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The Characters

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Learn More About Their Lives!

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Welcome to Generation Girl Dolls Wiki! Here Are Some Guidelines:

  • Many of the pages are now open for edits. PLEASE FOLLOW THE FORMAT WHEN UPDATING. Thank you so much for your cooperation.
  • If you share the words typed on any page, how about extending some credit? As a favor? Most of the pages were written by me. Soratothamax (talk) 03:43, April 18, 2020 (UTC)
  • Please provide sources for any information that doesn't come from the books or the doll boxes.

About Generation Girl

This community provides information about the line of Generation Girl Barbie dolls. The doll line was released September 1998 and the series officially ended in 2001.

Generation Girl centered on eight high school students from different backgrounds and cultures who have had the privilege of being accepted at an international high school based in New York (concept being based on a real International High School[1] in New York). They were supposed to represent the then-modern generation, the Millennial, a generation that was going to be the first teenagers at the turn of the 20th century.

The line also targeted a generation that was losing more and more interest in dolls and becoming more and more interested in more mature activities. This was Mattel's attempt at trying to win the tween audience back to the doll world.

This was one of Mattel's first attempts at diversifying their "Barbie" franchise. Many new Barbie molds were introduced as a result. Some of the molds are now used on new Barbies.

The events of 9/11/2001 impacted the line. One of the last online Generation Beat chat conversations at generationgirl.com highlights the events that lead to the Generation Girls "leaving" International High (and, for most of the characters, New York City altogether) to spare children from the hurt and pain they would feel for the characters as a result.[2]

Yet, a similar concept was used on younger sister brand MyScene.

In its short run, it has had moderate success, and it's now a collectible series. Of course, me, tired of researching hard-to-find information on them, have created a one-stop place for them. Take a look around!


  1. https://www.mihsnyc.org/
  2. 9/21/01 BARBIE: Wow. I can't believe what a busy week this has been. TORI: I love the idea that Ana had - to make cookies and take them to the volunteers who are helping clean up the downtown area. MARI: You know it. Especially because her mom's cookies are so GOOD! NICHELLE: It's been really sad in New York this week. But doing all this stuff made me feel like I was helping out a little. MARI: I spent some time with my little brother's friends. I was showing them how to make cards on the computer, and then we took them to our local fire station. Some of those cards were fantastic! BARBIE: Cool! That's a great way to use your computer skills, Mar. MARI: Yeah - it felt pretty good. The firemen and policemen have been doing an amazing job. NICHELLE: Even though it's been a rough week, I'm SOOO proud to be a New Yorker this week! BARBIE: I know what you mean. Even though I wasn't born here, this city is my home now - and I really love it. TORI: Me too! This is a fantastic city, and the people are AWESOME!!! MARI: Go New York! That's the amazing thing about this city. People come here from all over. You can learn about sooo many different parts of the world, all in this one beautiful city. TORI: I even learned something about my Aunt Tessa. I never knew she learned emergency medicine when she worked in the Peace Corps! She's been volunteering all week, and I'm super proud of her! LARA: I was talking to that boy in school named Ali. His family comes from the Middle East, and they really love it here. NICHELLE: That's what's so great about our school, too. We have all different types of kids. MARI: Ooh la la! I know Ali! He's a real cutie. LARA: And smart, and funny. We went to Eatz, and just talked and talked. BARBIE: Cool! It seems like everyone is trying to help out, whatever way they can. You know what? I have the best friends in the entire world. MARI: Well, I'm feeling the need for some girl-time with my pals. Anyone up for a movie? TORI: I'm in! BARBIE: Me too. I still haven't seen The Princess Diaries. TORI: Great choice. I'll call Ana and clue her in. LARA: I am sooo there! NICHELLE: Me 2! Can't wait to see all you crazy girls! 9/13/01 Mattel and all the dolls and toys from Mattel want to reassure you that we are all fine. Barbie and the Generation Girls, and their family and friends are all safe. We know that many of our friends are saddened this week. Be sure you talk with a grown up about your feelings. If you want to cheer up someone who may be sad, you can draw a picture or write a letter. BARBIE: Just a quick note to say I got an e-mail from Chelsie. She wanted to know that everyone was OK. NICHELLE: That was so sweet of her. BARBIE: I told her we were all fine, and she was SOOO happy. NICHELLE: You know, I'm really glad to be home with my parents today, but it's gonna be great to see everyone when we get back to school. BARBIE: I know what you mean, Nich. Well - I'd better get going. Just wanted to check in. NICHELLE: I'm REALLY glad you did. Talk to you in school!
Videos
Generation_Girls_First_Edition_Dolls_Commercial_v1_1999

Generation Girls First Edition Dolls Commercial v1 1999

Generation_Girl_Dance_Party_Commercial_(2000)

Generation Girl Dance Party Commercial (2000)

Generation_girl_1999_Commercial

Generation girl 1999 Commercial

News and Shoutouts!
  • 03/31/2021 Shoutout to PinkVelvet023 for your contributions!

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