picture from: http://blisstree.com/look/bald-barbies-sound-great-but-theyre-not-enough-to-empower-girls-600/
Do you remember the "buzz" about people "liking" someone on Facebook idea of a bald Barbie? Now, the kids dealing with hair loss will be able to play with a doll that "can" do the same as themselves, like use a wig, scarves or hats because it's official that Mattel will be making a bald Barbie Doll sometime soon. According to "Fox news" you won't be able to find it in stores:
Rather than selling the dolls in stores, Mattel plans to donate them to children's hospitals and other medical centers in the US and other countries. "We have offered small quantities for our Mattel subsidiaries internationally to provide to charity partners in various other countries," Mattel spokesman Alan Hilowitz said in an email to AFP Tuesday. "We made the decision not to sell these dolls at retail stores and profit from them, but rather more directly and immediately get these into the hands of children who can most benefit from a play experience with these dolls."Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/03/barbie-to-have-bald-female-friend/#ixzz1r1jBBzr3
Good? Good, but we know it's not actually the first time that Barbie "appeared" to us like that. In the past we had some dolls that we could actually change the wigs, hats...a bald one.Nice now, that Mattel will embrace the cause dressing the shirt and really going public. Great Job!!
But...I would like the chance to get one... :-(