Archived from the original on June 23, Archived from the original on December 7, In September , 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. Ruth Handler watched her daughter Barbara play with paper dolls, and noticed that she often enjoyed giving them adult roles. See also: List of Barbie's friends and family. 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. March 2, In , in Taiwan , the first Barbie-themed restaurant called "Barbie Café" opened under the Sinlaku group. September 22, In July , Mattel released "Barbie Video Girl", a Barbie doll with a pinhole video camera in its chest, enabling clips of up to 30 minutes to be recorded, viewed, and uploaded to a computer via a USB cable.
December 6, The doll was unsuccessful and Mattel recalled the unsold stock, making it sought after by collectors. Retrieved August 1, Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Retrieved November 20, In , sales figures showed that Bratz dolls were outselling Barbie dolls in the United Kingdom, although Mattel maintained that in terms of the number of dolls, clothes, and accessories sold, Barbie remained the leading brand. Upload Leaks. Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc.
Archived from the original PDF on March 26, Archived from the original on October 11, In March , in time for International Women's Day , Mattel unveiled the "Barbie Celebrates Role Models" campaign with a line of 17 dolls, informally known as "sheroes", from diverse backgrounds "to showcase examples of extraordinary women". Barbie Mattel. Criticisms of Barbie are often centered around concerns that children consider Barbie a role model and will attempt to emulate her. According to research by the University Central Hospital in Helsinki, Finland, she would lack the 17 to 22 percent body fat required for a woman to menstruate. The doll was a Barbie in Midnight Red from and was part of a private collection of 4, Barbie dolls being sold by two Dutch women, Ietje Raebel and her daughter Marina. Barbie Doll Fashion: — Namespaces Article Talk.
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