You Will Soon Be Able To Buy A Mattel Hijab Barbie In Stores And Twitter Is Obsessed
Better late then never
The American toy manufacturing company Mattel has just announced a hijab barbie and the internet is LOVING it.
The barbie is modelled on American fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad, she's dressed in fencing gear and a hijab and will be available for purchase from 2018.
The announcement was made yesterday
We are so excited to honor @IbtihajMuhammad with a one-of-a-kind #Barbie doll! Ibtihaj continues to inspire women and girls everywhere to break boundaries. #Shero #YouCanBeAnything #GlamourWOTY pic.twitter.com/oV0e6ClgL6— Barbie (@Barbie) November 13, 2017
And Twitter users are loving the news
This is wonderful!— Tajleyva_ (@Tajleyva_) November 14, 2017
Will be in stores in 2018
omg yay!!! so proud of Ibtihaj and definitely hope they go into production!!! 😁😁⚔— Mattea Miller (@MatteaMiller) November 14, 2017
And people are already hoping to pre-purchase
This is AMAZING! Where can I pre-oder?? She's beautiful!— Feeya wouldn't wanna be ya... (@braidsnglasses) November 14, 2017
So cool!! 😎Love it!😍😍— Jane Northsider (@janeb7) November 13, 2017