The first Barbie doll was made in 1959, and the doll was introduced that year at the American International Toy Fair. The first Barbie doll was inspired by an earlier doll, the Bild Lilli, which was produced in Germany starting in 1955.Continue Reading
The earlier Bild Lilli doll was based on a character in a German comic strip that first appeared in 1952 and ran until 1961. Production of the Bild Lilli doll ceased in 1964 when Mattell acquired the rights to the doll.
The first Ken doll was made in 1961. African-American Barbie dolls and Hispanic Barbie dolls first appeared in 1980.Learn more about Toys
As of 2015, Walmart, Toys R Us and Kmart sell the 2015 Barbie Dreamhouse both in their store locations and online through their official websites. Amazon.com also offers the 2015 Barbie Dreamhouse. Additionally, some sellers on Amazon.com offer older models of the Barbie Dreamhouse for sale.Full Answer >
The first Barbie Dream House was made in 1962 and retailed for $8.00. The first Malibu Barbie Dream House debuted in 1971. Mattel remodeled the house more than 10 times in the last 40 years, says Forbes.com.Full Answer >
The official Barbie website features a selection of free Barbie games for girls, and users may also visit Girlg.com to play various Barbie games. Users can also visit Girlgames.com and GirlgamesXL.net for a variety of Barbie games to play.Full Answer >
Barbie dolls are made up of soft plastics, and while permanent marker has been known to create irreversible damage, there are some materials, such as rubbing alcohol, that have been proven to erase the marker from select surfaces. Removing permanent marker stains should be done on a trial-and-error basis.Full Answer >