Articles for tag: Barbie, Mattel, Vintage Barbie Dolls

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The Birth of the Holiday Barbie Series

The “Happy Holiday” Barbie series began in 1988 and ended in 1998, although Mattel did not intend for this to be a series. The 1988 “Happy Holidays” Barbie doll was strictly marketed as part of a market test, or pilot project. The 1988 “Happy Holidays” Barbie doll was at that time the first vinyl Barbie ...

The 5 Best Places to Find Vintage Barbie Dolls

If you collect vintage Barbie dolls you know how hard it can be to find them. If places do carry them it is hard to find them in good condition, with their boxes in good condition. It is nearly impossible to find places where you can get good deals on vintage Barbie dolls. I will ...

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Collecting Number One Ponytail Vintage Barbie Dolls

A confident collector of Number One Ponytail vintage Barbie dolls knows that the pitfalls to avoid when seeking to add another beauty to the collection are virtually legion. Collecting vintage Barbie dolls in particular is the kind of field where competition is fierce, claims as to authenticity and condition are sometimes stretched, and the limit ...

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Barbie Dolls Vs. Bratz Dolls

In the doll world, there are now two popular dress up fashion doll lines, Barbie dolls and Bratz dolls. Barbie has been around since the late 1950’s, and is still going. Bratz came on the scene in 2001 and joined the doll world with a bang. There is a definite competition between the two doll ...

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History of the Barbie Doll

A lot of books were written and toys were created to fulfill the need of a writer or inventor’s child. That is exactly the way the Barbie doll came into existence. In 1945, a partnership was formed between Ruth and Elliot Handler and Harold “Matt” Matson. They called it Mattel Creations, and they sold picture ...

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Barbie Doll Collectibles

Who would have thought that a plastic doll that was meant to be a toy, and is still a great toy choice, when it was first introduced into one of the most collectable items on the market today with over 600 different Barbie Doll collectibles like a Barbie Bride with a dress designed by Bob ...

Top Barbie Houses

While gathering together gift ideas for your holiday shopping, you may decide to look through a few of the top Barbie houses. With Barbie being so popular for many generations, it is possible you know someone who is a fan. This could be a child who enjoys playing with the Barbie dolls and accessories, or ...

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Fascinating Facts About the Barbie Doll

The Barbie doll was first introduced at a Toy Fair in New York by the Mattel toy company. The day was March 9,1959. and from then on this date is also celebrated as her official birthday. When Barbie was first introduced she had a black and white swim suite and her hair style was either ...

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Is Barbie Related to Ken?

Barbie and Ken’s History The toy company, Mattel, gave birth to Barbie and Ken in 1959. The entire idea span from Ruth Handler, wife of Mattel co-founder Elliot Handler, when she noticed her preteen daughter playing with dolls (baby like) in adult roles. That gave her the notation that dolls similar to adults might sell ...