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Acknowledging preteen sexuality is one way that licensed fashion dolls grant agency since Barbie has engaged in a long-term domestic relationship with Ken. The pair's plastic love is red-hot once again, just in time for the most Early this morning, Barbie changed her status on Facebook to “In a Relationship.” Die- hard Barbie and Ken fans were apparently clamoring for the pair to get Mattel releases Barbie dolls of Alexis and Crystal from 'Dynasty': Your. Of course, Barbie grows suspicious of Ken's sexuality right from the first the slightest care that his blonde bombshell of a partner is standing beside him, dressed in a mere towel. Artist's extraordinary photos tell tale of dolls' miserable relationship . We are no longer accepting comments on this article.
She is encouraging and supportive of her granddaughter. She gave Barbie a book to read that Barbie related to. Her first appearance is in Barbie and the Secret Door as Alexa's grandmother. She also appears in The Great Puppy Adventure as herself. Max and Marie Roberts are the twin children of Marlene Roberts. Cousins of Barbie and her siblings. Niece and nephew of Margaret Roberts and George Roberts. Showed up in Barbie: Therese Tree Roberts —present the cute long lost cousin of Barbie.
Recent Barbie-sized female friends[ edit ] Midge Hadley Sherwood —, —, This character was Barbie's best friend according to promotional materials and packaging. She was the third character introduced to the Barbie line, following Barbie and Ken.
In the Random House novels, her last name is Hadley. She was paired with Allan Sherwood, Ken's best friend, when Allan was introduced in Michael Augustyniak, copyright Collector Books.
In she was given her own line named Happy Family. Midge was released with a magnetic belly and a baby. Also in the line was Alan and their son Ryan, and Midge's parents though they were never given real names. Inshe was brought back in the "Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse" web series. In the series, she undergoes a makeover to look more modern, though the character tends to act like she is still in the s.
Christie —, Barbie doll's first African-American friend character, Christie was part of the new group of Talking dolls for Christie was later issued as a Twist 'N Turn version. The character appeared in the product line continuously for many years, though the original Christie face sculpt was discontinued in Christie is notable in that she has been romantically linked with several different male characters over the years.
Inshe was linked with Brad, the Talking Brad doll even said "Christie is the greatest". Inthe Sunsational Malibu Christie doll had a boyfriend named Ken who used the Brad face sculpt with rooted hair.
In the late 80s, Christie was paired with Steven. The surname O'Neill is associated with the Nikki character, who is purported to be Christie's sister, but the surname has not been associated directly with Christie. The doll has been criticized as following American beauty standards instead of representing African cultural body image, representing only one tone of skin color, and because her sculpted features were seen to symbolize white standards of beauty.
Christie was discontinued when Barbie got Nikki as her new African-American friend, though Nikki uses Christie's face for a little, the change in name of almost the same doll was never stated. Beginning with the Rollerblade Teresa doll, the character began using an all-new face sculpt that has become known as the Teresa face sculpt.
She is currently known as one of Barbie's friends. She starred in the web series " Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse " and now stars in Barbie: Summer Gordon — This doll used an all-new face sculpt. She was a frequent character in the web series Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse.
She was originally from Australia when she was first introduced in Nicole "Nikki" O'Neil —present This doll appears as one of Barbie's current friends and has used multiple different head scuplts through the years. Her last name is O'Neil in a collection of short stories published by Random House in Nikki is Christie's little sister.
Nikki was introduced in as part of the "Teen Skipper" line. Life in the Dreamhouse and now stars in Barbie: Dreamhouse Adventures with an altered personality then before. Raquelle — This doll used the Summer face sculpt with her original debut. Inshe debuted with an all-new face sculpt in the Barbie Fashionistas line with a Caucasian appearance, and later the character took on a more Asian appearance.
She is mixed race Asian-American. She is Barbie's frenemy as shown in Barbie: A Fairy Secret and her web series Barbie: Grace — This doll made its first appearance in the SIS Line, she used to be a friend of Barbie who moves to Chicago and makes new Friends.
She also appears in A Fashion Fairy-tale. In she moves back to Malibu.
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Her backstory is reboothed when she starts appearing in Life in the Dreamhouse. She is very smart and interested in science. Barbie's friends[ edit ] Left: Walk Lively Steffie, from Free Moving PJ, from The Steffie face sculpt was used for decades, for several different Barbie-related Mattel dolls.
Her eye colour, hairstyle and hair colour changed as well. Stacey — Introduced as "Barbie's British chum" during the musical British Invasion of the USA, Stacey first appeared with long hair, either blonde, brunette, or redhead, tied in a side ponytail.
A second edition had much shorter hair, styled in a curly flip. It is the Stacey face sculpt that is used for Malibu Barbie.
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PJ — Fully representing the "groovy", "hippie" era of the late s, PJ originally appeared using Midge's face sculpt, but with much longer hair, tied into beaded pigtails.
Inwith PJ's addition to the Malibu Barbie line consisting at that time of Barbie, Ken, Skipper, and Francieshe changed to the Steffie face sculpt, which continued until the end of her production. She was billed as Barbie's best friend, again replacing Midge. It is the only such reference, and should not be considered canon. Steffie Although only three versions of Steffie were produced, all of which appeared inher face sculpt was used for several Barbie-family dolls for decades after, primarily the PJ doll.
It should be noted that, in at least one Mattel advertisement fromBusy Steffie is pictured, but is referred to as "Busy PJ", indicating that, even though Barbie fans refer to her as having the Steffie face sculpt, it is actually Steffie that has the PJ face sculpt. However, because PJ had used the Midge face sculpt for three years prior, Steffie was the first Mattel doll to use it as her only face sculpt, hence the name "Steffie face".
Kira was later introduced looking similar to Miko and with the same head sculpt. Several other dolls have come out with appearance to Kira and Miko with several names, as Dana in Barbie and the rockers,as Becky in the Barbie and the sensations, as Nikki in the line of Animal Lovin'.
Becky A friend of Barbie who uses a wheelchair. You also could learn whether a giant squid could actually defeat a submarine. But if you're sticking around beyond this paragraph, things get a little more adult.
The Earring Magic line of Barbie dolls included several versions of Barbie as well as the characters Midge, Ken, and others not pictured. Earring Magic Ken has become a sought-after collectible, fetching high prices on online auction sites like eBay.
The doll flew off the shelves, especially since gay men, including Savage, rushed out to buy a Ken doll. The kitsch factor drove Earring Magic Ken to become the best-selling Ken doll at the time.
We reached out to Mattel for comment multiple times — to find out just how well the doll sold and whether it remains the No. Though the Earring Magic Ken incident showed that LGBTQ culture at the time had infiltrated the mainstream or, arguably, been co-opted by itKen might've simply remained the butt of late-night jokes until Savage — who's since gone on to serve as one of the country's most prominent sex and relationship advice columnists — published his explanation of the gay-culture subtext communicated by wearing the sex toy.
As Savage outlined back in the s, the chrome metal ring used as a sex toy was also worn as a fashion accessory among certain subsets of the queer community. The rings were used as necklaces, bracelets, zipper-pulls, and worn just about anywhere else they could be attached. And in a form of code, specific placements on clothing could imply certain sexual preferences among the gay crowd; you can read Savage's more detailed account of the nuances in the Chicago Reader's archives.
Mattel quickly pulled the dolls from the shelves and apologized for the error.
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Clearly, it was not their intention to associate a child's doll with an adult sex accessory. Ultimately, Savage thinks the Earring Magic Ken incident is more of an amusing cultural blip than some kind of important moment, noting that neither the doll nor the hubbub is well-known today. Adam McDonald is a year-old gay man and film critic for the Bored as Hell podcast. Dan Savage still has his Earring Magic Ken doll, though.