Skip to comments.Artist: 'Average Barbie' body shape shorter, wider to show what a real woman looks like
Posted on 03/07/2014 8:21:18 PM PST by smokingfrog
Move over Barbie, there's a new doll in town that is making headlines.
This is Lammily and she's being called "Average Barbie."
Her body shape is based on averages of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
You can see in the above image that she's shorter and a little wider than the traditional Barbie.
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The creator of the doll is Nikolay Lamm per the article.
Can’t wait for Lesbian Barbie to hit the market....
Shouldn’t it be Trayvette or Lakisha?
Hmmmm....both of their heads look too big to me.
Her body shape is based on averages of data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
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The fact that WE are paying for such stupid data bothers me more than the name.
Of course, ‘they’ will say ‘we are paying them anyway, at least they are doing something’.
Doesn’t the ‘Center for Disease Control’ have a virus or something to track down and make better use of their time and OUR money?
Wonder if Congress voted on funding this particular study?
Buy bi Barbie...
and First Lady Barbie has the traditional height and 4 x hip size...cuz it’s healthy
Hate to use an enemy website but the story nonetheless is there where this Ukrainian young lady has tried to be the image of Barbie the doll, I looked at the pictures and anything more about being on a “Breatharian” diet or lifestyle is beyond me. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/28/breatharian-barbie-valeria-lukyanova_n_4873706.html#slide=896364
Retro-Barbie: Now with reduced silicone.
Apparently the Barbie Doll though is way too skinny from what I hear. A more realistic approach with this other doll for girls doesn’t sound like a bad idea to me. This Nikolay fellow may make some bucks on it, not sure if Lammily is the best name, maybe.
Where’s Ken with his potbelly and receding hairline? :)
Is the government not supposed to keep statistics on biometric trends in its population? Just ignore the fact that so many people are getting fat or have diabetes or heart disease? Just do away with government-funded medical research altogether?
Your concern strikes me as a little over the top and a lot foolish.
The side-view ‘average’ Barbie looks grotesquely fat.
Obese is the new normal.
I’ll tell you something else that’s going to happen, if it has not already occurred. You know that “Kiss Cam” that spots people at ball games, and features them in a quick kiss? It’s just a matter of time before some gay couple is featured. They’ll probably start by using two women. This may be a set up, by the kissers, just to get a negative reaction from the crowd,so they can then feign shock and disillusionment. Wait for it. It’s just a matter of time.
Is that the Samantha Power figurine? She’s much more handsome in real life.
Next, 57 flavors of Facebook Barbie
I married a Barbie, long thick blonde hair, and a 36-22-35 figure at 5’7”, I think about 120 pounds.
You can guess who was always chosen as the audience member asked to come up on stage, or for the singer to sing to.
It always annoys me when they mock good looking women, and express hate for a doll representing attractive white women.
So, it is the Governments job to design dolls?
Of course, if you are a ‘cradle to the graver’, I do understand your position.
And the fact that YOU brought up over the top and foolish, just what does your statement have to do with a doll.
Over the hill Barbie?
Made with 100% Plastic surgery.
Looks pretty good to me, and I don’t have a problem with dolls that have “realistic” proportions either. My 3-yo daughter just got her first Barbies for Christmas, and while she likes them, I wouldn’t mind her having dolls that resemble actual humans instead or in addition.
My only gripe about this is that if you get one of these, you’re going to be stuck buying extra clothing and accessories from this one guy. At least Barbie has several “third-party” accessory suppliers, and there are actually sewing patterns out there to make doll clothing that fits her.
Beer Belly Barbie!
Now with extra tattoos!
That’s funny. It’s like they decided to make a barbie that is normal, but make it as off-putting to girls as possible. Who wants to be “average”? Who wants a daughter named “lame”?
Barbie was first introduced in the 1950s.
I think the left has been going after the Barbie child’s toy for about 40 or 45 years.
The left never gives up.
That sure is true, they are making a doll that is like taking medicine, not the thing of dreams and childish girly fantasies, and fun.
I guess that is what the left does though.
That company should do a Hitlery Barbie - big hips, small breasts, big bootie, tree trunks for legs and a pant suit to cover it as best they can.
Thank god. Because we never see real women in real life. What a public service this is.
If that describes average burka sales should blossom!
If you average Leslie, Ann, Tanisha, Emma, Jane . . . . Add ‘em up and divide by the number of names. Amazingly, that’s what you get.
How about an average-looking male action figure.
He Man and the masters of the beer gut.
Thor, god of thunder thighs.
Because there is nothing at all unreasonable about comic book and doll versions of male anatomy.
Hell, I demand that Chris Hemsworth stop working out and gain 50 pounds because he makes me feel bad.
True. I have read that the original Barbie Doll was modeled after some kind of 'doll' that the Germans made for their troops, based on the idea of a perfect German woman. While I don't know if that's completely true, it is true that it was certainly based on some one's idea of a perfect female.
Maybe the reason she is so skinny was so the manufacturer could save on plastic.
I’m waiting for them to come out with “glandular Barbie”
I don’t see her as so skinny, Wikipedia says that she was estimated as 36-18-33, well she is a doll so this stuff is meaningless, besides, even those numbers are not so far from the reality of my ex.
Do people do this with male “action figures”? I never owned a GI Joe and all that, but are they all supposed to be proportional to a preferred human, (are humans all proportional to some ideal?), aren’t cartoon figures drawn with 3 fingers because the proportions don’t work with cartoons or representations of human figures crunched down to 11”, like Barbie is?
Was your German doll this one? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bild_Lilli_doll
‘Normal Barbie’ is hot!
Way better than ole skinny.
Where did I say anything about the government being involved with dolls? Where did the article say anything about the government being involved with dolls?
Looks like some hung over chick doing the morning “Walk of shame”.
Does divorce Barbie still come with all Ken’s stuff?
Normal Barbie is hot!
Way better than ole skinny.
I agree! My two year old has a solid adorable realistic body. I don’t think she would or should ever be skinny skinny. Who would I give her these babies to play with when they are so unrealistic? Real girls are beautiful just the way they are.