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    Default Barbie Doll toymaker dies

    Thank you for Barbie, one of the greatest toy creations for girls, imo. Our grown girls still have their collection of Barbies and all accessories they played with when they were little girls. RIP.

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    Barbie's US toymaker father dies, aged 95

    Elliot Handler, the co-founder of US toy giant Mattel who gave the world the Barbie doll, has died aged 95, the company said Friday.

    Handler, who with his wife Ruth named the doll after their daughter Barbara in 1959 -- and two years later created Ken, after their son -- died on Thursday from heart failure, according to the TMZ celebrity news website.

    "We were very saddened to learn about the passing of Elliot Handler, the Mattel founder who created some of the world?s most beloved toys," Mattel said in a statement.

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    Default Re: Barbie Doll toymaker dies

    How sad. I loved my barbies!!! When I was a little girl in L.A. my uncle Jimmy worked at Mattel. He used to bring us all sorts of goodies. Very fond memories. He is gone now but the memories will always be there.

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    Default Re: Barbie Doll toymaker dies

    Those 'Christmas" edition barbies were absolutely amazing. I would imagine selling a well rounded collection would put a few kids through college.

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    Default Re: Barbie Doll toymaker dies

    Quote Originally Posted by 222lifer View Post
    Those 'Christmas" edition barbies were absolutely amazing. I would imagine selling a well rounded collection would put a few kids through college.
    It used to be like that but not anymore. Ebay has destroyed anything to do with collectables..My wife use to buy and sell old barbies at doll shows and made many a buck or two..Lot's of gay customers who just "had" to have the latest dolls.Then they would take them home and create their own version.Strange crowd.This will be devastating to some of the crowd in San Fransisco.

 

 

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