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Venus Williams gets her own one-of-a-kind Barbie doll

The celebrations of Barbies 65th birthday continue, this time the brand is honouring nine athletes with one-of-a-kind dolls made in their likeness.  Barbie is highlighting sports role models to show girls that anything is possible if they relentlessly pursue their passions. One of the most decorated Olympic athletes with four …

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Helen Mirren gets the Barbie treatment

Dame Helen Mirren is honoured today as a ‘Barbie Role Model’ ahead of Barbie’s 65th anniversary on 9th March and International Women’s Day on 8th March. The Academy Award winning actress receives the highest honour from the Barbie brand; a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll created in her likeness, in recognition of …

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Barbie flip-phone will promote digital detox

Human Mobile Devices, Europe’s smartphone manufacturer has teamed up with Mattel to bring us this, the Barbie Flip Phone , set to arrive this Summer. We hadn’t envisioned this bit of merch at all but, Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is where the two companies have wheeled out the latest …

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Barbie getting Bijou, couldn’t love it more

Of course Polly Pocket will be in mind for those of a certain age, the brand did have a pop at revitalising itself a couple of years back but hey, Barbie, once more is flavour of the month, year, well decade! So Mattel have done the wisest thing, shrink her …

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New Barbie line-up celebrating the world of film

The 2024 Barbie Women in Film Career of the Year Line-up includes: Dropping onto the shelves on Hamleys right in time for the awards season and celebrating that she was the top grossing film of 2023 and that the director Greta Gerwig was the first female to break a $1bn …

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Come on Barbie lets go buy some property

  Slip into your pink shoes and be ready to do do anything. The inevitable Barbie Monopoly has arrived, and, it isn’t too bad. Six Barbie-inspired tokens in signature pink and you get to travel the board and buy locations in the Barbie dream world – and eventually build your own DreamHouse! …

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Mattel adds to diverse Barbie line-up

As Mattel continue to strive towards a complete range of dolls kids can directly relate to the iconic Barbie brand has unveiled a new doll in its collection that represents children with Down Syndrome. The new Barbie with Down Syndrome has been widely praised by disability rights advocates, who see …

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Diversity in dolls – Barbie leading the way

This range of diverse Barbie fashionista dolls are about to arrive in the UK (Thursday 18th) and we’re thinking of camping up overnight to snag them fist. We have a Barbie doll with behind-the-ear hearing aid, Ken doll with vitiligo, a new Fashionista doll with prosthetic leg and a wheelchair …

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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 …

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