Anybody recognize this lovely little lady? You guessed it! This radiant lady is the very first Barbie introduced by Mattel in 1959.
Barbie gave a new definition to the word “doll” as her 1959 debut sent moms scrambling to purchase these new fashion dolls for their daughters. When it comes to dolls, Barbie has never ceased to create excitement in the lives of young girls, and she is definitely at the top of the doll collector’s lists. Barbie continues to be known throughout the world for her beauty and for her fashion statements. But Barbie isn’t the only doll that brings special memories to heart! Shirley Temple, Cabbage Patch Kids, Chatty Cathy, Mrs. Beasley, Poor Pitiful Pearl, Betsy Wetsy, Betty Boop, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Raggedy Ann and Andy, are just a few more of the many dolls that have brought hours of fun into the lives of girls everywhere. Where are your old dolls? In the attic? Passed down to little sister? Or could one of them be right here in the World’s Largest Toy Museum? Come see us and let the heartfelt emotions of your childhood days be stirred once again.