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Bet These New Barbie BMR1959 Dolls Are Woke & Non-Binary

Barbie BMR1959 collection
Mattel has released a new collection of dolls who, if they could speak, would probably use non-binary pronouns. The 4 Barbie and 2 Ken dolls are the latest collection released by Mattel in honor of their 60th Anniversary. Without specific names (each doll is just referred to as Barbie BMR1959), they are are clad in extreme streetwear, little hip ensembles reminiscent of such overpriced brands as Off-White, Moncler, Supreme, Fenty, Fear of God, Nike and Kith. (more…)

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60 Years Of Barbie Bound In A Beautiful New Book

60 years of Barbie

Newly released is Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy. 60 years of Barbie bound in a 176 page hardcover book by author Robin Gerber. A detailed, fully authorized portrait of the beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, and much more. (more…)

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New Star Wars X Barbie Collaboration: These ARE The Dolls You’ve Been Looking For.

Star Wars X Barbie Dolls

For the first time Mattel’s most famous blonde is channeling the iconic characters from Star Wars- only with a high fashion edge. Sculpted and styled as a sultry Darth Vader, an elegant Princess Leia and a fashionable R2D2 droid, Barbie and Star Wars collectors alike will covet the New Star Wars X Barbie Collaboration. The available-to-preorder-now dolls retail for $100 USD each and will be released in November of this year. (more…)

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The Iris Apfel Styled Barbie Dolls Are Divine.

Iris Apfel Styled Barbie Dolls

Ordinarily you wouldn’t expect anyone to clamor after a doll dressed like a still-living 96 year-old, but the Barbie Styled by Iris Apfel Dolls are anything but ordinary. (more…)

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Mattel’s 15 New Modernized Ken Dolls. And Yep, There Are Man Buns.

Next Gen Kens

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today Barbie® announced the expansion of its Fashionistas® line with 15 new and diverse Ken® dolls. The Next Gen Ken Dolls feature three body types – slim, broad and original – and a variety of skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and modern fashion looks. The new Ken dolls join an expanded Barbie® Fashionistas® line, making it the most diverse fashion doll line in the marketplace. (more…)

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Barbie Goes Bollywood At The Madrid Fashion Doll Show

Barbie Goes Bollywood

For the fourth Madrid Fashion Doll Show (MFDS) Barbie Convention, which took place last month, the theme was “BOLLYWOOD” glamour. Several doll designers and Barbie fans created one-of-a-kind Barbies for Bollywood Nights in Madrid, the auction accompanying the convention. (more…)

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