I know that over the years the Barbie Doll from Mattel has taken a whole lot of criticism for being too body perfect. But I grew up with Barbie and always loved the doll. I never wanted to look like her, for me that was impossible, but I still loved her none the less. I remember that my mother use to make clothes of my and my sisters Barbie dolls. These were beautiful and I wish I could say that I took care of them and that I still have them, but I don't. My sister preserved hers and still has them. The older I got the more I developed my mother's skill of sewing, and now sew Barbie clothes myself. Yes, I am an adult and I still have Barbie dolls. Not so uncommon there are many adults who are Barbie collectors, perhaps bigger collectors then I am. I have to laugh at the fact that when the newest doll craze comes out such as with Monster High a few years back people start wondering if it will do Barbie in. Barbie has survived many a doll craze over the years, and odds are she always will. Barbie is a timeless doll, and will always be a standard. I don't see any doll ever taking her place.