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Barbie Undergoes Major Change: Mattel Introduces Three New Body Types, Seven Skin Tones for Iconic Doll


It's fantastic, made of plastic.

The world's most iconic doll is undergoing a major change.

American toy manufacturing company Mattel recently announced its release of three new Barbie body types: curvy, petite and tall.

In addition to the new body shapes, Barbie now comes in seven different skin tones. The stated goal behind the new project is to acknowledge that women come in all different shapes, sizes and colors, and to teach girls from a young age that those differences are something to celebrate.

Many women took to Twitter to express their appreciation and welcome the new change:

And of course, there were some critiques:

Now, every woman can accurately say, "I'm a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world."


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