The Mattel doll has been through a lot since her 1959 creation—a rise to fame, a public backlash, a breakup, a reconciliation, and much more. Now, we’ve entered her latest era—Blockbuster Barbie—which shows that, somehow, both the doll and perceptions of her are still evolving.
Barbie’s controversial history, how much your Ken and Skipper dolls could be worth today, and why everything suddenly seems so pink.
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A new trailer for the Barbie movie shows her visiting the real world. In reality, the doll was based on a German sex toy called Lilli.
Barbie has had her fair share of critiques, especially when it comes to gender and diversity.
There’s only one Allan, and don’t ask his wife about their child.
There’s nothing Barbie has loved more in her 64 years in the toy world than to keep reinventing herself.
The displays of Barbie and her crew at the pond have delighted neighbors, made the must-see lists of tourists and even played a role in a wedding proposal.
SFGATE travel reporter Olivia Harden designed a Barbie doll that looked more like her.
As the new Barbie film hits screens, we ask the experts about the old dolls that could fetch a pretty penny.
Ken is renting it out on Airbnb—and yes, it comes with a disco roller rink and a pool.
In 1997, a completely unknown Danish pop group turned a tongue-in-cheek song about “life in plastic” into a global hit that’s never truly gone away.