Many people reject Barbie dolls completely because they think they are putting on a beautiful, completely out of touch with the baby. However, the manufacturer is making further steps to present the female body in a more varied way.The latest among the Fashionista Barbies is a baby with a wheelchair and a removable foot prosthesis, which can be bought in some American stores. Among the Fashionista dolls are low, tall, plus size, darker skins, and cool hair. Kim Culmone, Vice President Mattel, who made the dolls, says that the new dolls are designed to meet the needs of the customer.The new Barbie is in a wheelchair Mattel has tried to make a lot of moving dolls in the past: in 1997, Becky was launched, selling 6,000 units in the first two weeks, and customers and professionals alike began to welcome them. However, it quickly became apparent that the "barrier-free" was not perfect because the baby in a wheelchair did not cook on Barbie's door, for example. Becky was taken out of the market in 2017, without really being a part of Barbie's world. "Instead of correcting the bug, Mattel simply puked Becky. What message did it make to us wheelchair users? To make it easier to get rid of someone who was moving instead of making the world go" Amy Keys on The Mighty Internet Portal. With the new dolls, this change to Matt has been made, and designers have been involved to make the dolls even better. The idea of 12-year-old Jordan Reeves, who had a carprosthetic, was that Barbie's foot prosthetic could be removed. (Via)You may also be interested in:
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