Happy Birthday, Barbie!
In case you didn’t know, Barbie Millicent Roberts’ birthday is March 9, and it’s always a favorite day on our calendar at TTPM. We’re celebrating 56 years of fun and friendship with the teen-age fashion model from Willows, Wisconsin who’s grown up to become an international superstar.
But even after all those years—and all those dolls—one of the things we most like to celebrate about Barbie is that every single doll is different because every kid and collector brings her to life in unique ways.
Barbie has earned her icon status, as a beautiful doll and as a platform for three generations of imaginative play and inspiring girls to be the best they can be. And that’s a real cause for celebration.
Barbie Fun Facts in Celebration of Her Special Day:
- Barbie has had more than 150 careers…and counting!
- More than 1 billion (Yes, that’s with a B) fashions have been created for Barbie and her friends!
- A Barbie doll is sold every three seconds somewhere in the world.
- Barbie was a star at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in 2009, when 50 designers created signature looks for her!
- And her relationship with world-renowned fashion designers started in 1990 with a gorgeous doll created by Bob Mackie!
- The first Barbie doll in 1959 sold for $3.00. That was a lot for a toy back then, and it would be about $25 today!
- Barbie loves her shoes! She and her friends have more than 1 billion (Again with a B) pairs!
Join the Celebration and Win!
To get you into a party mood with Barbie and TTPM, you could win one of these 10 great Barbie dolls. From playful dolls to fabulous collectibles, join us in wishing Barbie the happiest birthday ever!
To enter for a chance to win, all it takes is a tweet! Follow us @ttpm, tweet with the hashtag #TTPMbarbiebirthday, and wish Barbie a happy birthday! Click here to automatically tweet the entry message. You MUST include the hashtag AND a link back to this post for your chance to win. We’ll randomly select 10 winners on Monday, March 16th at 10am EST, so tweet before that time. Prizes will be awarded randomly. US & Canada only. Good luck!