If there is one particular franchise that toy company Mattel would never dream of giving away or selling to another company, it would be their Barbie doll line. This iconic doll is a seemingly eternal cash cow, and for good reason too, having rolled out in iterations that will keep up with the times despite the fact that privacy concerns were raised at the same time. However, it looks like the winds of change for Barbie dolls have also affected the way they look – folks will be able to pick it up in a quartet of sizes – petite, tall, curvy, and original, as part of Mattel’s effort to reflect the times.
The new sizes would definitely not be as controversial as when the original Barbie doll was released all those decades ago, as they are more well proportioned to what an actual woman would be like. It seems that the curvy Barbie is the one that has generated the most reactions among Barbie fans and ordinary folks alike on social media – where some are pleased with the move that Mattel has taken, while others preferred dolls to be, well, dolls, without taking on a more lifelike resemblance where measurements are concerned.