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(April 10, 2008 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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I have plenty of Barbies and I’ve played Barbie games my whole life. I’m not even ashamed to admit I still pull out my old dolls every now and again just for kicks. But I’ve always wondered something about my Barbie collection, and I’m reasonably sure most other girls have been curious from time to time, too. Where are the missing Barbies?

The Other Barbies

If you look back through the generations of Barbie games and dolls, you’ll see that there are literally hundreds of different types of Barbie dolls. Granted, the Christmas special edition Barbies number over fifty already. But Christmas Barbies aside, I’m still waiting to see a Barbie that doesn’t look so pretty, blonde and happy. Like I said, I have a huge stash of Barbies, but I won’t be adding anything new to my collection until I can have one of the following:

Bald Barbie – Why does Barbie always have such long flowing locks of hair? Sure, they come in different colors these days, but I have yet to see a Bald Barbie. Just think of how much fun you could have if you could buy a Bald Barbie and then outfit her with wigs or just admire the tattoo she has on the side of her head.

Emo Barbie – Barbie always looks happy. I think we all know this is just a front for her true emotions. After all, she and Ken did split after decades together and Barbie’s had more than a few other girls try and take her spot as the prettiest and most fashionable girl on the block.

If that happened to one of us, who’s to say we’d just take it on the chin and stay beautiful and fashionable? I for one might get a bit emotional. I might display my dark emotions through my wardrobe, music and make-up. And I think Barbie would do the same. Blonde and cheerful? No more – I want to see Emo Barbie.

Pregnant Barbie – We’ve seen Barbie’s wedding and we’ve seen Barbie’s dream house. We’ve also seen Barbie as a working mother of adorable little children. So why, I ask you, do we not get to see the nine months in between? Just think of how many new clothing options there would be for Pregnant Barbie. You can acquire an entire maternity line of clothing for an eight inch doll.

Full-Figured Barbie - My all-time favorite wish is to see Barbie lose that fabulous figure of hers that can never be achieved in real life and take on a more common shape. If more than half of the adults out there are overweight, why does Barbie never have a weight problem? She has a dream kitchen but I don’t ever see her on a dream treadmill, so who’s to say she’s not going to suffer from a bit of middle aged spread now that she’s over the hill?

I think it makes sense to make Barbie games appropriate for all audiences. If I am most comfortable playing with a doll that has a bit more meat on her bones, I should have that option. Bring on a Full-Figured Barbie!


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hovergirl2588

20/Female
Brookhaven, PA
Posted On: April 15, 2008
u know what sreally weird this guy must of been crazy

my mom was buying my sister a samatha barbie from bewitched the tv show her nmae is sam and she found this website with well horrid barbies from the worst periods in time there was even a holacost barbie it was horible that guy was sued though by some mom whos three year old got on

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TheElin_

21/Female
Sweden
Posted On: April 13, 2008
I had pregnant barbie when I was younger, and I always wanted a Barbie in a wheelchair
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Mrs_11

21/Female
Jacksonville, FL
Posted On: April 13, 2008
I WUZ ABOUT 2 BUY A FAERIE BARBIE 4RM WAL MART...EVEN THO IM 15...BUT I DONT PLAY WIT BARBIES THO
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fairie_friend

33/Female
Chillicothe, OH
Posted On: April 12, 2008
They did in fact have a pregnant barbie or at least a barbie friend in the 90's that had a stomach panel that was curved outward on one side and flat on the other. A tiny baby doll that came with it fit inside the doll also...

There was also (maybe the same doll?) a Happy Family Midge doll that looked preggers and came with a newborn babydoll.

They were on the market shortly due to the protests of many unhappy parents...

Also there was a doll released in the early 2000 timeframe that had "fuller hips" and a smaller bustline to encourage a more "realistic" doll.
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RKD

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 12, 2008
An Emo Barbie Would Be Very Gd lol
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: April 11, 2008
get this----

army barbie. she's dating g.i. joe, so why not?
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kitkat02

24/Female
Posted On: April 11, 2008
Hah..wouldn't that be great? Though, maybe they never sold pregnant barbies (or at least sold them and took them off the market) because perhaps it would have a negative influence on little girls? Might it encourage teen pregnancies? And then I'm sure by some crazy person in this world, the barbie company would be sued for that kind of thing....who knows?

But interesting article. I never thought of that before.

Kat
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hypa_happi_rea

19/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: April 11, 2008
Ok, I'm not a big barbie fan but I've used my own to make an animated series starring a Sindy - Ninja Princess and her famous friends. Ok, it's a lame title but check it out on Youtube.

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Rhiannon x, LolziloL
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tootoorooroo

19/Female
Hanford, CA
Posted On: April 10, 2008
http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries /retail/2002-12-24-pregnant-doll_x.htm

click this
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The_Aquanator

20/Female
Japan
Posted On: April 10, 2008
HA! An Emo Barbie, I'll buy twenty!

~Emo Dudet!
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Graciegoo

19/Female
Pendleton, IN
Posted On: April 10, 2008
Well maybe not BALD! but emo, yes! preggers, yes! full figure, heck yes!
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never_more

21/Female
Arvada, CO
Posted On: April 10, 2008
yeah, I remember- "Happy Family Barbie" they called it, the one that had TWINS!!!! It scared me.
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Original_scree

22/Female
Zionsville, IN
Posted On: April 10, 2008
I guess for me (Who always cut Barbie's hair anyways so a few of them did end up Bald) Barbie represents the ideals of a girl at a certain age. Individuality is still developing for young girls and most of them at age 5 want to be skinny little blond princess Barbie. She has been changed to have more realistic proportions than the original Barbie in the forties and fifties, and now we have Barbies of all skin colors and ethnicities.

As for your barbies, I like the ideas. How much would I love Emo Barbie? But that's the point. I'm 16. When I was 5 I didn't have the appreciation for that kind of thing that I do now. Young girls don't have the perspective to love the amazingness that would be Full-Figured Barbie or Bald Barbie (After the hair gets cut off, she wants it back. She really does. I think they made one who's hair DOES now....) A Barbie like that would be best suited to an older audience.

I guess that's why so many people are attracted to pixel dolls. They do what Barbie can
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hollister101

21/Female
Cordova, TN
Posted On: April 10, 2008
they have a pregnant barbie.

it's kind of gross.

the barbie actually has the baby
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amber_luvs_ani

28/Female
FL
Posted On: April 10, 2008
Ah, Barbies. That certainly brings back many memories. I think that my mom still has all of my old dolls tucked away somewhere at the house. She plans to show them to my children, once they come, I think.

What child wouldn't want a moldy old Barbie that had been aging away in her crazy old grandmother's attic and/or basement? No offense, Mother, but honestly, I do sense some difficulties in your future.

Just to point something out, I've seen pregnant and emo Barbies. The pregnant ones are a bit old, but the emo ones are new.

I agree with Cin on the new dolls. Yikes. I think I'd rather be giving my future children rotted old dolls than the ones on the shelves today.

Nice article

~amber~
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