Barbie Coloring Pages
Barbie is a acknowledged appearance baby launched in 1959. The baby is produced by Mattel, Inc., and is a above antecedent of acquirement for the company. The American baron Ruth Handler (1916-2002) is admired as the architect of Barbie, and the doll’s architecture was aggressive by a German baby alleged Bild Lilli.
Barbie has been an important allotment of the toy appearance baby bazaar for about fifty years, and has been the accountable of abundant controversies and lawsuits, generally involving apology of the baby and her lifestyle. In contempo years, Barbie has faced accretion antagonism from the Bratz ambit of dolls.
Barbie’s abounding name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. In a alternation of novels appear by Random House in the 1960s, her parents’ names are accustomed as George and Margaret Roberts from the fabulous boondocks of Willows, Wisconsin. Barbie has been said to appear Willows High School and Manhattan International High School in New York City, based on the real-life Stuyvesant High School. She has an on-off adventurous accord with her admirer Ken (Ken Carson), who aboriginal appeared in 1961. Like Barbie, Ken shares his name with one of Ruth Handler’s children. A account absolution from Mattel in February 2004 appear that Barbie and Ken had absitively to breach up, but in February 2006 they were aback calm again.
Barbie has had over forty pets including bodies and dogs, horses, a panda, a bobcat cub, and a zebra. She has endemic a advanced ambit of vehicles, including blush convertibles, trailers and jeeps. She aswell holds a pilot’s license, and operates bartering airliners in accession to confined as a flight attendant. Barbie’s careers are advised to appearance that women can yield on a array of roles in life, and the baby has been awash with a advanced ambit of titles including Miss Astronaut Barbie (1965), Doctor Barbie (1988) and Nascar Barbie (1998).
Mattel has created a ambit of assembly for Barbie, including Hispanic Teresa, Midge, African American Christie and Steven (Christie’s boyfriend). Barbie’s ancestors and cousins were aswell created including Skipper, Tutti (Todd’s accompanying sister), Todd (Tutti’s and Stacie’s accompanying brother), Stacie (Todd’s accompanying sister), Kelly, Krissy, Francie, and Jazzie. For added details, see the List of Barbie’s accompany and family. Click on the image for full size.