Barbie Extra Is the Expressive Doll Line I Wish I’d Had as a Girl
As much as I’m sometimes nostalgic for the simpler days of my own ’80s childhood, there’s a whole lot kids today have that I never dreamed were possible: Like, say, several lines of Barbie dolls that actually reflect a little bit more diversity and expressive personality than a single plastic mold could do. This week Mattel announced an addition to the ways in the toys are appealing to today’s kids with Barbie Extra.
As the name suggests, these five new dolls are over-the-top in their fashion choices and hairstyles. If your kids are into L.O.L. O.M.G. dolls, they’ll look a little familiar in that these ladies are also absolutely ready to go to a club or an underground art opening, or whatever it is uber-hip youngsters used to do before COVID. In announcing the line to USA Today on Monday, Mattel explained its vision of “Extra.”……
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