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Mattel Booth – LIVE at TOY FAIR 2019

We are kicking off day 3 of toy fair at the Mattel booth. It’s a big milestone year for barbie, and we expect to see lots of new items from WWE, the DC Multiverse, Mega bloks, maybe Jurassic World, and who knows what else!

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Barbie Dolls About To Become More Inclusive, With Wheelchairs And Prosthetics

Barbie has been on the forefront of the doll world for decades, and in the past decade has been working to change the image of the toy that had in the past been viewed as a negative representation of what a woman should look like. Today, you can find Barbie dolls in all colors, body shapes, and now with more inclusive details – such as the addition of a doll with a wheelchair and a prosthetic limb!

“For 60 years, Barbie has been a reflection of culture and fashion and that is key to the brand’s continued relevance,” Kim Culmone, Global Head of Design for Barbie, told Good Morning America. “As we design Barbie for the next generation, we are focused on evolving to remain the most diverse doll line in the marketplace.”

“This year our Barbie line will include dolls reflecting physical disabilities in order to better represent the people and the world kids see around them,” Culmone continued. “Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is a critical component of our design process and we are proud that today’s kids will know a different image and experience of the brand.”

The doll that is included with the chair does have an articulated body, so she can easily fit in the wheelchair – but the chair is the type that is used by people with a permanent physical disability. The accessory also accommodates all body types offered within the Made to Move product line (tall, curvy, and original).

Mattel added that it collaborated with Jordan Reeves, a 13-year-old from Missouri with a prosthetic arm and co-founder of “Born Just Right“, to create the doll with the prosthetic limb. By working with Jordan, they sought to create a more accurate representation and ensure a great play experience.

No release date has been announced for the dolls at this time, but expect them to be out later this year.

These dolls will likely be on display during NY Toy Fair 2019, so stay tuned here and to our Youtube page for extended exclusive coverage of the entire event as it happens!

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Mattel Celebrates ‘Star Trek’ Milestone With New Barbie Dolls

Mattel will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with a trio of Barbie Collector Star Trek 50th Anniversary Dolls inspired by Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Uhura. The dolls, for adult collectors and due to ship in the near future, will be sculpted in the images of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols, with the individual dolls featuring a fully articulated body and sporting an authentic replication of their respective TOS costumes.

The Kirk doll will come with a communicator and phaser, while the Uhura doll will depict her with a communicator in one hand and a tricorder strapped over her shoulder. The Spock doll will make the Vulcan salute with one and hold a communicator in the other.

Each of the dolls will cost $34.99 and be available in a box that measures 13″H by 3.3″W by 7″L. Go to www.thebarbiecollection.com to pre-order.


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NY Toy Fair 2016: “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” figures & dolls – VIDEO

Mattel is more than ready for DC’s summer blockbuster, “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice”, and at Toy Fair 2016 showed off toys and dolls from the film.

As part of the six-inch line, we will see versions of the titular characters, along with Wonder Woman, Aqua Man, and two other versions of Batman – armored Batman, and the desert-style Batman. The film will also be getting the Barbie treatment, with Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman all getting dolls. Lastly, 12-inch figures with limited articulation will also be available of the DC trinity.

There was plenty more “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” toys and statues at NY Toy Fair, including the ones seen at DC Direct’s booth.

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NY Toy Fair 2016: Barbie – New body types & Fashionista line – VIDEO

Not that long ago, Mattel announced that Barbie would be getting a makeover, and not just the kind that involves make-up but an all new look to better match the modern world. At NY Toy Fair 2016, we got to see first hand what the new Barbies would be like, with new body types that represent a more diverse type of woman.

In this video, we get a quick overview of the new bodies for Barbie, which come in four sizes along with flat feet and arched feet, plus the new skin tones and hair styles that bring their flagship doll into modernity. We also see the new fashions Barbie will be wearing, as well as a new line of dolls that allows you to dye and change her hair as often as you wish.

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“Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” gets the Barbie doll treatment

If you thought there would not be a ton of merchandise for the upcoming “Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice” movie, you must also believe that diet soda is actually better for you than normal soda. Mattel, who just recently announced new bodies types for their Barbie dolls, will be releasing 12-inch dolls of the DC trilogy characters.

Arriving officially on February 20, the line-up includes Wonder Woman, Batman (with removable mask) and Superman. Check out the photo gallery to see some pictures of the prototypes, as well as their packaging.

You can order the dolls on Amazon for $45 as of the date of this article being posted. Head to this link here if you want the Batman” target=”_blank”>BatmanWonder Woman, or this one for Superman.

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Hunger Games has a Barbie doll

Fans of “The Hunger Games” books and now movie series can officially look forward to their first piece of bizarre merchandise that we should have seen coming – a barbie doll.

EW gave us the first look at the iconic heroine after being filtered through Mattel’s Barbie-making factory, which features the series female protagonist, Katniss Everdeen, ready to fight.

“I chose to dress her in the outfit she wears during the games,” said designer Bill Greening, “Since this is where all the non-stop action takes place and is instantly recognizable by fans. Of course, she wears her mockingjay pin proudly on her lapel… The doll’s minimalistic style and details — such as her loosely braided hair and makeup-free look — also really embody the heroic character Katniss… I am a huge Hunger Games fan and loved all three books, so it was truly an amazing experience for me to be able to design the Katniss Barbie doll. I think it really pays tribute to Katniss and The Hunger Games.

Here’s the doll in all of her glory, which is available for preorder starting today on Amazon.com, and will be in stores this August.

And here is your way to order it right off of Amazon – how nice of me!

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