Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Mattel Releases Set of Six Iconic Dolls for Barbie's 50th; Special Edition Styles Reflect Culture of 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Mattel Releases Set of Six Iconic Dolls for Barbie's 50th; Special Edition Styles Reflect Culture of 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s

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CELEBRATING 50 years in 2009, Barbie's famous face and head-turning style have made her undoubtedly the most popular doll in the world!

Today Barbie is a worldwide fashion icon, pop culture princess and a global brand powerhouse.

For five decades, Barbie has inspired girls of all ages to dream, discover and celebrate their girlhood - from fashion to fantasy - all in a world without limits!

Collecting Barbie dolls is no longer the exclusive realm of little girls.

Barbie fans all over the world will now have the opportunity to become a part of the pop culture legacy.

In honour of the Barbie doll's 50th anniversary, and in celebration of five decades, in 2009, Mattel will re-release six all-time iconic Barbie dolls:

The My Favourite Barbie doll series includes:

* The number one original 1959 Black and White Bathing Suit Barbie (pictured).

* Brunette Bubble Cut Barbie from 1962

* Twist 'N' Turn Barbie from 1967

* Malibu Barbie from 1971

* Superstar Barbie from 1977

* Barbie and the Rockers from 1986

The My Favourite Barbie doll series will sell for $54. …

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