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Barbie Celebrates International Women's Month With New Dolls Based on Inspiring Women


[credit: Mattel]

Just ahead of International Women's Day, Mattel has released a slew of new dolls based on inspiring women from around the world. Three of these dolls will be part of Mattel's upcoming "Inspiring Women" Signature Collection line, which will feature dolls inspired by women throughout history. The rest are part of Mattel's "Shero" campaign; most of the "Shero" dolls that Mattel creates are not sold to the public but are OOAK creations designed to highlight women in various professions. However, in the past Mattel has released some of the more popular "Shero" dolls (such as Misty Copeland and Gabby Douglas) for public sale, so don't rule out seeing at least one of them for sale in the future.

Pictures & release dates for the Inspiring Women below the cut!

Inspiring Women

[Note: Upcoming Collection Line, will be available for purchase]

Frida Kahlo, artist [Release Date: March 8th]


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Amelia Earhart, aviation pioneer [Release Date: April 8th]


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Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician and physicist [Release Date: May 10th]


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[credit: Mattel]


Shero

[Note: These are OOAK dolls and are not available for sale. It's possible that 1 or more be added to the Shero Signature Collection series in the future based on demand/popularity]


[credit: Mattel]

Left to right: designer and entrepreneur Vicky Martin Berrocal; actress and philanthropist Xiaotong Guan; wildlife conservationist Bindi Irwin; soccer player Sara Gama;  snowboarder Chloe Kim; journalist Martyna Wojciechowska


[credit: Mattel]

Left to right:
boxing champion Nicola Adams; prima ballerina Yuan Yuan Tan; filmmaker Patty Jenkins; world-renowned chef Hélène Darroze; volleyball champion Hui Ruoqi; designer and entrepreneur Leyla Piedayesh.

You can read more about the women featured in the Inspiring Women line and the "Shero" campaign at Barbie Signature.
Are there any women you'd like to see portrayed in the Inspiring Women series?

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Tags: toys / memorabilia / collectibles
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