Barbie Celebrates 60th Birthday

Barbie Celebrates 60th Birthday

Barbie has been an astronaut, president, a surgeon, a news anchor, several characters in “Mad Men,” the Duchess of Cambridge, and all the members of Destiny’s Child. Her debut was at the New York Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. Then, she was simply a doll dressed in a swimsuit and a ponytail holding sunglasses […]

Barbie Dethroned as Top Holiday Toy for Girls

Barbie Dethroned as Top Holiday Toy for Girls

Barbie has been dethroned as the top holiday season toy for girls by merchandise from the movie “Frozen,” according to the National Retail Federation. About 20 percent of shopping parents plan to get “Frozen” merchandise for their girls this holiday season compared to 17 percent who plan to get Barbie. This marks the first time […]

Barbie Needs Male Tech Support

Barbie Needs Male Tech Support

For over two generations, Barbie has told girls they can be anything they want to be. Over the years, the toy, manufactured by Mattel, has had several career incarnations as an astronaut, doctor and teacher – just about everything under the sun. The doll has even been a computer engineer, and that is where this latest […]

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