There Are Now 40 New Barbie And Ken Dolls With Different Body Types, Hairstyles And Skin Tones

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 21.06.2017 | UK Parents

Barbie and Ken have been remodelled to “redefine” what a doll looks like to the next generation of children. The 40 different doll options in Matt...

When Children Become Parents: Reconsidering the Innocuous Act of Doll-Playing

April Xiaoyi Xu | Posted 02.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
April Xiaoyi Xu

Picture a marketplace. On the one side, are the buyers. On the other side, are the sellers. In our capitalist system, consumers have the right and fre...

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: ...

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.

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.

'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...

Games Giant Mattel's "Complete Disregard" for Their Legion of Online Scrabble Fans

Rob Atkinson | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Tech
Rob Atkinson

Frustrated online Scrabblers are left with is the unwelcome sight of a new version of the Facebook-hosted game which some have described as "brash" and "vulgar". The rankings they have built up over long periods of participation, some players having many games on the go at any one time, have been lost, utterly and without warning.

Topless Women Crash Barbie Dreamhouse Opening

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

Topless women from female rights group Femen have caused a storm at the opening of the Barbie 'Dreamhouse' in Germany, screaming slogans and brandishi...

Little Girls Dressing Like Hookers? Blame Barbie

Jan Shure | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jan Shure

Their bodies, of course, have been etiolated, distorted versions of the female form since Barbie was first created by Ruth Handler in 1959, but at least when my own daughters played with them 25-plus years ago, Barbie looked fairly wholesome with her princess outfits, air-hostess uniform, tennis gear, and those impossible-to-put-on trousers and little tops.

Topless Pictures Of Another Couple Set To Cause Media Furore

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Comedy

In the light of the media furore over topless pictures of Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, it was only a matter of time before another golden couple wa...

Hot Wheels Double Loop Created In Real Life For X Games Stunt

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Tech

The X Games is known for feats of the 'extreme' variety. But this is something new. On 30 June at the X Games LA 2012, two drivers will accelerate...

Kate And Wills Become Barbie Dolls

The Huffington Post UK | Kyrsty Hazell | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Move over Malibu Barbie and Ken, there is a new couple in town. Barbie makers Mattel are set to launch their first collectors' range, the 'Prince ...

The Age Old Conquest to Make Barbie a Real Woman

Prue Watson | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Prue Watson

Barbie doesn't seem to be going anywhere. So when a company is selling thousands of dolls a week, do we continue to embrace it while trying to change its culture, or completely ignore it? I can't decide.

All Dolled Up: Katy Perry Barbie Could Be Yours For $3,500

MyDaily | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Style

Barbie manufacturers Mattel have donated a one-of-a-kind Katy Perry doll to a charity auction and she could be all yours for $3,500 - that's just over...