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The limited edition toy will pay homage to & # 39; Mexico, his party, his symbols and his people & # 39 ;, according to Mattel and shows Barbie wearing a black dress embroidered to the floor with flowers

Dressed like the traditional La Catrina, Barbie doll & # 39; Day of the Dead & # 39; is released to celebrate the Mexican holiday – and & # 39; costs $ 75 & # 39;

  • The limited edition toy will honor & # 39; Mexico, its party, its symbols and its people & # 39;
  • It shows Barbie in a black dress laying on the floor, embroidered with flowers
  • She wears butterflies in her hair and the traditional skull makeup in line with the traditional Catrina made by cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada in 1912
  • Day of the Dead is about gatherings of family members and friends to pray and to remember loved ones with a number of unique traditions
  • The holiday has become so important that it was recognized by UNESCO
  • The doll designer said he wants the toy to further expand awareness of the Day of the Dead and to introduce tradition to homes and families.
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Barbie is ready to release a Day of the Dead doll, dressed like the traditional La Catrina and reportedly in retail for $ 75 to celebrate the Mexican holiday.

The limited edition toy will pay homage to & # 39; Mexico, its party, its symbols and its people & # 39 ;, according to Mattel and shows Barbie wearing a black dress embroidered to the floor with flowers.

She wears butterflies in her hair and the traditional skull makeup in line with the traditional Catrina made by cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada in 1912.

Day of the Dead is a multi-day holiday and is celebrated in Mexico and by Mexicans abroad from October 31 to November 2.

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It focuses on gatherings of family members, friends and neighbors to pray for and to remember loved ones with a number of unique traditions.

The holiday has become so important that in 2008 it was recognized by UNESCO, the educational, scientific and cultural organization of the United Nations as culturally and historically remarkable.

The limited edition toy will pay homage to & # 39; Mexico, his party, his symbols and his people & # 39 ;, according to Mattel and shows Barbie wearing a black dress embroidered to the floor with flowers

The limited edition toy will pay homage to & # 39; Mexico, his party, his symbols and his people & # 39 ;, according to Mattel and shows Barbie wearing a black dress embroidered to the floor with flowers

She wears butterflies in her hair and the traditional skull makeup in line with the traditional Catrina made by cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada in 1912

She wears butterflies in her hair and the traditional skull makeup in line with the traditional Catrina made by cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada in 1912

She wears butterflies in her hair and the traditional skull makeup in line with the traditional Catrina made by cartoonist José Guadalupe Posada in 1912

The new Barbie doll will be a long, embroidered and tough & # 39; dress & # 39; decorated with flowers and butterflies & # 39 ;.

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A spokesperson for Mattel added: & # 39; The final hand is complemented by a crown with the iconic monarch butterflies and the cempasuchil flower to especially honor the symbols and offers of this emblematic Mexican tradition. & # 39;

The designer, Javier Meabe, told it EFE he wants the pop & # 39; to further expand awareness of the Day of the Dead and to introduce tradition to homes and families & # 39 ;.

He added: & # 39; As a Mexican American I know how important this tradition is and the responsibility to represent this culture, so it was not taken lightly.

& # 39; I just hope people know how much love we put on this doll and how much respect we have for the Day of the Dead.

& # 39; It is a great honor for me to have designed the first collection doll that refers to the Day of the Dead, which has a great place in my heart. And I'm very excited that people have this doll. & # 39;

The figure has sparked a mixed response online, but the designer, Javier Meabe, said he wants pop & # 39; to further expand awareness of the Day of the Dead and introduce tradition to homes and families & # 39;
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The figure has sparked a mixed response online, but the designer, Javier Meabe, said he wants pop & # 39; to further expand awareness of the Day of the Dead and introduce tradition to homes and families & # 39;

The figure has sparked a mixed response online, but the designer, Javier Meabe, said he wants pop & # 39; to further expand awareness of the Day of the Dead and introduce tradition to homes and families & # 39;

Mattel has already made a doll from the celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

Mattel has already made a doll from the celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

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Mattel has already made a doll from the celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo

But the figure has sparked a mixed response online with one user who said: & Is this a bad joke or what? #Mattel toy company is planning the release and promotion of a Day of the Dead barbie … Dia de los Muertos is one of our most sacred traditions in Mexico dating back to pre-Hispanic times. STOP PRODUCTION! & # 39;

Another was shocked at the reported costs, writing: & I really want the day of the dead Barbie but 75? That's a mess, why do they exploit the culture. & # 39;

But another one added: & # 39; There is a new Catrina-style Day of the Dead-inspired Mexican Barbie doll and I have to admit that I want one! & # 39;

DailyMail.com has contacted Mattel for comment.

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Mattel has already made a doll from the celebrated Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, as part of the Inspiring Women series.

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