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The Truth About Barbie

Barbir Barbie is named after Barbara Handler, the daughter of inventor Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel. Ken Carson was named after the son of Ruth Handler. According to the author of 'Toy Monster: The Big, Bad World of Mattel" Jerry Oppenheimer, the rea-life Ken grew up "humiliated" by the link, and became a closeted gay man who died of complications relating to AIDS. The truth about Real name. Barbara Millicent Roberts The romantic relationship with Ken (Ken Carson), starred in 1961. In Feb 2004 they decided to split up. Barbie had a short relationship with Blaine, an Australian surfer, 20 years her junior, but in Feb 2009 she returned to Ken. Introduced in 1994 the new Super Talk Barbie spoke 100,000 pharses. Over her life there has been close to 1 billion fashions produced for Barbie and her friends. With her collection including designes by Givenchy, Versace, Dolce & Gabana, Vera Wang and Gucci. The first black and Hispanic Barbie dolls were introduced in 1980. In 1997 Oreo Fun Barbie was introduced as a cross- promotion with Oreo cookies. It had become the custom, for both a white and black version manufactured, however the African American community argued that Oreo is a derogatory term meaning that the person is "black on the outside and white on the inside, it was recalled. As of 2009 Barbie as held 108 different occupations during her 50 years, including Astronaut Barbie, Doctor Barbie and Nascar Barbie. 36 18 33 Barbie has represented 45 different nationalities, however in Sep 2003 Saudi Arabia outlawed the sale of Barbie dolls, saying she did not conform to the ideals of Islam - with their revealing clothes and shameful postures, accessories and tools are a symbol of decadence to the perverted West. Based on the Bild Lilli doll from Germany. Jack Ryan, the co-designer of Barbie was described by author Jerry Oppenheimer as 'a 'full-blown '70s-style swinger" who was so obsessed with the dolls, he paid for his multiple wives and innumerable girlfriends to have cosmetic surgery in order to more closely resemble them. Research by the University Central Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, indicates that Barbie lacks the 17 to 22% body fat required for a woman to menstruate. How Barbie has sold herself 2004 -73% the change in Matteľ's first-quarter earnings when Barbie and Ken's "break-up" was announced 1959 2003 2006 2006 A Barbie in Midnight Red from 1965 sold for $17,000 - a world record. 2009 First sold for $3.00, 351.000 sold during that year. A mint boxed one sold for $3552,50 on eBay in 2004. $45 the retail price Mattel suggests that toy stores assign its Lingerie Barbie Mattel sued MGA Entertainment for $500 million alleging that Bratz creator Carter Bryant was working for Mattel when he developed the idea for Bratz. On December 3, 2008, U.S. District Judge Stephen Larson agreeed and banned MGA from selling Bratz. The Barbie doll industry makes about $1.9 Billion a year. Approximately 3 Barbies are sold every second somewhere in the world. Sources: smile 20090614-c7el.html

The Truth About Barbie

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Facts and history about the iconic Barbie doll toy.


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