Barbie have added their first transgender doll

Activist and star of Netflix drama Orange is the new black has had the tribute of a Barbie created in the image of the transgender advocate. Saying she was shamed as a child for wanting a Barbie Laverne says “I hope that kids of all gender identities can look at this Barbie and dream”. Adding further to an ever increasing line-up of role model Barbie and gender neutral dolls the lady looks like absolutely nothing will stop her from being the world number one toy property. Go Barbie.

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Toyologist Pete Jenkinson regularly writes about toys in national newspapers like The Sun and The Mail. This super-dad has an unmatched passion and dedication for trying and testing the latest, coolest and most interesting offerings from the world of toys.

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