Barbie is branding itself as the “most varied doll line” on the market after unveiling a variety of new dolls including comprehensive hairdos, complexion as well as body types. Mattel on Tuesday revealed a doll with vitiligo, a doll with no hair, as well as a doll with a darker skin tone and also a gold prosthetic limb.
According to Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls, the Barbie Fashionistas line now includes 176 dolls with 8 body kinds, 35 skin tones and also 94 hairstyles, “developed to reflect the world girls see today.”
“For 2020, Barbie is proceeding the trip to represent global variety as well as inclusivity in the fashion doll aisle by showcasing a multi-dimensional sight of elegance and fashion,” a speaker for Mattel told CBS News.
To develop the doll with vitiligo, an autoimmune condition that triggers loss of skin shade, Mattel claimed it functioned with a skin doctor to guarantee it was properly stood for.
“As we remain to redefine what it implies to be a ‘Barbie’ or resemble Barbie, using a doll with vitiligo in our main doll line enables youngsters to play out much more stories they see on the planet around them,” the agent stated.
Mattel likewise released a doll without any hair, which the company said is both meant to motivate girls experiencing loss of hair for any reason as well as to reflect current hair fads. The launch comes after Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley revealed this month that she hasdue to the problem alopecia.
Last year, then-12-year-old handicap protestor Jordan Reeves collaborated with Mattel to present a, which debuted together with a doll with a wheelchair. Now, that doll will be offered with a darker skin and also a gold prosthetic leg.More skin
tones! Extra physique! More special looks! Express on your own with #Barbie #Fashionistas– one of the most diverse doll line. Store now: https://t.co/zTVjMZsjVy. #WeAreBarbie pic.twitter.com/l176Wvzj0z!.?.!— Barbie(@Barbie)The most recent Ken doll additionally has an unique twist: long hair. Its face-lift is a departure from the even more stereotyped malethe brand turned out a new line of gender-neutral dolls focused on children who “do not want their playthings
determined by sex standards.” Mattel said that last year,offered were “diverse.”The top-selling doll for virtually every week of
2019 was a”curved black fashionista with an afro hairdo, “and 7 of the top ten best-sellers varied, consisting of the doll that utilizes a mobility device.