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Vintage Barbie Television Commercials

"You can tell it's Mattel.  It's Swell."

 
Someday I'm going to be, exactly like you.  Until then, I know just what I'll do.  Barbie, oh beautiful Barbie, I'll make believe I'm you.

Lovely #3 and #4 Ponytails model fashions in this 1960 commercial.

How many dolls would you like to buy for $3?

 
 
  A 2004 article about their "break-up" said, "Barbie met Ken on the set of a TV commercial in 1961, according to Mattel, and they have been inseparable ever since.  It was hinted the separation may be partially due to Ken's reluctance to get married.

This is the tv ad they're talking about.  :o)

 
"Barbie daydreams with you"...

Football player Ken looks like a bend-leg to me.  That would date it to 1964, but the Bubble cut looks like a 1961 issue.

I love how they showed the Masquerade fashions.  Very artistic.

 
 
  "Five of your favorite friends."

Undoubtedly a 1965 Mattel commercial announcing Barbie's 'new look' with the bend-legs, American Girl, Midge, Skipper, Allan and Ken.

What a cute retro commercial with a snappy song.

     
 
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