The first Barbie doll was made in 1959, and the doll was introduced that year at the American International Toy Fair. The first Barbie doll was inspired by an earlier doll, the Bild Lilli, which was produced in Germany starting in 1955.
The earlier Bild Lilli doll was based on a character in a German comic strip that first appeared in 1952 and ran until 1961. Production of the Bild Lilli doll ceased in 1964 when Mattell acquired the rights to the doll.
The first Ken doll was made in 1961. African-American Barbie dolls and Hispanic Barbie dolls first appeared in 1980.Learn More
The remote-controlled car, or radio-controlled car, was invented in 1966 by Elettronica Giocattoli, an Italian electronics company. Their design was a toy Ferrari.Full Answer >
As of 2014, stuffed plush narwhals can be purchased at many online retailers including Zooguu, Squishable, and Amazon. While full taxidermied narwhals are quite rare, it is possible to purchase narwhal skulls, tusks or complete skeletons at NarwhalTusks.com. As of 2014, a taxidermied narwhal is on display at the Field Museum in Chicago.Full Answer >
Stuffed animals can be placed inside a mesh laundry bag and cleaned in the washing machine if the care labels indicate that the items are washable. Use a sealable laundry bag and regular laundry detergent to wash and dry the stuffed animal, which takes several hours.Full Answer >
Baby Alive food is a novelty water-based food mix designed to be fed to toy Baby Alive dolls. The mix is sold by the toy manufacturer Hasbro, although many online forums offer tips to make the mix at home using simple ingredients.Full Answer >