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Twitter Is Having a Hard Time Accepting the New Man-Bun-Sporting Ken Doll

Let Ken be Ken.

Mattel just released their new "Fashionistas" line of Barbie and Ken dolls, which includes 40 new dolls, with seven different body types, 11 skin tones, and 28 hairstyles. The internet is a flurry of opinions, of course, though they're mostly ignoring the 39 of the new diverse line's dolls and focusing on one: Man Bun Ken.

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Remember When The “Barbie Liberation Organization” Switched Barbie and G.I. Joe’s Voice Boxes?

In 1993, a group of artists and activists vaulted into the media spotlight after they performed "operations" on dozens of Barbie and G.I. Joe dolls, switching the voice boxes and returning the dolls to stores. Girls playing with their Teen Talk Barbies found the dolls saying phrases like "Vengeance is mine" and "Eat lead, Cobra!"

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Things We Saw Today: This Spot-On Cosplay of Jane from Daria

Tumblr user "diamondideozu" just uploaded a huge photo-set of her stunning cosplay of Jane, Daria's best friend on the iconic 90s TV show Daria.

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Game Designer’s Solution to Lack of Black Game Developer Barbie Highlights Common Problem With Tech Feminism

One game designer found that there was something missing with the brand new Game Developer Barbie doll that was just recently released: color.

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Barbie Is a Game Developer Now

We've come a long way from "Math class is tough."

It's been two years since Mattel's well-intentioned but abysmally-executed Barbie book I Can Be a Computer Engineer, and in that time, a lot has changed.

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Things We Saw Today: 50th Anniversary Star Trek Barbies

In honor of Star Trek's 50th anniversary, Mattel and CBS Consumer Products are releasing a Star Trek Anniversary Barbie Collection featuring Kirk, Spock, and Uhura.

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Mattel Honors Misty Copeland With New ‘Shero’ Barbie

The Misty Copeland doll is Barbie's latest "Shero," a collection that strives to tell girls they can be anything.

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New Abby Wambach Barbie is Mattel’s First Lesbian Barbie

At the Makers Conference Kim Culmone, Vice President of Barbie Global, unveiled a new Barbie modeled after soccer player Abby Wambach.

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Things We Saw Today: Outlander Casts Its Brianna

We have our Brianna! It was announced earlier this week that Sophie Skelton has been cast in Outlander. Those who have read the books know exactly where she comes in to the story--and all I can tell you is that it's sooner than you might think. She joins actor Richard Rankin, who was cast as Roger Wakefield (a role with important connections to Brianna) at the end of last year.

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Fine, Let’s Talk About “DadBod Ken.”

*Cracks plastic knuckles*

Yesterday, Mattel revealed some drastic and awesome changes to the Barbie line. In addition to "original" (read: preposterously proportioned) Barbie, fans can now purchase "petite, tall, and curvy" dolls on Barbie.com.

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Mattel Revamps Barbie, Releases Dolls with Three New Body Types as Part of Massive “Project Dawn” Overhaul

Project Dawn, coming next summer from Michael Bay!

Beginning today, Mattel will be selling Barbies with three new, diverse body types on Barbie.com alongside the "original," cartoonishly-proportioned Barbie. The "petite, tall and curvy" dolls were designed as part of the dramatically entitled "Project Dawn," led by Evelyn Mazzocco, head of the Barbie brand.

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[UPDATED] Official Ava DuVernay Barbie Available Today Due to Popular Demand, All Proceeds Go Towards Charity

*Revises Christmas list.*

Ava DuVernay and Mattel announced yesterday that, due to a high volume of requests, the Ava Barbie will be available to purchase starting today.

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Things We Saw Today: This Hijab Throws Shade Without The Wearer Saying a Word

*mic drop*

Check out that hijab (or is it a chador? I can't tell since she's sitting). Saba Ahmed, president and founder of the Republican Muslim Coalition, came onto FOX News wearing that to talk about Donald Trump's assertion that we should be closing down mosques, because they harbor terrorists. I kinda wish she hadn't said anything - just sat there wearing that while giving Megyn Kelly and the Trump spokesperson on her right side-eye.

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Fierce Little Boy Slays in This Adorable Moschino Barbie Commercial

Super cute!

This ad for the brand new Moschino Barbie is absolutely freakin' adorable, and it features a Barbie first: a boy starring alongside girls in the ad!

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Things We Saw Today: You Need These Cat Ear Headphones In Your Life

Axent Wear is giving us the headphones of our dreams for all of us who want to listen to music while accessing our inner kitty. After the success of their Indiegogo campaign, you can now pre-order these cat ear headphones from Brookstone for $149, which come equipped with cat-ear-shaped external speakers and fun LED lights.

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Let’s Talk About That Time Aqua Ruled our ’90s World

Dust is collecting on their collective social media presence, and the band doesn’t even have a website. When I reached out to the four Aqua members on Twitter, they either didn’t check their notifications, or they decided to ignore me. Maybe Aqua doesn’t even want to be found.

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What We’re Missing by Banishing Barbie

We've all heard it: Barbie promotes unrealistic body image that harms young kids, especially girls. A war on Barbie isn't the solution to our desire for healthy family-friendly media. What we need is an ongoing conversation about toys, how they affect us, and how to keep them a positive part of our worlds.

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Barbie’s New Commercial Rebrands With Imagination and Career Goals In Mind

Barbie's had a few marketing missteps over the years -- from when she complained that "math class is tough!" to when she learned how to code from her male peers -- so it makes sense that modern-day parents would rather get their daughter a Frozen doll than a Barbie. This new Barbie ad comes on the heels of Mattel losing sales on the doll; Catch News reports that Barbie sales dropped 14% in 2014.

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“Hello Barbie” Lets You Talk to Your Barbie About Music Now, Like You’ve Always Wanted, I Guess

Taylor Swift? Hell yeah. My Bloody Valentine? Maybe not so much.

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Barbie Allowed to Change Into Flats After Half a Century

New Mattel dolls feature “articulated ankles”

After enduring heels for 50 LONG YEARS, Barbie, who has been a doctor, a paratrooper, and a firefighter, can finally slip out of those heels and into a nice sensible pair of flats.

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