Did I see that Barbie is 50 today? Man, do I remember that first one that came out in the black & white bathing suit? I didn't have one, but my neighbor did. I was always a little jealous of that.
The knock-off barbie I had, had arms and legs that moved but you could see the joints! Like there was no skin over it! Ppssht! What was that about? Medical anatomy Barbie? Orthopaedic Barbie?
And we won't even go into the fact that Barbie was perfect. I didn't give that too much thought back then...except that she had perfect skin (!) and boobs (!!!). Being a little kid with freckles and totally flat chested...hey, it was rough man. Just kidding. Kind of.
What I really liked was the Barbie with interchangeable wigs! That was cool! Like interchangeable personalities! Heeeey, wigs! young, old, sexy, sultry, homey, perky, ghetto, anything I want. He he he.