New look, who dis?
In time for the new year, Barbie’s getting a makeover.
On Tuesday, Mattel unveiled a new slate of Barbie Fashionistas to “better reflect the world [kids] see today.” There’s one doll with vitiligo, one without hair, and one with a gold prosthetic limb and a darker skin tone. Ken also gets a new look, now sporting long, golden locks of his own that can be brushed and styled. While the doll with vitiligo and the long-haired Ken doll are available now, the remainder of the line will hit store shelves this summer.
According to the company’s website, the Fashionistas doll range now includes 176 dolls with nine body types, 35 skin tones, and 94 hairstyles.
I’m 100% here for this representation and diversity in the toy aisle: It’s exactly what we need more of this year.