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Valerie



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:17 am    Post subject: NORMAL SIZED BARBIE IS HAPPENING Reply with quote

I AM SO EXCITED.

The fundraiser has only been going for 36 hours, and it's already 190% funded.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that looks like people I actually know.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stripeypants wrote:
Wow, that looks like people I actually know.


Exactly what my first thought was.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The designer did a great job sculpting a natural posture into the figure's constituent parts. It really has the look of a full-sized human body at rest, with weight being supported in a natural-looking fashion.
Unlike Barbie's twinkle-toes pose.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I gotta get me a Lammily.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well that one is going to have to figure out some stretch goals and what to do with all the extra money for sure. This might get big enough for him to make a real push into that market (which is great!). If he puts profits back into the business afterwards to grow his business he's got a really good thing going for himself and for social change. But maybe that's just my rose colored glasses that I like to keep on.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Falkonn wrote:
Well that one is going to have to figure out some stretch goals and what to do with all the extra money for sure. This might get big enough for him to make a real push into that market (which is great!). If he puts profits back into the business afterwards to grow his business he's got a really good thing going for himself and for social change. But maybe that's just my rose colored glasses that I like to keep on.


I know, he's already way over-funded! He mentions in the FAQ that he wants to make dolls of different races and body types, so maybe that's what he'll do with all the extra money.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be great!

it's amazing how stupid people can be, though. i was hearing something about this on the BBC the other night, and they were saying some people were saying "why would a girl want to play with an average-looking doll?" which is like the stupidest question ever.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep seeing people say that the doll looks "weird." She's based on what the average 19-year-old American woman looks like. She is the opposite of weird. How distorted has our standard of beauty gotten that average looks "weird" to us?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Valerie wrote:
I keep seeing people say that the doll looks "weird." She's based on what the average 19-year-old American woman looks like. She is the opposite of weird. How distorted has our standard of beauty gotten that average looks "weird" to us?


Eh I think the average of anything always looks weird. Because average or normal isn't what I notice in life.

Of course she still looks far more realistic than a Barbie but then Barbie doesn't even try and look average so maybe that makes her easier to accept for some reason. Like Barbie is just a cartoon of a human being.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mouse wrote:
that would be great!

it's amazing how stupid people can be, though. i was hearing something about this on the BBC the other night, and they were saying some people were saying "why would a girl want to play with an average-looking doll?" which is like the stupidest question ever.


LOL

Barbie looks totally alien next to her. Why wouldn't we want a doll that looks more like us.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yinello wrote:
mouse wrote:
that would be great!

it's amazing how stupid people can be, though. i was hearing something about this on the BBC the other night, and they were saying some people were saying "why would a girl want to play with an average-looking doll?" which is like the stupidest question ever.


LOL

Barbie looks totally alien next to her. Why wouldn't we want a doll that looks more like us.


To be fair I never thought about wanting action figures to look more like me.

But maybe that's the disconnect here. I recall reading an article once that talked about some company (I think Lego) that found out that while boys and girls make up equally ridiculously awesome stories when playing girls tend to pick an avatar, they have one doll that they identify with, whereas boys don't. (As I recall that's the reason they gave for why they made different minifigs for the Friends line.)
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 12:39 am    Post subject: I disapprove Reply with quote

Realistic dolls are always creepy to me, unless they're high-art-sculpture-tier, which these aren't. And I have absolutely no idea why you'd want to mimic the Barbie brand, of all Celestia-forsaken things.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a Mattel exec years ago who got fired over wanting to do this sort of thing, I wonder if it was Rambeau or not
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2014 3:05 am    Post subject: Re: I disapprove Reply with quote

Heretical Rants wrote:
Realistic dolls are always creepy to me, unless they're high-art-sculpture-tier, which these aren't. Ad I have absolutely no idea why you'd want to mimic the Barbie brand, of all Celestia-forsaken things.


i know, it's not like its popular with young girls or anything

(But really i am super happy this got funded, i look forward to seeing what happens with it, but it is a cautious anticipation.)
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