Doll Adaptation

The realistic progression of dolls illustrates a shift in perception

Implications - With societal expectations constantly changing as beliefs and opinions evolve, retailers are looking to keep their products in tune with those developing tastes through more culturally relevant connections. Modifications to such toys as Barbie dolls that feature more realistic references to womanly figures illustrates a shift in gender stereotypes, providing consumers with a portrayal of females in a more confident and empowering manner reflective of modern times.
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Plus-Sized Doll Makeovers - Plus Size Modeling's Plus-Sized Barbie is Stirring Controversy
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Warm 18,222 Clicks Pub: Dec 28, 13
Plus-Sized Doll Makeovers
Plus Size Modeling's Plus-Sized Barbie is Stirring Controversy
Recently, the Plus Size Modeling Facebook page made a post depicting a plus-sized Barbie, asking people to comment or like the image if they think companies should start making plus-sized dolls. It&... [More]
High Fashion Doll Portraits - This Coach Barbie Looks Chic and Stylish in the Designer Label
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Warm 7,233 Clicks Pub: Aug 11, 13
High Fashion Doll Portraits
This Coach Barbie Looks Chic and Stylish in the Designer Label
Mattel has combined forces with a top designer label to create the Coach Barbie. If you thought Barbie couldn’t get any more high maintenance, think again. She can now be seen wearing your... [More]
Fantasy Film-Inspired Dolls - Get Ready for Catching Fire with the Katniss Barbie Doll
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Mild 2,223 Clicks Pub: Nov 5, 13
Fantasy Film-Inspired Dolls
Get Ready for Catching Fire with the Katniss Barbie Doll
The Katniss Barbie doll is the perfect gift for a fan of the Hunger Games. With Catching Fire out in theaters next month, this doll will definitely be a hit, as the look is inspired by Katniss’... [More]
Great White North-Inspired Barbies - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Barbie Sends a Strong Message
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Untested 1,416 Clicks Pub: Oct 1, 13
Great White North-Inspired Barbies
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police Barbie Sends a Strong Message
The latest career-inspired Barbie doll is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Barbie. Inspired by one of the most recognizable police forces in the world, it sends yet another strong message to little... [More]
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