10 Weird & Wonderful Barbie Facts That You Didn't Know

May 19, 2016

Do you consider yourself a Barbie fan? 

 

Use these 10 fun facts to test your knowledge. 

 

Did you know?

 

#1. Barbie used to have nipples

 

The nipples appeared on the original dolls between 1959-61 until Mothers complained!

 #2. Andy Warhol produced a painting of Barbie in the 1980's

 

The painting was Entitled Billy Boy* and it sold at Christies in 2014 for £722,500

 

 #3. The biggest selling Ken doll of all time was a gay icon

 

It was released in 1993, entitled "Earring Magic Ken" and became a top seller amongst gay men. He also appeared to have a cock ring as a necklace!

 While the dolls was a big seller, it was discontinued and remaining dolls were recalled. It also led to Mattel issuing the following statement:

 

"We're not in the business of putting cock rings into the hands of little girls" (hilarious)!!

#4. Barbies first car was a 1962 Austin Healey

 

(lucky biatch)!

 

#5. Barbie's wardrobe is one of the largest in the world

 

More than 105 million yards of fabric have gone into making Barbie doll and her friends fashions, making Mattel one of the largest clothing manufacturers in the world!

#6. Barbie's biggest fan's collection is worth $300k! 

 

The biggest Barbie collector, Bettina Dorfmann owns over 15000 types of Barbie and the collection is said to be worth around $300,000

#7. The most expensive Barbie doll sold for $302,500

 

The most expensive Barbie doll in history, dripping with jewels and a rare Argyle pink diamond was designed by Australia's Stefano Caturi. It sold at Christies in New York for $302,500.

#8. The best selling Barbie doll ever was "Totally Hair Barbie"

 

(really)??

 #9. Placed head to toe Barbie dolls and friends sold since 1959 would circle the earth more than 7 times

 

#10. Some people spend hundreds of thousands to look like real life Barbie and Ken

 

Even though... 

 

 

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