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‘Sheroes’ Barbie doll fails to capture UK audience

Culture, News, ReportingWeek2
Mattel’s Special Collection of women empowering Barbie dolls –sheroes- have been a huge hit in the US, but even with the gifting season upon us, there is barely any notice of them here in London. Ava DuVernay is an academy award nominated film director and writer. She became a household name after her much acclaimed film – Selma, which chronicled the historic voting rights campaign by Dr Martin Luther King was a big hit this past year. Ava can now add a collector’s edition Barbie doll of herself on her mantel piece along with only 1000 other people worldwide. Mattel fashioned a limited edition doll after her to add to their Sheroes collection of empowering dolls. These dolls are designed off of female heroes who inspire girls by breaking boundaries and expanding possibilities for

Star Wars: how businesses in the UK benefit from the premiere?

Business, ReportingWeek2
A number of businesses in London, including a shoe manufacturer, have been gearing up for the premiere of The Force Awaken, the latest addition in the Star Wars franchise. The shoes with Yoda and Darth Vader were on display at Schuh, the footwear retailer located in central London, since September. However, UK customers, as Jordan, the salesman at Schuh, told Westminster World are buying them “rarely, despite they are so cool”. Their number is limited, the offer is almost unique, because only two other shops in London sell these shoes, but the price is £209. Jamie Swan, the manager at Irregular Choice, the designer's shop selling these models, said that different people, both young and old, female and male, have actually been buying them, especially close to the premiere. “So