The Strange Redesign of the Barbie Doll
Half a century later, the iconic doll had a major facelift. Some argue that #2 and #3 have missed the point.
The Original Is Still Around
They haven't retired the original design entirely, as seen above. Though they've updated her clothing to match modern fashion trends, a doll based on the familiar Barbie design still exists.
For years consumers voiced concerns that Barbie instilled unrealistic or otherwise impossible beauty standards in impressionable kids. To combat this Mattel is releasing a curvy body type, seen above.
Wanting no one to feel left out of the fun, they released a tall figure, too.