Barbie Turns 54!
March 9 was Barbie’s 54th Birthday! Time sure does fly!
I don’t have many of the original Barbie’s. My total count is a whopping two. One was given to me from my mothers collection and was restored by Krista’s Doll Restoration. She’s a number 4 Barbie head on either a 3 or a 5 body. I think we decided she was transitional or the past owner (not my mom) had switched the bodies. The other was just recently given to me by my boss. That number 5 Barbie is waiting to be restored. I think I might hit Arnaldo’s Restorations up for that one eventually.
Upon taking photos for this article, I realized something. Original Barbie dolls are hard to photograph! I tried various angles in hopes of getting that ‘looking into the camera’ look, but it took a lot of guess and check! For nostalgia’s sake, I thought I’d share some Barbie commercials with you! These will give you a glimpse of how Barbie has changed over the years! Below is Barbie’s first TV commercial!
Here’s a few more Barbie commercials circa 1959 through the 1970′s!
Quick Curl Barbie and Mod Hair Ken:
Barbie and the Rockers are some of my favorites!
90′s Camp Barbie line is another favorite of mine, though I only own Skipper and Ken!
And remember 1999′s Generation Girls? They were great!
And the newest Barbie line, Barbie and the Pink Shoes:
This is just a sampling of commercials I found on YouTube. Here’s wishing Barbie a very merry Happy Birthday!!!
Do you have any special Barbie memories you’d like to share? Feel free to comment below!