Free Essays on Barbie Doll

  1. History of Barbie Dolls

    Barbie Dolls 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...

  2. Marketing Case Study for Barbie

    Case Study I - Barbie 7 April 2011 This case study will examine five questions affecting the marketing of Barbie. It will consider the environmental factors affecting Barbie, a SWOT analysis, her position and the implications of it in the BCG Matrix, her target market, and my strategy if I...

  3. An analysis of Barbie dolls

    Barbie dolls were born in the Wisconsin state of American 50 years ago. They are no longer simple dolls, but a symbol of American women, American culture and an ideal embodiment of global female. The following essay will firstly discuss Barbie dolls’ historical and cultural background of the era when...

  4. Marketing Barbie

    Professor Conway Bus 104 11/12/2012 Marketing Barbie In order to put your product into to the market you have to develop a marketing strategy. A Market strategy is selecting a target market and maintaining a market mix that consists of product, price, promotion...

  5. Barbie Doll: Is She Society's Ideal Woman, or Just an Intangible Idea?

    Barbie Doll”: Is she society’s ideal woman, or just an intangible idea? Is Barbie the ideal woman? By the time most girls reach the age of four, they are given a Barbie Doll that they love and adore. Barbie is tall, skinny, big breasted, career oriented, a loving wife, a good friend, and fun loving...

  6. Uknown

    life, Today we have 3 guest stars: Nicki Manaj, Taylor Swift, And Jake Short!” [Aubrey]: “Nicki Manaj!? I thought we interview real people not Barbie dolls” [Ava]: “Aubrey don’t make me call mom” [Aubrey]: “They don’t pay me enough to be on this show” [Ava]: “You don’t get paid at all” [Aubrey]:...

  7. Barbie

    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...

  8. Distorted View of Body Image

    View of Body Image A young girls first impression of body image and beauty is made by Barbie dolls. These dolls have never been made to fit the standard that all women come in different sizes. Barbie dolls, create a false representation of the female body. In magazines, the images captured of models...

  9. Dangers of Barbie Girl

    Dangers of Barbie Girl Toys started out as children’s entertainment, but have toys always just been for entertainment? Or can they affect the way a child develops, or interprets the world around them? The toys you play with as a child send messages that can influence your idea of what is socially...

  10. Short Story

    things such as colours, clothes and toys according to their gender. Belle will grow up liking girl colours such as pink and purple, princesses and dolls and dresses and skirts. If we ever have a son, he would play with trucks, cars and Lego and like the colours blue and green. Sam and I normally butt...

  11. BUS 370 ASH Tutorials / uophelp

    DQ 1 Managing Change Managing Change. The toy industry is going through a radical change. Children are growing out of traditional toys such as Barbie dolls at a younger age. ............................................................................................................................

  12. Whos dream

    with my Barbie dolls. I had every single Barbie set up that was imaginable, the Barbie mansion, corvette, hair salon, the café, and the grocery store. Of course Barbie was not complete without all of her fancy clothes and accessories, and my mom made sure I understood how important it was for Barbie to have...

  13. barbie speech

    Informative Speech: Barbie With more than 150 careers on her resume she has worked as a Nurse, lifeguard, dance teacher and even astronaut. Her popularity has spread throughout the world for decades. She is beautiful, talented and every little girl has yearned to have her. Who is this woman you...

  14. BUS 370 UOP COURSE TUTORIAL/SHOPTUTORIAL

    www.shoptutorial.com Managing Change. The toy industry is going through a radical change. Children are growing out of traditional toys such as Barbie dolls at a younger age. Mattel is the world’s largest toy company and its divisions such as Tyco and Fisher-Price have been affected. Consequently, Mattel...

  15. Sex Is Everywhere

    Girls: In the beginning As little girls, we all begin by playing with our cute little baby dolls. Pretending to be mommies, because of course, that is who we adore. Then we move on to Barbie dolls. Barbie and all of her friends are of course beautiful in all of their plastic perfection. She has...

  16. Cultural Profile of Mattel

    Mattel Inc 333 Continental Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245-5012 Slogan / Motto The World's Mattel Description Widely recognized for manufacturing Barbie dolls and Fisher-Price, Mattel Inc. makes children's toys, such as Matchbox cars, as well as Sesame Street, Barney, Walt Disney, and Harry Potter items...

  17. Blood and Forever

    obsessed with the fashionably perfect Barbie dolls, it would make me copy their appearance in every way that I could strut a pose as theirs. Maybe I was in a term used brat. I would feel annoyed when I would encounter girls my age with the same Barbie dolls I have but hey! I don’t bully back...

  18. Barbie Analysis

    Executive Summary Barbie has become one of the best selling toy brands in the world helping Mattel become one of the largest toy makers. Mattel has had much success with it popular Barbie dolls for over fifty years. However it seems every product has a life cycle and in recent years Barbie has begun to decline...

  19. body image on women

    Every single individual is different in their own way, however the media has drilled it into every young girl’s mind, that they have just like a Barbie doll in order to be happy. Furthermore, these same girls are resorting to extreme methods in order to feel like they fit in such as taking unhealthy weight...

  20. People Are Sheep

    out the list she had given me. Downhill skier Barbie, firefighter Barbie (because her favorite uncle was going to be a firefighter), and/or, Doctor Barbie. Under no circumstance was I to get her scuba Barbie, astronaut Barbie, or just plain regular Barbie because she already had those. If I couldn't...

  21. According to Sociologists Human Behaviour Is Not Determined by Nature but Shaped by Nurture. Analyse This Statement.

    stereotypical gender type toys. For example a mother of a boy and girl will introduce her daughter to a barbie doll while she chooses her son a toy soldier to play with. Both toys are linked to gender roles. Barbie dolls representing the female role and the toy soldier representing the male role. Often story books...

  22. Barbie Facts

    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...

  23. Barbie Doll Poem Analysis

    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...

  24. A Good Fit Essay of Someone Else I Read

    into the fashion world, one way or another. My interest in fashion started at an early age. While other little girls begged for the latest Barbie Doll or doll house, I prayed eagerly every day for the latest patent leather shoes or party dress for the upcoming school play I'd be starring in. My interest...

  25. Barbie Compared to Todays Modern Women

    Living in a Barbie World I am a Barbie Girl living in a Barbie world, a culture defined by physical perfection. I understand my generation's obsession with physical perfection, just look our idols and role models, Brittany Spears, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Barbie Dolls by definition, no...

  26. Pretty Hurts

    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...

  27. It's just a Doll

    It’s Just a Doll and Her Name is Barbie Since many years ago Barbie has been known for her perfect body and complexion. Many people especially women are affected by Barbie’s looks. Why is this so you may ask? Barbie’s looks have affected women physically, mentally, and even their health. You would...

  28. Mattel vs Hasbro

    MATTEL VS HASBRO/BARBIE VS BABY ALIVE American InterContinental University Abstract: 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...

  29. Personal Sociology Assignment

    pageants I participated in was rare but growing. I’d play with my Barbie’s and recall embracing the tan color Barbie more than the white Barbie doll. Then sometimes I would by the black Barbie depending on my mood that day. I loved being dark because it began to look pretty to me as a kid. By the time...

  30. The Barbie Doll

    The Barbie Doll: Perfect in an Imperfect World Imagine long blonde hair, perfect tan skin, a tall slender body with perfect measurements and outfits that only accentuate the perfect features. It might be hard, or impossible, to bring to mind a human being who could fit these characteristics. If I...

  31. Barbie Doll: Society's Whims Are Not To Be Fulfilled

    Fulfilled In the poem “Barbie Doll,” author Marge Piercy utilizes four well-developed stanzas to depict a scornful view of American society. Applicable to all time periods, “Barbie Doll” narrates the short-lived life of a young girl despised by society for her appearance. Barbie Doll is like a fairytale...

  32. Barbie

    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...

  33. body image

    skin color appear in their national commercials as a way to show that we should not be so one-sided on when it comes to beauty (Gale 2). Lastly, Barbie dolls and Disney Princesses play a role on unrealistic body types. “Attractive people are perceived to be good and trustworthy like Cinderella, while...

  34. Gender Roles of Women in Twentieth Century Literature

    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...

  35. Barbie Doll: The Title Itself Advocates A Perfect Physique

      “Barbie Doll”   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...

  36. Barbie Doll Revolutionized Toy Industry

    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...

  37. BUS 370 Ash Course Tutorial / Uoptutorial

    www.uoptutorial.com Managing Change. The toy industry is going through a radical change. Children are growing out of traditional toys such as Barbie dolls at a younger age. Mattel is the world’s largest toy company and its divisions such as Tyco and Fisher-Price have been affected. Consequently, Mattel...

  38. Cosmopolitics

    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...

  39. Fit Essay

    just like blood is pumped out of a hea rt every second. I loved to dress up Barbie dolls when I was a kid. As I grew ol der, however, I started to put make-ups and try different clothes on myself inst ead of my dolls. I was just fascinated with fashion. My enthrallment from fashio n to fashion...

  40. The Fragile Bird and the Barbie Doll

    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...

  41. Too Bad Its Not a Plastic World

    10/29/2007 Mr. Magee Comp II 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...

  42. Barbie: Should The Doll Be Modified?

    Barbie: Should the Doll be Modified? Jordan Sidebottom ENGL 1302 Professor Baggaley February 3, 2014 Sidebottom 1 Jordan Sidebottom ENGL 1302 Professor Baggaley February 3, 2014 Barbie: Should the Doll be Modified? Since Barbie was...

  43. Key Issues Relating to Contemporary Media

    of the Barbie name, including suing the founders of the ‘Barbie Makes a Wish’ weekend that raises funds for critically ill children, and filing a $1.2 billion lawsuit against artist Paul Hansen for making $2,000 from the sale of his Exorcist Barbie, Tonya Harding Barbie, and Drag Queen Barbie (http://www...

  44. History of Barbie Dolls

    Nichole Burnell is crippled and spends the last summer of her “childhood” playing with Barbie dolls with her little sister, Jennie. I think little girls playing with Barbie dolls are trying to grow up, because Barbie is a young adult and has a fully developed body, wears makeup, and drives. She also engages...

  45. Marketing and Barbie

    emerging markets relatively untouched and sizable for growing market share. 1. Describe Mattel’s global marketing strategy for Barbie and assess its success. Barbie has been successfully adopted to cultural differences in U.S. but international challenge will be more formidable, and John Amerman...

  46. Cant We All Just Get Along

    was completely different from society (2003). The following year, Marge Piercy also wrote a poem that also depicted the way people see women as Barbie Dolls (2004). Having a daughter myself, I look at both these poems and it makes me even more adamant about showing her how society tries to influence...

  47. Toy and Girls

    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...

  48. Has Society the Right to Call Itself Ane in Relation with Reference to Its Role in Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

    type of life we can lead if we look this particular way. There has also been recent evidence of the harmful effects of unrealistically sized dolls such as Barbie and muscular action man figures which represent role models for children (National eating disorders association, 2005). The detrimental effect...

  49. A Wonderful Christmas

    year. I know this letter might be a little early, but i am really excited about Christmas! This year i would mostly like to have a new Barbie doll and two Bratz dolls. How many elves do you have in your workshop? One day i wish i could see you and Mrs. Claus. For my cousin i want a new and...

  50. 5 Ways to Improve Your English Doc

    the top bunk. At the foot of the bunk beds, there was a dresser with a huge mirror on it. There are few things on this dresser, little girl things, dolls, jewelry boxes, and so on. I was fully awake, and knew it. I looked over at my cousin at my side, she was sleeping. I looked outside the window,...

  51. Barbie Doll - 4ps

    Variety is the spice of the Barbie Doll Marketing Success. First introduced to the US market in 1959, Barbie has grown into a global cultural phenomena. From just one female doll, the Barbie family has grown and includes over 38 friends and relatives. There are now dolls that represent multiple ethnicities...

  52. BUS 370 ASH Course Tutorial / uophelp

    DQ 1 Managing Change Managing Change. The toy industry is going through a radical change. Children are growing out of traditional toys such as Barbie dolls at a younger age. Mattel is the world’s largest toy company and its divisions such as Tyco and Fisher-Price have been affected. Consequently, Mattel...

  53. Good deeds of Barbie

     Good Deeds of Barbie Mohammad Reza Jafareian ID: b00052851 Section 12 WRI 102 American University of Sharjah Spring 2013 Good Deeds of Barbie Barbie dolls, the most popular doll in the world, was invented in 1950’s when a lady called Ruth Handler...

  54. Barbie: The Successful Baby Doll

    Barbie: The American Girl Goes Global Barbie which is produced by Mattle is the most known and successful baby doll all around the world. So there is a reason underlying this success. Firstly, Mattel’s global marketing strategy involves adapting fashion trends and cultural differences to its product...

  55. MBA6001 How Mattel’s Barbie Lost Unit VII Case Study

    MBA6001 How Mattel’s Barbie Lost Unit VII Case Study Click Link Below To Buy: http://hwaid.com/shop/mba6001-how-mattels-barbie-lost-unit-vii-case-study/ Read the case study, How Mattel’s Barbie Lost the War against the Bratz Doll, on pages 361-362 in the course textbook, and compose a persuasive...

  56. BUS 370 UOP Course Tutorial/Shoptutorial

    www.shoptutorial.com Managing Change. The toy industry is going through a radical change. Children are growing out of traditional toys such as Barbie dolls at a younger age. Mattel is the world’s largest toy company and its divisions such as Tyco and Fisher-Price have been affected. Consequently, Mattel...

  57. Changing Childhood

    could be a 16th-century version of a modern schoolyard. A piggyback tug of war is going on just in front of a game of leapfrog. Two girls play with dolls, another is in a wedding costume. One can imagine the cacophony: the grunts of the wrestling boys, the echoing hallos of a girl shouting into a hollow...

  58. Who Decided What Beauty Is?

    very young age according to Ballaro (2013), who revealed how young girls and boys begin forming their ideas about proportion and beauty from Barbie and GI Joe dolls. Similarly, the amount of money the advertising industry rakes in selling products that encourage weight-loss or promoting products that are...

  59. My paper

    beginning, it is clear that Olive wants to be a beauty queen because this is a dream created by the culture in the film. Olive isn’t “glamourous” like a Barbie Doll; she’s a pale, plump, average little girl with dreams of glamour and fame. Olive is introduced as an underdog, and as we know in a lot of movies...

  60. Negative Portrayal of Women

    problem of body image. A contribution to this reality is the over rated Barbie doll, cartoons, and the music video industry. Young girls are influenced by Barbie advertising and cartoons that show a family situation. Barbie sends out a negative image of an unreal and un-proportional body that could...