When Mattel, Inc. As with most things, our multi-faceted lady made her debut in New York. Families, girls growing up, and a whole slew of collectors have been grateful to Mattel president and inventor, Ruth Handler, for giving them a franchise worth appreciating in all its manifold splendors. And, as has become the case, to cash in on!
Vintage Barbie dolls show off the best characteristics of nostalgia. Everyone loves to reminisce and for fashion doll collectors, memory lane leads directly to Barbie's of the past. Simply being old is only part of it. It's the hair, makeup and fashion statements that so perfectly define the styles of a favorite period of time. From the bubblecut to the swirly ponytail, Barbie doll memories are here for the sharing.
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Believe it or not, Barbie is turning 60, and the She remains the most popular fashion doll ever, with more than models sold every minute, according to Mattel. Her YouTube channel boasts more than five million subscribers, she has more than 14 million fans on Facebook , and her BarbieStyle Instagram feed has nearly two million followers. Americans collect in and year cycles.