When Barbie was created, the doll became popular because it was the first doll a little girl played with to pretend to be grown up. Mothers liked the doll because it was marketed to teach grooming habits to girls. As of 2015, marketing and doll collecting keep Barbie in demand.
There are price guides for collectible Barbie dolls available at iGuide.net and BarbieValues.com, as of 2016. Since these are collectible dolls, the values and the availabilities of the dolls are constantly changing.
Barbie dolls are priced based on a wide variety of factors, including rarity, age and condition. As with many collectibles, Barbie dolls have a market value. The prices fluctuate and are affected by what comparable Barbie dolls sell for on auction sites and in magazines about collecting.
According to the official Nintendo website, Barbie games include “Barbie Dreamhouse Party” for the Wii U, “Barbie House Adventures: Riding Camp” for the Wii and “Barbie: Glam and Groom Pups” for the 3DS. Both “Barbie Dreamhouse Party” and “Barbie: Glam and Groom Pups” were released by publisher Litt
Since the first Barbie doll was introduced in 1959, different types of Barbies include the Mod Barbie, produced from 1967 to 1973; the Malibu Barbie, from 1971 to 1977; the Supersize Barbie from 1978; the Black Barbie from 1980; the Holiday Barbie from 1988 on; and the pink, silver, gold, platinum a
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 after she noticed her daughter’s fascination with paper dolls and observed that
The website iGuide has extensive price guides for Barbie dolls. The database is searchable, includes market value and is regularly updated to include new Barbie dolls.
Certain Mattel Barbie dolls are collectible. Many retailers sell them as "Barbie Collector" dolls. However, Mattel labels new releases as "The Barbie Collection," as of 2015.
The doll Barbie has had many different friends since she was introduced in 1959. Her oldest friend is Ken Carson, a doll that was introduced to the line in 1961. In 1963, Midge Hadley was introduced as Barbie's first female friend. Other early Barbie friends include Christie, the first African-Ameri
As of 2015, the Barbie doll is 56 years old. The doll was debuted to the world on March 9, 1959 at the New York Toy Fair. Today the Barbie doll comes in many different styles.