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>> The possibilities are endless.>> 60 year old Barbie can now add robotics engineer to her impressive resume. Four new dolls launched this week, complete with denim jackets and safety goggles, add to the dolls' 200 careers, ranging from an astronaut to a politician.>> You can learn how to make a robot do jumping jacks, whoa!
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>> Barbie's Macco Mattel teamed up with Tynker, a kid's coding platform to get those who buy the doll six free computer coding lessons. Mattel has in the past come under fire from parents and activists, saying the impossibly busty doll along with her former career choices sent a bad message to young girls.
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But a launch of successful more diverse dolls has done more than just inspire kids. Worldwide sales raised 25% in the first quarter of the year, boosting Matel's sales above Wall Street expectations, as the toy maker battles to get over losing its biggest retailer.