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You Get a Barbie, Every Skin Tone and Body Type Gets a Barbie!

29 Jan 2016 | By Wangechi Maina

New Barbie Dolls Introduced

After decades of criticism for its lack of diversity, the world’s best-selling doll has got a new body! Mattel, the maker of Barbie, has released its 2016 Barbie Fashionista line. It includes dolls in 7 skin tones, 3 body types, 22 eye colours and 24 hairstyles- including a fro, in a bid to celebrate the diversity of the female form.

The dolls will be released at different times throughout this year and will come in petite, tall and curvy body types.

New Barbie Dolls Introduced

The toy company says it will still sell the original 11.5-inch tall, blonde and blue-eyed Barbie.

Changes to the legendary doll were first reported by Time magazine. Barbie’s new curves are shown in shadow on Time’s cover next to the headline, “Now can we stop talking about my body?”

You Get a Barbie, Every Skin Tone and Body Type Gets a Barbie!

Images: Time

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