You may ask yourself who invented the Barbie Doll and what is all this craze about? Well this craze started back in 1959 and has been going strong ever since. During a trip to Europe Ruth Handler purchased a doll called "Bild Lilli". This doll was based on a German comic strip and was a gag gift for adults. She brought the doll back to the U.S. and started working on redesigning the doll and worked with a designer who could design doll clothes. The invention of the Barbie Doll was made by Ruth Handler and she named Barbie after her daughter Barbara. On March 9th, 1959 the invention of the Barbie Doll was presented at the Toy Fair in New York City.
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