Barbie Sings!

Posted by Michael Pinto on May 1, 2008 in Hobbies and Collections |

Because girls just want to have fun! I realize that Barbie is more of a fangurl icon than fanboy material, but I was quite impressed with the above musical example of how Mattel popularized the well known fashion doll with legions of young fans back in 1961. Also as an animation fan I got a real kick out of the charming reto animated graphics used in the commercial. Here’s the actual record:

Barbie Sings!

Shown below is another good example of Mattel reaching out to fangurls with an official fan club that even featured its own magazine:

And if you want to be blown away check out this amazing collection of vintage Barbie catalogues:

Vintage Barbie Catalogues

Videos found via Ira Gallen, record found via Nurse Marbles and the the vintage Barbie catalogs found via Zero Discipline.

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