The first transgender Barbie doll has been launched to highlight the importance of "acceptance at every age".
Toy giant Mattel has designed the doll in the image of Laverne Cox, the transgender star of the US prison comedy-drama Orange is the New Black.
Lisa McKnight, executive vice president and global head of Barbie and dolls at Mattel, said the brand "couldn’t be more excited" about the new doll, adding: "We are proud to highlight the importance of inclusion and acceptance at every age and to recognize Laverne’s significant impact on culture with a tribute collection Barbie.”
Cox, who has received five Emmy nominations as an actor and producer, is one of the most high-profile transgender stars in the US. She said the transgender doll was of huge significance.