History Franchise / Barbie

7th Feb '16 12:24:13 PM LyraConvoy
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* OnlyOneFemaleMold: Most of Barbie's friends have exactly the same body shape as she does. This was actually a selling point mentioned in the commercial for Midge, in that she could share all of Barbie's clothes.

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* OnlyOneFemaleMold: Most of Barbie's friends have exactly the same body shape as she does. This was actually a selling point mentioned in the commercial for Midge, in that Midge; she could share all of Barbie's clothes.clothes, so you didn't have to worry about getting "Midge" clothes for her.
7th Feb '16 12:22:30 PM LyraConvoy
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* OnlyOneFemaleMold: Most of Barbie's friends have exactly the same body shape as she does.

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* OnlyOneFemaleMold: Most of Barbie's friends have exactly the same body shape as she does. This was actually a selling point mentioned in the commercial for Midge, in that she could share all of Barbie's clothes.
** Averted with the 2016 Fashionista line, which introduces 3 different body types to go with the standard, Curvy, Tall and Petite.
29th Jan '16 9:40:22 PM toongrrl1990
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** The original Barbie novels were written with this trope in mind: it featured Barbie as a sweet, smart, GirlNextDoor with fits of petulance who supports her friends and features positive career and single female role models, women who thrive as people and aren't pitied or scorned for not conforming to the Housewife role, which was something for it's [[TheSixties time]].
** The comic book series and books by Barbara Slate fit in with this trope as well.
8th Jan '16 11:04:26 AM CaptEquinox
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Despite the excessive critical focus on her [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure body shape]] and [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses clothes]], Barbie is an excellent role model in terms of having a wide variety of jobs, including a teacher, a ballerina, a surgeon, an airline pilot[[note]]first appeared in 1973[[/note]], an astronaut[[note]]first appeared in 1965![[/note]] and various political roles[[note]]including President of the United States in 1992[[/note]] among many others. Her famous pairing with Ken is incidental at best, never infringing on her latest career choice. The car, which appeared in 1962, was always hers.

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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Despite the excessive critical focus on her [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure body shape]] and [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses clothes]], Barbie is an excellent role model in terms of having a wide variety of jobs, including a teacher, a ballerina, a surgeon, an airline pilot[[note]]first business executive[[note]]first appeared in 1960[[/note]], a surgeon[[note]]first appeared in 1973[[/note]], an airline pilot[[note]]also in '73[[/note]], an astronaut[[note]]first appeared in 1965![[/note]] and various political roles[[note]]including President of the United States in 1992[[/note]] among many others. Her famous pairing with Ken is incidental at best, never infringing on her latest career choice. The car, which appeared in 1962, was always hers.
8th Jan '16 11:00:41 AM CaptEquinox
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** Barbie is OlderThanSteam. Adult female dolls for children go back to the 14th century, and the Jumeau company turned out thousands of "Parisienne" fashion dolls in the mid-1800s.


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* OlderThanSteam: Adult female dolls for children go back to the 14th century, and the Jumeau company turned out thousands of "Parisienne" fashion dolls in the mid-1800s.
8th Jan '16 10:59:42 AM CaptEquinox
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** Barbie is OlderThanSteam. Adult female dolls for children go back to the 14th century, and the Jumeau company turned out thousands of "Parisienne" fashion dolls in the mid-1800s.
3rd Jan '16 8:45:37 AM CaptEquinox
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Despite the excessive critical focus on her [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure body shape]] and [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses clothes]], Barbie is an excellent role model in terms of having a wide variety of jobs, including a teacher, a ballerina, a surgeon, an airline pilot, an astronaut and various political roles among many others. Her famous pairing with Ken is incidental at best, never infringing on her latest career choice.

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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: Despite the excessive critical focus on her [[ImpossibleHourglassFigure body shape]] and [[RealWomenNeverWearDresses clothes]], Barbie is an excellent role model in terms of having a wide variety of jobs, including a teacher, a ballerina, a surgeon, an airline pilot, pilot[[note]]first appeared in 1973[[/note]], an astronaut astronaut[[note]]first appeared in 1965![[/note]] and various political roles roles[[note]]including President of the United States in 1992[[/note]] among many others. Her famous pairing with Ken is incidental at best, never infringing on her latest career choice. The car, which appeared in 1962, was always hers.
30th Dec '15 12:00:14 AM DragonQuestZ
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* OperaGloves: These don't appear on the dolls that often, but can appear when the outfit is based on fashions when those were popular.
16th Dec '15 2:18:37 AM DragonQuestZ
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* FashionModel: Her original backstory was that she was a teen model. Even now being a model is one of her many jobs.
23rd Nov '15 3:18:29 AM DragonQuestZ
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* HighClassGloves: Her formal outfits often include formal gloves, such as the white gloves in the "Enchanted Evening" doll.
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