Friday, April 24, 2015

Shero Dolls by Mattel

Do you recognize any of these names?

Ava DuVernay

Emmy Rossum

Eva Chen

Kristin Chenoweth

Sydney “Mayhem” Keiser

Trisha Yearwood

Mattel recognizes them. These "female heroes" or "sheroes" provide inspiration to young girls (and older women, others) by their stereotype shattering deeds.  Moreover, Mattel presented these "sheroes" with one-of-a-kind Barbie-scale dolls in their likenesses at the Variety Power of Women Luncheon in New York City earlier today. Cool, huh? 


Gee, I hope Mattel creates these dolls for the mass market. But since the sheroes auctioned off their dolls to benefit their favorite charity, that is not likely.

But ... then again, Halle Berry had had a one-of-a-kind doll created of her by Mattel. And Mattel later produced a James Bond Halle Berry doll. 

I owe this scoop to my blogging buddy, Arlett of Chasing Joy fame. Arlett is a "shero" in her own right. (Check her non-doll blog to read while I write that.)

Aside: I don't care for the word "shero," but I suppose "heroine" is dated? What do you think?