History Franchise / Barbie

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* CreditsGag: With the exception of ''The Nutcracker'', ''The Barbie Diaries'' and ''The Great Puppy Adventure'', the credits to each movie end with a moral by Barbie, referring to the overall theme of the movie.
** However, starting with ''Spy Squad'', the same quote (""This is our story, what's yours?") is used at the end of each movie.
11th Nov '17 8:51:36 PM Pichu-kun
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* HotterAndSexier: This occasionally occurs, such as with the "Franchise/MyStyle" spinoff dolls.

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* HotterAndSexier: This occasionally occurs, such as with the "Franchise/MyStyle" "Franchise/MyScene" spinoff dolls.
25th Oct '17 7:59:09 PM Pichu-kun
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* ArtEvolution: The most noticeable change of the years was the change from the original "cat-eyed" Barbie to the modern open-eyed variant.

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* ArtEvolution: The most noticeable change of the years was the change from the original "cat-eyed" Barbie to the modern open-eyed variant. variant in the 1970s.



* PinkMeansFeminine / PinkProductPloy: Barbie is all about [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick piiiink]]. Her logo is pink. Her Dream Car and Dream House are pink. Packaging for most of the dolls and accessories are pink. One of her first outfits, "Enchanted Evening", has a pink evening gown. Her ''signature color'' is "Barbie Pink" and can't be used by another company without getting permission from Mattel. Therefor, when other products try to do the PinkProductPloy, it's usually a very close comparison to Barbie pink (just a hair lighter or darker). It is very much the Gold (Pink) Standard to which other pink products aspire to. Toys/HotWheels being the contrasting "blue for boys" product line.

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* PinkMeansFeminine / PinkProductPloy: Barbie is all about [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick piiiink]]. Her logo is pink. Her Dream Car and Dream House are pink. Packaging for most of the dolls and accessories are pink. One of her first outfits, "Enchanted Evening", has a pink evening gown. Her ''signature color'' is "Barbie Pink" and can't be used by another company without getting permission from Mattel. Therefor, when other products try to do the PinkProductPloy, it's usually a very close comparison to Barbie pink (just a hair lighter or darker). It is very much the Gold (Pink) Standard to which other pink products aspire to. Toys/HotWheels being ''Hot Wheels'' is the contrasting "blue for boys" product line.
25th Oct '17 7:56:53 PM Pichu-kun
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** The toys take advantage of this. Barbie has had so many friends and even family members disappear or be replaced over the decades. This is because most kids outgrow the toys by age 12, leaving room for new kids who don't know who "Kelly" or "Midge" are.

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** The toys take advantage of this. Barbie has had so many friends and even family members disappear or be replaced over the decades. This is because most kids outgrow the toys by age 12, leaving room for new kids who don't know who "Kelly" or "Midge" are. The series also regularly reuses doll ideas due to this as well.



* HappilyMarried:
** Subverted with Barbie. There have been numerous wedding dolls however Barbie has canonically never tied the knot with Ken. They're always just boyfriend and girlfriend (and for a while in the 2000s, they were just friends).
** Midge married her long-time boyfriend Alan in the 1990s. They stayed together into the 2000s and even had children together, however when Midge reappeared in the 2010s Alan was PutOnTheBus and their relationship {{retcon}}ned.



* HormoneAddledTeenager: Despite the fact that Barbie is technically an adult. One of her "talking" lines drew a lot of criticism for having phrases like "Let's go shopping!", "Math is hard!" and "Will we ever have enough clothes?" A group called Barbie Liberation [[http://sniggle.net/barbie.php decided to do something]] about that, swapping out Barbie's voice boxes with those from GIJoe, so Barbie instead said things like [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "Vengeance is mine!"]]

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Despite the fact that Barbie is technically an adult. One of her "talking" lines drew a lot of criticism for having phrases like "Let's go shopping!", "Math is hard!" and "Will we ever have enough clothes?" A group called Barbie Liberation [[http://sniggle.net/barbie.php decided to do something]] about that, swapping out Barbie's voice boxes with those from GIJoe, ''Franchise/GIJoe'', so Barbie instead said things like [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome "Vengeance is mine!"]]



* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Barbie has a confusing history of this and {{Sudden Name Change}}s. Barbie was explicitly a teenager when introduced however eventually she fell into the range of "usually 19-30 [[ArtisticAge except when needed]]". Her younger sisters however are perpetually stuck as children. Barbie can be president of America (you need to be at least 35) but Skipper and Chelsea will never hit 20. Skipper was originally a preteen who hit puberty in the 70s, however since then she's barely aged and likely never will as Barbie is the adult doll. Barbie has three sisters: Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea...Except she also had a toddler sister named "Kelly", an infant sister named "Krissy", a brother named "Todd", and another kid sister named "Tutti". Fans usually assume Tutti was just renamed "Stacie" and that Kelly was aged up and renamed "Chelsea", however nothing canon has been stated (or likely will ever be stated).

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* NotAllowedToGrowUp: Barbie has a confusing history of this and {{Sudden Name Change}}s. Barbie was explicitly a teenager when introduced however eventually she fell into the range of "usually 19-30 [[ArtisticAge except when needed]]". Her younger sisters however are perpetually stuck as children. Barbie can be president of America (you need to be at least 35) but Skipper and Chelsea will never hit 20. Skipper was originally a preteen who hit puberty in the 70s, however since then she's barely aged and likely never will as (as Barbie is the adult doll.doll in the family). Barbie has three sisters: Skipper, Stacie, and Chelsea... Except she also had a toddler sister named "Kelly", an infant sister named "Krissy", a brother named "Todd", and another kid sister named "Tutti". Fans usually assume Tutti was just renamed "Stacie" and that Kelly was aged up and renamed "Chelsea", however nothing canon has been stated (or likely will ever be stated).



** Averted with the 2016 Fashionista line, which introduces 3 different body types to go with the standard, Curvy, Tall and Petite.

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** Averted with the 2016 Fashionista line, which introduces 3 different body types to go with the standard, Curvy, Tall Tall, and Petite.



* OneSteveLimit:
** The current line's Grace seems to be different from ‘’So in Style’’ Grace.
** Ryan has the same name as Allen and Midge's oldest son.



* PinkMeansFeminine / PinkProductPloy: Barbie is all about [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick piiiink]]. Her logo is pink. Her Dream Car and Dream House are pink. Packaging for most of the dolls and accessories are pink. One of her first outfits, "Enchanted Evening", has a pink evening gown. Her ''signature color'' is "Barbie Pink" and can't be used by another company without getting permission from Mattel. Therefor, when other products try to do the PinkProductPloy, it's usually a very close comparison to Barbie pink (just a hair lighter or darker). It is very much the Gold (Pink) Standard to which other pink products aspire to.
** HotWheels being the contrasting "blue for boys" product line.

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* PinkMeansFeminine / PinkProductPloy: Barbie is all about [[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick piiiink]]. Her logo is pink. Her Dream Car and Dream House are pink. Packaging for most of the dolls and accessories are pink. One of her first outfits, "Enchanted Evening", has a pink evening gown. Her ''signature color'' is "Barbie Pink" and can't be used by another company without getting permission from Mattel. Therefor, when other products try to do the PinkProductPloy, it's usually a very close comparison to Barbie pink (just a hair lighter or darker). It is very much the Gold (Pink) Standard to which other pink products aspire to.
** HotWheels
to. Toys/HotWheels being the contrasting "blue for boys" product line.
25th Oct '17 7:20:40 PM Pichu-kun
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* Franchise/MyScene
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!!There have been various are misc. ''Barbie''-related media, including:
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* Music/BarbieSings
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* DependingOnTheArtist: Is Ken brown haired, blonde haired, or black haired and in what shade?
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* HotterAndSexier: This occasionally occurs, such as with the "My Style" spinoff dolls.

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* HotterAndSexier: This occasionally occurs, such as with the "My Style" "Franchise/MyStyle" spinoff dolls.
18th Oct '17 7:49:12 AM nlpnt
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** HotWheels being the contrasting "blue for boys" product line.
1st Oct '17 8:47:18 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''WebAnimation/BarbieVlog''
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** The toys take advantage of this. Barbie has had so many friends and even family members disappear or be replaced over the decades. This is because most kids outgrow the toys by age 12, leaving room for new kids who don't know who "Kelly" or "Midge" are.
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