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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Big Debut: Marilyn Monroe Barbie Doll

It's not the first time than Barbie Doll comes as the "famous" Marilyn Monroe, but now she is the "Blonde Ambition"(that two words explain the way I always thought who Marilyn Monroe was, not as a person, but a public figure...I don't know much about her, but looks like she, definitely, was someone who everyone would like to be like it or be with...whatever she was...the Truth for me is, she'll never be forgotten) and again , Barbie brings her up one more time to reminders us that.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cheerleaders Barbie Dolls

We can love Barbie, but we should never forget than whatever label, special edition, platinum or not for a kid she'll be simply a doll, which can be played with. And, because of that also, we(adults) should remember than Barbie is a doll than the girls want to be like it! That's why she , of course, as a toy, won't be out of reviews...

On her 50Th Anniversary year Barbie, and looking fabulous, did got more that 6,000 votes, but wasn't as a beauty queen, but one of the "worst toys of the year"!

“The toys we give children reflect our values,” said CCFC’s Director Dr. Susan
Linn, author of The Case for Make Believe. “And no one who cares about
children’s wellbeing
could produce a toy like the Barbie Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader doll. It embodies
a host of harmful expectations about what girls are supposed to be
Rated by Mattel as appropriate for children age six and up, the Dallas
Cowboy Cheerleader Doll comes with the shortest of short shorts, stiletto boots,
and a revealing halter top. The preposterously skimpy outfit allows
children to get a better view of Barbie’s impossibly long legs and dangerously
thin body.
“When you combine two classic symbols of gendered
stereotypes – the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and Barbie – you get one terrible
toy,” said CCFC
Steering Committee member Joe Kelly, of “Do
we really want to teach our young daughters that they belong on the sidelines,
not in the game, and the way to get noticed is show a lot of skin?”(

Monday, April 27, 2009

First Barbie's Movie

Barbie's first film had the debut in 1987 with "Barbie an the Rockers: Out of this World". The story was based in the "Barbie and the Rockers" doll line, where feature Barbie as a leader of a rock band. "The special originally aired in syndication as a two-part TV "mini-series" with each installment lasting approximately 25 minutes; part two was entitled "Barbie and the Sensations: Rockin' Back to Earth". The two-part special was later released on video as a single "movie"(wikipedia). The first part has Barbie doing a tour in the earth's orbits to promote world peace and in the second, the band go back to the Earth, has the name change to "Barbie and the Sensations" and go back to 1959, the year than she was created.The film has not been released on DVD. But, you can watch here!!!

Part 1

Part 2

Friday, April 24, 2009

Barbie Astronaut

Barbie had been released by Mattel as a astronaut for three times: In 1965, in 1986 and 1994.

Photo of the display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Holiday Barbie Dolls

The "first" Happy Holiday Barbie was released in 1988.

Holiday 1988 - Happy Holidays Barbie. She is very hard to find, some of this dolls have a small photo for framing. #1703

Holiday 1989 - Happy Holidays Barbie: She's packaged with a snow flake ornament. #3523

Holiday 1990 - Happy Holidays Barbie: A ornament for the tree is included. #4098 AA: #4543

Holiday 1991 - Happy Holidays Barbie. #1871 AA: #2696

Holiday 1992 - Happy Holidays Barbie. #1429 AA: #2396

Holiday 1993 - Happy Holidays Barbie. #10824 AA: #10911

Holiday 1994 - Happy Holidays Barbie. #12155 AA: 12156

Holiday 1995 - Happy Holidays Barbie. #14123 AA: #14124

Holiday 1996 - Happy Holidays Barbie. #15646. AA: # 15647

Holiday 1997 - Happy Holidays Barbie. Caucasian: #20416 Brunette: 17832 AA: 17833

Holiday 1998 - Happy Holidays Barbie. #20200 AA: #20201

Holiday 1999 - Millennium Princess Barbie. #24154 AA: #23995

Holiday 2000 - Celebration Barbie. #28269 AA: 28270

Holiday 2001 - Holiday Celebration Barbie. #50304 AA: #50305

Holiday 2002 - Holiday Celebration Barbie #56209 AA: 56210

Holiday 2003 - Holiday Vision Barbie. #B2519 AA: #C0166

Holiday 2004 - Holiday Barbie. #5848 AA: #B5849

Holiday 2005 - Holiday Barbie. #G8058 AA: H0178 and #H9648

Holiday 2006 - Holiday Barbie. #J0949 AA: J0950

Holiday 2007 - Holiday Barbie. #K7958 AA: #K7959

Holiday 2008 - Holiday Barbie

These are the 2009 Holiday Barbie Dolls

2010 Holiday Barbie - click here

2011 Holiday Barbie - click here