Barbie fans praise Mattel for releasing a black doll in a wheelchair wearing her natural hair – and the inclusive toy even comes with a driveway that fits into her Dreamhouse.
The new dolls are sold for $ 19.99 and debuted this month after being announced at the New York Toy Fair in February as part of the toy company's 2019. Barbie Fashionistas line.
The collection celebrates both diversity and realistic expectations of beauty, and people took to Twitter to say that they are very happy to see that Barbie Fashionista & # 39; s doll # 133 is not only in a wheelchair, but also a woman of color is.
Including: Mattel has introduced a new black Barbie doll that uses a wheelchair. The toy even comes with a DreamHouse-compatible ramp
On trend: The Barbie naturally rocks her, sunglasses and a stylish outfit while sitting in her blue wheelchair
& # 39; THERE IS NOW A BARBIE IN A WHEELCHAIR & # 39 ;, a woman tweeted on Thursday as she shared a photo of the doll in her box.
& # 39; I can't even begin to express how happy I am that more and more young girls are growing up and seeing themselves in Barbie. & # 39;
& # 39; There is not only a Barbie in a wheelchair. THERE IS A BLACK BARBIE IN A WHEELCHAIR. I REPEAT, SIS IS BLACK !!!! & # 39; someone else tweeted.
The new doll naturally shakes hair, sunglasses and a stylish outfit while sitting in a wheelchair that is & # 39; not an ugly hospital chair &, as a Twitter user noted.
Added touch: The Barbie comes with a pink ramp that fits into her Dreamhouse
Not visible: a product image shows that the dolls' wheelchair fits comfortably through the pink double doors
Attention to detail: the product list on Amazon states that the wheels of the chair really roll and that there are brakes to keep them in place
Mattel worked with UCLA Mattel Children & # 39; s Hospital and wheelchair experts to design the wheelchair, which the company said was one of the most requested accessories from Barbie fans, according to CNN.
The product list on Amazon states that the wheels of the chair really roll and that there are also brakes to keep them in place.
Fans also buzzed about the fact that the doll comes with a Barbie DreamHouse-compatible ramp.
& # 39; Are you joking? !! A driveway in front of the house?! This one. Is. The. Best. Thing. Ever. Keep doing it @Mattel, & a person said.
Another person added that & # 39; this is done in all possible ways & # 39 ;.
Representation: Fans take Twitter to gush over the new Barbie doll, which is sold for $ 19.99
& # 39; There was a Barbie in a wheelchair in the 90s and her wheelchair notoriously didn't fit through the doors of the Dreamhouse. Hopefully this is more accessible, & wrote a woman, referring to Barbie's girlfriend Becky.
The Becky doll was introduced in 1997 and although there were three Becky dolls in total, they were all white with lighter hair.
Many people noticed that the wheelchairs of the doll did not fit in the Dreamhouse and that the toys were stopped later.
& # 39; They also had a Barbie in a wheelchair when I was a kid, years ago, & # 39; a person remembered. & # 39; I am super happy that they have another Barbie in a wheelchair and she is black to boot. Becky was my favorite to play with and this brings back beautiful memories. I bet this new doll will also be someone's favorite! & # 39;
Throwback: Barbie has issued a doll that used a wheelchair in the & # 39; 90. Many people noticed that the Becky doll wheelchairs did not fit in the Dreamhouse and that the toys were stopped later
In addition to a Barbie with a wheelchair and a ramp, Mattel also worked with Jordan Reeves, a 13-year-old handicap activist who was born without a left forearm, to make a doll with a prosthetic limb.
& # 39; As a brand, we can improve the conversation about physical disabilities by including them in our fashion dolls line to further promote a multi-dimensional image of beauty and fashion & # 39 ;, said the toy maker earlier this year in a statement.
The Barbie and Ken Fashionistas line includes dolls with different body types, skin tones, eye colors, hair colors and hairstyles as part of Mattel's ongoing commitment to make inclusive toys that children can identify with.
& # 39; Barbie sent me both wheelchair dolls and one with the leg prosthesis, & # 39; communicated a Twitter user. & # 39; All ladies look different. I was very happy with the diversity. & # 39;
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