[Ed. – I don’t know. Is it really inclusive, if there’s no doll that looks like a regular guy who’d grow up to be a fireman, a football player, or a soldier?]
Mattel is probably most known for its hyper-feminine Barbie dolls — but now, they’re making something a little bit different.
Mattel launched a line of gender-inclusive dolls Wednesday, called “Creatable World.” The line’s premise is all about customization — of hair, clothes and accessories — creating a toy that isn’t dictated by gender norms.
Some options are more feminine-presenting, while others are more masculine-presenting, which allows kids to combine the elements any way they want to, said Kim Culmone, senior vice president of Mattel Fashion Doll Design.
“We see this line as an opportunity for us to open up that dialogue around what dolls are for and who dolls are for,” Culmone said.