Get ready to see your favourite Barbie all decked up in new realistic avatars with three body types – curvy, tall and petite. In a statement, Mattel, the maker of the iconic plastic doll said that Barbie will now be available in seven skin tones, 22 eye colours and in 24 hairstyles, Channel 24 reports.
He added that with coming of tablets and other toys, the sales of these dolls have fallen four percent from the previous year. This new change has come in the wake of criticism that Barbie had received of creating unrealistic expectations for girls. They will hit the US store shelves in March and after that will roll in the rest of the world.