Barbie

Potty-Mouthed Talking Barbie Has Some Choice Words For You

SWNS | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

She’s blonde, plastic, pretty and she’s got the mouth of a sailor. This talking Barbie doll certainly pulled no punches when she apparently ask...

Lego's Taking Over The World One Brick At A Time

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Tech

Lego is now the largest toy company in the world, narrowly beating out Mattel thanks to the company's huge success with The Lego Movie. READ MORE: ...

Meet The Living Doll To Rival Human Barbie (Who Already Hates Her)

Barcroft Media | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova has competition - meet Alina Kovalevskaya, a walking, talking, living doll. The 21-year-old has made a splash with ...

Entrepreneur Barbie? We Need a Stay-at-Home Ken

Diana Verde Nieto | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Verde Nieto

Admittedly, as part of the new launch Mattel has partnered existing businesswomen to give advice to those aspiring to follow in their footsteps, but this doesn't go far enough. Everyone trying to maintain some sort of work/life balance knows that professional performance is affected by how organised, settled, stable - and happy, we are able to be at home.

How Barbie Helps Kids Come To Terms With Cancer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Coming to terms with cancer is hard for adults, so imagine how difficult comprehending the illness must be for children. But thankfully there's an...

Entrepreneur Barbie Is a PR Stunt Aimed at Adults, Not Children

Sara McCorquodale | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sara McCorquodale

She's a strong successful woman in a fantastic pink dress with a whole lot of ambition. But let's be honest, Entrepreneur Barbie has been created for adults, not children. Yes, it shows Mattel is moving with the times. However - above anything else - this is a PR stunt by a company trying to be successful in a world where women want their daughters to become businesswomen, not beauty queens.

Entrepreneur Barbie: Epically Lame Or Actually Cool?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie may get a lot of flack for her favourite colour preference, her waspish waist and her dubious choice in men, but today she makes a foray into t...

The Kim Kardashian Shoe Change Challenge

Ash Halliburton | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ash Halliburton

She is now gracing front covers, has a child whose name is inspired by the points on a compass and is a product created and exploited by her own mother. I remember being so terrified introducing my first boyfriend to my parents, I am unsure when the (alleged) brokering of a deal regarding your daughter's sex tape became the norm.

Man Spends £100,000 On Plastic Surgery To Look Like Ken Doll

SWNS | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Once you've seen one Ken doll wannabe, you'd think you'd seen them all. But now it looks like world-famous Justin Jedlica has competition. An a...

Human Barbie Is A 'Racist Space Alien' Says GQ

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Dressing up to be an exact human replica of Barbie should have set the alarm bells off, but after a spate of increasingly bizarre announcements from b...

WATCH: Blondie Bennett Gets Medical Advice About Her Barbie Obsession

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie-obsessed Blondie Bennett has finally decided to seek some medical help. You may remember the 38-year-old Californian who has taken her Barbi...

Move Over Barbie! Meet The 'Normal' Doll That Promotes Realistic (And Healthy) Body Proportions

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Step aside Barbie, there's a new kid in the doll's house. And rather that tottering around in high heels and instilling unhealthy attitudes to bod...

WATCH: Is Plus Size Barbie Sending The Right Message?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

There's already a lot of discussion going around Barbie, as many find her to be projecting a false body image to children. But now there's a new do...

Entrepreneur Barbie: Will The Iconic Doll's Pink Suit And Smartphone Inspire Children?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Hot on the kitten heels of Barbie's controversial Sports Illustrated cover comes a new breed of the iconic doll - Entrepreneur Barbie. Naturally sh...

Woman Takes Barbie Transformation To Extreme, Uses Hypnotherapy To Become 'Brainless'

Barcroft | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Barbie-wannabe Blondie Bennett is making her obsession with becoming doll a reality - using hypnotherapy to make her brainless. The 38-year-old Ca...

Barbie To Appear On Sports Illustrated Magazine Cover

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

"The doll that started it all," reads the strapline of the Sports Illustrated cover featuring Barbie, marking the start of Mattel's Unapologetic campa...

Domestic Abuse Barbie Art Project Shows Realities Of Violence Against Women

SWNS | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Here's Barbie as you've never seen her before - as a model of domestic abuse. A student artist has painted black eyes, bruises and blood onto the p...

The Botox and Barbie Collision

The Mac Twins | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Mac Twins

Society, I'm only just enjoying the fact I now have cheekbones and my cheek fat has gone down from hamster to gerbil...please stop pressuring me into pumping and plumping them up again! My bank statement shows I'm still youthful and reckless enough!

Should Barbie Get a Plus Size Make Over?

Rivkie Baum | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rivkie Baum

The question should have been... Does Barbie need to gain some more realistic measurements? Instead what we have is shock and shame tactics, that use a caricature image to represent a plus size woman that is already marginalised and ridiculed by the media and once again opens the industry up to mockery. Essentially what we're left with is one extreme to another.

Meet The Real-Life Barbie From... Bradford

Barcroft Media | Posted 18.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Meet the real-life doll who spends up to four hours every day perfecting her look. Lhouraii Li says her extraordinary appearance is a combination ...

'Real Life' Barbie And Ken Fall Out - Ken Retaliates By Dressing Up As Barbie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When real life Ken - Justin Jedlica - met real life Barbie - Valeria Lukyanova, no one really expected them to actually get into a relationship. A...

Happily Ever After? Not For Barbie And Ken

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

While playing with Barbie and Ken as young girls, we imagined happily-ever-after wedded bliss - a relationship based on honesty and trust... and a sha...

Halloween Makeup Ideas: Become A Zombie, Witch Or Skeleton With YouTube Tutorials

The Huffington Post UK | Patty Doma | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Sexy nurses and naughty devils are not only vomit-inducing but soooo Halloween 2004. This year is all about makeup - zombie brides, skeletons, witc...

Meet The Man With 6,000 Barbie Dolls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK

A Singaporean man, who is a self-described "toy nerd", has amassed a collection of more than 6,000 Barbie dolls. Jian Yang has revealed how a boyh...

'Mars Explorer' Barbie Is Almost Entirely Pink

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Tech

Barbie is going to Mars. And she's wearing pink. Mattel and Nasa have announced a special edition 'Mars Explorer Barbie' to celebrate the first ann...