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Fashion Alert: New Barbies

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Big news today in toyland.  Mattel announced ahead of the upcoming New York Toy Fair that Barbie dolls will now be available in the original body type and three new body types.  The new body types are: curvy, petite and tall.  This is the biggest change to the doll in its almost 60 year history.  Here is a picture of them in all their wonderful glory:

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(Photos by Mattel)

As you can see from the picture, in addition to new body types, the dolls are also available in different races with different hair colors and eye colors to choose from.  This picture is not a complete look at the new dolls.  There are literally dozens of different dolls to choose from now with these changes.

Furthermore, these dolls aren’t “Barbie’s friends”, they are “Barbie”.  Period.  End of story.  This is such great news!  I know she’s a doll, but now she’s a doll that ALL little kids can identify with and enjoy on a whole other level because she looks like them!

Kudos to Mattel for this wonderful change!  Here’s a link to the Mattel shop so you can pre-order a Barbie made in your image for yourself.

Mattel Pre-Order Page

Happy shopping!

Love, Kim and Scout


Kim Henderson McAndrew, author of the book "In Plain Sight: Using Everyday Cosplay To Express Your Inner Superhero". She loves nerdy fashion, everyday cosplay in particular. Her main fandoms are Marvel, Star Wars and Disney.

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