Top 45 Barbie coloring pages for girls, Barbie princess and Mermaid

How Barbie came into this world

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Barbie is a fashion doll that appeared in the market for the first time on March 9, 1959. The American businesswoman Ruth Handler created the Barbie doll for the first time and it was manufactured by the American firm Mattel. Inc. Ruth Handler got inspiration from the German doll Bild Lilli to make the Barbie doll. Barbie is the most popular name in the fashion doll market. There had been many controversies and legal conflicts pertaining to Barbie doll. Among the numerous dolls and accessories of the Mattel brand, Barbie is the most outstanding fashion doll. Ruth Handler got the idea of making dolls with adult-body after noticing that her daughter Barbara enjoyed giving adult-body to her dolls.

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Barbie from Bild Lilli

In the year 1956, during a trip to Europe, Ruth Handler came across with the adult-figured fashion doll Bild Lillie and found that it was exactly the fashion doll that was in her mind. Handler purchased three dolls and gave one of them to her daughter. She took the other two to her Mattel company and re-worked on the doll. She designed a new doll and named it Barbie after her daughter Barbara. On March 9, 1959, which was also the birthday of Barbara, the Barbie Doll was launched in the American International Toy Fair held in New York.

The Bild Lilli doll was introduced in the German market in the year 1955 and initially it was meant for adults. However, the doll became very popular among the kids and children enjoyed dressing the doll in different outfits.

Barbie Dolls and Dresses

In the year 1964, Mattel Company acquired the rights of Bild Lilli doll, stopped its production and commenced the production of Barbie doll. The first Barbie doll from Mattel was dressed in black and white swimsuit with zebra stripes. It had the signature topknot ponytail. The doll was marketed as a “teen-age fashion model” and was available as blonde as well as brunette. The fashion designer of Mattel, Charlotte Johnson designed the dress for the Barbie doll. The first batch of Barbie dolls was manufactured in Japan. The home-workers in Japan had hand-stitched the dresses for the dolls. The first year of manufacturing witnessed the sale of 350, 000 Barbie dolls.

Barbie all around the world

The marketing of Barbie dolls was based on television ads. Barbie dolls are sold in more than 150 countries in the world and more than one billion Barbie dolls are sold already worldwide. According to Mattel, every second three Barbie dolls are sold. The company has brought changes in the appearance of Barbie many times and the eyes of the doll were made to look forward in the year 1971.

Barbie coloring pages for girls

collection of barbie coloring pages – barbie fashion dolls , barbie as mermaid , barbie little girls and Barbie princess coloring pages.

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