Barbie: alive, sporty and dancing

Presenting: six more Barbie print adverts to add to my collection. The following are all 1970s French ads of a sporting nature. As always thanks for looking 🙂

Barbie tennis and golf. 1970s. France.



Barbie Alive. 1970s. France.


For more superb Barbie print adverts check out my Around The World With Barbie page. 

Around the world with Barbie

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Barbie is a popular US fashion doll created by Ruth Handler. Launched by Mattel in 1959, Barbie was inspired by the 1955 German Bild Lilli doll which was created following Lilli’s success as a comic strip character. As well as Barbie dolls, accessories, play sets and vehicles, the brand has appeared in books, clothing, cosmetics, video games, animated films, and a range of household goods. Barbie (along with her boyfriend Ken) has also appeared in the Pixar films Toy Story 2 and Toy Story 3.

TVTA has an extensive collection of Barbie ads from around the world, and is proud to present this country-by-country showcase of the enduring doll, her friends, clothing lines, accessories, play sets and other related merchandise. Enjoy 🙂

BARBIE: as advertised in France

Barbie bonjour Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

Barbie Bonsoir Pif Gadget 816 FR 1984

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1984.

France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1980.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Barbie rodeo. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Barbie VW Golf. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

Barbie camping car. France. Pif Gadget. 1981.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie cosmetics. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie Birthday. Pif Gadget 627. 1981. Artwork by Mezza.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie cosmetics. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

Barbie horse and coach. France. Pif Gadget. 1982.

France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

Barbie. France. La Journal de Mickey. 1983.

France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Barbie jacuzzi. France. Pif Gadget. 1983.

Barbie Magic Hair. 1960s. France.

Barbie. 1973. France.

Barbie bedroom and Ferrari. France. Cora Christmas catalogue. 1988.

Barbie. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Barbie. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Barbie accessories. Ets De Neuter. Catalogue page. 1995. France.

Barbie Friends Plush Toys. Wonderland Catalogue. 1987. France.


BARBIE: as advertised in the US

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Barbie, Ken and Midge Wardrobe Booklet, yellow version, 1962.

Barbie and Ken booklet. 1962. US.

Ken Mix ‘n Match Fashion Paks. 1962.

Barbie’s Fashion Shop. 1962.

Barbie Fan Club and Magazine. 1962.

Barbie and Midge Mix ‘n Match Fashion Paks. 1962.

Fashion Queen Barbie. 1962.

Barbie and Ken Fashion Patterns. 1962.


BARBIE: as advertised in Denmark

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Barbie beauty salon. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Barbie horse riding. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1979.

Barbie Panini stickers. Denmark. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Barbie, Ken and Skipper Walkman. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Barbie Rockstars. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Barbie Rockstars. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1986.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Barbie, Ken and Skipper tennis. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1987.

Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.

California Barbie. California Barbie Buggy. Denmark. Anders And & Co. 1988.


BARBIE: as advertised in the UK

UK. Prima. 1987.

My first Barbie. UK. Prima. 1987.

Barbie Dreamvette sports car. UK. Hamleys Christmas Book. 1983.

Figurine Panini Barbie stickers and album offer with Nikki comic. 1985. UK.

Figurine Panini Barbie offer with Nikki comic. 1985. UK.


BARBIE: as advertised in Italy

Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Photo model Barbie. Italy. Topolino. 1978.

Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Barbie. Italy. Topolino. 1979.

Barbie four-poster bed. 1986. Italy.


BARBIE: as advertised in the Netherlands

Barbie Rockstars. 1987. Intertoys. Netherlands.

Funtime Barbie. De Speelboom N°3. Nov. 1987. Netherlands.


BARBIE: as advertised in Benelux

Barbie and Skipper. Benelux. 1970.


BARBIE: as advertised in Belgium

Barbie, Ken, Skipper, Tutti and Francie. 1960s. Belgium.


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Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbie


Post updated Nov 2022 with new images.