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    Default Why has the quality of Barbie dolls greatly declined?

    How did we go from this

    90s


    2000s


    to this?




    These new styles make me want to barf!

    What happened?

    These Barbies look amazing! It is a shame these can’t be found in stores!
    https://www.instagram.com/barbiestyle/?hl=en

    How does does Mattel make Barbies like this and turn around and push cheap crap on the consumer?



    Several years ago there was a line of dolls called The Barbie Look but it seems like they haven’t produced any more dolls in that line for the past couple years.



    They were affordable at $30.

    In today’s world parents either get a $10 Barbie or $100 American Girl doll.

    Why isn’t there a middle ground?

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    I blame Trump

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    New Barbies are so cheaply made now. I grew up with the 80's & 90's Barbies and they will forever be my favorite. I loved the Monster High dolls too. A shame what they did to them.

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    I never owned a Barbie product, but if I was stuck at a girl's house as a kid I'd play with her Barbies like action figures. This was the 80s....Barbie had an in-scale pink Corvette....I remember that was cool.

    I honestly didn't know anything about the history of the doll, which was why the "Toys That Made Us" episode about her was probably the most fascinating to me. I already knew all there is to know about GI Joe and Star Wars...but I had no idea a coked out swinger built a real life sex mansion from his profits from creating the doll who later married Zsa Zsa Gabor and ended up killing himself.

    Have they made a movie about that guy yet?? And not not....why not? That would be awesome.

    I also really liked the design of the original Barbie when she was a sex doll in France. That's probably the only incarnation I'd ever see myself wanting a replica of, and even then, I wouldn't spend much on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Otomofan View Post
    I never owned a Barbie product, but if I was stuck at a girl's house as a kid I'd play with her Barbies like action figures. This was the 80s....Barbie had an in-scale pink Corvette....I remember that was cool.

    I honestly didn't know anything about the history of the doll, which was why the "Toys That Made Us" episode about her was probably the most fascinating to me. I already knew all there is to know about GI Joe and Star Wars...but I had no idea a coked out swinger built a real life sex mansion from his profits from creating the doll who later married Zsa Zsa Gabor and ended up killing himself.

    Have they made a movie about that guy yet?? And not not....why not? That would be awesome.

    I also really liked the design of the original Barbie when she was a sex doll in France. That's probably the only incarnation I'd ever see myself wanting a replica of, and even then, I wouldn't spend much on it.
    Wow I'd watch that movie! I never knew that (I need to watch Toys That Made Us again). I thought Barbie was based on the guy's daughter, or at least that's where the name came from.
    🦇 Crazy Toy Lady 🦇

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    I found and bought my daughter Barbie from old collections because she wanted them when she showed her the pictures. They were all new, so I had to spend time looking for them, but it wasn't as expensive as I expected. My daughter's happiness is worth it!

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