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Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. March Learn how and when to remove this template message The first Barbie doll was introduced in both blonde and brunette in March Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara 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 Elliota co-founder of the Mattel toy company.
He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors. 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 Bild.
Lilli was a blonde bombshell, 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 inand 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 redesigned the doll with help from engineer Jack Ryan and the doll was given a new name, Barbie, after Handler's daughter Barbara. The first Barbie doll wore a black and white zebra striped swimsuit and signature topknot ponytailand 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.
AroundBarbie dolls were sold during the first year of production. Louis Marx and Company sued Mattel in March The company additionally claimed that Mattel "falsely and misleadingly represented itself as having originated the design".
Mattel counter-claimed and the case was settled out of court in Barbie's appearance has been changed many times, most notably in 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 countries, with Mattel claiming that three Barbie dolls are sold every second.
Media franchise Further information: Barbie film series Barbie products include not only the range of dolls with their clothes and accessories, but also a large range of Barbie branded goods such as books, apparel, cosmetics, and video games.
Barbie has had a media franchise starting inwhen she began appearing in a series of animated films.Sewing Patterns for Barbie, Tyler Wentworth and Gene Fashion Dolls.
Free printable sewing patterns to make new outfits yourself for your fashion dolls. Crochet doll patterns. Some great beginner crochet patterns. These crochet doll patterns look great on your dolls. Create them with your kids, for your kids, or you. We should have done Barbie Bungee earlier in the year while learning linear equations and lines of best fit, but better late than never.
My collection of Barbies could use some refurbishing work — they get used so much each year for this activity and for our lesson on proportions.
“My whole philosophy of Barbie was that through the doll, the little girl could be anything she wanted to be. Barbie always represented the fact that a woman has choices.”. We appreciate your business. If we can help you with anything at all, please give us a call.
If we don't answer, we are probably with a customer, please leave us a message. Barbie Paper Doll Closet and Clothes: This first page is a great look into Barbie's closet. This is the inside cover of the book. You see that she has a college pennant hanging on her door, along with several belts.
Dresses and shoes abound, of course!