Bye Bye Barbie Baby

I quote from history channel:

Barbie‘s appearance was modelled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic strip character. Originally marketed as a racy gag gift to adult men in tobacco shops, the Lilli doll later became extremely popular with children. Mattel bought the rights to Lilli and made its own version, which Handler named after her daughter, Barbara. With its sponsorship of the “Mickey Mouse Club” TV programme in 1955, Mattel became the first toy company to broadcast commercials to children. They used this medium to promote their new toy, and by 1961, the enormous consumer demand for the doll led Mattel to release a boyfriend for Barbie. Handler named him Ken, after her son. Barbie’s best friend, Midge, came out in 1963; her little sister, Skipper, debuted the following year. ”

2 thoughts on “Bye Bye Barbie Baby

  1. Pingback: Barbie e o Segredo das Fadas DVDRip RMVB Dublado | FreeDown

  2. Arguably the biggest selling doll of all-time Barbie has been a joy for countless millions of girls all over the world. As a sidenote in history Mattel originally manufactured picture frames but later started making doll furniture.

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