In this August 1999 photo of Jill Barad, chairman and CEO of Mattel Inc. unveils the design of the new US Postal Service Barbie doll stamp at the Mattel headquarters in El Segundo, CA. The new stamp is part of the "Celebrate the Century" series for the 1960's. Michael Tweed/Reuters
Toy giant Mattel, Inc. has debuted a Barbie doll based on Alfred Hitchcock's horror movie 'The Birds.' The doll, which hit shelves in October 2008, wears a tiny pea-green suit, based on the one worn by actress Tippi Hedren in the 1963 movie. Barbie comes complete with a matching handbag and, of course, attacking seagulls. Newscom
Photo of "Miss Astronaut Barbie," made by Mattel Inc., taken in March 2009 in Malibu, Calif. Newscom
Photo of "Hispanic" Barbie doll by Mattel Inc., taken in Malibu, Calif. in March 2009. Newscom
The original 1959 Barbie doll. 50 years after her debut at New York's Toy Fair, Barbie 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. Newscom
The new Carnival Cruise Barbie doll is posed for a photograph aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Ecstasy Monday, Oct. 20, 1997. The Miami-based cruise line announced that the doll, created in cooperation with Mattel Inc., would be available in early November aboard Carnival's 11 ships or through a toll-free number. Newscom
Mattel's Inc. Barbie doll posed with horse "Allegra," in this photo taken on January 1, 1994. Newscom
The famous Barbie doll turns 50 on March 9th 2009. Because of her birthday a big Barbie Exhibition is organized in Harlem, N.Y., where special editions can be found. Ton Koene/Newscom
A Barbie doll is displayed at the room of two Italian collectors and dealers at the Hyatt Regency in Los Angeles on July 26, 2006. The hotel is hosting the Barbie Doll Collectors Convention with hundreds of dealers and collectors of the popular toy made by Mattel Inc. in attendance. Created in 1959, the doll has become an cultural icon with collectors around the world. Hector Mata/Getty
Barbie is pictured between her longtime boyfriend, Ken (r) and Barbie's new admirer Blaine (l), an Australian boogie boarder at the Toy Fair in New York on Feb 12, 2004. The big news in the world of toys was the breakup of Ken and Barbie, announced by Mattel earlier this month. But the nation's largest toy maker is weaving more stories behind its other dolls too, from the latest crushes to who's taking who to the prom. Tina Fineberg/AP
In support of breast cancer research, Mattel Inc. launched its "Pink Ribbon" Barbie doll on October 2, 2006.
Designer Billy Tanner cradles his one-of-a-kind Barbie fashion dolls at the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention in Washington on July 11, 2009. Newscom
Ann Drake waits in line with her 50th anniversary Barbies on July 10, 2009 in Washington to have them autographed by their designers at the National Barbie Doll Collectors Convention. Approximately 1,200 Barbie fans from around the world convened in the US capital to celebrate the world's most iconic doll and to revel in four days of Barbie-inspired events. Newscom
A visitor looks at a Barbie doll at the Second China International Television Animation Copyright Protection and Trade Expo, Oct. 5, 2010. More than one thousand Barbie dolls from around the world were on display at the exhibition in Dongguan, China. Newscom
In Las Vegas, actor Barbara Eden unveils Mattel's Inc. latest Barbie Doll "Jeannie" in recognition of the 35th anniversary of Eden's sitcom "I Dream of Jeannie." Mike Valdez/Newscom
Artist Nickolay Lamm isn’t afraid to dream big, as he attempts to crowd fund the $95,000 he needs to attempt the overthrow of Barbie by average looking dolls of realistic proportions for little girls raised in a selfie-driven, glitz pageant, pop princess culture.