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Barbie is the most loved of all dolls. She is elegant, intelligent and fashionable and what every girl aspires to be.
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Since Barbie was launched in 1959 she has also had lots of friends. Here are just a few of Barbie's friends:
Ken - Introduced in 1961 as Barbie's boyfriend, Ken was a long time companion of Barbie up until 2004 when they separated.
Midge - She was a best friend of Barbie's from 1963-66 and then again from 1988 until now.
Skipper - The Barbie doll little sister, Skipper was introduced in 1964 and is still available today.
Allan - This was Ken's first friend from 1964-65.
Skooter - Skipper needed a good friend and along came Skooter in 1965-66.
The makers of Barbie, Mattel was actually launched in 1945 and they made picture frames. The company was launched by Ruth and Elliot Handler. They originally had a partner Harold Matson but he quickly sold his share of the business to the Handlers.
In the early days Elliot Handler would make dollhouse furniture from scraps of picture frames. This dollhouse furniture proved to be so popular that in 1947 the company turned their emphasis to toys.
In 1955 Mattel started to advertise its toys through the popular Mickey Mouse club on television. This was the first time that toys had been advertised in this way.
In 1959 inspired by her daughters fascination with cut out paper dolls Ruth Handler suggests making a three-dimentional doll through wich little girls could act out their dreams. She names the doll Barbie after her daughter Barbara. Barbie was an instatnt success.
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