News Barbie Takes Cue from Anime to Remain Stylish
posted on 2002-11-19 16:36 EST
Facing pressure from all angles, Mattel is creating a new Barbie line to keep its long-lived toy series relevant, says the Globe and Mail. The new Barbie series will have a more realistic figure, more stylish and suggestive clothing and, most interestingly, larger, anime-inspired eyes.
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