She is looking good these days...no lipo or botox for this girl, and at 50 she has never looked better!! Happy Birthday Barbie! Mattel introduced Barbie on March 9, 1959 and she is still around to make each generation of young girls thrilled and happy!! Here are a few quick Barbie facts:When introduced to us in 1959 she cost just $3.50!That first year over 300,000 Barbies were sold.The inventor of the Barbie doll named her after her daughter Barbra , who was not a blonde by the way!Mattel has introduced an anniversay Barbie with the same black and white swimsuit, just an updated version.Here's a toast to Barbie who will most likely be around for another 50 years, may we all be so lucky!!