Monday, August 29, 2011

Barbie Doll

Who don't know Barbie dolls?
This fashioned dolls always play by a lot of girls in the world, including me when I was a little girls
But how is Barbie history, here's article about Barbie dolls

Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle.

Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the market, Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors.
During a trip to Europe in 1956 with her children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth Handler came across a German toy doll called Bild Lilli. The adult-figured doll was exactly what Handler had in mind, so she purchased three of them. She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel. The Lilli doll was based on a popular character appearing in a comic strip drawn by Reinhard Beuthin for the newspaper Die Bild-Zeitung. Lilli was a blonde bombshell, a working girl who knew what she wanted and was not above using men to get it. The Lilli doll was first sold in Germany in 1955, and although it was initially sold to adults, it became popular with children who enjoyed dressing her up in outfits that were available separately.
In Barbie Doll History here have been numerous Types of Barbies made since she was first introduced in 1959. With a rare exception here and there, Barbie's body hasn't changed much. Some may have more moveable parts, but the size and shape remains the same. Her face however, is a different story.

Vintage Barbie Doll:
Vintage Barbies were made from 1959 to 1966.

Mod Barbie Dolls:
Vintage Barbies made from 1967 to 1973 are considered to be Mod Barbies.

Malibu Barbie:
One of the most notable doll in this era was Malibu Barbie, which used the Staceyface and represented a significant shift in Barbie's evolution. She was made from 1971 to 1977.

Superstar Barbie:
he next big shift in Barbie Doll History occured in 1977, when in the era of Halter Dress and Farrah Facwett hair, Barbie underwent a dramatic transition in the form of Superstar Barbie. Barbie's were made with the big toothy smile and tons of long blonde hair for the rest of the 1970s, all of the 1980s and a large part of the 1990s. An 18" Supersize Barbie, with the Superstar face, was made in 1978.

Not only that Barbie still has a lot of different type such as: Black Barbie, Holiday Barbie, Silkstone Barbie, Swirl Ponytail Barbie, etc.

The real Barbara
Fictional Biography:
Barbie's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts. In a series of novels published by Random House in the 1960s, her parents' names are given as George and Margaret Roberts from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin. In the Random House novels, Barbie attended Willows High School, while in the Generation Girl books, published by Golden Book in 1999, she attended the fictional Manhattan International High School in New York City.
Barbie and Ken in Toy Story 3
She has an on-off romantic relationship with her boyfriend Ken (Ken Carson), who first appeared in 1961. A news release from Mattel in February 2004 announced that Barbie and Ken had decided to split up, but in February 2006 they were hoping to rekindle their relationship after Ken had a makeover.

Barbie has had over 40 pets including cats and dogs, horses, a panda, a lion cub, and a Zebra. She has owned a wide range of vehicles, including pink Corvette convertible, trailers, and jeeps. She also holds a pilot's license, and operates commercial airliners in addition to serving as a flight attendant. Barbie Careers are designed to show that women can take on a variety of roles in life, and the doll has been sold with a wide range of titles including Miss Astronaut Barbie(1965), Doctor Barbie (1988) and Nascar Barbie (1998).

Barbie also relized dolls that looks similar to some celebrities such as Britney Spears, Kimora Lee Simons, Amy winehouse, Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Priscilla Presley, Heidi Klum, Lady Gaga and other famous celebrities.
Barbie realized movies for a fairytales theme, for example: Barbie and The Nutcracker, Barbie as Rapunzel, Barbie and Magic Pegasus, etc.

Even nowadays Barbie avaible in website so you can lay with Barbie via online website with many aplications and games to play with, visit

If Barbie was translated into a real life woman, she would be 6 feet tall, with a 39-inch bust, an 18-inch waist and 33-inch hips, according to Galia Slayen. Not only are these measurements unrealistic but they look quite absurd. The Mattel Corporation introduced the Barbie doll in 1959, which eventually became the best-selling toy ever. The Barbie doll stole the hearts of millions world-wide and made an unmistakable impression on the toy industry. Barbie’s long limbs, delicate features, flowing hair and almond shaped eyes represented the epitome of beauty, femininity and elegance.

It's fun to play with Barbie, that I has all girls dreams: beautiful faces, clothes, couture dress, accessories, fancy house, cars, a romantic boyfriend, great career, great friends, and many people that love them.
And it's not impossible that one day you'll be a Barbie doll life of your own



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