Johnson’s doll is just one of many in a limited series honoring badass revolutionary women.   In anticipation of International Women’s Day, Mattel announced their latest Inspiring Women Series. It features Frida Kahlo, Amelia Earhart and the woman whose story inspired the motion picture Hidden Figures, Katherine Johnson. Each doll in the new series comes with additional educational information about the […]

Nearly a year after Mattel announced its forthcoming Gabby Douglas Barbie, the doll is finally here. In honor of the groundbreaking Olympic gymnast, Gabby Barbie comes dressed in a Team U.S.A. leotard with a removable pink and black Nike track suit. It’s available for purchase on Barbie’s website, or in select stores, now. “It’s so important […]


Mattel recently released a Game Developer Barbie in efforts to break gender stereotypes in the STEM industry; but one thing the toy company failed to do was feature the doll in different ethnicities. The only available option was a White doll with red hair. After noticing this while picking up a doll for his wife who is a Black game developer, Marcus Montgomery was prompted to come up with a solution of his own.

Mattel recently announced that their limited-edition Barbie doll, made in the likeness of director Ava DuVernay, would be mass produced and made available to the public. The dolls went on sale earlier this morning, and they’ve already sold out. In fact, it only took a matter of 20 minutes for the Barbies to sell out […]

Barbie is finally bringing the many shades and beautiful features of women from all backgrounds to its brand with the introduction of 23 new dolls. Mattel made the announcement last week, CNN reports. While 17 of the dolls are already on the market, the brand plans to release the remainder sometime next year. Those dolls will possess eight different skin […]

Ava DuVernay, director of the seminal film, “Selma” (which will be distributed to every single high school in the country) and the first African American woman at the helm of a Best Picture nomination at the  2014 Academy Awards, has yet another accolade deservedly laid at her feet. The director was recently selected as one […]

Barbie has been around for quite some time now, so it’s only right that she begin to evolve a little, but by no means did we expect her to change into a drag queen!  Mattel has announced plans to produce their first ever Drag Queen Barbie in collaboration with the New York City-based design duo […]

Barbie has just been wilding out over these past few years, huh folks? I’m not mad at it though. While the Mattel doll has always been pretty controversial, over the years, things have become a bit too real for some people. She’s had pregnant friends, had a tramp stamp on her back, inflatable boobs, and […]

Check out the performance that inspired The Janet Jackson Barbie Look. I just want to know if the Barbie has the catsuit on underneath. Fierce!

Mattel has immortalized Janet Jackson for a good cause with a new Barbie doll. The toy manufacturer has put a one-of-kind Divinely Janet doll up for bid Proceeds from the auction will be donated to Project Angel Food, which delivers meals to Los Angeles-area families affected by terminal illnesses. Janet’s Barbie was inspired by […]

From Kelly Motzko didn’t set out to court controversy when she entered a Target to find a gift for a four-year-old girl. Naturally she found herself in the toy aisle but she was not at all pleased by what she encountered. Among the many Barbies of various races in that toy aisle, there was […]

One of my favorite train wrecks Frankie has been out and about speaking to families and telling her story about how she has stayed clean for almost three years: