New designs for Barbie Dolls

The maker of Barbie, Mattel, has launched a new range of designs for 2020.

The new designs aim to reflect a broader range of hairstyles, skin tones, and body types. 

Mattel is branding it as the ‘most diverse doll line yet’. One of the news Barbie’s has vitiligo and a hairless Barbie is also included.

Vitiligo is a condition that causes loss of skin colour. Mattel said they worked with a dermatologist to make sure it was accurately represented. 

Last year, the prototype of the vitiligo doll was the most ‘liked post’ on the company’s Instagram.

The dolls are to be part of the Fashionista range, which has 176 dolls with 9 different body types, 35 skin tones, and 94 hairstyles. 

The manufacturer, Mattel says it has continued to revolutionise the Barbie doll to better reflect what girls see in their world today.

Other dolls in the line include a Ken with long blonde hair and dolls with wheelchairs and prosthetic limbs to reflect girls with physical disabilities.

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