Ten-year-old Kadalina Angelico and four-year-old Skylar Williams play with Barbie dolls on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. A friend gave Skylar a biracial Barbie doll, which she is playing with. Mattel has introduced new body types and skin tones to its Barbie Fashionistas line. There eventually will be four body types (curvy, petite, tall and original), seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles.
Ten-year-old Kadalina Angelico and four-year-old Skylar Williams play with Barbie dolls on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. A friend gave Skylar a biracial Barbie doll, which she is playing with. Mattel has introduced new body types and skin tones to its Barbie Fashionistas line. There eventually will be four body types (curvy, petite, tall and original), seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
Ten-year-old Kadalina Angelico and four-year-old Skylar Williams play with Barbie dolls on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 in Raleigh, N.C. A friend gave Skylar a biracial Barbie doll, which she is playing with. Mattel has introduced new body types and skin tones to its Barbie Fashionistas line. There eventually will be four body types (curvy, petite, tall and original), seven skin tones, 22 eye colors and 24 hairstyles. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com

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