The Perfect Figure of Barbie Doll

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While no one will argue with the popularity of Mattel's Barbie Doll , one area that has raised its fair share of controversy over the years is her figure.

Many parents from around the world have argued that Barbie's ultra-slim figure represents a ridiculous standard for a body shape. They say that many girls grow up thinking that they must have the same figure as Barbie or there is something wrong with them. If you take the measurements of Barbie, she would be over 7 feet tall, weigh around 125 pounds, and have a shape of 32-20-42. Some have went as far as saying that the Barbie doll has caused their children to become anorexic from trying to maintain Barbie's figure . In recent years, Mattel has given in a little bit on this issue and widened Barbie's waist a bit. Barbie now has a more proportioned waist.

Regardless of what Barbie's figure looks like, or who is right or wrong on this issue, the real winner in this debate is Mattel. The added controversy and publicity only helps to fuel sales. I wonder why no one talks about Ken's figure?

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