April 3, 2012

Not just a puppet play

Barbie has always been controversial, often being “accused” she promotes a look that’s too sexual or a body too thin, unhealthy. But the new doll that is going to be produced is in a different field, humanitarian, and may even improve Barbie’s image.

Thanks to a Facebook campaign initiated by Rebecca Sypin and Jane Bingham, the manufacturers of the most famous doll in the world, Mattel, will make a bald limited edition Barbie for children suffering from cancer or alopecia.

 

The campaign was initiated after Bingham and her daughter lost their hair fighting cancer. Mattel announced on their Facebook page they will create ” a friend of Barbie, which will include wigs, hats, scarves and other fashion accessories.” The dolls will be not be available on sale, but will be donated and distributed to hospitals for children who face the problem of boldness.

Meanwhile, the manufacturers of the dolls Moxie Girlz and Bratz will release 6 bald dolls, True Hope, which can be purchased starting in June. One dollar from every doll sold will be donated for cancer research.

 

Photos:  shafiqahnadirah.blogspot.com, barbiefashiondoll.wordpress.com