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  • Math class is tough!

    Sally Ride was the first American woman space in 1983. Barbie beat her by 18 years!

    Solo in the Spotlight Astronaut SurgeonBusy Barbie Aerobics Instructor Soccer CoachHarley DavidsonRegistered Nurse Pan American Flight Attendant

    Kissing Barbie Star SkaterAll-AmericanMiss America Peaches n Cream Poop & ScoopNASCARRed Flare Twist n Turn Pretty Changes Fairytopia Pink Sparkle

    Totally HairFree Moving Rocker Video GirlGeneration GirlFashion Queen Live Action Dream Date BallerinaSunflower Black Barbie Presidential Candidate

    Stars n StripesGold Medal RussianPretty Perfune Millenium PrincessCheerleader Sunset Malibu McDonalds ChefOlympic GymnastRed, White, and Warm

    Golden Dream American IdolFire FighterBaywatchSuperstar Coca-ColaUnited Colors of Benetton


    Barbies boyfriend, Ken Carson, debuted March 11, 1961.

    The first Barbie Dream House came in 1962. It was made of cardboard and doubled as a carrying case. Barbie has certainly moved up since 1962. Recently, Barbie lived in a 3 story townhouse, complete with private elevator.

    Supermodel Twiggy was the first celebrity Barbie doll in 1966. There have been iconic dolls of every-one from the Wizard of Oz to Cyndi Lauper.

    Barbara Millicent Roberts (Barbies full name) debuted March 9, 1959 at the American International Toy Fair. Creator Ruth Handler wanted to create an adult doll for her daughter, Barbara.

    Surprisingly, the 1997 Harley Davidson Barbie was the best sellling of the year.

    Jewel Girl Barbie in 2000 was the first Barbie with a bellybutton.

    In 1997, Danish pop group Aqua released their single about Barbie. Mattel sued for copy-right infringement, but the case was dismissed. Mattel later used the song in promotions.

    The first My Size Barbie was introduced in 1992. The doll was roughly 3 feet tall and came with outfits that could be worn by girls.

    Teresa is Barbies current best friend and is the most frequently Barbie friend featured. She debuted in 1988 as California Dream Teresa. Barbie has any other friends created in the toy line such as Midge, Christie, and Nikki.

    In 1998, Barbie was remolded to have a wider waist and smaller bust.

    The 1992 Teen Talk Barbie said a number of phrases, including Math class is tough! The American Association of University Women were upset with the phrase, and Mattel removed it from future releases.

    Totally Hair Barbie is the best selling model, with over ten million sold worldwide.

    Barbie and Ken broke up on Valentines Day 2004 after 43 years of dating. It was an amicable break-up though and the couple reunited in February 2011.

    A Billion BarbiesMore than one billion dolls have been sold. Placed head-to-toe, all the dolls sold would circle the earth 7 times.

    The first Barbie doll sold for $3.00 in 1959. The same original doll sold for $27,450 in a 2006 auction.

    Barbie has made a run for the White House four times in 1992, 2000, 2004, and 2008.

    Video Girl has video camera in her chest and an LCD screen in the back!


    Barbies eyes start looking straight ahead in 1971.

    Barbie got a whole new face in 1977 with the Superstar facemold. The toothy smile helped Barbies popularity.

    In 1965, American Girl Barbie had bendable legs for the first time.

    Barbies first pet was a horse named Dancer in 1970. She has since had over 50 pets, including a panda.

    There have been nine Olympic dolls including ice skater, gymnast, fan, and pin collector.

    90 percent of American girls aged 3-10 own at least one Barbie doll.

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    Barbie The average number of Barbies owned by American girls aged 3-6 is steadily increasing. 1965 1992 1994 1998 2010





    Barbie and Ken were featured prominently in Pixars Toy Story 3 in 2010. Barbie was voiced by Jodi Benson, who also voiced Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

    Barbie is 11.5 tall and weighs 7.25 oz.

    5 bust

    3.25 waist

    5.1875 hips

    Doll collecting is the second only to stamp collecting in popular U.S. hobby collections. Ninety percent of Barbie collectors are women, averaging 40 years old. Forty-five percent of collectors

    spend at least $1000 each year.

    Again! Again!Barbie has starred in 18 direct-to-DVD movies, each of which is watched an average of 10 times.


    Barbie by the Numbers

    50 Years of Americas top doll

    Barbies parents, George and Margaret, have never been produced as dolls, but they have been referenced in Barbie stories and on boxes.





    Sisters Skate 2010

    Roberts Family TreeGeorge Margaret

    Barbie Skipper Stacie Todd Kelly Krissy 1959 1964 1992 1966 1995 1999

    Stacie and Todd are twins. Stacie was orginally introduced as Tutti. For a while, Todd was Kens brother, but this hasnt been mentioned for decades.

    Since 1959, over a billion fashions have been produced using over 105 million yards of fabric. That weighs roughly the same as

    21 space shuttles!

    Over the years, Barbie has had 126 careers. Each box represents one career and the shade of pink cor-responds with the decade.





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