Mattel just unveiled the Barbie Judge Doll, its 2019 Barbie Career of the Year doll. “With over 200 careers since 1959, this year Barbie takes the stand as a Judge! The Barbie Judge Doll encourages girls to learn more about making decisions to change the world for the better.”
The company chose a judge as its Career of the Year doll after learning that only 33% of sitting US state judges are women, Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and global brand general manager of Barbie. Judge Barbie is available in a variety of different skin tones and hairstyles. She comes with a customary black robe and a lacy collar that looks strikingly similar to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s.
Of course, each Judge Barbie comes with a gavel and round block “that kids can use to help her call the room to order and make important decisions,” Mattel said.