Never Removed From Box--NRFB--Know that term well. (Once a collector of Barbies). Oh, that I could go back in time and keep my older sister's first Barbie--i.e., the first one ever issued. Yeah, to have a vintage mint Barbie.... My dream. I could see why the toys went so high. But still...I would be tempted to take them out and play with them! But then that's it, you've lowered the value. Kind of like when you drive your brand new car off the dealer's lot for the first time. But you're right, wish they were in my basement!