Mattel

Toying with Diversity: Mattel Brings More Body Options to Barbie
For at least a generation, Barbie has been a controversial figure. Mattel wants to emphasize her independence and her range of careers, but most people who look at her just see a body. Traditionally, a body with huge breasts, a very narrow waist, and feet that can only wear high heels. A body that i…
Please Barbie, Give Love (and Ken) Another Chance
For 43 years, Barbie and Ken were inseparable.  Then, in 2004, just before Valentine's no less, they broke up.  Most said it was a mutual decision, but I have my doubts - I think Barbie was looking for some space.
However, in 2006, Ken underwent a makeover, looking younger, hipper (not the picture yo…