Some of history’s biggest trailblazers are getting their own Barbies but you’ll need to order quickly since they’re going fast. The latest dolls from Barbie’s Inspiring Women Series were rolled out on Women’s Equality Day, August 26. The new series features Rosa Parks, Frida Kahlo, Katherine Johnson and Sally Ride.
Those four go for $30 each and come with a doll stand and Certificate of Authenticity. Rosa is currently out of stock and Frida is available for preorder, but you still have a shot at snagging Sally or Katherine if you act fast.
While the release of the dolls is being celebrated for honoring some of history’s biggest female heroes, critics also point out that the dolls have unrealistic body proportions. Others have taken issue with the description that comes with the Rosa Parks doll, describing her life as ordinary before an extraordinary moment on December 1, 1955. Parks was heavily involved in the civil rights movement long before that historic day.
Barbie also announced its Biggest Celebration of Role Models dolls, honoring extraordinary, notable women from around the world. The collection (not for purchase) includes modern day role models like film director Ava Duvernay, plus historical figures like aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart. If you’re thinking of buying for the holidays, be sure to do it ASAP while you still can.
Which is your favorite of Barbie’s Inspiring Women dolls? Tell us in the comments.