The new Barbie dolls are a reflection of our changing society and that’s a good thing. You’d have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of Barbie. Launched in 1959, Barbie has had several Malibu dream houses, over 130 jobs and really only one steady boyfriend. (Ken and Barbie have supposedly never married.) And yes, there was a spa Barbie, the sadly discontinued Spa to Fab Barbie.