Mattel announced last week that it is releasing a line of “Inspiring Women” Barbie dolls, including a doll in the likeness of Frida Kahlo. It didn’t go over well: In real life, Frida Kahlo had a huge unibrow, a prominent nose, wore long, traditional Tehuana dresses, and lived with various disabilities that often left…
Frida Kahlo–artist who fucked conventions and carved a revolutionary existence of sexual liberation and radical politics out of torment and critical thought–has been honored by Mattel as an “Inspiring Woman™” with a namesake Barbie, available for $29.99.
On Monday, it was announced at the Glamour’s Women of the Year summit that Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad would be the next woman to be honored with a Barbie in her image for the doll’s “Shero” line.
Ken, the Barbie-adjacent man doll with no reproductive parts, is no longer just a vapid white surfer dude. In its broadest Ken expansion to date, Mattel has introduced 15 realistic Ken dolls that more closely resemble the dorks you come across on Tinder.
Amy Schumer is no longer attached to star as Barbie in the upcoming Barbie movie, which means the role is up for grabs.
Amy Schumer is reportedly close to being cast as Barbie in the upcoming live action film based on a doll.
Sashaying onto Good Morning America on Monday, Misty Copeland—the first African American female principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater—debuted her collaboration with toy company Mattel as a part of the brand’s new Sheroes program: a Misty Copeland Barbie doll.
Barbie looks different this morning: Mattel just rolled out variations of its iconic doll in three new body types, part of a project that re-envisions the brand as more modern and diverse. But will it be enough to put her back on top?
As a sort of advent calendar of kitsch, Pictorial will be counting down the final twelve days before Christmas by featuring some holiday presents of days gone by.
Southern lifestyle guru and actress Reese Witherspoon is reportedly in the early stages of developing a movie about the origins of Barbie and its creator Ruth Handler.
Kids will soon be able to hold real convos with Barbie instead of imaginary ones, with the introduction of the voice-recognition-equipped Hello Barbie. Welcome to M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie.
Barbie is a video blogger.
Barbie can wear flats now, at the tender age of 56.
Mattel is discontinuing its Seaworld Trainer Barbie line, Page Six reports, partly in response to concerns from animal rights activists that SeaWorld mistreats its orcas. Simultaneously, the company has announced a new doll to honor director Ava DuVernay, one of six “sheroes” (others include Lucky editor Eva Chen and…
The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood—a children's privacy advocacy group—released a petition today calling for Mattel to cease production of Hello Barbie, an "interactive" doll created in the hopes of reviving the toymaker's stumbling brand.
Whenever I needed a Barbie "club outfit," I'd cut up some electric tape from my dad's toolbox and fashion it into a LBD. Little did I know that literally everyone was doing some form of this technique I thought I invented. It was like a Herve Leger design before Herve Leger, but more so a way to avoid harassing my mom…
The live-action Barbie movie is still happening, and the latest name attached to the project? Diablo Cody.
Every year, toymakers gather in New York City to showcase their latest wares. Sure, yes, many are quite spiffy. But there's always a few items that make me frankly afraid to walk into a Toys 'R Us.
Science Barbie? Engineer Barbie? Doctor Barbie? Old, boring, inaccurate. If you really want to get your kid's career on the right track right now, introduce them to serial killer barbie so they can learn how to cook a gourmet meal and chop off Ken's head while they're at it.