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Barbie is no longer just tall, blonde and skinny

This photo provided by Mattel shows a group of new Barbie dolls introduced in January 2016. Mattel, the maker of the famous plastic doll, said it will start selling Barbie’s in three new body types: tall, curvy and petite. She’ll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles.
This photo provided by Mattel shows a group of new Barbie dolls introduced in January 2016. Mattel, the maker of the famous plastic doll, said it will start selling Barbie’s in three new body types: tall, curvy and petite. She’ll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. Mattel via AP

FOR five decades Barbie dolls have been tall, blonde and inhumanly skinny, but toymaker Mattel has announced the dolls will soon come in tall, petite and curvy sizes and in a number of skin tones.

Mattel's Barbie-brand global general manager, Evelyn Mazzocco, said Barbie was changing for the modern world.

"We are excited to literally be changing the face of the brand - these new dolls represent a line that is more reflective of the world girls see around them," she said.

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