Questions

What is the full name of Barbie? – Barbara Millicent Roberts

When is Barbie doll’s birthday? – March 9, 1959 (the exact date she was unveiled to the toy industry during New York Toy Fair)

What was the selling price for the first barbie doll? – $3.00

Who was barbie doll’s first pet? – a horse named Dancer

When did Barbie doll make her European debut? – 1961

When was barbie doll introduced in India? – 1987

Which was the first barbie car? – 1962 Austin Healy Roadster

Facts

Barbie first appeared in the now-famous black-and-white striped swimsuit.

Barbie was “born” in a fictional town Willows in Wisconsin.

The most expensive Barbie was designed in partnership with Australian jewelry designer Stefano Canturi to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The doll sold for $302,500 at auction in 2010.

Barbie has a powerful social media presence with over 13 million fans on Facebook, 240,000 followers on Twitter and over 600,000 followers on Instagram (@Barbie)

Ruth Handler was inspired to create Barbie after seeing the ‘Bild Lilli’ doll in Switzerland, and noticed her daughter liked playing with dolls that resembled older woman, instead of babies.

The first Barbie dolls were manufactured in Japan and their clothes were hand-stitched by Japanese workers. Barbie’s were manufactured in Japan until 1972.

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