Barbie is introducing a new line and adding 14 new dolls to the "Shero" collection.
Soon you will be able to own your very own Amelia Earhart and Frida Kahlo Barbie doll.
In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Mattel toy company is producing 17 Barbies in two doll lines, Inspiring Women and “Shero.”
“As a brand that inspires the limitless potential in girls, Barbie will be honoring its largest line up of role models timed to International Women’s Day,” Lisa McKnight, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Barbie, said in a press release. “Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real life role models to remind them that they can be anything.”
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay, we are committed to shining a light on empowering female role models past and present in an effort to inspire more girls.— Barbie (@Barbie) March 6, 2018
Join the conversation by sharing your role models using #MoreRoleModels. pic.twitter.com/5oJnZywk7s
According to the press release, the Inspiring Women line includes three dolls — Earhart, Kahlo and Katherine Johnson — and each doll comes with information about the contributions each woman made to the world. Earhart was the first female pilot to fly across the Atlantic Ocean; Kahlo was an accomplished Mexican artist and activist; Johnson shattered boundaries for African American women with her work as a NASA mathematician.
Along with introducing the Inspiring Women collection, Mattel is adding 14 new dolls to its “Shero” line, which debuted in 2015 and works to recognize diverse women in all fields. The new editions include Olympian snowboarder Chloe Kim, conservationist Bindi Irwin, Polish journalist Martyna Wojciechowska and Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins.
Can't express how totally mind blowing and delightful it is to have your childhood favorite resemble you!! Thank you @Barbie, for this incredible honor, and for celebrating all kinds of women, everywhere. What a great way to inspire the girls of tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/X5FteJQltn— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 6, 2018
Each doll comes with an accessory pertaining to the woman’s accomplishment — Kim comes with a snowboard, Jenkins carries a camera, etc.
“I was completely blown away when I saw my barbie for the first time,” U.K. boxing champion Nicola Adams told The Independent. “There’s so much detail. It even had my haircut… Barbie is such a huge household name, so to think that they picked me, a British athlete, to represent International Women’s Day, it’s a huge honor.”
Though the dolls won’t be available until Women’s History Month is over, these lines will allow children to celebrate inspirational women as they play year-round.