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First Barbie dolls with prosthetic legs and hearing aids go on sale

THE first Barbie dolls with prosthetic legs and hearing aids have been launched, alongside a range of dolls with different body types.

The new diverse dolls include a Ken doll with skin pigment condition vitiligo and a Barbie in a wheelchair.

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A Barbie doll with hearing aids has been launchedCredit: The Mega Agency

Other new Kens will be shorter and less muscular.

The hearing aids have been designed in collaboration with audiologist Dr Jen Richardson.

Makers Mattel launched the inclusive Fashionista range in 2016.

Last year it made a doll in honour of Covid-19 vaccine scientist Prof Sarah Gilbert.

Barbie boss Lisa McKnight said: “Barbie wholeheartedly believes in the power of representation.”

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A Barbie with a prosthetic leg is also on saleCredit: The Mega Agency
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A Ken doll with skin pigmentation is also part of the new rangeCredit: The Mega Agency
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