Almost every single girl can say they remember at a young age seeing this one and only; blonde haired, beautiful girl. She is one of the hottest selling toys in the world. Both adults and children collect her in record numbers, she has had more then 80 careers since her invention. Including; veterinarian, rock star, and even a presidential candidate. Her name is barbie. The barbie doll was created in 1959 by Ruth Handler, whose own daughter was named barbara. Barbara loved dressing up dolls and giving them new clothing designs, So the idea hit Ruth. Why not make a teenage doll that little girls could play and dream about their future with? Not long after that, Barbie was introduced to the world at the american toy fair in new york city. Barbie quickly caught the attention of little girls across the country at all ages. She soon became a worldwide sensation and remains as popular as ever today. Over fifty years after her debut, Barbie is no longer just a doll who lives in the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin with her boyfriend Ken Carson. She has become an idol for girls, and even women, everywhere. There are 2 barbie dolls sold every minutes around the world. She is sold in over 150 nations and has had over eighty careers including teen model, lifeguard, doctor, astronaut, and even ran for president three times (1992, 2000 and 2004). She has starred in movies, online games and video games. She is on backpacks and lunchboxes, has a website, and even has her own magazine, The Barbie Magazine. Originally Barbie’s purpose was to inspire young girls to follow their imaginations and to become what they want in adulthood but the impact she has had on girls and women is not that positive. Because Barbie’s physical appearance is not obtainable to the average person, she sometimes leads girls to unhealthy lifestyles when they try to be just like her. Young girls are trapped inside the Barbie Empire, forced to want to be like her physically, mentally and
At the age of 41, Barbie is one of the longest living toys in America. While she may not be the face of America, she has a well-known American face that not only created the doll industry but also set the standard. Her many faces, hairstyles, careers, and even wardrobe luxuries are seen nearly everywhere you go.
Barbara Millicent Roberts, better known as Barbie, made her debut at the America Toy Fair in New York City in the winter of 1959. Barbie has continued to evolve with the changing….
Barbie®: Mattel Corporation
‘I’m a blonde bimbo girl, in a fantasy world.....Life in plastic. It’s fantastic.’ (Aqua)
Barbie was born in 1959 but she has never aged because she is a doll. To date over
1 billion Barbies have been sold by the US company that own her - Mattel
Corporation. Ruth Handler, who founded the company along with her husband, Elliot,
modelled the doll on an 11½ inch plastic German toy called Lilli sold to adult men.
She named the adapted doll after her daughter, Barbara….
1.Barbie's "real" measurements are 5 inches (bust), 3 ¼ inches (waist), 5 3/16 inches (hips)
2.Her weight is 7 ¼ ounces, and her height is 11.5 inches tall.
3.The Barbie doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler (co-founder of Mattel), whose own daughter was called Barbara.
4.Barbie was introduced to the world at the American Toy Fair in New York City.
5.The Ken doll was named after Ruth's son and was introduced two years after Barbie in 1961.
Who is Barbie? What does she stand for? Do all younger girls envy her? Emily Prager is a columnist for the New York Times and a fiction writer who has written many books. She reads an article in the New York Times about a man’s death, Jack Ryan. He was an inventor and designer, a man with many accomplishments. As Prager reads on, to her astonishment, she discovers that one of Ryan’s accomplishments was designing Barbie. “Of course,” she thought. Why would a woman make Barbie with a “39 inch….
 Mattel said that the waist of the Barbie doll was made small because the waistbands of her clothes, along with their seams, snaps, and zippers, added bulk to her figure.
In 1997, Barbie's body mold was redesigned and given a wider waist, with Mattel saying that this would make the doll better suited to contemporary fashion designs.
"Colored Francie" made her debut in 1967, and she is sometimes described as the first African American Barbie doll. However, she was produced using the….
Barbie: The Bitch Has Everything?
On eBay, a bidder can purchase a pink license plate frame that says, “I want to be Barbie. The bitch has everything.” Barbie appears to have the perfect body, Ken, her handsome boyfriend, a multitude of careers ranging from a teacher to an astronaut, and an endless wardrobe with all the accessories. But a close examination of Barbie may reveal that she does not have everything.
Mattel’s Barbie doll has enjoyed a long and profitable history. Invented by….
Barbie Girls in Barbie Worlds
“Can you guess who I am? I was born March 9th, 1959 in the United States of America. I am made of a very special material that never ages. I am 11 ½ inches tall and I weigh 6.4 ounces. I have long blonde hair and blue eyes. I am such a busy girl; you can find me just about anywhere! Even with such a busy schedule, I have always found the time to work. I am a baby doctor, a zoo doctor, a preschool teacher, a babysitter, a vet, a pizza and pastry chef, a racecar….
Is Barbie the ideal woman? For generations she’s been the doll that little girls have aspired to be–a party girl, career woman and bathing beauty all wrapped into one . In Marge Piercy’s poem entitled "Barbie Doll," the title underscores the theme of the poem, which is that girls are ultimately and fatally entrapped by society’s narrow definitions of feminine behavior and beauty. By comparing the young lady in the poem to a Barbie doll, the author reveals the irony of the title. In the poem, the….
History of Barbie.
She’s a Nurse, Fashion Model, Astronaut, gymnast, and in the army. How could one girl play so many rolls? It’s Barbie... Barbie is a brand of doll representing a slim, shapely young woman, especially one with blond hair, blue eyes, and fair skin. Over 50 years Barbie has been the role model for many girls all around the world The 3 main points I will be talking about how Barbie was inspired, how she have changed over the years and the Barbie controversy.
In 1959 Barbie was invented….
- Barbie evolution
- Product development & Strategies
- Success of Barbie
- Barbie in the future
• Key Issue
o Changes in Barbie along with the American society
o Barbie image against by feminist
o Criticism against Barbie image by feminist
• SWOT of Barbie
• Option Analysis
• Recommended option
• Risk contingency
Success story of Barbie
The making of Barbie starts when a couple Ruth and Elliot Handler realize….