Barbie fans seem to be receptive. A prototype of the doll with vitiligo, or a condition in which patches of skin lose pigment, was the most-liked Instagram post in the company's history, CNN reported.
The American Vitiligo Research Foundation called the doll "the best thing that could happen for children," The New York Times reported.
The newest Barbie dolls are the latest in the series to reinvent the line, to move away from the image of a tiny-waisted blonde bombshell, that has in the past been accused of perpetuating the fact that beauty is found in a certain skin tone and unattainable body shape, the Times reported.
Barbie has been around for nearly 61 years, the Post reported.