What year were Barbie dolls invented?

Answer Ruth Handler, one of the co-founders of Mattel Inc., invented the popular Barbie doll in 1959, according to Barbie Collector. Handler named the doll after her daughter, Barbie, who inspired its cre... Read More »

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What year were barbie dolls introduced?

Barbie was first introduced at the New York Toy Show in 1959. Buyers did not know what to make of Barbie because they were used to seeing baby dolls sold for little girls. By 1960, the public deman... Read More »

In what year were porcelain dolls invented?

Manufacturers in Denmark, France and Germany began making porcelain heads for dolls around the 1840s. They produced them by firing clay at very high temperatures in a kiln. The original porcelain h... Read More »

Who invented Barbie Dolls?

Ruth Handler, a co-founder of Mattel, designed a grown-up doll after watching her daughter and friends play games about the future with their paper dolls. She named her creation after her daughter ... Read More »

When were Barbie dolls made?

Barbie dolls are popular toys made by Mattel. The first Barbie dolls were introduced in 1959 and still are being produced as of 2010. Mattel continues to release a variety of Barbie dolls with diff... Read More »