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November 19, 2014

For Sale at a Toy Shop near you: this Realistic Barbie.

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 The new Barbie is so realistic she comes with acne, scars, cellulite, and real proportions. Above: let’s keep things in perspective.

“The new ‘Normal Barbie’ has an average woman’s proportions, and sticker packs with cellulite, freckles, and acne.”

“Next it will be G.I. Joe with a beer gut and PTSD.”

Not sure if this guy is Buddhist, or a toy maker:

“I wanted to show that reality is cool,” Lamm says. “And a lot of toys make kids go into fantasy, but why don’t they show real life is cool? It’s not perfect, but it’s really all we have. And that’s awesome.”

 

“Were Barbie human, she’d have to walk on all fours due to her tiny feet and would only have room for half a liver.”

“…graphic designer-turned-toy-maker Nickolay Lamm created the Lammily doll — what the Barbie would look like if she actually had the measurements of an average 19-year-old woman’s body (based on CDC data). And brown hair. (She also comes with a sticker extension pack, complete with cellulite, freckles and acne…”

Lamm’s aunt recommended he add scars, he says, “Because, you know, some kids have scars and are really shy about them.”

Quotes via Time. For our coverage, from six months ago,

Finally: a Barbie Doll with Average Proportions!

 

 

 

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