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why does this give me chills?!

Because it's awesome?! Because dark brown skin is all over the reigning symbols of beauty standards right now? Because little girls can now dote over brown-skinned beauty? Because brown skin is beautiful? Because it's awesome?

My 7yr old has had these dolls in her wish list for sum time now. With her being so "particular" when i finally found one in our local Target she passed on it because she wanted one of the named ones you mentioned. The selection was limited. Im excited to hear the expansion is going to take place. I know what will be under the tree for her! Thanks for the heads up.

I wish I had a girl to buy Barbie for. I will find one or two by Christmas. I just want to wrap them in gift wrap and give them to a precious little brown girl. I just thought of two Barbie-aged girls! It's on.

I'll reference this on my YA blog www.thelipglosschronicles.com/blog and of course will be buying one for my little niece. I remember when I got my first black Barbie. I was thrilled. I've always prefered the Black dolls when one was available thanks to my mom.

I remember your Christmas morning fit. I was so mad at you. And Daddy wouldn't give me the doll. He kept it for a long time and then gave it to somebody else. Do you remember when I took your new white baby doll that somebody gave you and threw it against the wall bruising it permanently? Ahhhh...the nostalgia of childhood.

Anyway, I'm almost excited with you, but you know I can't stand Barbie dolls. I mean where are the curves ladies? If we're going to break out, then break ALL THE WAY out. Michelle, Serena, and even Venus would break a real-life Barbie in half (if she didn't break on her own because of her inability support weight of her own breasts).

But still...one step leads to another.

Oh Adriane. Somehow I expected you would "almost" be as excited as me. LOL. It's Barbie. So we have to let some things go. Hair down to the waist, waist same size as their thighs. Those things will always be Barbie. I don't foresee a "real-life" or plus-sized Barbie ever gracing the shelves. She's a doll. It is what it is.

Awe, they are georgous. All I wanted was a Diane Carroll Doll.

I finally got her in around the 4th grade and I hate I didn't keep her. She is worth well ove $1000 in the box.

This is great, thanks for sharing. I know what my daughter's getting for Christmas.

This is so awesome!When I was younger I struggled at times with the way I viewed being a young black girl because of what was portrayed in media. My mother too, was always was good at counteracting the negativity. However now that I have a beautiful brown girl (8yrs old) I make it my goal to put her in view of positive images (female images)of brown girls like herself. I am so happy that she will not have to grow up with the same images in the media as we did. These new dolls are to be supported 100%.

That is a very nice looking doll I am impressed.If I was still collecting Barbies that would be on my list.I am white,and I think that Mattel has come a long way. Very good.

I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Stacey she was so kewl! Ive been collecting Barbies for quite a while now,I love them to pieces!

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i think that, despite the fact that this doll is pnomotirg women in professional careers (such as sergeon and news anchor), to me it still seems to be sticking with the spirit of the barbie; flashy, tight clothes; and the need to be as skinny as possible, as demonstrated by the fact that her lower legs are as skinny as her upper arms (shivers). also, the fact that her clothes (which say barbie in computer keys) has a picture of a monitor on a background of binary. kinda scary. this is how mattel describes it:Barbieae I Can Be ™ dolls and accessories empower girls to play out different roles and try on fabulous careers, including computer engineer, the first Barbieae profession chosen by popular vote! Always a reflection of the times, this digital diva engineers the perfect geek-chic look, with hot pink accessories and sleek gadgets to match. The inspiring set also comes with a special code that unlocks career-themed content online, for even more digital play (how fitting)!this is supposed to be about her job, but the description is all about her clothes. mattel, think about how you advertise your products

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