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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
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".

dr_cristinacostache
Community Member
6 years ago

I appreciate their initiative, but, honestly, when I was young, I remember I didn't care at all that she was thin and unrealistic, I didn't even notice it. I liked outfits (especially to sew them myself in my own childish clumsy way) and I liked my Barbie to be blonde. Thanks to a Barbie doctor my dad bought me when I was 4, I started liking the idea of becoming a doctor myself. But times changed, back then dead-skinny wasn't popular, physical appearance wasn't that important, I didn't have that much access to TV and mum protected me from weird programmes. I think it all depends on how you build your child's world and especially how you as a parent think. If you consider physical appearance important, so will you child, he/she will try to reach your standards in order to make you proud. If you value other things, such as intelligence, determination, etc (for yourself as well, not only for the ones around you), then so will your child.

Jada Collier
Community Member
4 years ago

That's what I was thinking!!!

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Shelby
Community Member
6 years ago

Finally they fix the body images! One step at a time but at least it's not ruling anyone out! They are on their way and it's about time too!

GacelaGomez
Community Member
6 years ago

LOL! So much negativity, at least now there's more variety, in the end what matters is how parent raise their kids and teach them how to see the world in the best way possible. Barbie dolls don't matter if kids grow up feeling secure about themselfs.

SóljaEljal
Community Member
6 years ago

I loved playing with barbie dolls when I was younger and I would have appreciated this :)

MarysiaOg
Community Member
6 years ago

It's cool to finally release a curvy doll... But where is fit Barbie? Being healthy is not realistic enough?

EllyClifton
Community Member
6 years ago

I wonder if 'curvy' comes with stretch marks?

EmilynWorstell
Community Member
6 years ago

Now you'll have to buy different sizes of clothes for each. Seems like wasting money :\

LiLiMac
Community Member
6 years ago

Ok, so Im thinking that chubby barbie looks good in the skirt but should steer away from those jeans :) Good fashion lesson for children in that

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Not sure kids the right age to play with Barbies need any "fashion lesson". Childhood is short enough that they shouldn't worry bout fashion

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Littlebluekitten
Community Member
6 years ago

so which one is realistic again? I don't see it

guess
Community Member
6 years ago

There can't be "one" realistic one because there isn't a specific body type that is "realistic" :). They all exist, so how can one be more real or better than the other?

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mydailyramen
Community Member
6 years ago

If children cared about "realism" Bratz and Monster High dolls wouldn't be so popular and beating Barbie in sales. Raise your hand if you think young girsl is going to demand that her mom buys them chubby barbie for their birthday. These dolls are for women not children. Hopefully the women who were begging for this product will get keys and drive to Walmart and buy them, because they surely will not be bought by any 8 year old girls I know. Children don't think like adults and some adults have trouble realizing that stuff they find important really don't matter to kids. Chubby Barbie is on of these things.

JenniferO'Neil
Community Member
6 years ago

Uhhhh, my niece has requested chubby dolls in the past because she's a little chubby too. Don't assume you, an adult, know what children want, either. Having different sizes of Barbie will just show girls that all women can be as powerful and successful as Barbie and her friends.

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AlexandraCamacho
Community Member
6 years ago

dont know about this either i'm thinking about how i used to like putting my barbies in different outfits and how some outfits won't fit certain barbies now does girls already have to deal with this issue at a young age??

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

Good point. But having had various Barbie-like dolls from various companies, although they're all made after similar patterns, they were somehow different. The clothes, more or less fit them all, and yet they didn look the samw on all. The shoes were kind of a big deal though. Some Barbies had differently shaped feet. Also, I liked making my own clothes for my dolls too. I think it depends on how you introduce them to the little kid.

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PootyTang
Community Member
6 years ago

LOL! Mattel would be better off just sticking with the original. All they're doing is providing even more fuel for scads of people to take offence because 'they're not represented'. Newsflash people: products aren't made to specifically please YOU. Instead of being princesses/princes, why not learn to see the beauty in something that's different from what you want? Is there a reason that heavier/curvier people can't look at a Barbie doll and appreciate if for what it is without comparing themselves? It doesn't take away from YOUR beauty. I'm slim, but I can still look at a muscular guy, or an obese guy, and admire them.

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Let's stop assuming these won't sell. I think women WILL get these for girls, whether the girls want it or not. They will end up using them.

MiloDvorak
Community Member
6 years ago

It's a beautiful idea to embrace natural beauty rather than insist on something totally unnatural. I approve (y)

SamStewart
Community Member
6 years ago

They. Are. A. Toy!! Thank Dickens I never felt the need to imitate A TOY or developed body issues because I didn't look like a Troll Doll (my preferred toy). Just as my brother never felt the need to be like HeMan or a Match Box car. Clearly our parents had the sense to explain things to us. As a result, I have never felt the need to vilify a plastic doll nor the company who produced them. Also Bored Panda "..20 people KNEW about them".

IrinaBudovalčev
Community Member
6 years ago

Says the man with the Batman mask on his head...

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Ines92
Community Member
6 years ago

love it!! :)

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

They really suck at this: where is the slim Barbie with a realistic body?! The only slim one could not stand up if her life depended on it!

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

The tall black one? (Ups! The one on the bottom is wrongly hit reply....)

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Ann Mohrmann
Community Member
3 years ago

And now you'll have to buy three times as many clothes...seems like Mattel is winning, too.

Jada Collier
Community Member
4 years ago

I like their good intentions, however, kids really don't care about issues like this. All they see is toys: they either play with them or they don't...

David Did
Community Member
6 years ago

Still haven't seen these dolls on the shelves where I live....

David Did
Community Member
6 years ago

I have yet to see any of these dolls at my local store.

CadencePatrick
Community Member
6 years ago

cool! they just need to list the sizes of clothes for every kind of barbie... xD cause sometimes when i get them, they dont fit any of my barbies

CharlotteHukvari
Community Member
6 years ago

No freckles?

MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

Just like her. Now they can believe that they don't have to be the most pretties or skinniest girl. They don't have to be some one their not

MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

Go through their life. Now they can start playing look a like dolls. Young girls as my self when I was looked up to Barbie and wanted to be

MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

I honestly believe they show a good example for little girls to be open minded of what real other girls they will discover or meet as they

BreannaGilley
Community Member
6 years ago

The "curvy" looks like every average teenage girl I've ever seen.

KittyCat
Community Member
6 years ago

Sorry it lagged I could only type so far

KittyCat
Community Member
6 years ago

Different. At least they will have fun being able to have more individual dolls

KittyCat
Community Member
6 years ago

I like this for many reasons. Little kids who play with them who may not fully understand how important it is for these dolls to be

TeresaWright
Community Member
6 years ago

*knew of its existence, not new

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Just because you didn't consciously mind original Barbie's appearance as a kid doesn't mean it didn't alter your perception of female bodies

CathleenNadine
Community Member
6 years ago

I actually think it's a good idea to include some more realistic looking barbies.. at least now there is more variety. However, as a little girl, I didn't care how 'unrealistic' Barbie looked like, I just loved her long hair and amount of clothes.. There are loads of unrealistic toys that kids just don't tend to over analyse like adults do.

JoanArleth
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do they all have stick think arms????

Shablul
Community Member
6 years ago

Now fix the faces

CathyCreswell
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, Mattel. Feeling the competition from Lammily?

KumMak
Community Member
6 years ago

who are they kidding? where is the cellulite? That black girl wayyyy too skinny

JoEhly
Community Member
6 years ago

I see 6 dolls...

LorrainePhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

None of them even look like Barbie..

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Ummm... I thought that was the point...

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MimSou
Community Member
6 years ago

Man! Why am I adult already??? I'd have wanted different-sized-barbies as well! :( ! ! !

tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
6 years ago

OMG about time!

JustAGirl
Community Member
6 years ago

So cute, but sadly none of them look like me :( I'm curvy, tall and white. But a great idea! Good job Barbie! :)

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

Handshake, sistah! Me too.

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LavC
Community Member
6 years ago

What's next? "Realistic" Little Mermaid?

LidiaGonsalves
Community Member
6 years ago

They say its a realistic doll...but my hair doesn't look like that.

MunizaTariq
Community Member
6 years ago

Let's see how many will buy the 'realistic' barbies.

IevaZurbaitė
Community Member
6 years ago

I really want the one with blue hair, though I'm a bit too old (24), but I really loved dolls as a kid and loved variety of them and as I a kid I would have wanted all of those. I think this is so awesome and I don't much care about the whole 'right body imagine movement'.

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PietroDoninelli
Community Member
6 years ago

hehe they were probably dropping sales

ChavaOropesa
Community Member
6 years ago

Someone should tell the author that the proper grammar is "only 20 people KNEW of it's existence" not NEW

NickGisburne
Community Member
6 years ago

Chava, much as it pains me to be the one to tell you this, I feel that I must: the word is "its", not "it's". You added your own error into the mix. Don't play this game unless you know ALL the rules.

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MaryNosir
Community Member
6 years ago

Barbie's fat friend. The cockblocker. The Barbie with shorthair dressed in black looks like dyke Barbie.

KarenHock
Community Member
6 years ago

Curvy Barbie is really the only one with a body that is similar to many real life women. It would have been nice to see an athletic Barbie instead of a tall Barbie that looks like a supermodel and a petite Barbie that looks more like a woman and less like many young women who have eating disorders.

TomSmith
Community Member
6 years ago

Where is the obese Barbie?

SharonGrunwald
Community Member
6 years ago

How about flat-chest and big booty? Why are they all still hourglass-shaped?

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Funny, I thought chubby Barbie has a big bum not proportionate with her chest and shoulders...

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LiNewton
Community Member
6 years ago

So their idea of curves would still essentially be a size 2-4. The proportions on all are still completely unrealistic. I am petite but I'm sure not built like that even though I am quite fit. Do we congratulate them on a step forward that is 50 years late? I suppose baby steps are better than none. I suspect the true motivation is their last quarter sales dropped substantially.

Ana-GabrielaDidelot
Community Member
6 years ago

They always find something to complain about...

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ChrisHill
Community Member
6 years ago

Kids will absolutely........................................hate this. Playtime is over, welcome to reality kids!

SapphireDolphin10
Community Member
6 years ago

But kids will try to be like Barbie which will lead to dieting and plastic surgery. Kids should know beauty comes in every shape and race.

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MelanieAltman
Community Member
6 years ago

They're responding to adult insecurities. I don't think they'll sell very well. When I was a kid, I didn't notice that Barbie's figure was unrealistic, nor did I feel pressure to grow up to be shaped like her. Different skin colors and ethnic features to the faces and hair are nice, but when they change the overall shape of the doll we're used to, it looks nothing like Barbie. They look like generic dolls of an unknown brand to me.

KarlieRose
Community Member
6 years ago

It took them HOW long to do this. Wow, behind the times much.

Tom
Community Member
6 years ago

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theoretically speaking this is a great idea and will stop fat shaming and everyone will love everyone, however they are targeting the market that cares least about how barbies are an unrealistic body image. However if we targeted Pro Modelling..

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

At the same time, slim shaming is gaining in popularity. Overweight people dis slim people more and more overtly. We are far from diversity.

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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".

dr_cristinacostache
Community Member
6 years ago

I appreciate their initiative, but, honestly, when I was young, I remember I didn't care at all that she was thin and unrealistic, I didn't even notice it. I liked outfits (especially to sew them myself in my own childish clumsy way) and I liked my Barbie to be blonde. Thanks to a Barbie doctor my dad bought me when I was 4, I started liking the idea of becoming a doctor myself. But times changed, back then dead-skinny wasn't popular, physical appearance wasn't that important, I didn't have that much access to TV and mum protected me from weird programmes. I think it all depends on how you build your child's world and especially how you as a parent think. If you consider physical appearance important, so will you child, he/she will try to reach your standards in order to make you proud. If you value other things, such as intelligence, determination, etc (for yourself as well, not only for the ones around you), then so will your child.

Jada Collier
Community Member
4 years ago

That's what I was thinking!!!

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Shelby
Community Member
6 years ago

Finally they fix the body images! One step at a time but at least it's not ruling anyone out! They are on their way and it's about time too!

GacelaGomez
Community Member
6 years ago

LOL! So much negativity, at least now there's more variety, in the end what matters is how parent raise their kids and teach them how to see the world in the best way possible. Barbie dolls don't matter if kids grow up feeling secure about themselfs.

SóljaEljal
Community Member
6 years ago

I loved playing with barbie dolls when I was younger and I would have appreciated this :)

MarysiaOg
Community Member
6 years ago

It's cool to finally release a curvy doll... But where is fit Barbie? Being healthy is not realistic enough?

EllyClifton
Community Member
6 years ago

I wonder if 'curvy' comes with stretch marks?

EmilynWorstell
Community Member
6 years ago

Now you'll have to buy different sizes of clothes for each. Seems like wasting money :\

LiLiMac
Community Member
6 years ago

Ok, so Im thinking that chubby barbie looks good in the skirt but should steer away from those jeans :) Good fashion lesson for children in that

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Not sure kids the right age to play with Barbies need any "fashion lesson". Childhood is short enough that they shouldn't worry bout fashion

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Littlebluekitten
Community Member
6 years ago

so which one is realistic again? I don't see it

guess
Community Member
6 years ago

There can't be "one" realistic one because there isn't a specific body type that is "realistic" :). They all exist, so how can one be more real or better than the other?

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mydailyramen
Community Member
6 years ago

If children cared about "realism" Bratz and Monster High dolls wouldn't be so popular and beating Barbie in sales. Raise your hand if you think young girsl is going to demand that her mom buys them chubby barbie for their birthday. These dolls are for women not children. Hopefully the women who were begging for this product will get keys and drive to Walmart and buy them, because they surely will not be bought by any 8 year old girls I know. Children don't think like adults and some adults have trouble realizing that stuff they find important really don't matter to kids. Chubby Barbie is on of these things.

JenniferO'Neil
Community Member
6 years ago

Uhhhh, my niece has requested chubby dolls in the past because she's a little chubby too. Don't assume you, an adult, know what children want, either. Having different sizes of Barbie will just show girls that all women can be as powerful and successful as Barbie and her friends.

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AlexandraCamacho
Community Member
6 years ago

dont know about this either i'm thinking about how i used to like putting my barbies in different outfits and how some outfits won't fit certain barbies now does girls already have to deal with this issue at a young age??

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

Good point. But having had various Barbie-like dolls from various companies, although they're all made after similar patterns, they were somehow different. The clothes, more or less fit them all, and yet they didn look the samw on all. The shoes were kind of a big deal though. Some Barbies had differently shaped feet. Also, I liked making my own clothes for my dolls too. I think it depends on how you introduce them to the little kid.

Load More Replies...
PootyTang
Community Member
6 years ago

LOL! Mattel would be better off just sticking with the original. All they're doing is providing even more fuel for scads of people to take offence because 'they're not represented'. Newsflash people: products aren't made to specifically please YOU. Instead of being princesses/princes, why not learn to see the beauty in something that's different from what you want? Is there a reason that heavier/curvier people can't look at a Barbie doll and appreciate if for what it is without comparing themselves? It doesn't take away from YOUR beauty. I'm slim, but I can still look at a muscular guy, or an obese guy, and admire them.

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Let's stop assuming these won't sell. I think women WILL get these for girls, whether the girls want it or not. They will end up using them.

MiloDvorak
Community Member
6 years ago

It's a beautiful idea to embrace natural beauty rather than insist on something totally unnatural. I approve (y)

SamStewart
Community Member
6 years ago

They. Are. A. Toy!! Thank Dickens I never felt the need to imitate A TOY or developed body issues because I didn't look like a Troll Doll (my preferred toy). Just as my brother never felt the need to be like HeMan or a Match Box car. Clearly our parents had the sense to explain things to us. As a result, I have never felt the need to vilify a plastic doll nor the company who produced them. Also Bored Panda "..20 people KNEW about them".

IrinaBudovalčev
Community Member
6 years ago

Says the man with the Batman mask on his head...

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Ines92
Community Member
6 years ago

love it!! :)

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

They really suck at this: where is the slim Barbie with a realistic body?! The only slim one could not stand up if her life depended on it!

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

The tall black one? (Ups! The one on the bottom is wrongly hit reply....)

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Ann Mohrmann
Community Member
3 years ago

And now you'll have to buy three times as many clothes...seems like Mattel is winning, too.

Jada Collier
Community Member
4 years ago

I like their good intentions, however, kids really don't care about issues like this. All they see is toys: they either play with them or they don't...

David Did
Community Member
6 years ago

Still haven't seen these dolls on the shelves where I live....

David Did
Community Member
6 years ago

I have yet to see any of these dolls at my local store.

CadencePatrick
Community Member
6 years ago

cool! they just need to list the sizes of clothes for every kind of barbie... xD cause sometimes when i get them, they dont fit any of my barbies

CharlotteHukvari
Community Member
6 years ago

No freckles?

MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

Just like her. Now they can believe that they don't have to be the most pretties or skinniest girl. They don't have to be some one their not

MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

Go through their life. Now they can start playing look a like dolls. Young girls as my self when I was looked up to Barbie and wanted to be

MadisonRuss
Community Member
6 years ago

I honestly believe they show a good example for little girls to be open minded of what real other girls they will discover or meet as they

BreannaGilley
Community Member
6 years ago

The "curvy" looks like every average teenage girl I've ever seen.

KittyCat
Community Member
6 years ago

Sorry it lagged I could only type so far

KittyCat
Community Member
6 years ago

Different. At least they will have fun being able to have more individual dolls

KittyCat
Community Member
6 years ago

I like this for many reasons. Little kids who play with them who may not fully understand how important it is for these dolls to be

TeresaWright
Community Member
6 years ago

*knew of its existence, not new

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Just because you didn't consciously mind original Barbie's appearance as a kid doesn't mean it didn't alter your perception of female bodies

CathleenNadine
Community Member
6 years ago

I actually think it's a good idea to include some more realistic looking barbies.. at least now there is more variety. However, as a little girl, I didn't care how 'unrealistic' Barbie looked like, I just loved her long hair and amount of clothes.. There are loads of unrealistic toys that kids just don't tend to over analyse like adults do.

JoanArleth
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do they all have stick think arms????

Shablul
Community Member
6 years ago

Now fix the faces

CathyCreswell
Community Member
6 years ago

Wow, Mattel. Feeling the competition from Lammily?

KumMak
Community Member
6 years ago

who are they kidding? where is the cellulite? That black girl wayyyy too skinny

JoEhly
Community Member
6 years ago

I see 6 dolls...

LorrainePhillips
Community Member
6 years ago

None of them even look like Barbie..

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Ummm... I thought that was the point...

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MimSou
Community Member
6 years ago

Man! Why am I adult already??? I'd have wanted different-sized-barbies as well! :( ! ! !

tamyraa_baggett
Community Member
6 years ago

OMG about time!

JustAGirl
Community Member
6 years ago

So cute, but sadly none of them look like me :( I'm curvy, tall and white. But a great idea! Good job Barbie! :)

DariaB
Community Member
6 years ago

Handshake, sistah! Me too.

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LavC
Community Member
6 years ago

What's next? "Realistic" Little Mermaid?

LidiaGonsalves
Community Member
6 years ago

They say its a realistic doll...but my hair doesn't look like that.

MunizaTariq
Community Member
6 years ago

Let's see how many will buy the 'realistic' barbies.

IevaZurbaitė
Community Member
6 years ago

I really want the one with blue hair, though I'm a bit too old (24), but I really loved dolls as a kid and loved variety of them and as I a kid I would have wanted all of those. I think this is so awesome and I don't much care about the whole 'right body imagine movement'.

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PietroDoninelli
Community Member
6 years ago

hehe they were probably dropping sales

ChavaOropesa
Community Member
6 years ago

Someone should tell the author that the proper grammar is "only 20 people KNEW of it's existence" not NEW

NickGisburne
Community Member
6 years ago

Chava, much as it pains me to be the one to tell you this, I feel that I must: the word is "its", not "it's". You added your own error into the mix. Don't play this game unless you know ALL the rules.

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MaryNosir
Community Member
6 years ago

Barbie's fat friend. The cockblocker. The Barbie with shorthair dressed in black looks like dyke Barbie.

KarenHock
Community Member
6 years ago

Curvy Barbie is really the only one with a body that is similar to many real life women. It would have been nice to see an athletic Barbie instead of a tall Barbie that looks like a supermodel and a petite Barbie that looks more like a woman and less like many young women who have eating disorders.

TomSmith
Community Member
6 years ago

Where is the obese Barbie?

SharonGrunwald
Community Member
6 years ago

How about flat-chest and big booty? Why are they all still hourglass-shaped?

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

Funny, I thought chubby Barbie has a big bum not proportionate with her chest and shoulders...

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LiNewton
Community Member
6 years ago

So their idea of curves would still essentially be a size 2-4. The proportions on all are still completely unrealistic. I am petite but I'm sure not built like that even though I am quite fit. Do we congratulate them on a step forward that is 50 years late? I suppose baby steps are better than none. I suspect the true motivation is their last quarter sales dropped substantially.

Ana-GabrielaDidelot
Community Member
6 years ago

They always find something to complain about...

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ChrisHill
Community Member
6 years ago

Kids will absolutely........................................hate this. Playtime is over, welcome to reality kids!

SapphireDolphin10
Community Member
6 years ago

But kids will try to be like Barbie which will lead to dieting and plastic surgery. Kids should know beauty comes in every shape and race.

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MelanieAltman
Community Member
6 years ago

They're responding to adult insecurities. I don't think they'll sell very well. When I was a kid, I didn't notice that Barbie's figure was unrealistic, nor did I feel pressure to grow up to be shaped like her. Different skin colors and ethnic features to the faces and hair are nice, but when they change the overall shape of the doll we're used to, it looks nothing like Barbie. They look like generic dolls of an unknown brand to me.

KarlieRose
Community Member
6 years ago

It took them HOW long to do this. Wow, behind the times much.

Tom
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6 years ago

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theoretically speaking this is a great idea and will stop fat shaming and everyone will love everyone, however they are targeting the market that cares least about how barbies are an unrealistic body image. However if we targeted Pro Modelling..

VG
Community Member
6 years ago

At the same time, slim shaming is gaining in popularity. Overweight people dis slim people more and more overtly. We are far from diversity.

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