Monday, April 27, 2020


Who died this date in 2002...Ruth Marianna Handler (née Mosko), an American businesswoman and inventor. She served as the president of the toy manufacturer Mattel Inc., and is best remembered for inventing the Barbie doll, although the doll's design was created by missile engineer-turned-toy designer Jack Ryan. READ MORE ABOUT HANDLER HERE.

(Click on the photo to see a trio of vintage Bubble Cut Barbie Dolls featured in a previous auction of Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ.) By the way, Barbie made her first appearance at the American Toy Fair in New York City in 1959.

See some great vintage (and new) Barbie stuff here. And the 2012 Holiday Barbie here.

1 comment:

  1. My sister loves these. It's an easy Christmas gift every year. The Holiday Barbie. I'll pass along this post. She is crazy about the "bubble" hairdo Barbie dolls.