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The New Game Developer Barbie Is What Little Girls Have Been Waiting For

In a world where gaming and tech are thought of as male arenas, Game Developer Barbie is a sign of the changing times. 

Kelly Kanayama | June 20, 2016 - 12:14 pm

The Hijab Barbie Instagram Is A Must Follow

In lieu of Mattel’s recent release of a more diverse set of Barbie options, 24-year-old Haneefa Adam has created an Instagram of her own line of Barbie fashions called Hijab

Bronwyn Isaac | February 6, 2016 - 10:00 am

Mattel Just Released The First-Ever Lesbian Barbie

It’s a big few weeks for Barbie! First, Mattel revealed that Barbie would come in four different body shapes and eight skin tones; now, they’ve released what is

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 4, 2016 - 12:30 pm

Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

The Girl Scouts of the USA is under pressure from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream to end its partnership with Barbie, which…

Claire Hannum | March 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Is Barbie On The Decline?

Mattel’s Barbie doll has long embodied all that is wrong with society’s expectations of women and the female body. But there’s good news, sort of: the impossibly shaped, blonde doll’s popularity appears…

Mary Odell | July 17, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Mattel Says “No” To Harlem Mother’s Petition For A Black Barbie Party Supply Line

If I could go back in time and stop little five-year-old Sarah from supporting Mattel, I would.  The company told mother Karen Braithwaite — who had appealed to the company to…

Sarah Gray | April 10, 2013 - 6:20 pm

Drag Queen Barbie Is Ready For Her Close-Up

Everyone, I’d like you to meet Drag Queen Barbie. Created for Mattel (yep, this is a real, official, honest-to-God Barbie) by design duo The Blonds, the cross-dressing doll is decked…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | August 17, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Evening Quickies: Barbie Is Going Bald

Barbie will go bald in honor of kids dealing with cancer and alopecia, Mattel announced on its Facebook page on Friday. Bald Barbies won’t be available in stores, but…

Jessica Wakeman | April 2, 2012 - 6:00 pm

Janet Jackson Is A Barbie Doll

Mattel has captured Janet Jackson’s fabulousness with the “Divinely Janet” Barbie doll, a doll that wears the glamorous gown and catsuit the real Janet wore on “American Idol.” The Barbie…

Annika Harris | December 6, 2010 - 5:20 pm

Sale On Black Barbies In Aisle 3

Look closely and you’ll see that the black Barbie dolls at this Midwest store are almost 50 percent cheaper than the white dolls. But instead of harping on the racial…

Annika Harris | March 3, 2010 - 5:10 pm

“Harry Potter” Scribe J.K. Rowling Gets Her Own Barbie Doll

Now don’t get jealous, Stephen King. Mattel has created a one-of-a-kind J.K. Rowling doll to honor the billionaire-ess author of the Harry Potter series. At last, a Barbie who can…

Jessica Wakeman | February 3, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Ladies, Meet The Palm Beach Sugar Daddy Ken Doll!

Because Barbie’s careers in medicine, dentistry, teaching, astronomy, and pop music were always total bulls**t, right Mattel? [Topless Robot] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 28, 2009 - 5:50 pm
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