“Barbie Movie Sparks Nostalgic Trend: Adults Buying Dolls for Emotional Support”

Margot Robbie and the creators of “Barbie” are not only making money at the box office, but also cashing in on the nostalgia of adults. There’s a new trend on TikTok where grown men and women are buying Barbie dolls for themselves, reliving their childhood and seeking emotional support. It’s become a thing after the release of the movie this summer, with people either buying the dolls they never had or gifting them to loved ones. Psychology professor Kristin Flora says this is a positive thing that reconnects adults with their childhood and promotes mental health. It’s clear that the impact of the “Barbie” movie has reached American culture, and it’s not just making Warner Bros. a billion dollars, but also boosting Mattel’s sales. The bottom line is that it’s making people happy. So, it’s a win-win-win situation!

Original article https://www.tmz.com/2023/09/26/barbie-adults-buying-emotional-support-dolls-movie/