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Barbie Releases 3 New Dolls With Realistic Body Shapes
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Fashion, Product Design6 years ago

Barbie Releases 3 New Dolls With Realistic Body Shapes

Fifty-seven years after she first hit the shelves, Barbie has finally grown up. After years of being scrutinized for unachievable beauty standards that Barbie dolls set for young girls, it is time for a change. While some speculate that this is the result of pressure from society and competitors, regardless of the reason, it’s refreshing to see tall, slim, and curvy Barbies who come in 7 different skin colors. And so finally, Mattel is celebrating the different body types with its realistic dolls. Long overdue, if you ask us!

The secret project to change Barbie’s image was code-named Project Dawn, and only 20 people knew of the plan to create more life-like dolls. The first new realistic Barbies will hit the shelves today, January 28th, and Mattel will be observing to see what happens. Do you think these dols represent a realistic body image?

More info: barbie.com (h/t: time)

 

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Gracie
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6 years ago

My first thought was, "Darn, now my clothes won't fit any of them."

DariaB
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6 years ago

Pretty much like real life. ^_-

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BernadetteLeRoy
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6 years ago

Besides the whole pc realism thing, I just think it's cool to see a bunch of girls who look slightly different hanging out. Makes it more life like, like a bunch of friends in real life. I think they're cool.

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

I like it how they included various body shapes. Until now "realistic" really meant "chubby-ish", except for a few cases, like that other doll we had here on Bored Panda before. I am not a model myself, but let's face it - many girls do look slim, healthy and "perfect".

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Gracie
Community Member
6 years ago

My first thought was, "Darn, now my clothes won't fit any of them."

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

Pretty much like real life. ^_-

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BernadetteLeRoy
Community Member
6 years ago

Besides the whole pc realism thing, I just think it's cool to see a bunch of girls who look slightly different hanging out. Makes it more life like, like a bunch of friends in real life. I think they're cool.

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

I like it how they included various body shapes. Until now "realistic" really meant "chubby-ish", except for a few cases, like that other doll we had here on Bored Panda before. I am not a model myself, but let's face it - many girls do look slim, healthy and "perfect".

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