It's something I have always considered doing, and starting as a member during Barbie's 50th anniversary year seems like good timing.
Luckily, the price is still fairly resonable to join ($24.95). Anything more expensive than that likely would be too rich for my blood, especially because I'm not sure I'm going to take advantage of the benefits all that much.
I purchase a few dolls year, primarily at stores, so the $20 quarterly rewards aren't too exciting for me. And I'm not going to be at the national Barbie conference in D.C., so I'm missing out on the free gift bag for club members.
The prospect of exclusive club-member dolls, however, has me interested.
I'll give a try for a year or two and see how it goes.
I'm curious about other club members: What do you like about the Barbie Fan Club? What makes it worth the cost of joining?