Category: Barbie

Can You Believe Barbie Has Turned 60 Years Old?

We always like to think of our societal icons in their prime. Take, for instance, Madonna. Would you rather think of her the way she looked in the 1980s or present day? If you’re like most people, you think of 80s Madonna, just like you have a specific picture in your mind for people like… Read more »

Which Vintage Barbie Dolls Fetch the Highest Market Prices?

Barbie dolls can be worth a lot of money if you have certain ones. Take, for instance, the original Barbie from 1959. The first Barbie wore a black and white swimsuit, had a side ward glance with her eyes, and had her hair in a ponytail. If you have her in her original box, and… Read more »

Barbie and the STEM Movement

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If you saw the big hit movie Black Panther, you noticed that King T’Challa’s 16-year-old sister Shuri was presented as a confident, smart scientist. She’s just one character in today’s pop culture society that happens to be female and interested in science. There’s the female characters on The Big Bang Theory, one of whom is… Read more »

Does Barbie Have a Last Name?

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If you say the name “Barbie” in everyday conversation, there’s a good chance everyone will know exactly who and what you’re referring to: the iconic doll! There are certain icons in this world, both real and fictional, who only need one name and everyone in a room automatically knows who that is: Cher, Madonna, Beyonce,… Read more »

A Quick Look at Dolls and Feminism

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“Finally, a doll that looks more like me,” she said, as we strolled past the toy aisles in a giant store. “It’s about time!” Indeed, doll makers are waking up to the reality that not every girl or woman is stick-thin with blonde hair, blue eyes, big boobs, long legs, and hardly any waist. In… Read more »

A Brief Look at the History of Barbie Dolls

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If you were a little girl growing up in the 1970s chances are you or a girl you knew had a Malibu Barbie doll. “Sunset Malibu Barbie” pretty much defined Barbie throughout the 1970s. The beach blonde California girl with a twist ‘n turn waist came with an aqua blue nylon one-piece swimsuit, round lavender… Read more »

Presidents, Politics and Celebrity Dolls

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Are dolls toys or collectibles? Although many think of dolls as a toy for children, many dolls are created with collectors in mind. This is especially the case when it comes to dolls representing presidents and political celebrities. With the 2016 presidential election in full swing, it is easy to find both Hilary Clinton and… Read more »

Alessandra Ambrosio’s Vintage Barbie Collection

Alessandra Ambrosio loves to collect. As a Victoria’s Secret Angel, actress and leader of a family of four, Ambrosio has plenty on her plate, but it’s not enough, because she has two major collections in her life – including her extensive selection of Barbie dolls. When she isn’t modeling the world’s classiest fashions, this model… Read more »

Mattel and Pop Culture

You probably know that Barbies actually come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes even special edition versions. But did you know that Mattel has just released its new line of “Star Trek” Barbies, paying homage to a popular franchise with dolls that look like the series’ famed characters! According to The Verge, Mattel is… Read more »

A Brief History of Barbie

  No matter if you’re young or old, male or female, everyone knows Barbie. Barbie was – and still is – a classic doll that many young kids owned and even collected.   Barbie was created to prove that women always have choices. Generally speaking, Barbies have always had hundreds of clothing options, hairstyles and… Read more »