Barbie Millie opened mouth||CFF12|
|2015 Barbie Millie om Collector||DGY07|
|2015 Barbie Curvy||DMF24||DMF24-1||DVF70|
|2015 Fashionistas Pizzaz||DMF32-1||FTG82|
|2015 Barbie Millie closed mouth||DVX71|
|2016 Greek Face||DVX77|