The Barbie Doll was first patented in 1958 by a young woman from California named Ruth Handler. The Barbie doll is well know for her long legs, her tiny waist, blonde hair and blue eyes, and her huge chest. This “perfect” plastic body has had multiple positive and negative affects around the world for...
Barbie has been a BIG deal in the toy aisle. She's also morphed through a variety of careers, gained and lost friends, and acquired an amazing number of possessions. Barbie was the suggestion of Ruth Handler, wife of one of Mattel's co-founders, Elliot. Handler had noticed that her own...
The Business of Barbie®
Izabel Falcão do Rego Barros Feb/Mar 1998 last revised February99
• Mattel and Barbie - a quite long story
• The toy market in the late 50’s and 60’s
• Shaping strategy with design: 70’s and 80’s
• The 90’s and the second breakthrough
businesswoman, a member of a rock band, the first women in the moon and a Women's World Cup Soccer player. Who is this superstar? It's none other than Barbie doll; the doll who is only 50 years old and still looks like a teenager.
This story takes place in the 30’s. It’s a story that’s starts out sounding like...
inform the audience about
March 27, 2014
A. She has had more than 80 careers in her lifetime, from a Rock Star to a paleontologist, to a Presidential candidate. Many of you in this room have probably either purchased or owned one…she is Barbie!!
B. With her good looks...
little girls are grown up with their first toy to be a Barbie doll. If you ask a young girl what they would like for a gift and the answer is mostly “A Barbie”. Why is Barbie such a big deal to young girls? Well the answer is that Barbie dolls have always been a role model to girls while they grow up...
Title: history of Barbie
Specific purpose: to inform my audience about the history of Barbie
Introduction: how many of you watch the Barbie story? Is there anyone left on the planet that doesn't know what a Barbie doll is? I knew that everybody know about the story of Barbie, but how many of you...
Good Deeds of Barbie
Mohammad Reza Jafareian
American University of Sharjah
Good Deeds of Barbie
Barbie dolls, the most popular doll in the world, was invented in 1950’s when a lady called Ruth Handler...
In A Barbie World Life’s...
In order for a product to be recognised as a “Popular-Culture” they must have four distinguishing characteristics. They are; firstly: being associated with commercial products; second: developing from a local, to a national, to a global level; thirdly: allowing consumers...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Barbie and the Notion of Progression
Since the emergence of the Barbie doll in 1959, Barbie has been a populous choice among young children, and more specifically young girls because of its monopolization of the toy market. Barbie is a doll that has been outwardly controversial...
I. She is one of the hottest selling toys in the world. Both adults and children collect her in record numbers, and she has had more that 80 careers since her invention, including a paleontologist, rock star, and even a presidential candidate. Her name is Barbie.
March 11, 2013
What a Doll
Barbie is not just a doll, she is a lifestyle. Barbie has changed her appearance over the last 50 years to appeal to young girls and to show them that Barbie can be sexy and sporty and smart. Barbie has been one of the few toys to stand the test...
Barbie was first introduced in 1959, at the American International Toy Fair, in New York. She was created by Ruth and Elliot Handler, who are the co-founders of Mattel toys. She made her debut as a teenage model and was dressed in a black and white striped swimsuit. She was the first doll in America...
The title “Barbie Doll” suggests that the poem advocates a perfect physique; however, it is a satire concerning human’s emphasis upon physical attraction. The title generates a satirical piece through the language used in the poem. The words and phrases in the poem express how...
likes, Barbie has the largest Facebook fan page of any doll
More than 1 billion fashions have been produced since 1959 for Barbie and friends
105 million yards of fabric have gone into making Barbie and friends’ fashions, making Mattel one the largest apparel manufacturers in the world
1 Barbie doll...
want to change their bodies others just want to be themselves with better lives. Two poets Marge Piercy and Julia Alvarez explain these pressures. In "Barbie" by Piercy the speaker self sacrifices to the point of death. In contrast, Alvarez in "Dusting" sacrifices her mother's approval for the sake for self-discovery...
situation in life. Alternatively, the poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy is a satirical poem that is about a girl who is intelligent and physically capable, but the characteristic that society places value on is her physical appearance. The poems “Daystar” and “Barbie Doll” are both representative of the gender...
Marge Piercy’s poem “Barbie Doll” gives insight on the societal and cultural expectations that American children suffer through every day. The poem is written as a narrative; the speaker is an observer, who follows the life of a young girl who struggles with the pressure to be perfect. The girl eventually...
MATTEL VS HASBRO/BARBIE VS BABY ALIVE
American InterContinental University
The two highest toy companies, Mattel and Hasbro have various dolls that every little dreams of having. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the “old school” Barbie to the “new reality” Baby Alive and how...
She’s a fun, outgoing character with an outfit for every occasion. She’s Barbie. Today we will learn about this amazing doll and the affect she has had on toy industry. First we will examine the pink and perfect history of Barbie, then we will try on the many different characters in Barbie’s family, and...
Purpose statement: The purpose of this speech is to inform the audience about Barbie.
I. Did you know in every second of everyday, two Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world?
A. Barbie was invented in 1959 by Ruth Handler.
B. She was introduced to the world...
Marge Piercy's "Barbie Doll". Both stories will describe two comparisons of two suicides notes about young girls. In "Suicide Note" written by Janice Mirikitani, the young girl feels pressure that she has let down her parents possibly by not having perfect grades and in "Barbie Doll" written by Marge...
At the age of 41, Barbie is one of the longest living toys in America. While she may not be the face of America, she has a well-known American face that not only created the doll industry but also set the standard. Her many faces, hairstyles, careers, and even wardrobe luxuries are seen nearly everywhere...
Barbie has shaped the lives of many girls, young and old, around the world. She is not only a role model but also a lifelong friend. She has been and will continue to be a great influence on the lives of young girls. "This teenage fashion doll transcended racial boundaries to become the...
I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world. Life is plastic. It’s fantastic!
My name is Debbie Cooper, and I am a Barbie Collector.
What little girl didn’t grow up playing with a Barbie doll? Well many of you may not know that Barbie was, in fact, an actual person. The original Barbie’s name was Barbara...
Too bad it is not a plastic world.
Society emphases that woman need to look a certain way to be accepted. The poem, Barbie Doll, written by Marge Piercy tells the story of a young girl growing up through the adolescence stage characterized by appearances, and sometimes crude...
Barbie Doll Revolutionized Toy Industry
By Belem Ramos
From left, Cherity and Amanda Pierce display their Barbie collection.
Photo by Sandra Pierce.
Flashy clothes, the perfect boyfriend, a Corvette, Ferrari, full size apartment with beautiful furniture and a boat. She's the woman who has everything...
Barbie, Cosmopolitics, and everything in between that
Self-esteem is how someone feels about themselves and the pride they feel in their own self, you either have it or you don’t. Self-esteem is very important because feeling good about yourself directly affects the way you act. A person with...
Barbie: Teenage Fashion Model
Early in 1959 a new toy that would later be loved by millions was shown to the world. Her name was Barbie. Ruth Handler created Barbie because she felt that young girls needed something to play with besides baby dolls or paper dolls. Handler wanted little girls to...
Assignment 4 Paper 5
October 31, 2012
Barbie- An American Icon
Icons like Barbie recognized for their popularity and effects on society. Barbie is a subject of obsession all over the world. Collectors, consumers and even some designers become enthralled in the Barbie world. Designers create special designs...