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Thursday
Jan122012

Barbie Dolls to Undergo Bald Makeover?

STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Barbie could be in store for one of its biggest makeovers yet since Mattel first introduced the doll in 1959.

In sympathy with young cancer patients who lose their hair due to chemotherapy treatments, a growing number of Facebook users are imploring Mattel to come up with a bald Barbie doll.

The idea was the brainchild of Los Angeles resident Rebecca Sypin and three other women who created a Facebook page to convinced the toymaker to introduce a doll with which Sypin's 12-year-old leukemia patient daughter can identify.

[CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FACEBOOK PAGE]

As of Thursday morning, the page has generated over 30,000 "likes" and scores of comments, mostly all positive.

However, Mattel hasn't moved on the matter, claiming that policy restrictions prevents the company from considering outside requests.  But there could be room for compromise since Mattel did actually produce a custom-made bald Barbie for a four-year-old with cancer.

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