This was a catalog given to store managers, a vendor catalog, also called a dealer catalog, or salesman catalog with manufacturing numbers so store managers could order items to then sell in their stores. All items in this catalog should have a packaging date of 1996 or 1997, the date on the Barbie box or fashion pack should be 1996 or 1997. The photographs in this catalog are similar to production, press or prototype information so the actual dolls and fashions sold in store might be slightly different have different colors, etc. This is especially true for the cheaper items and playsets. Special editions and store exclusives may not be listed here.
I no longer share catalogs without the website name on them because people posted my images on Facebook and Pinterest without giving me credit. You are welcome to download and re-post catalog pages with the barbiereference.com watermark on them. A link back to my website is also appreciated.