Barbies to Come in 3 New Shapes

Barbies to Come in 3 New Shapes

Tara Bellucci
Jan 28, 2016
(Image credit: Mattel via AP)

Barbie has always had diverse professions, and now she'll have diverse bodies. Mattel announced today that the famous fashion doll will now come in three new shapes: tall, petite, and curvy.

According to Mattel spokesperson Michelle Chidoni, the new shapes have been in the works for two years. More customization will be possible with seven skin tones, 22 eye colors, and 24 hairstyles.

The dolls are available for preorder on the Mattel website, and will ship in February. They will hit U.S. shelves in March, rolling out globally after that.

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