Curvy Barbie?! Tall Barbie?! Petite Barbie?! Take your pick! Because, like actual women, Barbie also now comes in many different shapes and sizes.
Mattel Inc. announced these new changes on the cover of Time magazine and it’s AWESOME!!!!
Additionally, as reported by WGN, Barbie also now comes in 7 different skin tones, 22 different eye colors, and 24 different hair styles!
This is an amazing change for Barbie and I couldn’t be more excited about it!
Check out the new Barbie body types (as well as the original) below:
And here is the seriously rad cover of Time magazine’s Barbie issue which I can’t wait to buy:
I think the cover headline is hilarious and the answer is, yes, Barbie. Yes, we can totally stop talking about it now!
For years Barbie’s body image has been a hot button issue. — The idea that Barbie was perpetuating an unrealistic physical standard for girls and women was upsetting for many of us.
It’s going to be so great for the healthy body image movement that children can now play with Barbies who look more like their mothers, sisters, aunts, teachers, etc.! I’m stoked.
… However, there is still the issue of Ken and his six pack. Uh oh, Ken. Looks like it may be your turn, bro.
You can check out the entire Time feature by clicking here!
What do you all think about the changes to Barbie’s appearance? Leave comments and let us know!