Head sculpt codes

Several manufacturers put codes on doll heads for identification purposes.
This page lists all Cy Girl and Barbie head sculpt codes I know of.

Cy Girl/Cool Girl heads

sculpt code on CG head (24.9kB) With CG heads there is a code molded in the nap of the neck, usually just above the hairline.
Some of the names of the figures are linked to pages on my site.

Cat. nrFigure nr.Figure name
(CyGirl / CoolGirl)
Sculpt code
3235252006CG-01Sky / IceCG01
3235352007CG-02Kat / AshCG01
3235452008CG-03Jet / RavenCG01
3236152400CG-04Blaze / FlameCG02
3236252401CG-05A.J. McLeod / LightningCG02
3236352402CG-06Shadow / AskaCG02
2238252576CG-07Nikki / HarleyCG05
2102452577CG-08Ebony / CoffyCG03
2105452578CG-09Aurora / ArtemisCG06
2110553542CG-10Destiny / FlameCG02
2113853752CG-11Ray / RevengerCG09
2117453753CG-12Electra / RubyCG10
--52561CG-EX1Black Unit (Ice)CG01
--52562CG-EX2Law Enforcement Police Coat (Raven)CG01
--79222CG-13V.I.S. Eris
2121108373XX-01XIXOX Bloody RoseCG11
2238352602CG-SP1Cutey HoneyCG04
2106253005Jun ShiratoriCG04
--54596Akiko FujiCG12
--54598Annu YuriCG13
2127154599Ice v2CG14
2127254600Aska v2CG15
--10968Ice v2 SECG14
--54597Midori WashioCG17
--66364Midori (german gray)CG17
--75219Midori (matt black)CG17
--68184Jun Shiratori v2 (Dark Ver.)CG04
--68185CG-EX4Cutey Honey v2 (Alt. Ver.)CG04
--68189CG-EX5Jun Shiratori v2CG04
--68190Honey Kisaragi v2CG04
--66314CG-EX12Ruby v2CG10
--66315CG-EX7Harley v2CG05
--66316CG-EX3Ash v2CG01
--66347Cat WomanCG18
--31244Cat Woman (Comic Ver.)CG18
--31176Dio MiyazawaCG14
--31177Dissectionz Vol.1
--31184Doronjo YattermanCG10
--33001Asuka Langley
--34074Misato Katsuragi
--64827Motoko Kusanagi
--64934Motoko Kusanagi (Ninja Suit)
--78996Deunan Knute

Barbie heads

sculpt code on Barbie head (12.2kB) With Barbie heads there is a code molded on the back of the head, hidden underneath the hair. Some of these codes are handwritten and rather large (as on the picture), some are printed and can be quite small.
There often is another code molded on the top of the head, this looks like some production code as it appears to differ between batches of the same head.
Then there is also the copyright notice molded on the back edge of the neck.

Some codes of familiar heads on more recent dolls appear to have a revision code added ("-1").
Also interesting is the new code for the "Carnaval Playline" head, apparently Mattel considers this a new sculpt rather than a revision of the earlier Carnaval sculpt.

It looks like the code on the back of a head matches the catalog number of the first doll that was released with that particular face.
The code seems to refer to the face rather than to the complete head as the same face on a differently shaped head still has the same code, as I observed with my Summer and Fashion Fever Barbie heads.

This list of codes is still very incomplete as my collection is limited and older Barbie heads and those of Collectors Barbies are more densely rooted, which makes finding and reading a code even harder.
I've added the copyright year as molded on the edge of the neck and catalog numbers of the dolls I have checked. Some of the catalog numbers are linked to my B-Girls pages or to a picture.
The face names are linked to illustrated discriptions on Kattis Dolls site, a great online reference for Barbie dolls.
Another great online Barbie reference site is Fashiondollz where a huge collection of Barbie portraits can be found.

Face namecopyright year Sculpt code Doll(s) checked
Kattis DollsFashiondollz
1958 Barbie1958 Barbie Face Silkstone195811590c (loose 2021 GXL25 Repro head; 11590 is 1994 35th Anniversary Edition)
StaceyStacey / Valerie196556061(loose 2002 Malibu Barbie Repro head)
SteffieSteffie19711187(loose N3579 head) ***
Dreamhouse MidgeSteffie Playline1971Y7448Y7448
Oriental / KiraOriental / Kira19803262
 Oriental / Kira (2018 Playline)Oriental / Kira19803262-1FNY32
DivaDiva / Midge198516482(loose head) ***
AshaAsha (AA)199017442
MackieBob Mackie199124740DGW35
Generation GirlCEO face Gen Girl199820548(loose head), (loose head) Mattel name: "Happy CEO" ****
Ana / LaraLara / Ana (GG)199820968L9640
GoddessAngel / Goddess199822044
Goddess (2016 Playline)Angel / Goddess1998H0922-1 *FJF41
KaylaKayla200053381Mattel name: "New Hispanic" ****
LeaLea200053382Mattel name: "New Asian" ****
Kayla / LeaKayla / Lea2000B5811W2923, DTF07
MbiliMbili (AA)200155287(loose head)
TangoTango / Shannen200155314(loose head)
DesireeAdria / Desiree (AA)2001H0923H0923
Desiree (2016 Playline)Adria / Desiree (AA)2001H0923-1(loose head)
CarnavalCarnaval Collector2003B9234R9917
SummerSummer2003C6789(loose head) ***
SummerSummer2003K8385 **R4201, DMP24
Tango (Puffy Yumi)Puffy AmiYumi Barbies2005H9554H9554
Fashion Fever Barbie2005 Barbie opened mouth2005J1361L6715, N4758
(Dreamhouse) SkipperSkipper Dreamhouse2010T7425CLN69, FHP62
 Fashionistas, closed mouth (2016) Barbie Fashionistas Face2010V9502-1DTF04, DMP25
Carnaval (Playline)Carnaval Playline2010W2899DVX75, FTF79
MermaidMermaid2011W3427(loose DVG82 head)
Mbili (Playline)Grace / Mbili Playline2011CJV75-1(loose head)
SummerSummer New Face2011X2276CKB63, DVX74
MillieMillie opened mouth2013CFF12DMM07, DMP23
CrystalCrystal Fashionistas2014CLN63DGY76
CrystalCrystal Fashionistas2014CLN63-1(loose head)
Teresa / Neysa playlineNeysa Playline2014PY249-1DVX72, DYY99
KimKim Fashionistas2014CLN65DGY65, DYY89
KimKim Fashionistas2014CLN65-1(loose HHG20 Cutie Reveal Kitty head)
 Fashionistas Curvy, closed mouthBarbie Curvy2015DMF24-1DVF70
 Olivia / Fashionistas PizzazzOlivia - Pizzazz Face2015DMF32-1FTG82, HBV21
Millie, collectorBarbie Millie Collector2015DGY07DGY07
Millie, closed mouthMillie closed mouth2015DVX71FJF52
Fashionistas D&D 'Greek'Greek2016DVX77DVX77
June playlineJune2016DYY90
Daya / Fashionistas AADaya2016FJF45GVJ98
Alec / Fashionistas FNJ40Alec2016FJF48FXL56
Fashionistas 'albino'Albus Fashionistas AA2017FJF51(loose head)
Native AmericanBarbie Face GHW612019GHW61
Fashionistas GRB52Barbie Face GRB522020GRB52GRB52
Fashionistas, latina smileBarbie Face HBV162020HBV16HBV16

* H0922 is the catalog number for 2004 Fashion Fever Gillian, so there must be three different versions of the Goddess head: the initial one with five digit code 22044, H0922 and H0922-1

** C6789 is the catalog number for the original 2004 Cali Girl Summer, K8385 is the catalog number for 2006 Beach Glam Teresa, so the Summer face must have been modified for Teresa without changing the copyright year.
Note that 2006 Beach Glam Teresa was initially released with the Teresa version of the Fashion Fever face, it appears that this was changed to the Summer face during production.

*** Huge thanks to Firespirited.tumblr.com for helping with these numbers !

**** Codes and official Mattel names off this image that I found linked on the Dollieh Sanctuary forum.
When I first saw this picture I noticed that some of the numbers below the heads matched the codes in my list (Goddess, CEO, Asha, Mbili), so I added the missing codes to the list.
A particularly interesting find is that the original Kayla (New Hispanic) and Lea (New Asian) heads each have a different code. The codes match the catalog numbers for the 2002 "Amazing Nails" releases of Kayla and Lea, close comparison of those heads reveals a different shape around the eyes with Kayla having deeper recesses for the eyes.

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