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Realistic-Bodied 'Barbie' Dolls Heading Into Production

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Remember that Barbie doll artist Nickolay Lamm made using the Center for Disease Control's actual average measurements for a 19-year old girl? Well now he's back with a crowdfunding project to manufacture a line of realistic bodied Lammily dolls. Annnnnnnd he already met double his funding goal in less than a day. As I mentioned in the previous article, the new doll is definitely an improvement, particularly in the hips and ass departments. Barbie? Barbie doesn't have an ass. FACT: not even my Michelangelo ninja turtle action figure was into her and I caught him with Orko and one of the Thundercats in a three-way once.

Keep going for a video about the dolls.

Thanks to E V I L A R E S, who's so evil he would tear the heads of his sister's Barbies and make her watch as he flushed them down the toilet. Jk jk, that was me. And it still is if Becky doesn't act right.

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  • Littletroubleshooter

    "Average is beautiful" Keep telling yourselves that, ladies.

  • Guest

    how different would these comments look if the thumbs down button actually displayed or tracked anymore?

  • lorrrd

    - way different !

  • She looks short and stumpy. Not by Barbie standards, by human standards.

  • Meowzing

    Because being fat is a-ok.. F you people. F you hard.

  • fdafda

    theres a wide wide range of different healthy weights, this recent food nazi trend is ridiculous and unhealthy, so are the one size fits all bmi. different people have different bodytypes its just how it works. some are tall some are short, some are thin some are broad.
    (just search online I've seen xrays of a fat guy, had a big skeleton(shoulders mostly) fitting his girth pretty well, another one was a little tiny skeleton covered in blobs. both the same height and weight roughly. some people are fat and unhealthy, some have glandular problems, some actually are built that way(things like the hardline caloriecounting school lunch plan you can't feed a 6ft growing jock on what keeps a scrawny 5'2'' geek alive)

  • Jadis

    I think this a fantastic idea and what this guy wants to do is amazing. Most girls may not base their entire self worth on Barbie, but if you think that there isn't an issue with body image ideals you haven't been paying attention. Barbie is just a small part of that, but it starts when you're young with things you may not really notice. Look at the media, actors, magazines, musicians... the images portrayed to women of any age are not healthy ones. The 'ideal' is so unattainable that even if a woman is fit and healthy they still photo shop the image to make her thinner here and bigger there ect. Instead of having to have a 'strong mind' to ignore what's being pushed in our faces the concept being presented should change to encourage a realistic, healthy body. That is what this is about. A step being taken in a positive direction. Kudos Nickolay. Thank you.

  • dougfunnay

    sorry to break it to you but if your self worth is based on a plastic doll youre a weak minded fool and a different roll model probably isnt going to solve your problems

  • I don't think the argument is that easy to skirt. When you're a child, your world is built upon and you learn about that world by the things you see. You grow up seeing your parents and the way they look and this informs your world view of how things are. Your world view is influenced by the types of food you eat, the language you are taught, the lessons you learn everyday about how to interact with other people so to say someones self worth being determined by a doll makes them a fool is oversimplifying quite a bit.

    If you introduce this image of a tall oddly proportioned doll on a child this becomes part of their learning curve of expectation and manifests itself later in life and will affect them and how they see the world and their place in it.

    Granted this isn't the be all end all of how kids learn about the world, but things like this matter and influence children as they grow so it should be taken into account in an overall view of child development.

    It might not seem like it matters but I think of my own childhood and the things that imprinted on me from what I saw on television and toys and it makes sense.

    For example I grew up with horribly racist relatives who would constantly disparage blacks and other minorities, but I watched cartoons and one of my favorites was Robotech and they informed me differently. On Robotech Roy Fokker and Claudia Grant were the first interracial couple I had ever seen and they seemed perfectly happy so the hate never made sense to me. It wasn't til later in life that I realized that interaction between those two cartoon characters really sunk into my child mind and showed me it was okay for that sort of relationship to happen even though my family members would talk shit on minorities.

    When you're a child even the smallest things can have a huge impact on how we perceive the world and our place in it. Cartoons taught me it was okay for a white man to kiss a black woman and that race was a nonissue and just like I learned a lesson from that experience, young girls could be affected by doll body types potentially.

    It all matters to some degree and obviously painting with a broad brush and saying one things will do this or that is hard because there are so many variables but to at least try and correct some things and help children develop in a way that is beneficial cant hurt.

  • Guest

    when i was a child i wanted to grow up to be a puppy. then i wanted to be a ninja/doctor/cop, i also waned to be 7ft tall. all were let go of eventually without excessive damage(5'2'')

  • Again a gross oversimplification. Sure its a funny little comeback but you getting over being a puppy is not remotely the same discussion as body image issues, fat shaming and unrealistic standards that are constantly being pushed into the spotlight by media, advertising etc...

  • lorrrd

    wow nice effort (again!) - just for an affected / unreflected comment ! Real philantropical indeed . All is true , so thank you ! (again!)

  • RDarker

    'Murican Barbeh! She looks like Bristol Palin. Soowee, look at that gut! Thas 'Murican!

  • RDarker

    'Murican Bar-beh

  • Steven Rodriguez

    She's fat.

  • disqus_k2QxOV9H7Z

    Does it comes with realistic genitalia? Because girls might get image issues if they grow up thinking that the ideal body lacks genitalia.

  • mr. bigglesworth

    Man, people are like super pissed that 8 year olds aren't going to be throwing up on purpose anymore.

  • Tyler AitchKay

    If you'd like to supply any scientific study that links barbie dolls to bulimia, now's your chance!

    And no, before you post it, thinprivilege.tumblr.com is not a credible source of information.

  • lorrrd

    There are links from A †o Ω ! Of course anorexia , "diet-mania" , Exercise- or the "plain" oldfashioned 1980ies-bulimia need some idols read : examples ! Bet this is a Billion-Hell-Dullar-Pissness , no wonder some punks are looking for patents & funds , stocks & coupons ... even with creepy design like in the upper case ! (caught)

  • Meowzing

    Get out.

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