Matell releasing 'Day of the Dead' inspired Barbie

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September 10, 2019 02:29 PM

Mattel is releasing a limited-edition doll this month.

"Barbie Día De Muertos" has an embroidered dress and a traditional skull mask.

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The doll has sparked mixed reaction online with some accusing Mattel of cultural appropriation.

However, its designer says he wants the doll to expand awareness about the Mexican holiday, also known as "Day of the Dead."

The holiday honors the lives of late loved ones, celebrated October 31 to November 2.

The collectible doll will be available for $75 from Walmart, Amazon, and other retailers later this month.


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