Not to be toyed with: how Barbie became a cultural phenomenon, way before Margot Robbie stepped into her high heels for the Greta Gerwig film

Amy Martin
Updated August 3 2023 - 12:15pm, first published July 14 2023 - 2:30pm

When Barbie, with her permanently arched feet, first stepped out into the world, critics predicted she would be a flop.

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Amy Martin

Amy Martin

Canberra Times lifestyle reporter

As the lifestyle reporter, I love finding out what makes people tick and giving insight into the different ways that you can enjoy the city we live in. Email:

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