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Mattel, Barbie & Ken History

Saturday, 8.22.20

This video explains the history behind Mattel as well as the creation of Barbie and Ken. Barbie’s real name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, the daughter of George and Margaret Roberts from a small town in Willows, Wisconsin, which by the way is fictional. Barbie was born on March 9, 1959. She is now 61 years old, two years older than her boyfriend Ken. Skipper Roberts, Barbie’s younger sister, was born in 1964. She is now 56. Ken’s real name is Kenneth Sean Carson, born on March 11, 1961. He is now 59 years old.

The real classic Barbie is now estimated to be 5 feet and 9 inches tall, which original measurements of 36-18-33, and weighing 110 pounds, if she was a real human. I still like the original disproportionate Barbie because because she was a classic. Her human-size clothing would be a size 4. The new small-chested and wide-hipped Barbie looks stupid and plain jane. 


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