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Barbie launches new Marine Biologist doll

Published on: 17th March 2023

The Marine Biologist Barbie doll is the latest Career doll, joining more than 200 professional careers over the brand’s 64-year history.

The Barbie brand encourages children to imagine their futures and play out new and familiar careers in the Careers line. The Marine Biologist Barbie doll comes with a mobile lab and more than 10 career-themed accessories that will help children imagine what life as a Marine Biologist can look like. Barbie comes complete with snorkel gear, including mask and fins to explore life below sea level, and science equipment and colourful marine life including a dolphin, ​The doll also comes with a mobile science lab that really opens and closes to take play on the go.

Alongside the new Marine Biologist Barbie doll, children can explore other careers through doll play with Doctor Barbie, Pet Vet Barbie, Baby Nurse Barbie, Makeup Artist, Interior Design, Pop Star and more.

By providing purposeful play with over 200 careers highlighting global role models, showcasing diversity and inclusion, and leading the mission to close the Dream Gap, Barbie continuously strives to help kids reach their limitless potential.

The launch follows an announcement that Barbie has created a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll to honour Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock as a new Barbie Role Model.

The Barbie doll celebrates Dr Maggie’s achievements in making space and science fascinating and accessible to girls, and Barbie is donating Dr Maggie’s book, Am I Made of Stardust, to schools across the UK through partner charity Inspiring Girls. A former president of the British Science Association, Dr Maggie (MBE) is best known for presenting BBC One’s The Sky at Night and her work looking deep into space with the James Webb telescope.

In the UK, previous Barbie Role Models include vaccine creator Professor Sarah Gilbert, beauty founder Pat McGrath, broadcaster Clara Amfo, fastest woman in British history Dina Asher-Smith, champion skateboarder Sky Brown, activist and model Adwoa Aboah, and Boxer Nicola Adams.

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