For all the Barbie lovers out there, today is the 50th Birthday of this beautiful & smart Doll ‘BARBIE’. The Barbie doll was invented in 9th March1959 by Ruth Handler, when Barbie came with its new look in front of the world.
Mattel co-founder Ruth Handler whose own daughter called Barbra, in 1959 created the Barbie doll after noticing her daughter preferred playing with paper cut-outs of adult female fashion dolls. Barbie was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City. The doll was invented to be a teenage fashion doll.
Other then this ken was named after Ruth’s son. Barbie first had bendable legs in 1965. Since its debut in 1959, an anatomically improbable molded plastic statuette named Barbie becomes an icon. Now it is said that ‘in every second of every day, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world’.
There has been same controversy over Barbie’s Figure when it realized that if Barbie was a real person her measurements would be an impossible 36-18-38.
. If Barbie was 5 foot 6 instead of 11 ½ inches tall, her measurements, would be 39-21-33. An academic expert once calculated that a women’s likelihood of being shaped like Barbie was less than 1 in 100,000. (Ken was shaped somewhat more realistically: The changes of a boy developing his measurements were said to be 1 in 50).
Do you know?
. Beautiful Barbie was one of the most successful dolls in history, with sales more than US$ 1.7 billion till in 1998.
. Some American girls (specially school going) owns ten Barbie dolls at a time.
. Barbie doll is currently sold in more than 150 countries around the world.
. More than one billion Barbie dolls (and family members) have been sold since 1959, and placed head-to-toe, the dolls would circle the earth more than seven times.
. The best-selling Barbie doll ever created was Totally Hair Barbie, introduced in 1992. With hair from top of her head to her toes, totally hair Barbie sold more than 10 million units, generating worldwide sales of US $100 million.
. By the way the Handlers had a son. His name was ken. Other dolls were named for Handler’s grandchildren, including Stacie, Todd and Cheryl.
. Barbie dolls sells at the rate of two dolls every second.
. Besides them Barbie dolls now have so many types.
As you know Barbie is fast crossing fifties. Now, at long last, here are some New Barbie dolls to coincide with her aging gracefully. These are a bit more realistic:
Hot Flash Barbie
Facial Hair Barbie
Flabby Arms Barbie
No More Wrinkles Barbie
Mid- Life Crisis Barbie
Other than this, now there is a Barbie Doctor, with the weight of 1500gms and a price of 27.27 pound. This Barbie doll is now shipped all over the world. Barbie doctor is a part of the Barbie society, as Barbie’s world is incomplete without a doctor. The Barbie community is a small little world of Barbie dolls and its awareness subjects. If one have a Barbie doll than Barbie doctor can play a vital role in teaching the girls about the baby care as well. ‘Knowledge is better than ignorance’, some researchers believe that these are the basic knowledge a girl must know. The lesson is essential for girls. Dr Barbie doctor is a young and smart doctor and girls might have their best friend.
So girls are you ready to love this charming doll?