As of 2014, the 1997 Happy Holidays Barbie commonly sells for $20 to $30 in its original box. Loose figures are not as desirable among collectors and carry minimal value, even when in mint condition.
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
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
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 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
Most Barbie hair is made out of Saran, a generic name for plastics made from at least 80 percent PVDC. Some dolls have hair made out of Kanekalon, another fiber that is widely used for wigs and hair extensions.
Some Barbie hair games include "Avatar Creator," "Barbie in the Bathtub" and "Barbie Mermaid Makeover." These are free to play online and most only need the use of a computer mouse.
Used Barbie dolls can be sold at online auction store sites such as eBay, where a price and description can be set and shipping details can be arranged. Selling a Barbie doll might also be done as part of a garage sale, if other things need to be sold along with it.
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.
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 Barbie characters have been introduced and discontinued since the first Barbie