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Barbie: America's Most Iconic Blonde Is Fading Out Into History

By DMO Affiliate

Theres little in America that looks virtually the same as it did 55 years ago, but Barbie is an exception. Still, in popular imagination, Barbie is Barbie: The blonde teenager with unrealistic proportions and delicate feet made just-so for stepping out in high heels. Despite nearly constant outcry over her image, Barbie has sold. Parents have bought more than 1 billion Barbies over the years, and shes widely considered the most successful doll ever. But now, Barbies controversial look may be in danger of killing her. Mattel, the maker of Barbie says sales dropped 13 percent worldwide last quarter from a year before -- and thats after a string of bad quarters in late 2012 and early 2013.
Barbie: America's Most Iconic Blonde Is Fading Out Into History



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