ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Top Toys - Great Gifts Barbie Doll and Family Name Quiz and More

Updated on November 14, 2015
Barbie and Tawney - photo courtesy of
Barbie and Tawney - photo courtesy of

Barbie and Family Fast Facts

The Barbie® Family, Friends and Pets

Take a journey with us back into time.  Restore memories of a simpler time, playing with Barbie Dolls.  Recall the friends and family of Barbie.  And view all the items for sale now - grouped by name - from dogs, to horses to family and friends.  And then to cap everything off, take our quiz - see if you can get a perfect score.  And IF your memory is still bad (as mine was!), watch the very first commercials and the introductions of friends and family of Barbie.

Enjoy the fond memories!


Mother - Who is known as the “Mother” of Barbie® doll? The inventor Ruth Handler, co-owner of Mattel Corporation.


Dancer (1971) – Barbie’s first horse, introduced in 1971

Star Stepper (1991) – Barbie’s horse which appears in a gift set called All American Star Stepper 1991

High Stepper….. – Barbie’s horse

Snow Dancer 1991 – Midge’s horse and a Toys R Us exclusive


Poodle (1964) – dog’s name unknown, Barbie’s first pet, came with an outfit and the set was called “Dog N Duds.”1964

Sparky …..– Barbie’s firefighter dog – a Dalmation – of course!

Prince ……– Barbie’s dog

Lord …..– Barbie’s dog in London, an Afghan

Barbie’s Friends

Ken® ……..– Also known as “Carson” is the name of Ken as given in the Random House series of books, who lives across from Barbie® in Willows, Wisconsin, a fictional town

Willows, Wisconsin, designated to be Anywhere in USA, named after the legendary Princess Willow who lived at the edge of a forest. NOTE: Ken and Barbie had the full wedding series, but yet the

Midge® Hadley ……– best friend of Barbie®

Stacey (1992) – a friend of Barbie, p. 41, she was named after Ken Handler’s first daughter or Ruth Handler’s granddaughter named Stacey.

Barbie’s Friends’ Relatives

Albert – Midge’s little brother – mentioned in the book Barbie®‘s Adventures to Read Aloud, Wonder Books, 1964.

Tommy – Ken’s brother 1997

Barbie’s Cousins

Two cousins were mentioned – P.J. and Francie.

P.J. – Barbie’s cousin

Francie ……. - also Barbie’s cousin, was loosely based upon Gidget (Francie Lawrence) , “a wacky teenager who wore mod clothes. This character was played Sandra Dee in the movies and Sally Fields on the television series.”

Barbie’s Brothers & Sisters

Barbie’s brothers and sisters included 3 Sisters - Skipper (1964), Tutti (1966-68) Kelly (1991), one brother – Todd (1966-68) and one sister-in-law – Tracey.

Skipper (1964) – Barbie’s little sister and a smaller doll measuring in comparison to Barbie’s 11.5” and Ken’s 12”, measuring at …………

Tutti (1966-68) Barbie’s baby sister (twin with Todd), with blue eyes

Todd - Barbie’s baby brother (twin with Tutti), with brown eyes, named after Ruth Handler’s grandson, Barbara’s son

Kelly (1991) - Barbie’s sister

Todd …….– Barbie’s brother, married Tracey 1983

Tracey….. – Barbie’s sister-in-law, married Todd 1983

Barbie Quiz:

1. Who invented the Barbie doll?

2. How many sisters did Barbie have?

3. How many brothers did Barbie have?

4. Did Barbie have cousins?

5. Did Barbie have a sister-law? Y

6. Barbie had over 3 horses and 4 different dogs?

7. Ken and Barbie were married?

8. Mattel only created one size of Barbie – 11.5”?

9. Until 1970, Barbies were sold wearing mainly swimsuits?

10. Of all the outfits sold for Barbie, the wedding dress is the best seller?

Barbie and Family Quiz

view quiz statistics

First Ken Barbie Commercial

First Skipper Barbie Commercial

Francie Barbie First Commercial

Barbie and Tanner Dog Commercial

Barbie Tawney Walking Horse Commercial

Quiz Answers and Notes

Barbie’s Quiz:

1.  Who invented the Barbie doll? Barbara Handler

2.  How many sisters did Barbie have? 3

3.  How many brothers did Barbie have? 1 Todd

4.  Did Barbie have cousins? Yes

5.  Did Barbie have a sister-law? Yes, Tracey, wife of Todd

6.  Barbie had over 3 horses and 4 different dogs? True,

7.   Ken and Barbie were married? False, p 86 “Barbie® doll and Ken® doll were never married” Additionally, p. 66 “From the beginning, Ruth Handler insisted Barbie doll should be whonever a little igrl wanted her to be. Mattel still pursues that policy and believe Barbie doll married Ken would close off that play pattern…..

8.  Mattel only created one size of Barbie – 11.5”? False, in 1977 Mattel created Supersized Barbie®, 18” in height.

9.  Until 1970, Barbie’s were sold wearing mainly swimsuits? True in the 1970’s the dolls were given outfits and the fashion designs, costumes became more intricate.

10.   Of all the outfits sold for Barbie, the wedding dress is the best seller? True

Enjoy this website? Not a member yet?



This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)