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therefore a toy classic. Barbie is a registered trade mark of the Mattel company
and represents a production line of fashion dolls in 1:6 scale. Thus, Ken is a Barbie doll
just as well, because the term Barbie became a synonym for all kinds of fashion dolls long ago.
Fashion dolls existed for a long time before Barbie and the first known were reported to exist
in France as early as the 13th century. But its reputation to become a part of the western
cultural history is the merit to the founder of the Mattel company and her concept that has
constantly been refined over the Years and includes the following focal points:
- Styling of the Barbie doll
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