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Rush Moto X is an Authorized  dealer for Barbie Collectibles & dolls, Barbie Dolls, Collectible Barbie Dolls, Barbie Doll & friends, Barbie clothing & accessories, Hot Wheels & Matchbox Collector cars, trucks & vehicles, Children's toys, home decor items, candles, Bath & Body Items, Enesco & Jim Shore collectibles, Antiques and jewelry!

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The History of Barbie

As a teenage fashion model, Barbie has worn many fabulous fashions. Beginning with her trademark black and white striped swimsuit and swirled ponytail, Barbie has followed style trends as well as blazed her own fashion trail. Over the years, as fashion and teenage lifestyle trends have shifted, so has Barbie. In the early 1960s, she began wearing designer outfits such as Gay Parisienne™, and "Easter Parade," both modeled after Parisian couture fashions. Along with these stylish ensembles came a brand new hairstyle, the famous bubble cut - still a favorite among many collectors.

As the 1960s progressed, Barbie took on the style and sophistication of the decade's most famous trendsetter - Jackie Kennedy, wearing such stunning fashions as Silken Flame®, and Fashion Luncheon®. Another popular look for the late 60s was that of the American Girl - a chin-length Dutch-boy hairstyle available in many colors. In addition to the new fashion and hairstyle, American Girl dolls were the first Barbie dolls to have bendable legs.

As the 1960s gave way to the "British Invasion", Barbie again became a trendsetter. Not only did she get a fashion makeover, but her body style, hair, face sculpting and makeup changed as well. In addition to wearing the popular mod fashions, Barbie doll's body underwent dramatic changes including a new Twist 'N Turn® waist, and a more youthful face with rooted eyelashes. As hair play became an important aspect of the Barbie doll experience, Barbie began wearing her hair long and straight, and in varying colors - perfect for little girls to brush and style!

In the early 1970s, Barbie became more poseable than ever before, with bendable wrists, elbows, and ankles. This allowed Barbie to participate in all kinds of new activities, including gymnastics, horseback riding, and ballet. And like the previous decade, Barbie embodied the fashion and lifestyle trends of the world around her. During the 1970s, her fashions included the "prairie" look, the "granny" dress, the "California Girl" suntan, and the zany glitz of the "disco" era.

In 1977, Barbie again underwent a major face sculpting change with the introduction of Superstar Barbie®. This doll featured a wide open-mouthed smile along with bright painted eyes, and looked much friendlier that any of the previous dolls. Barbie wore fashions that mirrored the funky trends found on dance floors across the country, as well as chic designer looks that came in vogue in the late 1970s. As always, Barbie had her finger on the pulse of Americana.

In the 1980s, Barbie collecting became more than a childhood pastime. With Barbie doll's original fans now in their twenties and thirties, Barbie collecting began attracting adult women as well as little girls. For many of these women, Barbie symbolized the innocence of their youth; she was a part of them that was timeless, ageless - and they wanted to reconnect with their favorite fashion doll! To meet the needs of these sophisticated adult collectors, Mattel issued Blue Rhapsody® Barbie® in 1986. This doll was Mattel's first porcelain doll, and marks the beginning of the collector line. Then in 1988 came Happy Holidays® Barbie® doll. Although she was not specifically targeted to the collector market, Barbie fans loved her and she sold out almost instantly at retail (only 300,000 were made). This event ignited the adult collecting boom and marked a turning point in Barbie doll history.

In the 1990s, some of the world's most famous designers began creating fashions for Barbie including Bob Mackie, Nolan Miller, Vera Wang, and Christian Dior just to name a few. Their intricately designed doll fashions generated a great deal of excitement in the doll collecting community. The Bob Mackie designs set a new standard with over-the-top glamour for Barbie featuring stunning gowns of sequins and beads. A new head mold and face sculpt, known today as the Mackie sculpt, was created for Barbie with the introduction of Mackie's Neptune Fantasy™ Barbie®. This sophisticated new sculpt features a full-lipped closed mouth smile and more elaborate face makeup. Bob Mackie's creations remain collector favorites.

In its continued efforts to offer the adult Barbie collector greater access to everything Barbie, Mattel launched The Official Barbie Collector's ClubSM in 1997. Membership benefits include special offers on exclusive club fashions and dolls, as well as providing members with inside information about Barbie.

Because of its immense popularity, Barbie doll collecting has spawned numerous clubs, conventions, magazines, and newsletters, and become an international phenomenon. With the many collector and limited edition dolls designed specifically for the adult collector, it's no wonder Barbie is the most Collectible Doll in the World. She has an innate ability to not only capitalize on trends, but to create some of her own.

As the popularity of vintage dolls continues rising, and the newer Barbie Collector® dolls generate increased excitement, it's clear that Barbie collecting is here to stay. Now in her fourth decade, the world's ultimate fashion model not only continues to retain her audience from years past, but also ignites the hopes, dreams, and imaginations of a new generation of little girls. Barbie - with her humble beginnings as a teenage fashion model - has transformed herself into best friend, confidante, and fearless adventurer. With a unique ability to inspire self-esteem, glamour, and a sense of adventure in all who love her, Barbie continues to inspire as she moves into the 21st century.

****Information obtained from Mattel/Barbie Collectibles. MotoXRush makes no claim to ownership of the above written material.

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