Where To Buy The Zendaya Barbie, Because It's Going To Be A Collector's Item
The times might be-a-changing... little by little. Sometimes a small step in the right direction for one person can mean a huge change for another. It can be the simplest little thing, like finding a Barbie doll that looks a little familiar. Instead of the mile-long legs, the blonde hair, the blue eyes, the vacant smile, there is a new breed of Barbie doll hitting stores. A few of the new dolls have been modeled after women in real life, women of color (like Zendaya) in particular. Want to find out where to buy the Zendaya Barbie? She is pretty fabulous.
Last year Mattel, the longtime creator of the Barbie line, announced it would be partnering with the young singer and actress to create a new Barbie to coincide with her hosting gig at the Rock and Royals Experience. Zendaya told People;
The new one-of-a-kind Barbie is now on sale, and Zendaya couldn't be happier with the outcome.
Zendaya explained her personal reasons for wanting a Barbie that was more representative of women of color to Yahoo News.
The Zendaya Barbie is available for purchase at Target stores and online.
The design of Zendaya's Barbie doll was modeled after her look from the 2015 Oscars, where she paired her long white dress with waist length dreadlocks.
Mattel has been vigorously working towards embracing all different types of beauty and being more representative of those types. There is a new "Shero" Barbie modeled after U.S. Olympian gymnast Gabby Douglas, as well as a "curvy" Barbie. And Mattel even recently announced the launch of President and Vice President Barbies.
The world is a tumultuous place right now. It's hard to see the good around us. And sure, new, representative Barbies with careers and dreadlocks and glasses and curves might not feel like progress.
Until you're a kid wanting to play pretend with a doll that looks like you. And then yes, it might feel like a tiny step in the right direction.