Sunday, 31 January 2016

Brand New Barbie

Barbie, the iconic plastic toy doll model, is getting three new body types this year. The US company behind the famous toy, Mattel, is adding "tall, curvy and petite" body shapes to its line-up of the fashion dolls. Several skin tones, eye colours and hair styles will also be added to the collection, the company said. Barbie's figure has come under fire for years, with critics arguing it set an unrealistic body image for girls. With the new body shapes, the toy makers say they are "offering girls choices that are more reflective of the world they see today". Last year, the company introduced 23 new dolls to its so-called Fashionistas line with varied skin and hair colours, and a much touted flat foot - replacing Barbie's signature heels.The new dolls will go on sale in the spring of 2016 worldwide. However, true to life, Mattel warned that "not all clothes will fit all dolls".