After making her debut in 1959 as a sporty Californian beach babe with unrealistic body proportions that have long sparked debate, Barbie is set to change and finally be more realistic. In TIME magazine, Mattel announced that Barbie will now come in three new body shapes and will also have seven new skin tones, eighteen eye colours and eighteen hairstyle representing a range of ethnicities and races. Previous Barbies have been released in the past such as “I can be president Barbie” in 2012 and scientist and businesswoman Barbies with the aim of empowering young girls, and this new step is sure to help.
The three new dolls are “curvy”, “tall” and “petite”. Check them out below.
And here is the full line up of the Barbie Fashionistas 2016 collection. What do you think?