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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 reveals WWE Basic Series 95 figures – Sonya Deville debuts in line

Mattel has revealed a new wave of WWE figures joining their basic line, and this one includes a female first for the toys.

Joining the line-up in Basic Series 95, Sonya Deville will be immortalized in plastic for the first time. Not only that, but Sonya will also be the chase figure, so collectors should be on the lookout for her black attire as the rare variant.

Also in the line are other fan favorites, including Rusev, AJ Styles, a particularly great looking Bray Wyatt, and a classic Kurt Angle with hair. While I do not typically pick up basic figures, that Bray head makes this a hard one to pass one. And I am always for more Kurt Angle figures with hair, and am pleased with how many different Kurt Angle figures Mattel has released so far. Fingers crossed we get Kurt in a toupee at some point, but that is a story for another day.

Check out the full photo gallery to see all the figures:

Pictures via Ringside Collectibles

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Ric Flair WWE Retro Figure Review

Woooo! It’s time to look at the Nature Boy, baby! Today, we review the Ric Flair figure from Mattel’s WWE Retro series. These throwbacks to the old WWF Hasbro figures are great, and Ric Flair is a stunning entry to this line.

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Braun Strowman WWE Elite “Top Talent 2018” Figure Review

GET THESE HANDS! Today we review the Braun Strowman figure from Mattel’s WWE Elite “Top Talent 2018”. This figure of the Monster Among Men comes with an ambulance door, swappable hands, and a great head sculpt. Is this the best version of the WWE Raw superstar to date? Watch the unboxing and review to find out.

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Black Friday Wrestling Figure Haul 2018

We bought a bunch of WWE wrestling figures from across the internet during Black Friday/ Cyber Monday, and here is our haul from Ringside Collectibles, eBay, Ringside Fest 2018, The Ultimate Wrestling Universe, and a special surprise from Wrestling Figure Workshop!

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The Shield Epic Moments Three-Pack – https://amzn.to/2zOlf0H

Best of Attitude Era Stone Cold Steve Austin – https://amzn.to/2KRbxP3

Elite series 55 Undertaker (Deadman verison) – https://amzn.to/2DYS6Tm

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WWE Superstars Becky Lynch doll review

The Irish Lass Kicker has hit our Toy Table today in a disarming manner, so we have no choice but to review her WWE Superstar doll by Mattel! Watch the video to see what we think of this WWE champion and her highly articulated doll/ glamorous fashionista action figure.

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WWE Superstars Charlotte Flair doll review

WOOOOO!!! There is gonna’ be a lot of that in this video. Today we take a look at Mattel’s WWE Superstars fashion doll line, starting with Charlotte Flair.

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Ringside Fest 2018 – New WWE Figures Round-Up

On October 27 in Caroline’s Comedy Club on Broadway in NYC, Ringside Fest 2018 was held! Featuring an autograph signing with The Undisputed Era, Kurt Angle and Matt Hardy, the event helmed by Ringsidecollectibles.com also included a first look at many upcoming WWE action figures from Mattel.

This video shows off many new basic and elite figures, as well as their Hasbro style figures, 12″ inch scale figures, and a new playset and… car? Yep, Braun Strowman has a car, and it’s going to get these hands!

New prototypes were displayed for the first time of The Velveteen Dream, Jeff Hardy, Shayna Bayzler, and Randy Orton, as well as others including a brand new Elite Ronda Rousey, Eric Young, Nia Jax, Ric Flair, Entrance Greats Elias (you can hear his music in this video), and more. Plus, the debut of the NEW Elimination Chamber playset!

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WWE Monsters Chris Jericho as The Mummy – Action Figure Review

Mummy… is…. JERICHO!

In this review from beyond the grave, we look at the Chris Jericho as The Mummy figure from Mattel’s WWE Monsters line! Is this figure cursed to be terrible, or will buying it make your collection the ayatollah of rock and rollah? Watch the video to find out!

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