Barbie dolls are synonymous with little girls everywhere. I was a child of the ’80s and my sister and I had several of the traditional blonde-haired, blue-eyed dolls.
Back in those days, having the pink Barbie Camper was all the rage. But as most things evolve over time, so too, has Barbie. The pink camper that every girl had has been replaced with the Barbie Dreamhouse. And the traditional blonde-haired, blue-eyed doll has also changed over the years to include the Barbie Fashionistas. Barbie looks nothing like the original gal that she was in ’59.
The popular doll was created by toy company, Mattel, and launched in March 1959. According to Wikipedia, “Mattel has sold over a billion Barbie dolls, making it the company’s largest and most profitable line.” The first Barbie doll to hit the market wore a black and white zebra swimsuit and could be purchased with either blonde or brunette hair.