The new toy was created by Mattel Inc two of the cofounders were Ruth Handler and her husband. The name of the new toy was the Barbie doll. It was a toy eleven inches tall with blond hair. The barbie doll was the first toy in the United States to have adult features. Ruth Handler decided to create the toy after her daughter stopped playing with her baby dolls. She believed the new toy would allow girls to imagine the future. The idea of Barbies appearance came from a doll named Lili who was a comic strip character which became popular among children. According to an article Mattel bought the rights of Lili and created its own version. A few years later Mattel released Ken which is Barbie's boyfriend, Midge her best friend, and her little sister Skipper. There was a lot of polemic because of the barbie doll. Some women liked Barbie because of the different jobs she had others said the doll encouraged kids to be materialistic. The price of the barbie doll was three dollars when it first came out now a Barbie can cost from ten dollars up to thirty five dollars. Nowadays an original barbie from the year 1959 is worth thousands of dollars. Over the years Barbie dolls have popular among girls all over the world.
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