Jian Yang's Barbie doll fixation began at age 13 when he bought the "Great Shape" model.

Now the avid collector owns more than 6,000 of the world's most famous doll.

SOUNDBITE: Jian Yang, doll collector, saying (English):

"Crazy obsession mainly. I buy one, I try to complete the series. I like fashion, I must admit, I like pop culture, I like celebrities, I like that kind of stuff."

The self-described "toy nerd" says his collection has cost him almost $400,000 U. S. dollars over the past 20 years.

Yang also has around 3,000 other dolls - he says Barbie's relevance is waning as more ghoulish toys become popular.

But he still has a soft spot for his rarest Barbie.

SOUNDBITE: Jian Yang, doll collector, saying (English):

"She's a 'Comme des Garcons' Barbie. So, 'Comme des garcons' is one of my favorite designers, and she's the rarest because even the collectors don't know about her. She's designed directly by Rei Kawakubo."

And when Yang's crammed cupboards fill up ... He jokes that he'll buy his neighbor's house.

About News.net

Publishing Services International Limited (PSIL) is the publisher and operator of a worldwide network of online news sites dedicated to delivering fair, accurate and relevant reporting from a variety of the world’s most trusted sources – from the biggest cities to the smallest towns.

We deliver positive and powerful messages to our readers, providing up‑to‑the‑second news that matters to the individual.

Our promise is to serve communities and individuals worldwide, delivering information that hasn’t always been available to them. We will give them back a voice – a voice that’s empowering because it is theirs – and provide a platform to communicate between themselves and the world.

We believe people are not just generic demographics; they are individuals with their own preferences and curiosities. We are about understanding these individuals, listening to them, and serving them.

We are the new pioneering spirit of news – we’re not talking to everyone, we’re talking with every one.

If you want your news, your voice, your way, on your time – we’ve got news for you.




If you have any questions or concerns please email us on support@news.net


  • Australia, Toll Free 1-800-983-421
  • Hong Kong, Toll Free 800-906-187
  • Singapore, Toll Free 800-852-3871
  • USA/Canada, Toll Free 1-800-830-4132

Advertise With Us

Interested in being awesome?
Contact us by email or phone.