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‘Normal Barbie’ Will Have Cellulite, Stretch Marks And Acne Add-Ons

'Normal Barbie' Will Have Cellulite, Stretch Marks And Acne Add-Ons

Not only will “Normal Barbies” have the bodies of an average American woman — their skin will also look something like “normal,” too. An add-on pack will allow kids to give their dolls acne, cellulite, stretch marks and more.

Last year, artists and researcher Nickolay Lamm designed the original “Lammily” dolls, scaled to the measurements of the average 19-year-old woman, after becoming frustrated at how unrealistic Barbie’s proportions are. His goal was to create a fun, appealing doll with natural-looking makeup and a casual, sporty wardrobe. Read more on Huffington Post Women…

Human Ken Says Human Barbie Is His “Arch-Nemesis”

Barbie's Secret Life
Barbie and Ken
Photographer imagines if Barbie's boyfriend Ken was actually gay. Read More »
Anderson & Human Barbie
Anderson Cooper Human Barbie
Anderson Cooper tells "Human Barbie" mom he thinks she's awful. Read More »
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Barbie And Ken In The Dollhouse
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Justin Jedlica, also known as the Human Ken Doll, has a problem with Human Barbie Valeria Lukyanova, who he calls his “arch-nemesis.”

I’m getting a crazy flashback to that time when I was six and made my Barbie kick Ken out of the Dream House.

Jedlica and Lukyanova have met in the past, and Jedlica recently told GQ:

“She’s a cute girl…I don’t really get her. I don’t get why people think she’s so interesting. She has extensions. She wears stage makeup. She’s an illusionist…Unlike me, who has spent nearly $150,000 permanently transforming myself into a human Ken doll, Valeria just plays dress up. But as soon as you wipe away all that makeup, she’s just a plain Jane and there’s absolutely nothing special about her.”

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Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

Playing Feminist Barbie
feminist playing barbies
My attempt to make my nieces' Barbie games feminist kinda failed Read More »
I Was Born A Girl Scout
Daley has Girl Scout cookies in her blood. Samoas, to be exact. Read More »
Girl Scouts Has Been Asked To End Its Partnership With Barbie And I Kind Of Hope It Does

The Girl Scouts of the USA is under pressure from the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and the Center for a New American Dream to end its partnership with Barbie, which it began last summer. The organization teamed up with Mattel to offer a Barbie webpage, activity book and uniform patch for Girl Scouts aged 5 to 8. The partnership marked the first ever Girl Scout patch that has corporate sponsorship, which sounds all kinds of skeevy to me. Keep reading »

“Normal-Sized Barbie” Could Be Coming To A Kid Near You

Playing Feminist Barbie
feminist playing barbies
Jessica's attempt to make her nieces' Barbie games more feminist. Read More »
Plus Size Barbie
plus size barbie
If only plus-size Barbie dolls were a real thing! Read More »
Barbie Body Makeover
Barbie body makeover
A Barbie doll gets a beautifully average body makeover. Read More »

How awesome would it be if we could hand a kid a doll that didn’t have absurdly unrealistic proportions like Barbie does?

You may remember last year’s 3D print of a Barbie created using the average measurements of a 19-year-old girl. It made waves on the internet because, spoiler alert, the original Barbie’s shape was nothing like the average-sized doll. Artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm, the genius behind that project, got bombarded with questions about where parents could buy a doll like his creation. Lamm couldn’t point to any doll on the market with a realistic look, so he took things into his own hands. Keep reading »

If Only Plus-Size Barbies Were A Real Thing!

There are Asian dolls and Jewish dolls and Black dolls … and 1,894 variations of other dolls that Mattel, Bratz and the American Girl Company have dreamed up. But to the best of my knowledge, there isn’t a doll that more accurately reflects the body size of the majority of American women — that is to say, not a size 2. Even a Barbie who wasn’t plus-size but simply less impossibly slim would be an improvement! This image of a plus-size Barbie is, of course, just a mockup (which was posted on the Facebook page for Plus Size Modeling and is garnering the usual criticisms/praise). But in all honesty, a doll like this should exist.  If we can’t get rid of Barbie dolls for little kids, we could at least make her more realistic looking. [Daily Mail UK] [Image via Daily Mail UK]

A Glimpse Inside The Not-So-Perfect World Of Barbie And Ken

“In The Doll House,” a new photo series by Dina Goldstein, gives us a peek inside Barbie’s Dreamhouse, where things are not always as they seem:

‘In the doll house’ examines the less than perfect life of B and K. B is a super doll, the most successful doll in the world. Her partner K is grappling with his sexuality and finds himself in a loveless marriage. He struggles with his position in the household and faces his lack of authenticity.

After the jump, check out a couple more snaps from the series, which is currently on display at the Kimoto Gallery in Vancouver, BC. [Laughing Squid] Keep reading »

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