New Jersey student honored for helping create first South Asian American Girl doll
Arusha Bhargava, a middle school student, was honored by the Township Committee for her significant contribution to the development of Ameri...
Michelle De Pacina
12,000 and counting: This Singaporean toy enthusiast is not your typical Barbie collector
A 43-year-old toy enthusiast from Singapore is defying traditional definitions of a typical Barbie collector.
Childlike wonder: Jian Yang c...
This mom of 2 started her own Asian American doll company after seeing a lack of diversity in toys
A San Francisco mother-of-two has launched a company that sells Asian American dolls after being disappointed in the lack of diversity in th...
‘Barbie’ star Simu Liu shows off his official Ken doll
“Barbie” star Simu Liu has made his official debut as a Ken doll in an Instagram post.
On Monday, Liu shared a series of photos of his doll...
Film & TV
Barbie reveals Anna May Wong doll for AAPI Heritage Month
Mattel celebrates Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a new Anna May Wong Barbie doll.
The announcement was made on Mon...
Meet Kavi Sharma, American Girl’s first South Asian ‘Girl of the Year’ doll
Toy brand American Girl announced its first South Asian “Girl of the Year” doll on Thursday.
Kavika Sharma — Kavi for short — has made histo...
Issues & Racism
Video of Black racist caricature doll sold on Chinese retail site goes viral
A TikTok user has shared a promotional video of a plush doll that many online have criticized for being racist on Chinese retail site AliEx...
BTS ARMY Responds to Mattel’s BTS Dolls With Hilarious Memes
Mattel, the maker of Barbie dolls, recently unveiled its new doll line up featuring South Korean boyband Bangtan Sonyeondan (BTS).
China’s Sex Doll Sharing Service Shut Down By Police For Being a ‘Bad Influence on Society’
China’s controversial sex doll sharing service became so popular that it caught the attention of the police, which took the service do...
Meet Japan’s ‘Living Doll’ Who’s Taking Over Tokyo’s Fashion Scene
A “living doll” has been making waves in Japan’s fashion modeling scene recently.
That’s because Lulu Hashimoto is unique — she’s a fu...
Meet the Badass Hawaiian Grandma Who Inspired American Girl’s Latest Doll
An 81-year-old grandmother from Hawaii has inspired the creation of American Girl’s latest doll called Nanea.
Dorinda Makanaonalani N...
Little Girl Removes Her Barbies’ Shoes Before Entering the House, Makes Asian Parents Proud
One adorable little girl named Korra Lam wanted to follow in the footsteps of Asian tradition by removing her Barbie dolls’ shoes befo...
Culture Japan’s New ‘Smart Doll’ Can Charge Your Phone and Double as a Computer Case
Computer geeks can install their Android OS and plug in their USBs into a Japanese “smart doll.”
The Smart Doll line is modeled ...