Apart from the ‘cinco de Mayo’ Barbie which is dress or looks ‘very Mexican” and as Laura Martinez said ” she surely looks proud to have won over the French in some obscure battle in Puebla. The Mexican barbie is — not an accurate human form, these Barbies would be 7 feet tall, have a bust size of 44 inches, a 17-inch waist and hips that lie at 40 inches.
Meanwhile, Latinas, who come in all colors, sizes and shapes, are more likely to fall in the “average category” as reported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is 5-foot-3 and 152 pounds, according to the article and of course, flat-chested, short (rather vertically-challenged) Latinas and brown skin latinas can have a few moments of happiness for only $19.95 a piece to play or add to their collection.
This picture above or barbies are based in the famous group RBD. I think even though it was a great step in the right direction, both in terms of appealing to the Latina market and increasing the ethnic diversity of dolls on the shelves it felt short. Everybody knows that all barbie dolls still promote an unrealistic body type and surely that does not represent the multicultural color, sizes and shapes of Latina or hispanic women And for those asking what about the Asian market there is…a few actually link for barbies ethnic friends http://www.kattisdolls.net/faces/ethnicf.htm#Nia