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Barbie Unveils 17 New Dolls Based On Inspiring Women Like Frida Kahlo And Chloe Kim

Your child’s Barbie can now hang out with the likes of Olympic snowboarding champion Chloe Kim, artist Frida Kahlo, and filmmaker Patty Jenkins.

In honor of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, Mattel has unveiled a collection of 17 Barbie dolls representing real women—past and present— who serve as role models for girls.

Other women in the new group of dolls, called The Inspiring Women series, include gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas, polish journalist Martyna Wojciechowska, NASA mathematician and physicist Katherine Johnson (whose work was featured in the film Hidden Figures), and aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

“Girls have always been able to play out different roles and careers with Barbie and we are thrilled to shine a light on real-life role models to remind them that they can be anything, ” Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and general manager for Barbie, said in a statement.

Mattel’s decision to make the dolls is based on a global survey of 8,000 mothers it conducted in which 86% of respondents said they were worried about the kind of role models that their daughters were exposed to. The Inspiring Women series includes educational information about the contributions that each woman made to society, so children can learn while they play.

Unfortunately, most of the dolls are one-of-a-kind and won’t be available for sale. You can pre-order a few of the dolls now through Mattel’s website for $29.99 each.

Frida Kahlo, Artist

Amelia Earhart, Aviation Pioneer

Martyna Wojciechowska, Journalist

Hélène Darroze, World-Renowned Chef

Ashley Graham, Model And Body Activist

Patty Jenkins, Filmmaker

Katherine Johnson, NASA Mathematician And Physicist

Yuan Yuan Tan, Prima Ballerina

Sara Gama, Soccer Player

Leyla Piedayesh, Designer and Entrepreneur

Ibtihaj Muhammad, Fencing Champion

Bindi Irwin, Conservationist

Xiaotong Guan, Actress And Philanthropist

Chloe Kim, Snowboarding Champion

Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics Champion

Ava Duvernay, Film Director

Hui Ruoqi, Volleyball Champion

Nicola Adams Obe, Boxing Champion