What are Barbie Doll?
Barbie is a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company Mattel, Inc. and launched in March 1959. American businesswoman Ruth Handler is credited with the creation of the doll using a German doll called Bild Lilli as her inspiration.
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How much does a real Barbie doll cost?
A long way from her initial $3 price tag, a mint-in-box original 1959 Barbie doll is worth R136239.20-R170299.00today, according to Reader’s Digest. However, slightly less pristine versions are available on eBay for less — one sold for R68102.57 in December 2020.
Most Valuable Barbie Dolls Ever Made
- Totally Hair Barbie
- Bob Mackie Starlight Splendor Barbie.
- Ferrari Barbie.
- Monique Lhuillier Bride Barbie (Gold Label) .
- Barbie as Athena.
- Mattel Star Wars Chewbacca x Barbie Doll (Tie)
- Grace Kelly The Romance Silkstone Barbie Doll (Tie)
The best-selling Barbie of all time, with over 10 million dolls sold, is Totally Hair Barbie. Released in 1992, Totally Hair Barbie featured the longest hair ever on a Barbie doll, all crimped and tucked behind a chunky headband.
Barbie –also known as Barbara Millicent Roberts– was created by Ruth Handler who named her after her daughter. She was first manufactured in March 1959, which makes her 56 years old!
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Original Barbie – The original first edition Barbie from 1959 is very rare. Money, Inc. reports that even in played-with condition, she is worth R136239.20. In pristine condition, she could be worth more than R459807.30.
Barbara Millicent Roberts
In March 1959, a doll named “Barbie” launched onto the American toy market, sporting a black-and-white striped bathing suit, pouty red lips, and a sassy blonde ponytail. The leggy, 11-inch plastic figure—full name: Barbara Millicent Roberts—was the first mass-produced toy doll in the U.S. with adult features.