We appreciate you sharing your opinion about this Wonder. I also wonder how old is her boyfriend? We're glad you had fun WONDERing! We also encourage you to embark on your own Wonder Journey to learn more about Barbie. Visit again soon! Hi there, Natalie! Year after year, the lineup of Barbie toys available expanded. Rodrigo Alves, 34, is known as the “Human Ken Doll” thanks to his love of cosmetic surgery and he has spent over £373,000 on various procedures. Barbie is the producer of the movie and comes with her laptop, cell phone and briefcase. What do you think your future will be like? What was the inspiration for the first Barbie doll? We understand not everyone likes Barbies and that's okay. She came from a seemingly normal background that included pool parties, dances, and other typical suburban activities. . I love barbies, they are so fun! Will you raise kids of your own someday? Keep up the GREAT WONDERing! :), barbie is a doll if you were wandring so sorry taypo, Thanks for helping your fellow Wonder Friend, taylor! :), We're glad you liked this Wonder, tristyn! wwotd: new York is know for fashion. :), Hi, Skylar! We're glad you're WONDERing with us! Her patented entrance into the ring is still engrained in wrestling fans’ minds today. Visit again soon! The part I found the most interesting was that barbie was old. :), We're THRILLED you liked this Wonder, tina! 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. There are more than 1,600 to explore. :), Hi, Gracie! how old is the ken doll and who is the maker of barbie. We're sorry that you don't have family anymore. The good news is every Wonder has a video that goes with it. We're sorry you didn't care for this Wonder. Modern Circle Barbie is from a short-lived but innovative series of Barbie dolls in which the characters were all involved in producing a movie called "Love in the City of Angels". In 2009 Mattel opened a six-floor flagship Barbie store in Shanghai, featuring a spa, a design studio, and a café in addition to a wide offering of Barbie-related products. , We learned that her "birthday" is March 9, 1959, ttb! Thanks visiting Wonderopolis! Thanks so much for WONDERing with us! She popularly goes by the name Human Barbie due to her resemblance with the doll. The same Barbie who inspired imagination—and evoked controversy—for generations is worth a fortune to collectors worldwide today. Thank you for commenting! American girls cost around $100, last time we checked. Barbie would be about 58 :). That's a tough question, Kayden! WOW!!! Hi, Rowan! “When girls judge me it’s because they can’t look like me”. :), Thanks for sharing your questions, Esperanza! It's not just Barbie who was given a proper title and a family history - her boyfriend got in on the action too. i couldn't understand what the video was saying, i'm sad that everybody is being mean to barbies i love barbies and i'm 9 years old, this is so COOL!! :), Thanks for sharing your thoughts about Barbie, lonondra! For other inquiries, Contact Us. Are you surprised by how many types of Barbie products there are? Enjoy! i like barbie but i don't tell people that cause tell laugh at me and I'm in 5th grade, so please help me thank you. We're glad you stopped by Wonderopolis! We are undergoing some spring clearing site maintenance and need to temporarily disable the commenting feature. We're glad you're having fun exploring Wonderopolis! Barbie dolls have been an idol for girls for a quite a long time. I didn't know that dolls use to be home made with stuff found at a house. We encourage you to embark on your own Wonder Journey to learn more about Barbie. We're glad you liked this Wonder, too! Ken has had styles, careers, and friends over the years. She is especially a fan of Barbie's "frozen" look, saying: “Every woman should be like Barbie and if they don’t they’re doing something wrong. I loved Playing with Barbie as a kid. Luckily, there are more than 1,600 other Wonders here at Wonderopolis! She's a lot older than many people realize! but ummm barbie is pretty old I really liked it because I love Barbie dolls! Dont get barbie Sometimes we regret the things we do as kids. :), Hi, Ayrya! :), Hi, natalie! Even though I don't like barbies these facts/video are pretty cool and i am so happy *Nicole* that you asked this question thank you so much!!!!!! pllz it would mean a lot to me. Moreover, many of them own small houses with furniture, plenty of clothes, cars, and even pets. Sounds like you have quite the collection! why i s barbie so popular?like really i am only 10 but i have 50 barbie dolls and i love them.though i'm a 4th grader i still play with them they are old and weird but i love them. Thanks for joining the discussion, oriana! Are you a Barbie fan? Want to add a little wonder to your website? We hope you'll check out some of our Wonders about trains! Barbie turns 61 years old today. :), Thanks for sharing your opinion, Yayuguy. We encourage you to explore the other Wonders here, too! We hope you liked this Wonder! At almost a foot tall with long, blond hair, the Barbie doll became a huge success, selling 300,000 dolls in its first year. This is really cool and how you have all the info about her! Many kids still love to unplug and play with these hands-on toys. Good question! Rachel has spent £20,000 on plastic surgery - including a boob job (taking her from a 32AA to a 32D), nose job, lip fillers, jaw tightening, Botox, cheek augmentation and eye lift - to make her look like Barbie. The long-legged bombshell’s rivalry with Trish is still one of the greatest between any two WWE Divas. ️㊙️㊗️ just kidding I like to joke ogdfvsuyigskdugavuydffsdugvi, Hi Barbie just checking on your age and I know you are 58 years old my name is romell . Thanks for your patience. Maybe. We encourage you to add it to the Wonder Bank and keep researching at the library and online! It seems like many of today's forms of entertainment have to be plugged in. Well I looked up when it was created and it was 1959 I think. Thanks for visiting! Why or why not? Sorry for the confusion, Deanna. 2019 Barbie Role Model … We're sorry you're not having fun WONDERing. We understand that not all our Wonder Friends care for Barbie. In 1959, the first Barbie doll sold for $3.00 (that would be the equivalent of $23.97 today). We hope you liked learning more about Barbie! Also, I think it is over maybe 60 years old. OMG!!! Shop for the latest Barbie toys, dolls, playsets, accessories and more today! It answers almost everything! Hsu was born in Taipei, Taiwan in 6 October 1976. While boys might prefer to call them "action figures," dolls have been popular toys with both boys and girls for hundreds of years. Do you have a Barbie doll? Isn't that cool? :), We love your enthusiasm about WONDERing and learning, Jocelyn! For most of history, dolls were made to look like babies (thus the term "baby doll") that young children could pretend to take care of. We've had lots of favorites throughout the years, but today we think it's pretty cool that there is a Game Developer Barbie! Though we don't (yet) have a wonder about princesses (you could add one to our Wonder Bank! Barbie was very popular when she was first created in 1959, and she still is! We encourage you to submit your curious questions, too! Due to her early popularity, Mattel created other dolls to join her, including her boyfriend Ken (named after Handler's son), best friend Midge, and little sister Skipper. Victoria from IN, Amara from OR, Rose from IN, Janae from MI, and TALON for contributing questions about today’s Wonder topic! 2019 Barbie 60th Anniversary Celebration NYC SELECT. We're glad you stopped by! , We're glad to hear you loved this Wonder, Bella! 2014–2021 © National Center for Families Learning, http://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-old-is-barbie, © National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), Why does Barbie do sooooooo much bizarre jobs?. :), Thanks for your comment, Bill. I think it is interesting that Barbie was made on March 9th 1959.That makes me think about how old my Barbie is at home.I also wonder when were princesses invented. His full name is Kenneth Carson, and according to the Barbie myth, the couple met on the set of a TV commercial in 1961. We're glad you're WONDERing with us, Pony Boy! Relevance. We encourage you to submit them to the Wonder Bank! We sent you SMS, for complete subscription please reply. Barbie: 20 surprising facts about everybody's favourite doll! :), Absolutely, Wonder Friend! I have a whole collection Of Barbie's in my bedroom. All that changed on March 9, 1959, though. I agree because I got a barbie set and they put a stuff animal in the back pack I could not get it out. 8 years ago. :), That's right, Wonder Friend! :), i still like barbie but when i tell people they laugh at me, Hi, mrs. thrower! Favourite answer. :), We're glad you're having so much fun WONDERing, Alexa! :), That's GREAT, Hannah! Luckily, there are more than 1,600 other Wonders to explore. How old is Barbie? Thanks for sharing! Ken is a fashion doll manufactured by Mattel. The Barbie doll, of course! Do you have a favorite? We're glad you're still WONDERing! "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. :), We love WONDERing with YOU, marli! Thanks for sharing your connection! I think it is interesting that barbie was 50 years old when i was born. Good to know! We hope you check out the many other Wonders to explore here at Wonderopolis! Undoubtedly, many girls in the world, somewhere in life tried to look like them, most failed only few succeeded. We encourage you to explore the other Wonders on the site. :), Hi, Wonder Friend! And now, over 55 years later, Barbie is a global icon inspiring girls everywhere to be anything. We understand that not everyone likes the same toys. In youtube some says in the comments Barbie is 57 years old. If you have kept your Barbie dolls from when you were a child, or if you have acquired them another way, you may be wondering how much your doll is worth. That makes me think about how old are American girl dolls? :-), wow she is old she looks like a over active model so wait how did you get so many versions of her? Do you have one or are you looking to get one? . show Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse does seem to be popular right now. like for example, Bratz doll cars have real lights and a WORKING RADIO! . Thanks for WONDERing with us! Her real name actually emerged back in the 1960s, when Random House published several books about her life. :), We're THRILLED you liked today's Wonder, Sarah! :), We've got a Wonder for you, Zoey! :), We're glad you learned something new, Meghana! There are many more Wonder you can explore, too! The other side of the argument says Barbie encourages imagination and self confidence. Did it passed Barbies birthday yet because you guys are saying that she's 57 years old and she should be 58 or 59 years old by now. Barbie was born on March 9, 1959, and she turned 50 in 2009! 3. --> 2016 - 1959 = 57 years old. Vintage Barbie dolls on the market from 1959 to the late 1960s are especially prized among collectors. Don’t miss our special deals, gifts and promotions. We do know that Barbie is very popular, and has been for a long time! She looks like !6 or 20!!! :), Barbie is 60 years old my grandads church started in 1969 it is 2019 that would make the church 50 years old but barbie started 10 years before so that makes it 60 #politics. ARTS & CULTURE — Entertainment. And one "old school" toy might be more popular than ever. Many Wonder Friends were curious Barbie's history. Nicole Wonders, “How old is barbie” Thanks for WONDERing with us, Nicole! Hi I love barbies, from collectives to originals, I was WONDERing why my previous comments arent up? Barbie is a common toy, so I think this question is very appropriate. can you do one on how chargers charge?!!!??? She's got a little "sister," but we all know she's meant to act as a mom when she's got the baby. 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