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This category is to explore the history of the legendary Barbie Doll. On this 50th anniversary of the doll, these questions pertain to the plastic fashion model and her adventures, her friends, and her various incarnations.

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Barbie Dolls

What is the full name of the Barbie doll?

Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Her given name came from Barbara Handler, the daughter of Ruth Handler, who created the Barbie doll in 1959 for Mattel, the company that she and her husband Elliot founded in 1942 with partner Harold "Matt" Matson.

Barbie's surname is from the Carson-Roberts Advertising Agency, the company which created Mattel's ad campaigns in the 1960s.
Barbra Millicent Roberts
Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Her first name is, of course, from Barbara Handler, the daughter of Handler, the creator of the Barbie doll. Her surname is from the Carson-Roberts Advertising Agency, the company which created Mattel's ad campaigns in the 1960s.
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Barbara Millicent Roberts
Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts
Barbie's full name is Barbara 'Barbie' Millicent Roberts after the daughter of the creators
Barbie's name is simply "Barbie". That is the brand and the generic title for all Barbie dolls.

However, some Barbie dolls are given specific names.

Barbie was inspired by the German Bild Lilli doll, which was similair in appearance but slightly larger.

She was given the name Barbie after the creater's daughter, Barbara.

The toy's name otherwise is Barbara Millicent Roberts.
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Barbie's last name is Roberts.
Barbara Millicent Roberts
Barbie stands for Barbara Millicent Roberts.
Barbara Millicent Roberts
Barbie's full name is Barbra Millicent Roberts
Barbara Millicent Roberts

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When will they sell Disney Tangled dolls?

They are already sellthing them at the moment. You can buy them at any good toy store

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How do you turn on barbie video girl doll?

Press and hold play.If this doesn't work try pressing and holding VIDEO.

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What are some cheat codes for barbiegirls fab?


This is a new doll on Barbie.com that you can play on the Internet similar to Barbie Girls but has more to do with an actual doll.



This is a new doll on Barbie.com that you can play on the Internet similar to Barbie Girls but has more to do with an actual doll.


Its a code that comes with certain Barbie Dolls
First go buy a i can be doll package,
Its a code that comes with certain Barbie Dolls
First go buy a i can be doll package,
Its a code that comes with certain Barbie Dolls
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Its a code that comes with certain Barbie Dolls
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I would have to say go to WWW.Mantel.com and type a letter asking them (How do you find a fab girl code

or go to the store and try and find a barbie that says fab girl code

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What are the different kinds of Barbie dolls?

ken dolls ,horses , mermaides ,

Do you mean her friends? There are at least 500 of them.

Do you mean ethnic dolls or hair colors? Barbie has been sold with numerous shades of blonde, brunette and red hair, and there have been Caucasian, African-American, Asian and Native American versions of her.

Do you mean her various faces? There are her original face, mod, SuperStar, Bob Mackie, Generation Girl, Loubotin and others.

Do you mean her body types? There are straight leg, Twist N Turn, Free Movin', Living, soft-bodied, Silkstone, Cali Girl, Gymnastic and others.
Barbie dolls are part of favorite toys little girls love to play with and a way of catching fun. There are over 200 types of Barbie's out there.
you can do ANYTHING you want with a barbie doll,such as dressing them up and playing with them.....they and bend and extend!
Between 1959 and 1999 there were at least 2,300 versions of the Barbie doll sold.

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Is there a french maid barbie?

Yes, and sadly there is a lingerie barbie as well.

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How do you get 1000000 b bucks on barbie?

Play 1000000 games on there lol only way

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What is the value of a complete set of Holiday Barbie dolls from 1988 to the present?

I would suggest taking a look at eBay and checking the prices on a the dolls. Try this website www.margiesdollhouse.com. Supposedly, they are Holiday Barbie experts.
proubly like 12.00 or 30.00 i am not sure look on ether walmart.com 0r ebay.com or amazon.com

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In what year was the Barbie doll first sold?

The Barbie Doll was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler. For more information, see the related link below.

The doll was patented in 1958 and first sold in 1959.

Barbie was born (first launched) on March 9, 1959. Barbie was created by Ruth Handler. Barbie was named after Ruth Handler's daughter Barbara. Ken was named after her son, Ken. Barbie was first released for "sale" in the United States in 1959. Ken was introduced the following year, in 1960.

The Barbie doll was first displayed at a New York International American Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. This is the official date of Barbie's birth, 1959. The first dolls had similar bodies -- without bendable arms or legs. The hair was thick and tight, not long nor silky as in later years. She had painted lips, eyes and lashes. I recall trading my original 1959 Barbie head for a neighbor girl's because I didn't like the hair that couldn't be styled in any way.....guess that's why some things are collectible and valuable!

She was designed in 1958 and first sold in 1959. Barbie, the brain-child of Ruth Handler, was commercially patented in l958 and up and running - fully commercialized, in stores, commercial TV ads, etc., the following year. No pre-1958 Barbies exist, not even any prototypes. Her launch date by Mattel was on 9 March 1959. The Barbie doll was first sold in 1959, so she marked her 50th anniversary this year. However, if you are asking how old of a woman she is supposed to represent, the answer varies depending on what the doll's facial features are and what she is wearing. She can look as young as 16 or as old as 35. Barbie was born, March 9, 1959.

For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Answers.com) indicated at the bottom of this answer box.

Barbie dolls were based on what is known to be a little girl named Barbara Millicent Roberts.

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Who is Barbie's rival in Barbie a fairy secret?

In the beginning Barbie's rival is Raquel.

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How much is an original 1964 barbie watch worth?

According to the book "Encyclopedia of Barbie Doll Family & Friends Licensed Products 1961-1971," by Alva Christensen and Laural Schwing, copyright 2011, these are the 1964 watches and their prices:

ponytail wristwatch $20-$60 mint condition; $125 NRFB

pendant watch $225-$325 NRFB

swirl ponytail wristwatch $20-$60 mint condition; $125 NRFB

swirl ponytail pendant watch $225-$325 NRFB

beating heart wristwatch $200-$600 mint condition; $600 NRFB

beating heart pendant watch $600-$1,000 NRFB
it is twenty dollars

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What is the hex value for Barbie pink?

The official Barbie website uses #EA4498 on many of its graphics.

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How and why did Ruth Handler create the Barbie doll?

She invented it in The United States.

At Mattel, in Los Angeles.

At Mattel's headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.

She obtained the patient in 1958 and in March 9 1959 Barbie was born.

She was inspired to create the doll when she saw a Lilli doll on her vacation to Switzerland. She thought it would be a perfect doll for her daughter, Barbara. She observed Barbara and her girlfriends playing with paper dolls that depicted teenage girls or adult women. She believed that was their way of practicing for adulthood. Yet, aside from the two-dimensional paper dolls, no other dolls available in stores portrayed the mature female body.

Ruth Handler and her daughter who were on vacation in the Swiss in 1956 saw a doll dressed in ski clothes.So it was decided they would make their own dolls dressed in ski clothes but make them only 11 inches tall. Later, the success of the doll led to the creation of multiple fashion lines for it.

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Audrey Hepburn

Where can you buy Audrey Hepburn doll?

Since it's rare, you'll have to go online to sites like Amazon or Ebay to buy her. They run from about $120-$150 at most sellers.

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What are some secret codes for BarbieGirls.com?

There are no codes for BarbieGirls available anymore because the BarbieGirls website was closed in 2011. You can play some of the games on the Barbie.com Virtual World page.

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Is there a free barbie team gymnastics download online?

yes there is

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Who was the Barbie doll named after?

Ruth and Elliott Handler, the founders of Mattel, named the doll after their daughter Barbara. Yes, she is a real person. Barbara Handler Segal is still alive.

The inspiration for the Barbie doll was the Bild Lillie doll sold in Germany in the 1950s.

Ruth handler named the doll after her daughter Barbara

Believe it or not, Barbie originally was a real person. Her name was Barbara (Barbie) Handler and her mother and father were Ruth and Elliot. In the early 1950's, Barbie's mother watched her and her girlfriends play with adult female paper dolls more than they did the baby dolls. Her mother knew it was just as important for young girls to imagine what it would be like to be grown up. Since most of the adult dolls available at that time were paper or cardboard, Barbie's mother decided to make a three-dimensional female adult doll. One that was lifelike enough to serve as an inspiration for little girl's dreams of the future.

No.... Barbies are made of plastic. They don't talk, breathe, have heartbeats, etc. The only people who think that they are truly real need to visit a doctor, although in childhood years, a barbie is often a girls best friend (that's before they discover diamonds), so in the child's case it is often normal, even expected in most cases for the child to believe that they are real, but once you are like 20..... its time to accept the fact that they are plastic.
It is named after the inventor's daughter, Barbara.
handle's daughter barbara
Yes, Ruth Handler named the doll after her daughter Barbara.
no she is dead
No, barbie is not a real person
Barbie is real! I went to see her in Miami and she was doing a photo shoot. I asked her some questions about her life and how many plastic surgeries she had. She has had 15 plastic surgeries.
Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara at play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the market, Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors.

During a trip to Europe in 1956 with her children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth Handler came across a German toy doll called Bild Lilli.[1] The adult-figured Lilli doll was exactly what Handler had in mind, so she purchased three of them. She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel. The Lilli doll was based on a popular character appearing in a comic strip drawn by Reinhard Beuthin for the newspaper Die Bild-Zeitung. Lilli was a working girl who knew what she wanted and was not above using men to get it. The Lilli doll was first sold in Germany in 1955, and although it was initially sold to adults, it became popular with children who enjoyed dressing her up in outfits that were available separately.

Upon her return to the United States, Handler reworked the design of the doll (with help from engineer Jack Ryan) and the doll was given a new name, Barbie, after Handler's daughter Barbara. The doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959. This date is also used as Barbie's official birthday. Mattel acquired the rights to the Bild Lilli doll in 1964 and production of Lilli was stopped. The first Barbie doll wore a black and white zebra striped swimsuit and signature topknot ponytail, and was available as either a blonde or brunette. The doll was marketed as a "Teen-age Fashion Model," with her clothes created by Mattel fashion designer Charlotte Johnson. The first Barbie dolls were manufactured in Japan, with their clothes hand-stitched by Japanese homeworkers. Around 350,000 Barbie dolls were sold during the first year of production.

Ruth Handler believed that it was important for Barbie to have an adult appearance, and early market research showed that some parents were unhappy about the doll's chest, which had distinct breasts. Barbie's appearance has been changed many times, most notably in 1971 when the doll's eyes were adjusted to look forwards rather than having the demure sideways glance of the original model.

Barbie was one of the first toys to have a marketing strategy based extensively on television advertising, which has been copied widely by other toys. It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries, with Mattel claiming that three Barbie dolls are sold every second.[2]

The standard range of Barbie dolls and related accessories are manufactured to approximately 1/6th scale, which is also known as playscale.[3] Barbie products include not only the range of dolls with their clothes and accessories, but also a huge range of Barbie branded goods such as books, fashion items and video games. Barbie has appeared in a series of animated films and makes a brief guest appearance in the 1999 film Toy Story 2.

Almost uniquely for a toy fashion doll, Barbie has become a cultural icon and has been given honors that are rare in the toy world. In 1974 a section of Times Square in New York City was renamed Barbie Boulevard for a week, while in 1985 the artist Andy Warhol created a painting of Barbie.[4][5]

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It was invented when the creator Ruth Handler and her daughter who were on vacation in the Swiss in 1956 saw a doll dressed in ski clothes.So it was decided they would make their own dolls dressed in ski clothes but make them only 11inches tall.

I believe the doll on a German girl, Lilly, and this persons daughter, Babara.

Ruth Handler adapted the design for the Barbie doll from the Bild Lillie doll, sold in Germany in the 1950s.

"Bild Lilli "

During a trip to Europe in 1956 with her children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth Handler came across German toy doll called Bild Lilli.[1] The adult-figured Lilli doll was exactly what Handler had in mind, so she purchased three of them. She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel. The Lilli doll was based on a popular character appearing in a comic strip drawn by Reinhard Beuthin for the newspaper Die Bild-Zeitung. Lilli was a working girl who knew what she wanted and was not above using men to get it. The Lilli doll was first sold in Germany in 1955, and although it was initially sold to adults, it became popular with children who enjoyed dressing her up in outfits that were available separately.

Upon her return to the United States, Handler reworked the design of the doll (with help from engineer Jack Ryan) and the doll was given a new name, Barbie, after Handler's daughter Barbara. The doll made its debut at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959. This date is also used as Barbie's official birthday.

Mattel acquired the rights to the Bild Lilli doll in 1964 and production of Lilli was stopped.

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No!! She is based on a German FASHION doll! Look it up, bookworm! yes but the story goes that a housewife whose husband was a founder of mattel had taken a vacation to Germany and found an inspiring doll. having a little girl she thought it was a fashion doll, she thought wrong. It was actually a German sex doll. having never learned this horrifying news the founder and his wife never corrected their error!!! ( This was written by two different people who have completely different opinions. Take your pick which one's true.)

She got her inspiration by her daughter, Barbara who loved to play with dolls, but was forced to play with paper ones, because there were no options at that time (1950's) When she finally made it she named the barbie after her daughter.
Barbie was named after Barbara Handler, daughter of Ruth Handler, who created the doll. Barbara Handler is still alive.
She looks different with different dolls, it just depends.
I'm pretty sure I wasn't just imagining seeing rows upon rows of them at Toys 'R' Us.

The "Barbie" character in games, TV shows, books, etc. is not based on a specific real person, though the doll itself is (sort of) named after Barbara Handler, the daughter of the doll's creator.
No, but the doll was named after the creators daughter Barbara. The doll it's self was an adaptation of a German collectors figurine based on a news paper cartoon strip caracter.
Yes barbie is real, she is actually a human however her name is Babara Millicent Roberts. The creator of barbie Ruth handler is the mother of babara and her dad elliot handler owns mattel where all the barbies are made.
No, barbie is not a real person

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What are some special codes for barbiegirls.com?

Here are some codes: they reallywork!

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What is the name of Barbie's pet dog?

Here are the names up through 1999.

1980 Barbie Doll's Dog/Beauty the Afghan hound

1985 The Poodle Barbie Doll Cares for/Prince

1986 Heart Family/True Heart the sheepdog (called Mr. Bobbie in Europe)

1987 Lady Lovely Locks/Silkypup the pink poodle

1987 Spectra/Spark the robot dog

1990 Western Fun/Turquoise the collie

1991 Her Pet Dog/Snowball the Afghan hound

1992 Pet Pals Kevin/Duke the Dalmatian

1992 Pet Pals Skipper/Coco the terrier

1992 The Prettiest Puppy/Sachi the husky

1993 Tag Along/Wags the sheepdog

1994 Pet my Back/Callie the collie

1994 Pet my Back/Ruff, a puppy of unknown breed

1995 Pocahontas/Percy the bulldog

1996 Pet Doctor Barbie/Shep, Ken's beagle

1996 Pretty Lovin' Pets/Candie the miniature poodle

1996 Pretty Lovin' Pets/Mandy the miniature poodle

1997 Barbie Pets/Candie the Irish Setter

1997 Best Friend of Goldie/Mandie the collie

1997 The Little Mermaid/Prince Eric and Max the sheepdog

1998 Barbie Pets/Honey the sheepdog

1998 Barbie Pets/Yorkie the Yorkshire terrier

1998 Barbie and Ginger/Ginger, a dog of unknown breed

1998 Toys R Us Whee!/Kelly and Ginger, a dog of unknown breed that doesn't look like Barbie's Ginger

charlie and jackie

I suppose you could name it absolutely anything you would like to name it. Maybe there is something that you really like or the color the dog is.
No, it is Sachi.
Sparkle

sequin

shimmer
sequin
Lacey
Horse

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Who created the Barbie doll 2?

The Barbie doll was created by Ruth Handler, and was inspired by a similar German doll called Bild Lilli, which she discovered on a trip to Europe in 1956. She named it for her daughter Barbara, and her husband began to produce it in 1959 through his toy company, Mattel.

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What are some cheat codes for barbiegirls.com?

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there are so many codes you can get but you can get them if you buy a MP3 Player or MP3 Player accesories.You can get also when you play the mystery hunt on barbie girls.com.

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user: canadagirl2000 pass:shopping

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How do you become a VIP on BarbieGirls?

The BarbieGirls website was closed in 2011. You can play some of the games on the Barbie.com Virtual World page.

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