|New "Drag Queen" Barbie doll from Mattel|
(Scroll down for video) Finally your boys will have a good Barbie doll to play with.
Barbie has taught generations of young girls that they can be anything from an astronaut to a president, but now the famous doll maker is prepared to inspire boy fans too.
Mattel is launching the "Drag Queen” Barbie for the first time, modeled after the New York model Phillipe Blond, a fashion designer, who is himself a transvestite.
Always politically correct, Mattel does not use the term "Drag Queen", instead calling it “The Blonds Blond Diamond Barbie Doll.”
The doll is sure to be controversial, especially in conservative America, but a spokesman for Mattel says he does not care how many feathers it ruffles.
"One of the best things about Barbie is that she continues to push the envelope," vice-president of marketing at Mattel, Cathy Cline told the news media.
"Barbie does not worry about what other people think." The limited special edition Barbie doll shows off the signature "drag queen" eye makeup and over-the-top lashes from Phillipe Blond.
She is dressed in a corseted dress adorned with silver metallic mini shoes and a white faux fur coat.
Mattel's new doll commissioned to honor the achievements of Phillipe Blond and his partner David Rubio, who both run a fashion label called The Blonds.
The two have been Barbie fans since launching their label in 2007.
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