Girls everywhere were able to give their Barbies a home -- and not just any one either.
In the same way, fashion dolls are often called "Barbies".
Early Barbies were "social butterflies," and spent their time attending parties and playing tennis.
Despite ongoing criticism for her impossibly curvaceous figure, numerous studies indicate that playing with Barbies can actually be good for a girl's self-esteem.
From the Disney princesses to the beloved Barbie movies, television inspired Barbies fill the store shelves.