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Barbie toys - lego power point

  1. 1. A  ~very~  brief  history…  
  2. 2. BARBIE•  Barbie  is  a  fashion  doll  that  is  made  by  the   American  toy  company  Ma#el,  Inc  •  Barbie  was  launched  in  1959,  created  by  Ruth   Handler  •  She  suggested  that  children  played  with   ‘infant’  style  dolls,  but  they  gave  them  adult   roles  –  there  were  no  dolls  that  were  adults  •  Barbie’s  official  birthday  is  March  9,  1959  
  3. 3. BARBIE•  Barbie  was  named  aEer  Handler’s  daughter   Barbara  •  The  very  first  Barbie  doll  wore  a  black  and   white  zebra  striped  swimsuit  and  was   available  as  either  blonde  or  bruneJe  •  The  first  dolls  were  manufactured  in  Japan  •  In  the  first  year  of  producMon  around  350,000   Barbie  dolls  were  sold  
  4. 4. BARBIE•  It  is  claimed  that  3  Barbie  dolls  are  sold  every   second  around  the  world  •  Barbie  dolls  are  sold  in  over  150  countries  •  The  standard  Barbie  doll  is  11  ½  inches  tall  •  Barbie  has  appeared  in  a  series  of  animated   films  and  is  a  supporMng  character  in  Toy  Story   2  and  Toy  Story  3  
  5. 5. BARBIE•  Famous  arMst  Andy  Warhol  did  a  painMng  of   Barbie  in  1985  
  6. 6. BARBIE•  In  2009  (when  most  of  you  were  in   Kindergarten)  Barbie  celebrated  her  50th   birthday  •  Barbie  has  gone  through  several  changes  over   the  years  for  a  range  of  reasons,  some  of   which  are  shown  in  the  following  images:  
  7. 7. BARBIE•  The  #1  vintage  Ponytail  Barbie  issued  in  1959  •  The  vintage  #3  Ponytail  Barbie  from  1960  •  The  vintage  #5  Ponytail  Barbie  from  1962  •  The  #6  MMan  hair  Ponytail  Barbie  from  1963  •  Vintage  Swirl  Ponytail  Barbie  from  1964  

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