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It's All About Barbie

Updated on September 28, 2012

Barbie was launched in 1959 and sold for $3 each. Barbies' full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

Barbie is a doll who could do anything, a doll who has everything, from a sports car to a wardrobe every girl dreams of to a completely furnished dream house.

Barbie comes in many varieties, such as Malibu Barbie, Super Star Barbie, Ballerina Barbie, Barbie Princess, Barbie Sparkle, Wedding Barbie and Barbie Happy Birthday and countless more. Barbie also comes in a variety of play sets.

Barbie has had a negative influence on young girls and has been criticized for this. Some girls would develop eating disorders for the desire to be thin due to Barbies' perfect thin body shape. Barbie represents the perfect young woman with great hair, pretty face, perfect figure, and great clothes. Girls consider Barbie as a role model and some tend to imitate her.

Over the years Barbies features have changed. She has become more flexible, her hairstyles have changed, her size has changed and more.

Barbie is not one to be called lazy. She has a long list of careers she has accumulated over the years and will no doubt continue to grow for years to come.

Barbie is a collectors item in many households from the young to the old. A mint condition boxed Barbie from 1959 was sold for $3552.50 in 2004. A Barbie collector sees their Barbies' as valuable possessions. They are always adding to their collection.

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