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Laverne Cox as First-Ever Transgender Barbie Doll

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Toy giant Mattel has designed the doll in the image of Laverne Cox

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The first transgender Barbie doll has been launched to highlight the importance of "acceptance at every age".

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"I can't wait for fans to find my doll on shelves and have the opportunity to add a Barbie doll "

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"modelled after a transgender person to their collection.". cox said in a statement

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The actor also revealed that his mother forbade him to play with 

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Barbie dolls when he was young, because she 'was assigned male at birth'.

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However barbie's numerous outfits must have been something the actor wanted to promote.