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Other Barbie friends

Other Barbie friends

Barbie has had many friends throughout her history, each with her own style and personality. Some of Barbie's most popular friends over the years have been:

  1. Stacey (1968-1971): Introduced as "Barbie's British Friend" during the British musical invasion of the United States, Stacey appeared in for the first time with long hair, whether blonde, brunette or red, tied in a side ponytail. A second edition had much shorter hair, styled in a curly twist. It is the sculpture of Stacey's face that is used for Malibu Barbie. Stacey was Barbie's first friend to have her own line of clothing and accessories, and she also appeared in Barbie dolls. in several films and television series.

  2. PJ (1969-1983): Completely representing the "groovy" and "hippie" era of the late 1960s, PJ appeared in Originally using Midge's face sculpture, but with much longer hair, tied in beaded pigtails. In 1972, with the addition of PJ to the Malibu Barbie line (which at the time consisted of Barbie, Ken, Skipper and Francie), it changed; went to the sculpture of Steffie's face, which continued until the end of its production. She was announced as Barbie's best friend, again replacing Midge. One of the final iterations of the doll, "Dream Date PJ", mistakenly lists her as Barbie's cousin. It is the only reference of its kind, and should not be considered canon. Although PJ retired After production in 1983, her facial sculpture followed. It has been used for several other Barbie family dolls for decades.

  3. Steffie (1972): Although only three versions of Steffie were produced, all appearing in 1972, her facial sculpt was used & ó; for several dolls in the Barbie family over the decades, most notably the PJ doll. Some Barbies from that era, issued outside the US, use the Steffie face sculpt. In at least one Mattel ad from 1972, Busy Steffie appears in the photo but is referred to as "Busy PJ," indicating that although Barbie fans refer to her as the Barbie face sculpture, Steffie, it's actually Steffie who has PJ's face sculpted. However, because PJ had used the Midge face sculpt for three years prior, Steffie was the first Mattel doll to use her as her only face sculpt, hence the name "Steffie face."

  4. Kira / Miko (Navy in Europe) (1985-2001): The first Asian friend character of the Barbie doll. The first appearance was in the Tropical Barbie line in 1985 as Miko. Kira later showed up with a similar appearance to Miko and with the same head sculpt. Other dolls have appeared with Kira and Miko under different names, such as Dana in Barbie and the rockers, Becky in Barbie anthe sensations, and Nikki in the Animal Lovin' line. The character appeared in the product line continuously for many years, and the original sculpture of her Kira/Oriental was created; in 1980. Kira/Miko was also one of the first Barbie dolls to have a specific name and cultural history, giving her a deeper, more realistic dimension.

  5. Becky (1997-1999): Barbie's friend who uses a wheelchair. She used The Teen Skipper head mold was created, but only three dolls were made. Becky was one of the first Barbie dolls to address a disability issue and was widely acclaimed for its inclusive representation.

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