MATTEL INTRODUCES NEW BARBIE

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Mattel has introduced a new Barbie in a wheelchair from its Fashionista line. The company announced in February that the doll would be released in June complete with a wheelchair and prosthetic limb. Their purpose for this was designed for an individual who has a permanent physical disability.

In a statement, Mattel said: "As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion.”

Hubert Brown Jr