The Strange Redesign of the Barbie Doll

Half a century later, the iconic doll had a major facelift. Some argue that #2 and #3 have missed the point.

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The Original Is Still Around

They haven’t retired the original design entirely, as seen above. Though they’ve updated her clothing to match modern fashion trends, a doll based on the familiar Barbie design still exists.

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Curvy

For years consumers voiced concerns that Barbie instilled unrealistic or otherwise impossible beauty standards in impressionable kids. To combat this Mattel is releasing a curvy body type, seen above.

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Tall

Wanting no one to feel left out of the fun, they released a tall figure, too.

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And Petite, Too

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But It’s Not Just New Fashions

But It's Not Just New Fashions

The clothes aren’t the only thing that’s changed: the dolls are becoming more ethnically diverse, too. / image source

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