No matter how old you are, if you live in the US, you are familiar with the Barbie doll line by toy maker Mattel. However, you may not know the whole truth behind Barbie and what made her the most popular play doll for girls for many generations.
If you want to learn more about Barbie, you will first need to decide what type of information you seek. For instance, are you interested in learning the history of the iconic doll brand or do your interests run in the direction of current styles and selections (or maybe just play some barbie games)?
There are many different aspects of the doll that you may wish to explore and each one can open up additional avenues of interest. There are countless collections all around the world of Barbies, with the largest one boasting more than 15,000 different ones! That is a lot of dolls for sure.
In fact, she is so popular that there are many women today attempting to look like Barbie, something which the brand does not encourage but is certainly aware of. These women are often in some part of the adult entertainment industry, which is not necessarily surprising given the origin of the idea behind the original doll that inspired the first Barbie to be created.
You can spend untold hours exploring and learning more about this doll and how it has shaped the culture for generations, influencing the perceptions young girls have of themselves and their peers. While that is a big debate, you will certainly learn more truths behind the brand as you develop your own opinion.
You can read a combination of books and online information pieces to understand what is behind the Barbie brand and where it is going in the next several years to come.