{\displaystyle 270!/(266!4! By creating a doll with adult features, Mattel enabled girls to become anything they want. Her peroxide-free blonde hair has become synonymous with the icon that is Barbara Millicent Roberts. [15] Carbee was the subject of the feature-length documentary Magical Universe. At the time, most children's toy dolls were representations of infants. The company additionally claimed that Mattel "falsely and misleadingly represented itself as having originated the design". For other uses, see, "Black Barbies" redirects here. [116] Similarly, Lacey Wildd, an American reality television personality frequently referred to as "Million Dollar Barbie" has also undergone 12 breast augmentation surgeries to become "the extreme Barbie".[117]. To see more photos of Barbie, go to Barbara Millicent Roberts/Gallery, A Krystn Barbie from Barbie in the Pink Shoes, Barbie walking Taffy and one of her puppies, The Katniss Barbie Doll from The Hunger Games, The Talkin' Barbie from the Life in the Dreamhouse, Barbie as Lumina from Barbie: The Pearl Princess, The Cutie Fashionista with a Sporty Fashionista doll. In 1974, a section of Times Square in New York City was renamed Barbie Boulevard for a week. In a series of novels published by Random House in the 1960s, her parents' names are given as George and Margaret Roberts from the fictional town of Willows, Wisconsin. [12], In 1986, the artist Andy Warhol created a painting of Barbie. A person with Barbie syndrome attempts to emulate the doll's physical appearance, even though the doll has unattainable body proportions. ", "Does Barbie Make Girls Want to Be Thin? In 1990, Mattel created a focus group with African American children and parents, early childhood specialists, and clinical psychologist, Darlene Powell Hudson. She has owned a wide range of vehicles, including pink Beetle and Corvette convertibles, trailers, and Jeeps. Also in The Simpsons, the crazy cat lady has the real name Eleanor Abernathy. After licensing Lilli, they claimed that Mattel had “infringed on Greiner & Hausser's patent for Bild-Lilli’s hip joint, and also claimed that Barbie was "a direct take-off and copy" of Bild-Lilli. Toxic Barbie? [31] In 1963, the outfit "Barbie Baby-Sits" came with a book entitled How to Lose Weight which advised: "Don't eat!". The body shapes looked different, but the proportions were the same to ensure clothing and accessories were interchangeable. [40][41], Although Barbie had been criticized for its unrealistic-looking "tall and petite" dolls, the company has increating been offering more dolls set to more realistic standards in order to help promote positive body image. Ken and Barbie didn't offically break up in 2011, but greenpeace broke up them up because her packaging was destroying the rainforests. [28], From the start, some have complained that "the blonde, plastic doll conveyed an unrealistic body image to girls. [106][107], Mattel Inc. and MGA Entertainment Inc. returned to court on January 18, 2011 to renew their battle over who owns Bratz, which this time includes accusations from both companies that the other side stole trade secrets. 6 months ago. Barbie's direct-to-DVD animated films have sold over 110 million units worldwide, as of 2013. Fashion doll brand manufactured by the American toy-company Mattel, Inc. She enjoyed the designer clothes and the stylish hairdo's that came along with the career. Her peroxide-free blonde hair has become synonymous with the icon that is Barbara Millicent Roberts. While controversial, Barbie has earned her sales primarily through her skinny waist and long legs! Marilyn Monroe had six toes. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Barbie and Ken Both dolls are named after the children of creator Ruth Handler - Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts , and Ken’s is Kenneth Carson , who sounds like a man who does your taxes. ) Marilyn Monroe had six toes. Greenpeace Exposes Barbie's Package", "Mattel breaks up with Asia Pulp and Paper after Greenpeace's Barbie-based campaign", "Saturday Night Live skit | Inside Barbie's Dream House", Battleground Barbie: When Copyrights Clash, "While Barbie Talks Tough, G. I. Joe Goes Shopping", "Jury rules for Mattel in Bratz doll case", "Court throws out Mattel win over Bratz doll", "Mattel, MGA renew fight over Bratz dolls in court", "Federal jury says MGA, not Mattel, owns Bratz copyright", "Mattel must pay MGA $310 million in Bratz case", "Identification and Management of Eating Disorders in Children and Adolescents", "Valeria Lukyanova: Model Seeks to Be Real-Life Barbie Doll", "Valeria Lukyanova & Another Real Life Barbie Doll, Olga Oleynik, Come to America", "The Barbie Doll Syndrome: Why Girls Are Becoming Obsessed with Unrealistic Curvy Bodies | Women's", "Mom Of 6 Has 36 Surgeries To Look Like A Barbie Doll — Did It Work? Barbie products include not only the range of dolls with their clothes and accessories, but also a large range of Barbie branded goods such as books, apparel, cosmetics, and video games. Forty-five percent of them spend upwards of $1000 a year. Join Facebook to connect with Barbara Millicent Roberts and others you may know. She also loves her gadgets and technology. [103] On August 26, the jury found that Mattel would have to be paid $100 million in damages. 546 ", Forman-Brunell, Miriam. In honor of her source of inspiration—her daughter Barbara—Handler named the Barbie doll Barbara Millicent Roberts. [13][14], Outsider artist Al Carbee took thousands of photographs of Barbie and created countless collages and dioramas featuring Barbie in various settings. "[57] The 2003 Saudi ban was temporary. [11] In addition, the brand has had two television specials in 1987, Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World and Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth, as well as a hit song, "Barbie Girl" (1997) by Aqua. [16], In 2013, in Taiwan, the first Barbie-themed restaurant called "Barbie Café" opened under the Sinlaku group. For example, in 2007, it introduced "Cinco de Mayo Barbie" wearing a ruffled red, white, and green dress (echoing the Mexican flag). According to the Random House books, the character's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. While Barbara Millicent Roberts was a real child, the doll named Barbara Millicent Roberts was given a fictional life story as told in a series of novels published in the 1960s. It is estimated that over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in over 150 countries, with Mattel claiming that three Barbie dolls are sold every second.[9]. IIRC, their surnames were taken from the accounting agency that worked with Mattel. Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. [26] The pair officially reunited in Valentine's Day 2011.[27]. ", Helga Dittmar, Emma Halliwell, and Suzanne Ive, "Does Barbie make girls want to be thin? Barbie is "cute but edgy". Mattel has created a range of companions for Barbie, including Hispanic Teresa, Midge, African American Christie, and Steven (Christie's boyfriend). Paperback www.barbies.de. Personality [edit | edit source] She is intelligent, sweet, kind, brave, caring and helpful. Mattel owner Ruth Handler named Barbara Millicent Roberts & Kenneth Sean Carson for her children, Barbie & Ken Handler. ", "How does 'Curvy Barbie' compare with an average woman? Hispanic magazine reports that: [O]ne of the most dramatic developments in Barbie's history came when she embraced multi-culturalism and was released in a wide variety of native costumes, hair colors and skin tones to more closely resemble the girls who idolized her. Barbie's real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she's named after the daughter of Mattel's co-founders, Ruth and Elliot Handler. Her favourite movie is 'Saturn Romantic: The Sequel.'. Barbie's real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, and she's named after the daughter of Mattel's co-founders, Ruth and Elliot Handler. Barbie's real full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. [72] On September 26, 2006, a Barbie doll set a world record at auction of £9,000 sterling (US$17,000) at Christie's in London. The first Barbie dolls were manufactured in Japan, with their clothes hand-stitched by Japanese homeworkers. One of these 270 phrases was "Math class is tough!". Ironically, though, the real Barbie was 17 by the time the doll debuted, and therefore was not particularly interested in being associated with the child's toy. [3], During a trip to Europe in 1956 with her children Barbara and Kenneth, Ruth Handler came across a German toy doll called Bild Lilli. [35][36] In 2016, Mattel introduced a range of new body types: 'tall', 'petite', and 'curvy'. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Debra Winger (went to school with her) was the voice of E.T. [102] On July 17, 2008, a federal jury agreed that the Bratz line was created by Carter Bryant while he was working for Mattel and that MGA and its Chief Executive Officer Isaac Larian were liable for converting Mattel property for their own use and intentionally interfering with the contractual duties owed by Bryant to Mattel. The first Barbie doll wore a black-and-white zebra striped swimsuit and signature topknot ponytail, and was available as either a blonde or brunette. The standard range of Barbie dolls and related accessories are manufactured to approximately 1/6 scale, which is also known as playscale. [22] In the Random House novels, Barbie attended Willows High School; while in the Generation Girl books, published by Golden Books in 1999, she attended the fictional Manhattan International High School in New York City (based on the real-life Stuyvesant High School). [52][53], In 2010, Barbie has also been criticized for a children's book called Barbie: I Can Be A Computer Engineer, which portrayed Barbie as a game designer who was not technically sophisticated and needed boys' help to do game programming. "[66][67], In March 2015, concerns were raised about a version of the doll called "Hello Barbie", which can hold conversations with a child using speech recognition technology. According to these stories, Barbie is a high school student from a fictional town in Wisconsin. Ninety percent are women, at an average age of 40, purchasing more than twenty Barbie dolls each year. 270 Betsy Ross is the only real person to ever have been the head on a Pez dispenser. Barbara Millicent Roberts. Then again, Barbara Millicent Roberts is a doll. Barbara Millicent Roberts, often known simply as Barbie, is a blond hair, blue-eyed doll that has been around since 1959. 216 ", "Christian Louboutin explains Barbie "fat ankle" comments", "Generation Next: A newly youthful Barbie takes Manhattan", The Storybook Romance Comes To An End For Barbie And Ken, "Valentine's Day Surprise! [40] Despite the curvy doll's body shape being equivalent to a US size 4 in clothing,[37] many children regard her as 'fat'. Barbie's full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. Barbie's family and other principal characters. Ruth Handler believed that it was important for Barbie to have an adult appearance, and early market research showed that some parents were unhappy about the doll's chest, which had distinct breasts. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin. Ruth originally thought of the idea while her daughter, Barbara, was playing with paper dolls. In 2015, The Andy Warhol Foundation then teamed up with Mattel to create an Andy Warhol Barbie. Others though called out the fact that it took the brand years before it finally created the first Black Barbie. [110], In August 2009, MGA introduced a range of dolls called Moxie Girlz, intended as a replacement for Bratz dolls. Seriously, a real doll. 5,845 Followers, 28 Following, 64 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Barbara Millicent Roberts (@imabarbiegirl1959) [109] On August 5, 2011, Mattel was also ordered to pay MGA $310 million for attorney fees, stealing trade secrets, and false claims rather than the $88.5 million issued in April. B. He was unenthusiastic about the idea, as were Mattel's directors. [56], In September 2003, the Middle Eastern country of Saudi Arabia outlawed the sale of Barbie dolls and franchises, stating that they did not conform to the ideals of Islam. Barbie and Ken are officially back together", "Barbie and Ken: Back together on Valentine's Day", "What would a real life Barbie look like? She gave one to her daughter and took the others back to Mattel. [10] The standard dolls are approximately 11½ inches tall. Barbie’s Full Name Is ‘Barbara Millicent Roberts’ — Learn The Real Names of 19 Fictional Characters. [19] The event showcased fashions contributed by fifty well-known haute couturiers including Diane von Fürstenberg, Vera Wang, Calvin Klein, Bob Mackie, and Christian Louboutin. Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse Characters, Barbie and Her Sisters in a Pony Tale Characters, https://everything-barbie.fandom.com/wiki/Barbara_Millicent_Roberts?oldid=7476, Blaine Gordon (ex-boyfriend/discontinued), Ella (Barbie doll produced for Cancer patients), Azura (Fairytopia 2018 release or after Dreamtopia), Crystal (The Heirs or Life in the Dreamhouse only, may visible in Fashion Fever), Jaqueline (2010-2013-2014/15 or Fall 2017), Blaine Gordon (Somewhere inbetween 2004-2009), River (during Barbie's myscene years, possibly 2006/7). Lilli was a blonde bombshell, a working girl who knew what she wanted and was not above using men to get it. The doll was marketed as a "Teen-age Fashion Model," with her clothes created by Mattel fashion designer Charlotte Johnson. These procedures have included multiple nose jobs, six pack ab implants, a buttock lift, and hair and chest implants. \Seriously, a real doll. [44] Mattel responded to these criticisms. Complaints also point to a lack of diversity in the line. ! ! [34] In 1997, Barbie's body mold was redesigned and given a wider waist, with Mattel saying that this would make the doll better suited to contemporary fashion designs. Her full name was revealed in a series of authorized novels published in the 1960s. The Lilli doll was based on a popular character appearing in a comic strip drawn by Reinhard Beuthin for the newspaper Bild. Barbie has had a media franchise starting with Barbie in the Nutcracker in 2001, when she began appearing in a series of animated films. She is also a supporting character in the My Scene films as well as in the Pixar films Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3. A Barbie Fashionista Doll (Rainbow Wave 2). The girls were then asked about their ideal body size. Barbie was one of the first toys to have a marketing strategy based extensively on television advertising, which has been copied widely by other toys. 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