Barbie Adds Doctor Who, Dana Scully and More to Its Growing Roster of Modern Icons

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If you’re a dedicated Whovian who also likes seeing more STEM role models for girls, there’s reason to rejoice. Mattel has paired up with BBC Studios to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of the Thirteenth Doctor with a Doctor Who Barbie.

The commemorative collectible arrived—or at least went up for pre-order—shortly after Jodie Whittaker’s historic debut this past Sunday as the first female Doctor of the series, which began in 1963. Like any good figurine adaptation, the resemblance is striking and features details such as her black rainbow-striped shirt, travel-worn boots, cropped trousers, iconic suspenders, and, of course, her trusty sonic screwdriver.



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