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Mattel Just Released Their Most Diverse Lineup Including Afro Barbie And Man-Bun Ken

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With 40 new dolls, 7 body types, 11 skin tones and 28 hairstyles, it seems Mattel has caught on and created the most diverse lineup of Barbie and Ken dolls ever. They brought dark skin tones, cornrows and afros in the mix and even threw a hipster with a man-bun in there for good measure. Time and time again, many of us yearn to see ourselves represented in pop culture. With these new dolls, your children may now have Barbies and Kens that look like them.

The new diverse dolls made their world debut on “Good Morning America.”

The focus was on the diversity of the Ken doll, probably because… man-bun.

Having the man-bun as an option for a doll seems pretty cool, even if the style itself does seem a little played out by now.

The man-bun may be over the top, but I would definitely rock that shirt, though.

It wasn’t just Ken that got a make over, it was the whole crew.

Fine, maybe they look like a bunch of hipster millennials, but look around, we’re everywhere. And that fro is gorgeous.

Some Twitter users freaked out, but mostly in a good way.

It really does sound like a move in the right direction to introduce more representation in the brand. Blonde and blue-eyed doesn’t represent everyone.

All Barbie and Ken dolls have been reimagined with new body types, hair and skin color.

Word, a “Soul Train” line? That’s not, like, pushing it?

The folks at GQ made a video all about the new Ken dolls.

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It may feel a little too gimmicky — well, it probably is — but if black and brown children are going to play with these dolls, it’s good that they have a choice of getting something that at least feels like a representation of them. At the end of the day, we all want to be seen.


[H/T] GQ

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Mattel Might Make Our Dreams Come True With An Official Selena Barbie

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First the Selena M.A.C. line, now this? God is so good ??.

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Remy Ocampo who calls herself “a huge Selena fan and Barbie collector” started the petition this week to make this ? a reality.

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Yassss, please!?

We’re crying tears of joy just thinking about this.

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We’ve been waiting for this our whole life ?.

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What prompted this petition to help make our dream come true?

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“As a huge Selena fan and Barbie collector, we want Mattel to create an official Selena doll in her likeness. There has yet to be any curvy Hispanic barbie dolls in any Barbie line and we think Selena is a perfect candidate for that kind of representation,” says Remy. I mean, yes!

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While Mattel recently released a new line of curvy Barbies, and JLo and Beyoncé Barbies already exist, we need a Selena doll! Here’s how you can make this happen…

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Sign the petition! So far the petition has just over 3,000 supporters out it’s goal of 5,000.

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Because… Anything for Salenasssss!

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