The Evolution Of Barbie Through The Years

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The iconic doll that many generations of girls have grown up playing with has made quite a mark on many childhoods. From the classic Ken and Barbie to the many add-ons, collectors editions and special characters, Mattel has done an amazing job staying relevant and popular with young girls from its beginning in 1959 to today.

One of the reasons why they have stayed so popular can be attributed to the fact that Barbie has changed with the times. She’s the same great doll with all of the basic components staying the same, but her shape and style has shifted along with changes in fashion and pop culture. Although you may not have noticed many of the subtle changes made year to year, Barbie has stayed up to date and it’s fascinating to see those changes over time. We found some of the most iconic years and have them here for you to enjoy.


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