Barbie Doll turns 50 years old
Will their Silicone figure bounce back to compete with the plastic beauty of Barbie?
Since the debut of Barbie Doll at the American International Toy Fair in New York on March 9, 1959, the leggy amply breasted slim-waisted blond plastic fashion icon has been setting new social standards.
Many critics believe that Barbie’s unrealistic plastic proportions pose problems for young girls who may have struggled with their body image and self-esteem issues.
Although the trendy toy may have inspired young girls, her unattainable measurements have been a topic of a bizarre controversy for years.
For fun, plastic Barbie can be compared to “real” life Barbies by projecting her 6-inch bust, 3.75-inch waist, 5-inch hips, and her 11.5 to 12-inch height to the “real” life dimensions of two “Spalding” Barbies:
Pamela Anderson was@ 5′ 7″ (1) Age: 41 years old
Plastic Barbie would be( 5.583 x 6 – 3.75 -5)
Ironically, Bottle-Blonde Pam Anderson’s natural bust was 34-inches.
Dolly Parton was@5′ 2″ (2) Age: 63 years old
Plastic Barbie would be( 5.1667 x 6 – 3.75 -5)
Seems like both plastic Barbie and the rubber Barbie’s have achieved similar unattainable measurements if the huge difference of the bust measurement due to silicone breast implants wasn’t a factor. For the plastic Barbie doll to be more life-like, her plastic hips should be 5.3125 inches yet, Barbie’s critics need to remember she is a girl’s play doll.
For a list of 50 “Real” Life Barbies, please click this link: Happy birthday, Barbie! 50 real-life Barbie dolls
To keep up with American trends, Barbie will now teach girls how to date younger men as….
To complete Barbie’s 50th Birthday party, we need to throw a chicken on the Barbie…
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(1) Miss February 1990 Playboy Playmate Centerfold Data Sheet
(2) Apparently, Dolly’s boobs have bounced all over the tabloids… 40DD-20-36 (definitive self-described figure in 1994), 48DD-25-38 (self-described in March 1993),42-19-34 (by her designer in 1990), 44-26-38 (in Italy’s “Novella 2000” in 1985), salesperson at Frederick’s Of Hollywood in 1985 confided she purchases black push-up bras in size 36DD, 42-26- 39 (reported in “Parade” Feb. 8, 1981), “The Book Of People” in 1981 reported 39- 25-39, 44-28 1/2-38 1/2 (reported in 1980), 46E-27-39 (at her heaviest 150#+ in late 1970s), 38-26-36 (according to the “Nashville Banner” in 1972), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine) Source: IMDB Bio
Note: The x-ray image of Spalding Pam has been posted everywhere on the internet for years and the original Photoshopper remains a mystery.
Posted on March 9, 2009, in Chicken Comedy, Humor, Music Monday, Titillating Tuesday, Wordless Chicken Tuesday and tagged Barbie Doll, Barbie Doll turns 50, Barbie Girl by Aqua, Chicken Comedy, Dolly Parton, Humor, Mattel, Music Monday, Pamela Anderson, Plastic versus Silicone Fashion, Ruth Handler, Wordless Chicken Tuesday. Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.