Barbie Unveils 17 New Dolls Based On Inspiring Women

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It's estimated over a billion Barbie dolls have been sold in over 150 countries worldwide.

Seriously, Mattel. I love the idea - paying tribute to heroines of art, aviation and mathematics in honor of International Women's Day (March 8).

Though legal action has been made, the company reportedly claim they were given the rights from Kahlo's niece, Isolda Pinedo Kahlo about a decade before.

The Victoria and Albert Museum on Thursday announced details of the major show, Frida Kahlo: Making Herself Up, exploring one of the most recognised artists and women of the 20th century, reports the Guardian. You can only pre-order the Amelia Erhart Barbie. Not only did its stock fall by as much as 6.1% after retailer Toys "R" Us announced a potential liquidation of its USA operations, but the toy firm has also found itself in a dispute with relatives of Frida Kahlo, the legendary Mexican painter.

The new roles are composed of two series "Sheroes" and "Inspiring Women".

In addition to the celebrated artist, the "Inspiring Women" line features plastic renderings of high-profile women including the British boxing champion Nicola Adams, the deceased aviator Amelia Earhart, Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins and the Italian football player Sara Gama.

Social media users have criticized the Kahlo Barbie doll for depicting her as able-bodied; Kahlo suffered from childhood polio, and was involved in a auto accident at 18 that left her with debilitating back pain for the rest of her life.

Since 2015, Barbie has honoured women who continue to break boundaries in their "Shero" (an amalgam of "she" and "hero") programme.

Johnson is a former NASA mathematician and physicist pioneer who broke racial and gender barriers when she was hired as a "human computer" in the 1950s.

The three Barbies are heavily customized to match this three iconic woman.

You can check out Barbie's promo vid for the new line of dolls below. So far only the Barbie online shop is offering them. If these Barbies will be available at other stores, we will provide online stock tracking for them.

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