Tag: Toys

A-Tisket, A-Tasket, A-Barbie: Ella Fitzgerald Is One of Barbie’s Newest ‘Inspiring Women’

Barbie’s Inspiring Women Series: Ella Fitzgerald, left, Billie Jean King, and Florence NightingalePhoto: Barbie/Mattel In life, she was known as the “First Lady of Song” and the “Queen of Jazz.” And though the world lost legendary jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald in 1996, her legacy has, for the most part, survived through her incredible musical catalog, […]

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‘the rise of vietnamese robots’ pays homage to the forgotten window designs of saigon

saigon-based conceptual art studio, design by reborn released a series of 22 limited edition collectable toys — ‘the rise of the vietnamese robots’ — as an initiative to save the dying art form of traditional vietnamese window grills. each handcrafted from lacquered wood blocks, and screen printed with unique motifs, the robots display a combination […]

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Living Dolls: Mattel Continues Barbie’s Evolution With Even More Diverse Options for 2020

Photo: Mattel It’s not hyperbole to say that for most of the now-60-plus years that Barbie has been a household name, the fashion doll represented a prototypically feminine, Eurocentric beauty standard that was largely unattainable for its increasingly diverse, predominantly young female fanbase. But in recent years, parent company Mattel has steadily been working to […]

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After All These Years, Barbie Is Still Reinventing Herself

One doll is bald. Another has a prosthetic limb. And another doll’s curly dark hair is swept away from her face to show she has vitiligo, a condition that causes patches of skin to lose melanin. They are among several new Barbie dolls that Mattel is hailing as its “most diverse doll line” that features […]

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