Barbie gives inclusivity another try with new wheelchair and a prosthetic limb
18 February 2019
In 1997 Mattel introduced "wheelchair Becky", a Barbie friend who used a wheelchair. The wheelchair wasn’t compatible with other Barbie accessories and Mattel had to redesign the doll.
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