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Controversy and evaluation[edit]

First, The controversy of Barbie that provided on the website is a little bit chaotic. You can laid them out the point by point. Secondly, the controversies laid on the website is not so comprehensive and persuasive. Search much reliable resource before writing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.51.93.160 (talk) 21:11, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

I strongly agree and would like to put in sub-categories of 'Body Image', 'Diversity', 'Barbie as a role model' and 'Safety'. I am unsure what the Barbies in the microwave bit is doing in this section - it's interesting, but doesn't seem important enough to make the Wikipedia page, and doesn't really fit under 'Controversy'. The term 'evaluation' seems odd too - what exactly is meant by this? Squitchtweak (talk) 05:55, 23 November 2017 (UTC)Squitchtweak

I, Squitchtweak, went ahead and ordered the controversy section. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Squitchtweak (talkcontribs) 23:14, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

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"Australian terror plan to hide plane bomb in Barbie revealed"[edit]

This probably fails WP:NOTNEWS but it is one of the more unusual uses for a Barbie doll. She is so thin that she can't hold much explosives. "The luggage containing the devices was deemed overweight", unlike Barbie.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:50, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

The brand of doll would seem to be irrelevant. Though I get the sense that your comments are 'probably' in jest.--Jeffro77 (talk) 08:02, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
The 2006 transatlantic aircraft plot led to a change in the rules banning more than 100ml of liquid in hand luggage.[1] Neither a Barbie doll nor a meat grinder seems ideal for this, but this news article says it was a "large Barbie doll". Supersize Barbie, perhaps. Anyway, the media was fascinated by the thought of Ms Roberts being used in this way. Apparently, "Lebanon’s interior minister Nohad Machnouk told reporters that the bombs never made it on the plane because the handbag they were placed in was 15.4 pounds above the weight permitted by the airline."--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 09:21, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
All of which is out of this article's scope.--Jeffro77 (talk) 11:35, 4 September 2017 (UTC)

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How is there no list of barbie characters/dolls?[edit]

The Barbie doll franchise is one of the most successful toy brands of all-time with billions of dolls sold worldwide and comes in so many different characters or "Careers". For this reason the list of all of the different barbie dolls should be more easily accessible and other than just being listed at the beginning of the article. Giggleshack603 (talk) 00:42, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

There is a separate article List of Barbie's friends and family which goes into more detail. There is also Barbie's careers. However, a list of every Barbie doll would run into problems with WP:NOTGUIDE and WP:TOPIC, as well as making the article too long. The article has tried to give a summary of the various dolls, but it doesn't try to list all of them. Here is a man who owns a collection of 2000 Barbie dolls and 1000 Kens (yes, really).--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 05:30, 16 April 2018 (UTC)

Shouldn't the Barbie links box be at the bottom of the main Barbie article, so people can easily find pages like family and friends?

Also, would a page about different ranges of Barbie dolls be appropriate? Eg. Fashionistas, So In Style, The Look, Generation Girls, I Can Be, Dreamtopia...

Squitchtweak (talk) 11:26, 18 April 2018 (UTC)Squitchtweak

Personally I'm not a fan of pages with the title "List of X" because they have problems with WP:GNG and WP:NOTDIRECTORY. There are two main types of Barbie doll, the ones that were built for children to play with, and the ones that were intended for adult collectors. According to Guinness World Records, Bettina Dorfmann in Germany has a collection of over 15,000 different Barbie dolls.[2] People tend to underestimate how many different Barbie dolls there are, and an exhaustive listing is beyond the scope of Wikipedia.--♦IanMacM♦ (talk to me) 14:14, 18 April 2018 (UTC)

Hi, perhaps I didn't really make that clear. I'm also not a fan of 'list of X'. I was going to write a little about significant RANGES of Barbie dolls such as 'The "I Can Be range was launched in 201X and comprises dolls with a number of different careers, meant to inspire children. The 'So In Style' range was launched and features new face moulds for African American dolls' - that sort of thing. I'd appreciate help from other barbie fans. This could then merge the article for 'Totally Hair Barbie' (best selling doll). A list of individual dolls would be absurd. Squitchtweak (talk) 14:35, 18 April 2018 (UTC)Squitchtweak