Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011

Barbie's Dream House

In 1962, the teen queen finally got a palace. Well, sort of. The first Barbie's Dream House released by Mattel left a few things to be desired. A cardboard foldout, it was modest yet hip — and absolutely nothing compared with what was to come. By 1983, Barbie's Dream House had evolved into an elegant three-story mansion, complete with a working elevator, garage and swimming pool. Later versions of the Barbie Three-Story Dream House came standard with a song-playing intercom, sizzling stove, working doorbell, flush toilet, shower, washer and dryer.