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Happy Birthday Barbie!

Mar. 9 2010, Published 8:42 a.m. ET

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It's Barbie's birthday this week and though she doesn't like to talk about it, the classic doll is turning 51. To celebrate, Mattel is releasing a new version of the " SuperStar Barbie" doll that made her debut in 1977. The new SuperStar Barbie is dressed in her signature pink color and features the bling jewelry of the original - diamond earrings and ring - and this week only she be priced at $3, Barbie doll's original price back in 1959.

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In 1977, the fresh-faced Barbie had long feathered hair, wore a hot pink satin gown, boa and boasted huge diamond jewelry. The  new, updated 2010 SuperStar Barbie wears a short version of her original dress, pink ,platforms and capped version of her original boa, and yes, over-sized diamond jewelry. After all, this is the doll that owns a Ferrari.

Fun for kids (and collectors) of all ages.


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