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Mattel applauded for diversifying their product

Amazon now carries the Day of the Dead Barbie, Mattel finally includes a doll that isn’t blonde or white. Picture from Amazon.com.

Theresa Vandis '22, Assistant Business Manager

October 10, 2019

Barbie has established societal expectations for 60 years. After years of restrictions within the consumer base, on Sep. 12 Mattel released the Day of the Dead Barbie. Since the release date, there has been positive feedback across the Staples community.  Toys make up a childhood that fosters creati...

New Barbies break barriers

New Barbies break barriers

Amelia Brown, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

Razor scooters, the board game of Life and Barbie dolls could probably have been found in almost everyone’s house growing up. While today scooters may be replaced by hoverboards and Life replaced by an iPad app, the Barbie has stayed pretty much the same. Until now.   On Thursday, Jan....

Many more Barbie girls enter the Barbie world

Many more Barbie girls enter the Barbie world

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

February 13, 2016

Fifty seven years have come and gone in the Barbie company, and the doll has barely changed. The infamous blonde, blue-eyed, skinny model has been the face of Barbie forever. However, due to complaints of their unreachable beauty standards, Barbie is changing. There are three new body types: curvy, petit...

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