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1st ever Barney doll Barney & the Backyard Gang (first three videos) 1988-1989 This is the first Barney doll ever used in the series, with a much more dinosaur-like appearance. This plush has green soles on the bottom of the feet, based off of the soles on the Barney costume (though in a different color). The mouth is a red strip of felt, shaped like a smile. His spot pattern on his back is exactly like it is when he comes to life. He also has pink eyelids. Also, unlike later dolls, this one has eyelashes and is able to wink with one of his eyes. This doll was owned by Michael and Amy.

Barney & the Backyard Gang (last three videos)


This later BYG Barney doll is more of a plush toy than the previous one. In addition to the wide width, the doll has no toes and lacks the thumb the costume has, is purple, and has a white strip for a mouth. Unlike the first doll, he only has 5 spots on his back.

3 versions of this doll appear in different episodes. The 1st one is a darker shade of purple and appears in the intro of the BYG videos and Campfire Sing-Along. With a thick white smile and smaller eyes, this doll is the biggest out of the 3 versions.

The 2nd version appears in Barney Goes to School, is a little bit smaller, the smile is a lot skinnier, and his head is more of a hexagonal shape, matching his costume counterpart.

The 3rd version, which was used in Rock with Barney and given to Fan Club members, is similar to the 2nd edition except it doesn't have a white strip representing Barney's smile, nor visible nostrils.

These dolls were owned by Tina and Luci.

Barney & Friends Season 1 1992-1993 The Barney doll shown here is more accurate to the costumed Barney. While it still lacks yellow toes, most of Barney's characteristics are spot on. The pupils are larger, though it lacks eyelids. This is the first doll owned by the school.

Going places

Barney and Friends "Hop to It!" and "Going Places!"


This is alternate version of the Season 1 doll, as used in two episodes only. Nothing much has changed apart from smaller, redesigned eyes.

Barney and Friends Seasons 2-3


The doll is closer to the suit version of Barney. This version includes  yellow toes and eyes closer to the costumed Barney, while the face is given a bit of a lift. The arms are also posable. Starting in Season 3, the doll had a lighter magenta/purple color.

Barney and Friends
Seasons 4-6

1997-2000 This doll is slightly chubbier, has a rounder head, and has eyes farther from his forehead. Also, the yellow toes are smaller and farther apart from each other. A prototype version of this doll has a slightly wider mouth.
Barney & Friends
Season 6, "Barney's Christmas Star", "All Aboard!" and "I Love My Friends".
1998-2002, 2012 This doll is similar to the Season 4 doll, but has a wider smile and smoother head, particularly in the cheek area.
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Barney & Friends Seasons 7-present. 2002-present This doll has eyes closer to each other and thinner arms. It also looks almost exactly like its full-bodied counterpart. This doll is also similar to the Season 6 doll. It also has a lighter color of magenta/purple.

A prototype of this doll was used in three episodes after "All Aboard!", with an almost circular head, looking like the Season 7 costume.

Alternate Dolls

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Hachaverim Shel Barney 1997-1998 This Barney doll was used exclusively in the Hebrew production of Barney & Friends.
Hachaverim Shel Barney 1998-1999 This later version of the Hebrew Barney doll looks considerably more square than the previous version. His arms are more curled as well, and his feet are more upturned.

Barney's Great Adventure,
Barney's Big Surprise,
Barney's Musical Castle,
Barney's Colorful World!

1998-2004 These productions used Barney dolls that could be bought in stores (Big Surprise using a 3 foot Barney plush toy, while Great Adventure, Musical Castle, and even Colorful World used a 12 inch plush toy), rather than the custom made ones used on the TV series. Compared to the other dolls, these versions have the word "Barney" on the right foot.

Baniwa Chingudeul 2001-2003 This Barney doll iwas used in the Korean production of Barney & Friends. It looks like the Season 4-6 doll, but the head is smaller and the color scheme shade is darker. The nose is also wider.

An alternate version was used in "Our Earth, Our Home", which looks very similar to the Season 4 Barney doll, but with a much wider mouth and downwards shifted facial features to account for the bigger head. This doll has a stand connected to its tail to make it stand.

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