We discuss the new line of Barbie dolls that have been released!
This Jezebel article from 2009 has some great examples of doll modification. We're really interested to see what people do with the Barbie fashionista dolls.
After recording we also found some interesting facts about the original Barbie. In this article, in which Samantha Olson talks about original Barbie's measurements and how she would stack up next to the "average woman" she says:
"Mattel was dangerously aware of the public’s idealizations, and in 1965 the company came out with a “Slumber Party Barbie,” complete with a bathroom scale permanently set to 110 pounds. In this impossible quest to reach Barbie’s unattainable measurements, many girls have developed what is known as “The Barbie Effect.”"