Mini wheelchair and prosthetic manufactured for Barbie dolls

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A small blue and chrome wheelchair is being released as an accessory alongside a new line of Barbie toys in what will be the first dolls to have visible disabilities.

The new Fashonista line of Barbie dolls, which launches in June, will also include a doll with a detachable prosthetic leg.

Toy manufacturer, Mattel, announced the new additions as part of its recent campaign to make the toys more inclusive to a wider audience.

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The company said in a statement: “As a brand, we can elevate the conversation around physical disabilities by including them into our fashion doll line to further showcase a multi-dimensional view of beauty and fashion.”

The Fashonista range claims to be the “most diverse and inclusive doll line in the world”.

Mattel worked alongside 13-year-old Jordan Reeves, founder of the not-for-profit organisation, Born Just Right, to develop the prosthetic limb.

Image: Mattel

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