Barbie is a best-selling fashion oll launched in 1959. The doll is produced by Mattel, Inc., and is a major source of revenue for the company. The American businesswoman Ruth Handler (1916-2002) is regarded as the creator of Barbie, and the doll's design was inspired by a German doll called Bild Lilli.

Trivia about barbie

  • Mattel Media has created a program that lets the user design fashions for this doll
  • In 1997 Mattel sued Miller'$, a magazine devoted to this fashion doll, for copyright infringement
  • Collectors call the original version of this doll the No. 1 Ponytail (& she has holes in her feet for display)
  • Collectors of this ever-fashionable doll know that she's celebrating the 45th anniversary of her debut
  • A "Magic Earring Ken" doll is among the items displayed in a Palo Alto, Calif. Hall of Fame devoted to her
  • Ruth Handler named this doll, introduced in 1959 as a teenage fashion model, for her daughter
  • This Mattel doll became an astronaut in 1965, perhaps inspiring the young Sally Ride
  • This product's 1998 makeover included closing her mouth, changing her nose & lessening her bust
  • (Hi, I'm Vanna White at Christian Dior in New York City) In 1997 Mattel celebrated the 50th anniversary of Dior's "New Look" with a "New Look" version of this doll
  • In 1999 Mattel gave this doll a new baby sister named Krissy
  • Introduced in 1959, she got in trouble in 1992 for saying "Math class is tough"
  • After you've finished all of this doll's cereal, she can use the box as a coffee table
  • In "The Vacation Mystery", Mattel has this dollface detective team up with Ken & Becky
  • The "Citrus Obsession" version of this classic Mattel doll is scented to smell like a piece of fruit
  • Accused by some of ruining girls' self-esteem, this bestselling toy of all time turned 40 in 1999
  • She's been a teenage fashion model for over 25 years
  • Mattel has announced 2 new "I Can Be..." dolls of her: news anchor & computer engineer
  • In 2005 collectors of this doll snapped up the Carolina Herrera bride version for a mere $139.95
  • "Enchanted Evening", a pink satin gown worn by this somewhat plastic icon in the '60s, was produced again in 1996