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Barbie’s Color ‘n Curl Hair Salon: Vintage Toys & Games for Christmas

XmasFLIX.com ► Like! ► http Xmas MP3 ► XmasTRAX.com ► http Barbie’s Color and Curl Hair Salon: Vintage Toys & Games for Christmas Barbara ‘Barbie’ Millicent Roberts is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration. Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for fifty years, and has been the subject of numerous controversies and lawsuits, often involving parody of the doll and her lifestyle. Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. At the time, most children’s toy dolls were representations of infants. Realizing that there could be a gap in the market, Handler suggested the idea of an adult-bodied doll to her husband Elliot, a co-founder of the Mattel toy company. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel’s directors. During a trip to Europe in 1956 with her children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth Handler came across a German toy doll called Bild Lilli. The adult-figured doll was exactly what Handler had in mind, so she purchased three of them. She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel. The Lilli doll was based on a popular character

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5 Responses to Barbie’s Color ‘n Curl Hair Salon: Vintage Toys & Games for Christmas

  1. avrilfantasyrin January 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

    so barbie did the whole changing the wig ? :O awesome

  2. SuperLuckyRyan March 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm #


  3. rafvez2 May 6, 2012 at 12:12 am #

    That’s from the 1990s Its not in sale anymore.

  4. plasmoplasmoplasmoer June 27, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    ‘you can tell its mattel..its swell’ ;D

  5. gdemoxx December 28, 2012 at 3:09 am #

    I want it, it looks funny

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