How A Barbie Doll Is Made

This year is the 50th anniversary of Barbie, and DesignBoom has an amazing behind-the-scenes gallery of the "adult" doll for little girls. The images are fascinating:

How A Barbie Doll Is Made

This is a Barbie face mold. A wee Mommie Dearest, no?

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How A Barbie Doll Is Made

According to the copy, "the doll is sold in 150 countries, has represented more than 50 nationalities and ethnicities." When I was a kid, though, I was pretty sure that the black one looked just like the white one, except, you know, brown.

How A Barbie Doll Is Made

What makes Barbie Barbie: Her awesome makeup.

How A Barbie Doll Is Made

Ouch.

How A Barbie Doll Is Made

Oh, I think I had that one! At the time, I hated her hair, because I could not get a comb through it. Lord knows I tried! Those teeny suckers broke.

How A Barbie Doll Is Made

Isn't it interesting that every single detail was designed and approved?

How A Barbie Doll Is Made

Will this little lady live to spread her message of blondeness, feet made for heels and "dream" houses to children for another 50 years? Probably! Lots more images here.


The Making Of Barbie [DesignBoom]