Brad's Beat: Barbie Collector

By Brad Douglas

Published 12/11 2013 05:09PM

Updated 12/11 2013 07:09PM

JOPLIN, MO.--- Dream houses, boyfriends named Ken and sisters named Skipper, we have to be talking about Barbie. Toni Lopresti is a kid at heart and Barbie helps keep her young. She's been collecting since 1959 and has more than 800 dolls in her collection. About a third of her collection is on display at the Joplin City Hall for the Christmas window display. She says Barbie is synonomous with Christmas.  

"That shows us a woman can take on anything and tackle it, we can do anything," said Toni Lopresti, Barbie Collector. 

The display will be at the Joplin City Hall until the first of the year. 

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