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  • Entrepreneur Barbie from Mattel was 2014's career of the year doll.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(134, 134, 134); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 25.600000381469727px;">&nbsp;</span>
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  • Toy maker Mattel and NASA collaborated to create "Mars Explorer Barbie" to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Mars Curiosity mission.
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  • Mattel unveiled a new Internet-connected Barbie in 2015.
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  • Mattel released a limited edition Jennifer Lopez Barbie, featuring her Zuhair Murad bodysuit from her 2012 tour.
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  • Mattel released a limited edition Jennifer Lopez Barbie featuring her dress from the 2012 Annual Academy Awards.
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  • Barbie Photo Fashion doll arrived on the scene in 2012. For the first time, Barbie had a real working camera built into her.&nbsp;
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  • Barbie receives an upgrade into the digital age with a touchscreen dress.
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  • This image provided by Sports Illustrated, Feb. 12, 2014, shows the cover-wrap of the magazine's 50th anniversary annual swimsuit issue.
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  • The '70s brought Barbie classics like Malibu Barbie, Superstar Barbie and Gold Medal Gymnast Barbie, featured here. In 1972, Title IX of the Education Amendment was passed making gender discrimination in athletics illegal. A few years later, Barbie won her first gold medal.
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  • Barbie's 50th Birthday

    <b>1961 Flight Attendant Barbie </b> <p> At the start of the 1960s, Barbie started sporting softer-looking eye makeup and less-arched eyebrows for the first time. Her hairstyles throughout the '60s ranged from beehives to bobs.
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  • Barbie Gets Tattoos, Pink Bob

    Mattel Inc. unveiled the Barbie "I Can Be…" President doll in March 2012, on sale in August 2012. Serving as the "B Party" candidate, Barbie is partnering with The White House Project, which promotes female leadership in business and politics. In a suit created by designer Chris Benz and with a new Tumblr blog, Barbie can stand on her own for the first time ever in two feet in pink wedge shoes.
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  • In 1980, for the first time, an African American Barbie, wearing stunning, sparkling makeup, and a Hispanic Barbie were introduced. Barbie made a strong fashion statement in the '80s wearing outrageous, over-the-top outfits inspired by MTV and Madonna.
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  • Barbie Gets Tattoos, Pink Bob

    An image from the "Bald and Beautiful Barbie" Facebook page, created by cancer survivor Jane Bingham, shows what a new Barbie doll could look like. In March 2012, Mattel announced it would produce a friend of Barbie who would be bald for children who have lost their hair because of illness or cancer.
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  • Faith Hill, Tim McGraw Now Barbies

    Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand tokidoki, created by Italian artist Simone Legno, launched a tattoo-clad Barbie, which has parents upset over the inked doll. The description of "tokidoki Barbie," released Oct. 13, 2011 on barbiecollector.com, states she is "always ready for cutting-edge fashion! This funky fashionista features trendy tattoos and a pink bob."
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  • Farah Fawcett Now a Barbie

    Country power duo Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary by becoming Barbies. The Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Doll Gift Set will officially become available in September for $69.99 at BarbieCollector.com.
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  • Farrah Fawcett Barbie Released By Mattel

    A Farrah Fawcett doll, complete with the iconic, one-piece red bathing suit and perfectly feathered hair made famous in a poster of the actress and 1970s icon, is now available from toy maker Mattel. The "Charlie Angels" actress passed away from cancer two years ago at the age of 62. Mattel has pledged to give a portion of the proceeds from sales of the limited-edition doll, available at <a href="http://www.barbiecollector.com" target="external">www.barbiecollector.com</a> for $34.95, to the Farrah Fawcett Foundation, created by the late actress and now run by her close friend, Alana Stewart.
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  • Barbie's 50th Birthday

    Sugar's Daddy Ken -- known to some as "Sugar Daddy Ken" -- is part of a line of Palm Beach dolls by Mattel's Barbie. Mattel says that the doll's name refers to Ken's pet West Highland Terrier, Sugar, which is included with the doll along with several accessories. The Palm Beach collection is scheduled to go on sale next year.
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    Heidi Klum teamed up with Mattel to release the Barbie Doll as Heidi Klum in September 2009.
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    <b>2004 Presidential Candidate Barbie </b> <p> As a single woman, Barbie found a new freedom and ran for president again. Perhaps inspired by another female politico, Barbie tossed aside the couture and threw on a more professional-looking pantsuit.
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    <b>2008 Vera Wang Barbie </b> <p> In 2008, Barbie was ready to walk down the aisle, but not just in any frock. For the big day, Barbie donned a classic Vera Wang creation and an ultra-chic updo. The new millennium also gave Barbie a bellybutton for the first time.
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    <b>Beyonce Barbie </b> <p> Throughout the years, Barbie has morphed into celebrities like Lucille Ball, Marilyn Monroe, Shakira and Beyonce, featured here. She's even won on "American Idol."
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  • Barbie Get a Coach Makeover

    Accessories and clothing brand Coach teamed up with Mattel for a $95 Barbie featuring a checked trench coat, striped jumper, suede skirt, sandals, and sunglasses. For the first time ever, Barbie had a genuine leather bag, crafted by hand in a Coach workshop from the same glove-tanned leather as the full-size version.
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