Monday, 5 April 2021

Generation Girl Barbie

Generation Girl Barbie Booklet

The Generation Girl line, like dolls before and since, was centred around an imaginary high school. The six characters at launch all came from different countries, converging at International High School in New York. The idea was supplemented with the mini print magazines issued with the dolls, and the ezine run on the Generation Girl website.

Generation Girl Website Blurb

The second wave introduced two new characters, Blaine Gordon from New York and Mari Nakano from Tokyo. Wave three was one of my favourite Barbie moves of all time - each doll came with its own bedroom set. After that the line came to an end, Mattel going back to the drawing board to find a suitable reboot to do battle with MGA's new Bratz dolls...   



Generation Girl Barbie Original

Generation Girl, 1999

Nichelle Williams - box front / box back.
★ Chelsie Peterson - box front / box back.
★ Lara (Marie) Morelli-Straus - box front / box back.
Barbie Roberts - box front / box back.
★ Tori (Vicky/Susie) Burns - box front / box back.
Ana (Marissa) Suarez - box front / box back.

Generation Girl Barbie Dolls

★ Barbie and Lara Giftset - box front / box back.

Barbie and Lara Generation Girl Giftset

The launch wave consisted of six dolls, with Lara, Tori and Marissa being renamed Marie, Vicky and Ana, respectively, for some territories. The dolls quickly courted controversy because - shock gasp horror - Barbie had an ankle tattoo, Chelsie came with a nose stud, and Tori had no less than three earrings in her left ear.

Mattel caved within days and reissued dolls lost the offending features.



Generation Beat

Generation Beat, 1999

★ Tori (Vicky/Susie) Burns - box front / box back.
★ Lara (Marie) Morelli-Straus - box front / box back.
★ Nichelle Williams - box front / box back.
★ Mari Nakano - box front / box back.
★ Barbie Roberts - box front / box back.
★ Blaine Gordon - box front / box back.
★ Chelsie Peterson - box front / box back.


★ International High School Playset - box front / box back.

Generation Girl Barbie International High School



Generation Girl My Room

My Room, 2000

★ Tori (Vicky/Susie) Burns - box front / box back / room contents.
★ Nichelle Williams - box front / box back / room contents.
★ Mari Nakano - box front / box back / room contents.
★ Barbie Roberts - box front / box back / room contents.
★ Ana (Marissa) Suarez - box front / box back / room contents.
★ Lara (Marie) Morelli-Straus - box front / box back / room contents.
★ Blaine Gordon - box front / box back / room contents.

Barbie Generation Girl Bedrooms



Generation Girl Gear

Generation Girl Gear

★ Nichelle Williams - box front / box back.
★ Ana (Marissa) Suarez - box front / box back.
★ Barbie Roberts - box front / box back.
★ Lara (Marie) Morelli-Straus - box front / box back.
★ Tori (Vicky/Susie) - box front / box back.
★ Mari Nakano - box front / box back.

Generation Girl Gear - Cool and Casual

Cool and Casual

★ Nichelle Williams - box front / box back.
★ Mari Nakano - box front / box back.
★ Barbie Roberts - box front / box back.
★ Tori (Vicky/Susie) Burns - box front / box back.
★ Blaine Gordon - box front / box back.
★ Lara (Marie) Morelli-Straus - box front / box back.

Generation Girl Gear - Glitz and Glam

Glitz and Glam

★ Tori (Vicky/Susie) Burns - box front / box back.
★ Mari Nakano - box front / box back.
★ Lara (Marie) Morelli-Straus - box front / box back.
★ Blaine Gordon - box front / box back.
★ Nichelle Williams - box front / box back.
★ Barbie Roberts - box front / box back.



Generation Girl Gotta Groove

There were also a range of tie-in books, a 'Gotta Groove' PC game, and even a Generation Girl McDonalds Happy Meal (2000) doll available.

Generation Girl Tori McDonalds Happy Meal DollMcDonalds Generation Girl Barbie
McDonalds Barbie Happy Meal 2000Barbie McDonalds 2000




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