Barbie gets inclusive, will soon come in a wheelchair and with a prosthetic limb!
One of the biggest highlights of our childhood has to be our impressive collection of Barbie dolls. For every little girl, getting a new Barbie as a gift was no less than a dream. Those hours spent combing her hair and dressing her up. are simply priceless. We may be adults now but that has not contained our excitement any Barbie-related updates. Barbie was cool then and is cool even today so it comes as no surprise then that the glamorous world of Barbie is getting inclusive. The makers of the famous doll will now include a bunch of new ‘disabled dolls’ as well. In the month of June, a new range of Barbies, with a prosthetic leg and the ones that come on a wheelchair, will be launched.
On Wednesday, Mattel announced the launch of a whole new variety of dolls, with braided hair texture, body types and the ones that reflect physical disabilities. The new versions of the dolls belong to Mattel's 2019 Barbie Fashionistas line, ‘which aims to offer kids more diverse representations of beauty’. "As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion," the American toy company said in a statement.
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The company teamed with Jordan Reeves, a 13-year-old who was born with a permanent physical disability to create a doll with a prosthetic limb, which can be detached for a ‘more realistic’ play experience.
For the dolls with a wheelchair, the company stated, "While there are many types of wheelchairs, this chair is modelled after one that is designed for an individual who has a permanent physical disability.”