Barbie through the years
This figurine that we have always known, which does not age has a story. Barbie was born in 1959 in the United States.
Its creator, Ruth Handler, wife of Elliot Handler, co-founder of the toy specialist group Mattel, had this idea when he saw his daughter Barbara playing with paper dolls. Like many children, she had fun role-playing by imitating adults.
Ken met Barbie in 1961. The name is hiding behind that of Ruth and Elliot Handler’s son Kenneth.
Vice-president of the Mattel company, Ruth struggles to give birth to her project.DID YOU KNOW !
Collectors / Mattel considers a Barbie as “Modern Barbie” if its manufacturing date is 1972 or higher…
all Barbies manufactured before 1972 are “Vintage” Barbies.
Here are all the Barbie years of my collection, from the 1990s to today.