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Barbie Turns 50

Today, 50 years after her debut at New York Toy Fair, Barbie doll celebrates five decades as the world’s most popular fashion doll by unveiling a new face and throwing a pink-carpet birthday bash at her real Malibu Dream House.

So says Mattel, in a press release datelined “Malibu, Calif.”

Yes, Barbie is 50.

And what about that new face?

The doll debuts a new face with a more natural look, including a thinner jaw line, more almond-shaped eyes, fuller lips and a softer makeup palette using shimmery pink lip shades and neutral eye colors.

USA Today has links to more coverage.

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