I had Barbies
, obviously, as well as My Little Ponies and Cabbage Patch Kids, but I used to destroy them.
On March 9, 1959, Barbie
-- named after Handler's daughter, made her debut at the New York Toy Fair, wearing a black and white striped swimsuit.
Feminists burned Barbies
for being a "symbol of male oppression."
is about to celebrate her 60th birthday.
Within two years of her arrival, Fulla had sold more than 1.5 million units, quickly becoming a fierce competitor for parents who didn't wish to buy Barbies
for their daughters.
Blonde or brunette, slender or curvy, black or white, princess or president, Barbie
is a forever favorite for young girls, even if she has caused controversy over the years.
Q My little girl loves her Barbie
dolls and plays with them all the time but I've heard that they can be a dangerous influence on girls growing up.
The girls who played with Barbies
saw themselves in significantly fewer careers than the girls who played with Mrs.
Rapunzel's head, yanked from her neck for some longforgotten hair-dressing game, a shiny, pink arm separated from its body and a removable heart which slots in and out of a weirdly-flat Barbie
London, February 19 ( ANI ): Mattel has unveiled the Barbie
Entrepreneur for its "I can be" line at the American International Toy Fair in New York.
"My flower girls are going to carry Bridal Barbies
, too, instead of flowers."
"My daughter prefers Barbies
. She says Sara and Dara are ugly and fat," said Farnaz, a 38-year-old mother, adding that she could not find Barbie
cartoon DVDs as she was told they were also banned from public sale.