Barbie’s parents must be Mattel’s version of the Duggars. First of all, Barbara Millicent Roberts was born in the late 1950’s, which means she ain’t no spring chicken. Somewhere along the line Skipper showed up, looking all pre-teen cute (today she’d be twerking to Miley Cyrus). Then came Stacy (What’s that? You don’t remember Stacy?) who had a twin brother…and then there was Kelly. (Actually, now I see Kelly has become Chelsea. It’s like Days of Our Lives up in here.)
Confused yet? Check out the wiki on Barbie’s relatives. Did you know that Tutti from Facts of Life is actually a Barbie sister? Shocking.
My obsession was with Kelly, and for awhile there in the late 90s and 2000’s she was the bomb. I think she was supposed to be about 5 or 6, and she was as cute as a button.
I’ve highlighted just a few of my favorites here – trust me, more pics to come. This was the collectible Wizard of Oz Kelly set, with Kelly as Dorothy and Tommy as the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion. Talk about cute. Dig on Dorothy’s red shoes.