California Girl; Barbie

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Acquired in 2009 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Mattel
attributions_note
bibliography
collection_code
MoC
credit
Given by Mattel UK Ltd
date_end
2003-12-31
date_start
2003-01-01
date_text
2003 (manufactured)
descriptive_line
Barbie, California Girl range by Mattel made in Indonesia in 2003
dimensions
Height: 32.7 cm box, Width: 9.4 cm box, Depth: 4.9 cm box
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
id
1018625
label
last_checked
2014-08-31T15:18:39.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T15:18:39.000Z
latitude
0.10974
location
Museum of Childhood, Creativity Gallery, case 7
longitude
113.917397
marks
materials
materials_techniques
Moulded pastic, card and acrylic
museum_number
B.24:1, 2-2009
museum_number_token
b242009
object_number
O1135421
object_type
Teenage doll
on_display
1
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Barbie, has a slight change in style, she has a tanned look and her body seems narrower at the waist and wider at the hips, she has long blonde hair. She is wearing a pair of red shorts, yellow and red bikini top,a waistcoat, a necklace, a yellow bracelet, a white hat and a paper wrist tag that reads Barbie. The box is orange and cream printed card round the edges and back, with an acrylic window at the front to see the product. The word Barbie is written on a pink background of card at the top, and the words California Girl are in the box on orange card. There is a picture of the Barbie on the left hand side of the box. The back of the box has a flap, which when lifted up, reveals images of Barbie dolls and black text.
place
indonesia
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll that was launched in 1959. The doll is produced by Mattel, Inc and was invented by Ruth Handler, whose own daughter was called Barbara. In recent years Barbie has faced increasing competition from the Bratz range of dolls. This particular Barbie was produced in 2003 in Indonesia by Mattel. The doll was acquired in 2007, donated to the Museum by the BBC, who had made a programme on Barbie for their Money Week special. This doll belongs to the California Girl range of Barbie which was launched to appeal to older girls; those who are getting too old for the fantasy Barbie themes such as Barbie Fairytopia.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
MOC
slug
california-girl-barbie-teenage-doll-mattel
sys_updated
2013-08-17T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
California Girl; Barbie
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2003
year_start
2003