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The very first Barbie doll was launched in March 1959 by American businesswoman Ruth Handler. The original Barbie doll was introduced in both blonde and brunette. This doll for girls managed completely change the toy industry, becoming a standard for which all other modern dolls are graded.
Porcelain dolls come in various price ranges, from expansive antique porcelain dolls to cheap collectible dolls. Collectors often categorize porcelain dolls in several groups like china dolls, dolls made of glazed porcelain, and dolls made of unglazed porcelain.
Porcelain dolls are accessorized with clothes and makeup, and their repair can often be a very involved procedure. There are many tips about the repair, restoration, and preservation of dolls and their accessories which can be very useful.
Kokeshi are Japanese dolls, handmade from wood. There are two types: traditional and creative. While "traditional" kokeshi dolls are very simple in their design with round heads and cylindrical limbless bodies, "creative" are more shapely and in different colors. They were originally souvenirs for Japanese tourists but today are artistic folk art.