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The Best Barbie Dolls for Christmas

Updated on October 25, 2013

Barbie Dolls

Mattel is the world's largest manufacturer of toys most successful of which is the Barbie doll. Other famous toys include Hot wheels, Fisher Price toys and American doll toys. The toy company was founded in 1945 by Harold Matson and Elliot Handler and have captured the imagination of children and adults alike ever since. The company's first products were doll house furniture but they soon found their niche with dolls and other children's toys.

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Recently Mattel agreed to manufacture a hairless doll that will have hair accessories like scarves, wigs and hats. She will not be go on sale but will donated to children's hospitals. This is wonderful news as it will give young children who have lost their hair though cancer treatment, Alopecia and Trichotillomania a doll that they can identify with. Hopefully the company will start to sell them as well

Barbie

The best doll in the world

Barbie Collector 2012 Holiday Doll

Look at the reasons why

Barbie is undoubtedly one of the most successful and famous toys.She made her first appearance in 1959 at a toy trade fair. The company soon introduced other successful ranges like talking dolls however none have over taken her in sales and popularity.

Why Barbie Dolls are so popular

Barbie is undoubtedly one of the most successful and famous toys.She made her first appearance in 1959 at a toy trade fair. The company soon introduced other successful ranges like talking dolls however none have over taken her in sales and popularity.

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There are probably many reasons why Barbie dolls appeal to children of all ages and even adults. They make great presents for young children and many people continue to collect them even as adults.

  1. There are probably many reasons why Barbie dolls appeal to children of all ages and even adults. They make great presents for young children and many people continue to collect them even as adults.
  2. One of the reasons why Barbie is so popular has to be the fact that she has a whole personality that makes her seem real to her adoring fans. According to her official biography (yes she has one) she is one of 6 children having 4 sisters and 1 brother. Her on and off boyfriend is Ken (they had a brief split in 2004 but the word on the grapevine is that they have reconciled). She has had an array of pets including, horses, pandas, parrots, dogs and ponies. Her elaborate career has seen her be a model, fire fighter, cowgirl, police officer and an American Idol winner.
  3. The other reason has got to be the fact that there seems to be a Barbie to cater for every occasion and preference. She has been a blond, brunette and red haired Barbie was introduced in 1961. She went international in with the introduction of Italian Barbie. Black Barbie and Hispanic barbie were first introduced in 1980.
  4. The other reason why Barbie dolls are so popular are the attention to detail that the dolls are made with. Each doll seems to be specially made and it is hard to resist the exquisite accessories that are available for her including dresses, shoes, bags and jewellery.

    She has had the privilege of having notable designers make dresses for her including; Calvin Klein, Versace and Gucci

Popular Barbie Dolls

There are so many wonderful Barbie dolls to choose from. Below are some of the best loved

Barbie Princess Dolls

Every little girl wants to be a princess and Barbie is no exception. With her beautiful long flowing gown and sparkling tiara she is the perfect companion for little girls as they step into an imaginary kingdom where all dreams come true.

Here are some of the beautiful Barbie princess dolls

African American Barbie

The first African American Barbie doll was introduced in 1980.However she was not the first black doll marketed by mattel.In 1967 Francie was introduced to the market and 1968 saw the arrival of Christie.There is a selection of African Americam barbie in different styles.

There are different ranges that where introduced for example the so in style range.The "so in style" range was introduced in 2009.Barbie also has African American friends like Kayla and some of the theme collections have black dolls.

Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 African-American Mermaid Doll
Barbie in A Mermaid Tale 2 African-American Mermaid Doll

This beauty is based on the movie" Barbie in A Mermaid Tale.She is dresses in a brightly coloured bodice with an equally beautiful tale.Little girls can play with her both in and out of water

 

Dolls of The World Barbie Collection

This is a range of barbie dolls from all over the world.

Celebrity Barbie

This is a range based on celebrites

Babra Steisand

Mattels Pink Label Barbra Streisand Collector Barbie Doll
Mattels Pink Label Barbra Streisand Collector Barbie Doll

This is perfect for Babra Streisand fans.She is dressed in an elegant black and white dress with a microphone infront of her

 

Twilight Barbie

Twilight is one of the most popular movies series.These twilight barbie dolls will delight any fan of the series.

Barbie Collector The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Bella Doll
Barbie Collector The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Bella Doll

The dress Bella wore to her wedding in the Breaking Dawn movie was designed by Caroline Herrara and valued at 35,000 dollars.This stunning replica is just a fraction of the price but is still beautiful.

 
Mattel Barbie Collector Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 Bella And Edward Wedding Day Doll Set
Mattel Barbie Collector Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1 Bella And Edward Wedding Day Doll Set

Bella and Edward's wedding was one of the most anticipated events in the Breakind Dawn.This dol set is one way for fans to relive it.

 
Barbie Collector Twilight Saga New Moon Jacob Doll
Barbie Collector Twilight Saga New Moon Jacob Doll

This doll will be a treat for team Jacob fans.

 

Monster High Dolls

Be yourself; be unique,be a monster

Monster High Venus McFlyttap Doll

This is another popular line of dolls released by mattel in 2010.It has become very popular with an interactive website, episodes of the minster high series and books that were written by Lissi Harrison.

Basically the monster high dolls are inspired by monster and horror movies. Monster high is a school whose pupils are all children of famous monsters from the book and film industry for example Medusa, The mummy, and Frankenstein's monster.

The dolls all have very different characteristics which are very evident in how they dress .The fact that these dolls have become very popular might come as a surprise to some people but the fact that they seem to promote the message "be comfortable in your skin" is a nice welcome.

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