First-ever Barbie ad

According to the description, this 1959 Barbie commercial was the first-ever advert for the doll; it's got a sweet naivete. Also, Barbie cost a lot when she shipped: $3 in 1959 is $23.30 in 2011 constant dollars -- today, her MSRP is about $10, and you can get discount mint-in-package versions for $6.

1959 First EVER Barbie Commercial High Quaility HQ!

(via How to Be a Retronaut)

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