1956 The Barbie Prototype
1956-Bild Lili, the original doll that Ruth Handler bought in Europe and based Barbie on.
1959 The original Barbie doll
1959-The original Barbie doll. Debuted at the New York Toy Fair and that is considered Barbie's official birthdate.
1959 The first Barbie commercial
The first commercial for Barbie. Barbie was one of the first toys to be marketed on television. It set a standard for other toy marketing.
1959-1966 Vintage Barbie Dolls
This age of dolls is simple, swim suit with zebra stripes and is 11" tall. This is a series of dolls that is very of the time and exactly what kids wanted.
1961 Ken Carson
Ken (Ken Sean Carson) is the fictional boyfriend of toy doll Barbie In the Barbie world , Ken and Barbie met on the set of a TV commercial in 1961.
1967-1973 Mod Barbie Dolls
Mod era was bright and spunky with colorful mini dresses and cool accessories.
1971-1977 Malibu Barbie
Malibu barbie is a collection of 4 tan beach dolls in swim suits including, of course, Barbie in a blue suit Ken, Francine, and Skipper.
1980 The First Black Barbie
In 1980, the first black barbie was made with Steffie's (Barbie's friend) face mold. but wasn't the first. the first was Christie, Barbie's friend.
Most of the Barbies in the 1980's and 1990's were influenced by Farrah Fawcett and had lots of blonde hair and big toothy smiles.
Barbie was part of the animated Pixar film Toy Story 2, sequence to Toy Story.
This line of dolls has bendable legs, arms, and wrists. They have bendy bellies too!
Barbie's 50th birthday doll! This doll resembles the original doll with the high ponytail with big curls and bangs. The suits both have the same "zebra" print but the new one has a bikini while the old one has a one piece bathing suit.
In Toy Story 3, the barbie played an even more main roll than the inconsequential roll in the 2nd movie.