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As Barbie adds size diversity, a look back

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Barbie adds size diversity

After decades of criticism about the Barbie fashion doll's unrealistic proportions, its maker Mattel announced on Jan. 28, 2016, that it will start selling Barbies in three new body types: tall, curvy and petite. She’ll also come in seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles.

Let's take a look back at how the 11-and-a-half inch doll quickly grew from being just a toy to a personality loved across the world. Over the years, Barbie has seen many transformations in terms of looks, career and her lifestyle. 

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