What’s in the inclusive new Barbie fashionistas line?

Posted: 30 January 2020 8:07 am

Inclusive Barbie fashionistas line

2020 additions to the line will include a doll with vitiligo and the first ever Ken doll with long hair.

After announcing back in 2016 that it would be making its Fashionista Barbies more inclusive, Mattel has created dolls of varying heights, body types and skin colours. Now, the label has revealed its intent to represent an even wider range of people with its 2020 editions.

The latest dolls will see a Barbie with vitiligo as well as one without hair. To create the doll with vitiligo, the toy company consulted with a dermatologist and revealed the prototype via Barbie's Instagram page.

According to the company, the photo was their most liked of all time, revealing that customers want to see themselves represented by the dolls.

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The doll without hair was meanwhile created for those going through cancer treatment or suffering from chronic illness.

The new line also sees a doll with a gold leg prosthesis, as well as the first ever Ken doll to feature long hair. In addition, Mattel will also bring back popular Fashionista dolls from previous years, such as the Barbie in a wheelchair that was released in 2019.

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While some of the models, such as the Ken doll and the Barbie with vitiligo, are already available on the Amazon US site, the others won't be for sale until June.

There's no word yet on where or when we'll see them arrive in Australia, but we recommend keeping an eye out at usual stockists like Target Australia and Myer.

You can also check on both eBay and Amazon Australia to see if the dolls are available from international sellers.

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