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Monday, October 18, 2021



Astronaut Barbie doll jets off on zero gravity flight

October 04, 2021 12:26 pm

As part of the project, Samantha Cristoforetti's lookalike doll mirrored the preparation an astronaut needs to do before heading off to space, by travelling and floating on a zero-gravity flight from an ESA base in Germany

Wheelchair-bound Chilean Paralympian gets her own Barbie as doll-maker diversifies

August 27, 2021 1:47 pm

Francisca Mardones, 43, was the standard-bearer of the Chilean team participating in the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. She has represented her country in wheelchair tennis and, latterly, shotputting, discus throwing and javelin

Barbie celebrates Elvis Presley with collectible doll

August 12, 2021 9:49 am

The female doll made by Mattel Inc is dressed in Presley's "American Eagle" jumpsuit, which features colorful rhinestones, a cape and a red scarf

Mattel criticised for failing to include Asian Barbie in its Olympics 2020 doll collection

August 10, 2021 1:44 pm

People were quick to point out that despite its innovation, the collection of dolls lacked inclusivity. They noticed during the re-promotion that there was no Asian Barbie in the collection of dolls

Barbie debuts doll in likeness of British Covid-19 vaccine developer

August 04, 2021 10:25 am

Sarah Gilbert, a 59-year-old professor at Oxford University and co-developer of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, is one of six women in the COVID-19 fight who have new Barbies modeled after them.

Naomi Osaka Barbie doll sells out 'due to high demand' soon after launch

July 14, 2021 2:54 pm

Designed by Carlyle Nuera, the Naomi Osaka Barbie doll wears a Nike dress that looks like the one she wore during the 2020 Australian Open

Barbie makers launch first doll collection made from recycled ocean-bound plastic

June 11, 2021 11:56 am

Called 'Barbie Loves the Ocean', the new collection features three dolls

Russia’s only female cosmonaut inspires new Barbie

March 21, 2021 10:14 am

The astronaut Barbies was manufactured by the toy company as part of an initiative to inspire girls and women and to mark the upcoming 60th anniversary of the first human space flight.

Black Barbie doll wears designer Richard Quinn's new collection

February 22, 2021 11:48 am

"If we were able to show this season, Barbie would be our woman of choice to open the show," the designer has said

Barbie doll designed after Maya Angelou already sold out

January 22, 2021 1:32 pm

"#Barbie is proud to honor the extraordinary #MayaAngelou as the newest heroine in the Inspiring Women Collection. As an author, activist & teacher, Dr Angelou is an inspiration for what can be achieved when we speak up, stand out & refuse to be silenced," Barbie wrote on Twitter


Barbie poses as clueless aid worker in Africa in this satirical photo series

May 09, 2016 1:00 pm

Barbie takes 'slumfies' and despairs over the glaring lack of high heels in this photo-series, subtly taking potshots at white humanitarian workers suffering from white saviour complex.

Happy birthday Barbie: How Barbie evolved over the decades

March 09, 2016 6:33 pm

As Barbie celebrated her 57th birthday on March 9, see how the iconic doll has evolved over the decades.

After curvy Barbie, here comes Hijarbie

February 07, 2016 6:23 pm

Twenty-four-year-old Adam Mini started Hijarbie on Instagram to showcase the popular doll in hijabs and abayas.