Monday, February 1, 2016

My thoughts on the new Barbies




Since no one contacted me to find out my opinion on the newest development in fashion dolls, I will just write about it here. It's nice to see that Mattel is now making Barbie dolls in a variety of shapes and sizes. It took them long enough! They're probably only doing this because their sales have been abysmal in recent years. They have struggled to reinvent themselves. And finally, after years of petitions for plus-sized Barbies and criticism for the unrealistically proportioned dolls, they're making an effort. I think it's a step in the right direction. It's too bad they weren't around when I was taking pictures for The Doll Project. They would have been perfect for the You Are Beautiful,Too! poster. But at least I can get a few for my collection. I know exactly what I want for my birthday. I suppose some things never change. 

My three favorites.



A footnote:
As a collector, I think it will be interesting to see if they make enough clothes for the curvy dolls. Sad to think they will have the same issues real curvy women face when it comes to finding nice clothes that fit. Hopefully some of the talented miniature couturiers on Etsy will create beautiful doll clothes to fit them.

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