A Bullseye View has posted a fun retrospective on the history of Barbie via Target's Weekly Ads - from the 1970's (when "Malibu Barbie" was just $1.97!) to 2000's "Millenium Barbie". Shown here is 1981's "Western Barbie", complete with her pet horse, "Dallas".
Barbie's newest incarnation is the Sports Illustrated Edition, complete with swimsuit, sunglasses and heels. Available exclusively at Target, the doll sports an updated version of the iconic bathing suit in which she first appeared back in 1959. This special edition celebrates the legendary models of Sports Illustrated in honor of their 50th anniversary swimsuit issue.