Barbie’s Fashionistas line is about to become relatable for a whole new group of kids with Mattel’s next range set to feature dolls with disabilities, as well as different skin, hair and body types.
The toy company unveiled the upcoming collection this week, stating:
“As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion."
After receiving requests for a wheelchair accessory Mattel worked with UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and wheelchair experts to design a chair fit for any flexible Barbie from the Made to Move line.
As for the brunette with the prosthetic leg, the company worked with 13-year-old Jordan Reeves, founder of the Born Just Right foundation, on a doll aimed at bringing joy and inclusiveness to kids with disabilities.
The dolls hit US stores in spring, so hopefully they will come to Australia not long after!
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