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Since 1959, with all the differing jobs she has had, Barbie has proven that she can be resourceful and a Jane of all trades. Since first breaking the plastic ceiling, she has had more than 150 careers to be exact. These have included: Astronaut (4 years before Neil Armstrong actually went to the moon), CEO, presidential candidate, athlete, surgeon, teacher, aerobics instructor, naval officer, marine sergeant, pilot, police officer, firefighter, football coach, chef, computer engineer, architect, news anchor and more. If you can think it, Barbie has probably done it. Now, Mattel is giving Barbie the opportunity to be a superhero. The toy company is releasing a series of DC and Justice League themed dolls including Wonder Woman (inspired by Gal Gadot) and Mera (Aquaman’s wife).
Justice League Barbie
Along side Wonder Woman Barbie, Mattel is also allowing children to play with dolls of Hippolyta, Antiope, Steve Rogers and a Diana version of Wonder Woman. This is not the first time that Mattel has created a themed DC Barbie doll. They previously released a Batman doll inspired by the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice film. Moving away from DC, they have also released Barbie versions of Star Trek Characters (Captain Kirk, Lieutenant Uhura and Spock) to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the series.
What does Mattel say about Wonder Woman Barbie
Regarding their new product, Mattel has said, “When an Amazon princess leaves her island home to explore the world, she becomes the greatest of its female Super Heroes—DC Comics’ Wonder Woman! Inspired by the first-ever live-action Wonder Woman feature film, this doll is sculpted and costumed just like the movie character. This Amazon warrior is armed for battle wearing her iconic Super Hero costume with headdress, boots, armored bracelets, iconic “magic”; lasso, sword, shield and black cape. Doll also features a fully articulated body—perfect for high-action poses.”
The company will be releasing Wonder Woman Barbie as a stand alone collectors item as well as part of a set including Hippolyta and Antiope.
What do you think?
What do you think of Mattel releasing DC inspired superhero Barbies? Is there a character on your wishlist that you want Barbie to become next? Let us know in the comment box below.