The male doll counterpart to Mattel's Barbie doll has an official, albeit fictional, full name of Ken Carson. Ken has no middle name, and his eponym Ken Handler, is the son of Barbie and Ken creator Ruth Handler. Ken's f... More »

Barbara Millicent Roberts is Mattel’s Barbie’s complete name. The world-famous fashion doll, which first appeared in 1959, is named after its inventor’s daughter. Ruth Handler projected a grown-up three-dimensional doll ... More »

Some of the most relevant Barbie characters that are still being made as of 2015 are Barbie's boyfriend Ken Carson, Barbie's little sister Skipper Roberts and Barbie's original best friend Midge Hadley. A large number of... More »

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Barbie does not have an exact age, but she is known as the "Teen-Age Fashion Model," according to Mattel. As of 2014, Barbie is officially 55 years old; she has been on the market since 1959. More »

As of 2014, Mattel manufactures Barbie dolls at two factories in China, one factory in Indonesia and one factory in Malaysia. The debut doll released in 1959 was produced in Japan, with a number of other countries follow... More »

Ken and Barbie decided to go their separate ways because they simply fell out of love, according to Barbie's publicist Ken Sunshine. The publicist further clarified that the two broke off on good terms and would remain f... More »

The first Barbie doll debuted on March 9, 1959, at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Ruth Handler, co-founder of toy manufacturer Mattel, developed the doll earlier that year after she noticed her daughter Barbara ... More »