Big Barbie is one of 3 types in the Barbie Fashionistas series (tall, petite and curvy) of Toy Maker Mattel - one of the American toy companies. Through more than 60 years, there is still so much about the Barbie Doll and Big Barbie Doll that is unknown. Here are some interesting facts you never knew about this toy.
About The Barbie Doll brand
Barbie is a tall plastic doll with the figure of an adult woman and her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. The Barbie fashion doll produced by Mattel, Inc and was found in Match 1959 by Ruth Handler - a businesswoman.
A German doll called Bild Lilli was supposed to be her inspiration to create Barbie Doll. Since being launched in 1959, more than 400.000 Barbies were sold, her famousrity hasn't no sign of stopping. Barbie's real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts and originates from the fictional town of Willow, Wisconsin. Her family includes 9 people, parents and 7 siblings in total.
The first version of Big Barbie Doll was made in Japan in 1959. The first doll was made of heavy vinyl with honey blonde hairstyles with bangs and a ponytail. Each bikini suit on every single Barbie Doll was hand-stitched carefully.
Barbie Doll is actually a fashionista with an ever-changing style. Mattel has used more than 105 million yards of fabric to design Barbie and her friend's clothes. Moreover, Barbie is wearing the luxury outfit that was designed by Gucci, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Givenchy... Barbie's shoe collection is a big surprise. Ovẻ a billion pairs of shoes have been created for her.
Until 1992, the Mattel company launched Totally Hair Barbie. The doll has flowing and long hair that goes down to the ankles. Totally Hair Barbie Doll is considered to be the best-selling Barbie that Mattel ever made. By 2014, the Barbie brand was in talks with Sony to produce its first live-action theatrical release. They were quickly pulling in an impressive $3 billion a year for Mattel.Today, the Barbie Doll is still popular and on average 3 Barbie Dolls are sold every second in the world. It is not only played by kids but also purchased as collectible items by many adults.
What is an interesting fact about Big Barbie?
The first "Barbie" is the leggy doll with full name Barbara Millicent Roberts. She is the first toy doll with adult features in the US. In the first launch, she wears a black-and-white striped bathing suit, long hair and pouty red lips. She was sold for $3.00. A standard Barbie doll is 11.5 inches (29 cm) tall, a height of 1.75 m. Barbie's have been estimated at 18 inches (waist), 36 inches (chest), and 33 inches (hips).
Barbie's standard sizes have been estimated at 18 inches (waist), 36 inches (chest), and 33 inches (hips). If Barbie were a realistic woman, she would have a 39" bust, 5'9" tall, an 18" waist, a 33" hips and a size 3 shoe. However, due to these proportions, she'd have to walk on all four legs.
Until 1997, Barbie’s waist was changed by Mattel. The company decided to change Barbie to make a more realistic figure, bigger and breasts smaller.
Today, the Barbie Doll comes in 4 different sizes: Big (Large) Baby Doll, Medium Baby Dolls, Small Baby Dolls, Mini Baby Dolls. There are no doll sizes exactly with these above measurements but each doll will closely fall into one of the four sizes.
Ashley Graham is one of the first Big Barbie Doll models to ever grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. She appeared with her own lingerie line at New York's fashion week.
According to the release of Barbie, Barbie has had over 40 pets including dogs, cats, a panda, a zebra, horses and a lion cub. Barbie was a NASCAR driver and really liked to drive. She loves convertible cars with pink. So pink is also her favorite color.
In 2013, Barbie opened a big Barbie doll house to visitors. The Dream House is not only young girls who are excited about checking it out but also the first time fans are able to enjoy and experience Barbie's life.. Size of Barbie Dream House Experience in Berlin is about 10,000-square-foot. It has opened at Sawgrass Mills mall in Sunrise, Fla., with a giant closet, kitchen, bedroom and all covered by pink.
If you have more than one big Barbie doll, you should have a Barbie storage that really works. Many people are convinced that all clothing and accessories make a mess. Luckily, there are many more creative products to store and manage Barbie's belongings. With so many options, you should be bound to find a bunche that will contain big barbie accessories and suit you.