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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.
Barbie is the figurehead of a brand of Mattel dolls and accessories, including other family members and collectible dolls. Barbie has been an important part of the toy fashion doll market for over sixty years.

The first Barbie doll wore a black-and-white zebra striped swimsuit and signature topknot ponytail, and was available as either a blonde or brunette. The doll was marketed as a "Teen-age Fashion Model," with her clothes created by Mattel fashion designer Charlotte Johnson. The first Barbie dolls were manufactured in Japan, with their clothes hand-stitched by Japanese homeworkers. Around 350,000 Barbie dolls were sold during the first year of production.

Source: Wikipedia
  1. When was Barbie officially known?

  2. What kind of a doll was Bild Lilli?

  3. Who owns Barbie?

  4. What is Barbie's signature hairstyle?

  5. How does Barbie look like?


Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below

  1. Have you owned a barbie? If yes, how does she look like?

  2. Are barbie dolls affordable? Why? Why not?

  3. What kind of tous have you played ? Do you still keep them?


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