Mattel is making the news in a big way with their new additions to the Barbie gang. The retail giant has become more inclusive than ever, adding to its collection dolls with deeper skin tones, different hair textures, and more realistic body types. Additionally, the new Barbie girls will include two new dolls with disabilities.
According to a representative from Mattel, the Barbie team collaborated with UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and wheel chair experts to create the new additions.
“We’re always looking to expand our line to be more inclusive. We’ve made great progress and we know there is still work to be done, but we want to offer more options for kids to see themselves represented within our product line,” Mattel’s Vice President of Barbie Design Kim Culmone told TODAY Style.
“Barbie has the power to be part of the cultural conversation around beauty. By including diverse looks and representation of physical disabilities into our fashion doll line, we can further showcase the importance of diversity and inclusion to the kids who play with Barbie,” Culmone added.
The new dolls will be available for purchase Fall 2019 and we cannot wait!