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Barbie Life in the Dreamhouse Raquelle Doll

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There are a handful of relatives from other books and videos who never became dolls: Aunts Millicent, Marlene, Lillian, and Adele; Uncle Claude; Cousin Kristen; and Grandmother Rawlins. Barbie has had some other siblings, including twins Tutti and Todd, child dolls with bendy bodies who were discontinued in the ’90s. Stacie later became Todd’s twin sister. There is also the Roberts’ youngest sister, Chelsea, who’s around 7 years old. Both Stacie and Chelsea went by Kelly at some point in their doll lives, which is thoroughly confusing, but just know they’re Stacie and Chelsea now. The movie’s writer and director Greta Gerwig, along with her partner Noah Baumbach, pulled from a vast network of Barbie–adjacent characters, many of them also named Barbie, to fill their plastic world. While I trust they selected the ones necessary to tell their story, not all of them made the cut, and even those who did don’t get as much air time as, say, Margot Robbie’s feet.

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The first and still most recognizable family member Mattel created was Skipper, who arrived in 1964 as Barbie’s 8-year-old younger sister and gets a few mentions in the movie. According to Barbie lore, some vocal members of the public wanted the original Barbie character to have children, and while Mattel thought that would make her feel too old and domestic, they added a child to her life by way of a little sister. Ten years later, the company introduced a truly weird “Growing Up Skipper” doll in an attempt to age the doll up: You could rotate her arm to watch her go through puberty in real time, growing an inch and developing little boobs. (You may or may not see a real-life demo of this at some point in the near future, should you happen to wander into a movie theater.) From then on, Skipper was consistently molded to look like a teenager. In 2009, she got a spunky-purple hair streak (she’s since been manufactured with blue and red streaks, too) and became a “tech-savvy” teen who loves gadgets. Okay!! Account icon An icon in the shape of a person's head and shoulders. It often indicates a user profile. Only a few other blood relatives were actually sold as dolls, including two of Barbie’s cousins, siblings Max and Marie Roberts, who were introduced in a 2013 animated movie and then made into plastic. Her cousin Francie was marketed in the ’60s and ’70s, followed later by a cousin named Jazzie.Ken doll " Barbie's friends Ken, Summer, Teresa, Nikki, Raquelle, and Midge play a big role in her dream life and are always hanging around the Dreamhouse. Inspired by the reality web series Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, Barbie doll's friends are brought to life. Each doll captures the animated character's facial details which are highlighted by beautiful rooted eyelashes. The dolls sport recognizable fashions from the show and each come with one additional fashion." Midge reemerged in the late ’80s as California Dream Midge, as if she had retreated for a decades-long meditation session and suddenly surfaced on the beach, soul restored and polka-dot knee pads strapped on. Several other iterations followed, including Cool Times Midge (for some reason obsessed with popcorn) and then — guess what! — Wedding Day Midge. Yes, someone proposed to the unsexy Barbie doll! Good for her. That someone was Ken’s friend Allan; we’ll get to him in a minute.

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While I was under the impression that Barbie was a mononymous stage name, like Cher or Beyoncé, she was born Barbara Millicent Roberts. Snooze. (Ken has a full name too, while we’re here: Kenneth Sean Carson.) Growing up in a made-up town called Willows, Wisconsin, Barbie has no physical doll parents to speak of, though George and Margaret Roberts appear as her mother and father in various books and TV series. These dolls contain two outfits – the first is their primary outfit from the series (their debut outfit from Season 1 or from introduction in Midge and Summer's case), the second is a smaller garment (usually a dress or attached two-piece). They have full articulation similar to the Fashionistas dolls, with rooted eyelashes and accurate faces (e.g. Raquelle’s bears a smirk).This is the main series of dolls which will be released in Fall 2013. They include the characters of the series incarnated into dolls. The series was first announced in a press release for New York Toy Fair containing pictures of Teresa, Raquelle, Summer and Midge. These dolls were also at the Toy Fair itself along with dolls for Barbie, Ken and Nikki. There have yet to announce/make dolls for Ryan, Skipper, Stacie and Chelsea as well as pet figures for Taffy, Blissa and Tawny. Special mention: Tanner. Even high-powered career women have to clean up after others, an important lesson Barbie doll customers learned in 2006 when Barbie got a puppy named Tanner. In staunch pursuit of unfiltered realism, Mattel gave this good (?) boy tiny little plastic poops that came out of his butt when you pressed down on his tail. The dog was recalled, though not because it grossed people out to have fake poop on their kids’ bedroom carpet. Apparently, a magnet in Barbie’s pooper scooper kept popping off, posing a choking hazard for small children. (Does this mean the poops were big enough not to be a choking hazard?) Anyway, let this be a warning to dog-owning women everywhere: Do not scoop poop with a magnet.

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