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Mattel Adds Two Barbies With Disabilities to Its New Line of Dolls

Update: Mattel’s new wheelchair-using Barbie and Barbie with a prosthetic leg are now available for purchase. Part of Barbie’s Fashionista line, the Barbie wheelchair set comes with one of two dolls, her wheelchair and a ramp that’s compatible with the Barbie Estate accessories. The Barbie who uses a wheelchair is available at TargetAmazon and other retailers for $19.99. The doll with the prosthetic limb is available at Target for $9.99.

Mattel’s Barbie dolls have long been a point of contention for advocates who don’t feel she represents real women. On Monday, the company announced it will take another step forward to rectify this with a new line of Fashionista Barbies, which will include different body sizes and dolls with disabilities.

Read more by Renee Fabian at The Mighty

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