Barbie Launches New Dolls with Wheelchairs and Prosthetic Limbs (Coming This Fall)
Barbie is more inclusive than ever!
Mattel recently announced that they will be launching a couple new Barbie dolls as part of their 2019 Barbie Fashionistas collection – one doll will use a wheelchair and another will have a prosthetic leg. The collection will even include a Barbie-Dream-House-compatible ramp for Barbie’s wheelchair.
The Fashionistas collection was first expanded in 2016 to include dolls with four different body types — original, tall, curvy and petite — as well as seven skin tones, 22 eye colors, and 24 hairstyles. And now, other dolls in the 2019 Fashionistas line will offer a variety of appearances, including braided hair texture, and more realistic body types.
This new line of Barbie dolls will be available for purchase this fall at various retailers (just in time to be added to holiday wish lists!). Find out more about this new release on the Barbie Facebook Page.
What do you think of this new collection?