By Staff Reporter, Apr 08, 2013 03:57 PM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: LauraMartinez.Wordpress.com) A Mexican barbie doll is now being marketed by Mattel.
A Mexican Barbie Doll is now being manufactured by Mattel, maker of the original doll. The main difference between her "American" counterpart: documentation. While Barbies routinely come complete with any of a number of accessories ranging from a handbag to sunglasses, the Mexican Barbie doll comes with documentation and a passport.
Mattel's Mexican Barbie comes dressed in a flowing pink dress iconic of Catherine Zeta-Jones character in the "Zorro" series, with her black hair tied with a bow and somewhat of a perm. The Mexican Barbie also has a tiny Chihuahua tucked under her left arm.
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The most surprising accessory is the faux passport and "sticker sheet." No reason has been given for the extra accessory, and it would be pure speculation to say Mattel is siding with one side of the immigration issue or the other.
Are they making any sort of political statement or just being creative?
The Mexican Barbie may have a future with a 1964 "Vintage Ken in Mexico" doll dressed in a sombrero and cowboy boots, though.
Barbie Dolls were invented by Ruth Handler, wife of co-founder of Mattel Corporation, Eliot Handler. She noted that their daughter Barbara enjoyed giving her dolls "adult roles" and this inspiration led to the doll young girls love to this day.