Barbie releases second Día de Muertos doll

Houston Chronicle – Barbie released its second Día de Muertos doll that you’re going to want to add to your collection.

Designed by Mexican American designer Javier Meabe, this collectible doll will also celebrate the time-honored tradition of Día de los Muertos, which many Latino families acknowledge every year as they set up ofrendas (offerings) in honor of their loved ones who have passed.

“It was very important that the second Dia De Muertos doll felt just as special as the first in the Barbie series,” said Meabe in a statement via Mattel. “As a Mexican American designer, it was important to me to use my creative voice to design a doll that celebrates the bright colors and vivid textures of my culture, as well, as have the traditions I grew up with represented and celebrated in Barbie.”

The toy maker released the first doll in its signature Día de Muertos collection in 2019.