The ultimate babe in toyland Essay

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The ultimate babe in toyland


The Ultimate Babe in Toyland

As I walked down the aisle with my niece I felt as though I had fallen into a bottle of
Pepto Bismal when in fact we were only in the Barbie section of the local toy store. There
were hundreds of pink boxes with the 11 and ¾ inch doll in them. I was instantly brought
back to my childhood and the hours that I spent playing with this timeless toy. Amazement
arose because the tradition of this toy has survived for so many years.

Ruth Handler a co-founder of Mattel, invented Barbie in 1959, when she noticed her
daughter playing with paper dolls imagining them to be different people who were working,
swimming, and playing with friends. Barbie got her name from Handler's daughter Barbara.
Ken, Barbie's boyfriend was created in 1960, and was named after Handler's son. In 1963,
Midge, Barbie's best friend was created and in 1964, Barbie's sister, Skipper, was
created.

She's tall, slim, and beautiful. She has a smile that never ceases, a body that never
ages, and a wardrobe that every woman dreams of. With these great qualities under her belt
Barbie has become the most popular selling woman in the world. From "Sponge-N-Print,"
"Make-up" and "Doctor" Barbie to one hundred-piece gift sets and fashion play cards to
"Birthday Fun at McDonald's" and Barbie's "Baywatch" Rescue Boat, it could be concluded
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