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Monday, November 14, 2011

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"Stardoll by Barbie"

Mattel, the world's biggest toymaker, today will announce plans to wed the worlds of online and offline doll play by rolling out an extensive line of "Stardoll by Barbie" fashion dolls. The dolls are mini-fashionistas right down to their eyelashes, which aren't painted on but are rooted and protrude like those on more expensive dolls.

Rooting and protruding: Meet Barbie's trendy new friend the Stardoll, who until now existed exclusively online in her amazing kingdom of virtual paper doll-ery. As of this holiday season, however, Stardoll is available in the hard plastic flesh for $20 and in eight varieties — among them Fallen Angel, Bonjour Bizou, and Doll Space (?). Says Stardoll's CEO of this, Stardoll's 3D "birthday," "I dreamed about it and planned for it." Rooty, protrudey, fresh, and fruity.

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Valley Girl

Is this where I can whine about not being able to get a Disney Princess Designer doll? They have rooty protrudey eyelashes too. I just really need Fashiony Jasmine in my life.

Edith Zimmerman

@Valley Girl OK I took your "rooty protrudey" and added the last line in the post. It might not even make sense now, but thank you. (#IHOP.)

ELECTROMAGNETIC CHAOS

@Edith Zimmerman: Petition to put Valley Girl on the byline.

Ophelia

Where is the version that is Kristen Stewart in a suit of armor? #Melisbait

melis

@Ophelia I'M IN A MEETING I AM A BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL YOU GUYS I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS

(I totally have time for this)

Ophelia

@melis CLEARLY YOU NEED TO GET YOU PRIORITIES IN ORDER

(me too)

ejcsanfran

@melis: LET THE RIVER RUN!

punkahontas

Does Stardoll Barbie (that is technically not a Barbie and so the Barbie name on the packaging will be small) seem skinnier than original "real" Barbie? Or is she just more modern and with better clothes?

Watch your back, Original Barbie.

cocokins

@punkahontas These just seem more Bratzy to me, except for the red-head, who looks pretty put-together.

HMSBeagle

@punkahontas Yeah. Their thighs seem even more impossibly tiny.

sox
sox

@punkahontas She does pilates so she has the "long, lean" look. She also looks less busty but maybe it's just the clothes?

OhShesArtsy

@punkahontas

I think she just has a less extreme hourglass figure than Barbie. She's super skinny, but doesn't have Barbie's insane rack.

Craftastrophies

@OhShesArtsy Yeah, I think less booby and maybe a bit taller? But it's been a while since I saw an actual barbie.

When they make a line of chubby fashion barbies, I will buy the shit out of them.
AHAHA 'when'. I crack me up.

fondue with cheddar

@cocokins At least they have realistic faces. And actual noses.

Actually, all their faces (the molds and the coloring) are different, which is pretty cool. They actually look like totally different people.

cocokins

Back in my doll-collecting days, these would have been something mighty special.

Sigh. I looked up some of the Barbies in my collection. None of them are worth much more than 30 bucks. So, I should just keep them, right?

cocokins

@Katerina Tziougras@facebook Glad that's settled. :)

JoanTition

Well... I decided to check Star Doll out and um got lost in trying to make a very accurate portrait of myself.

I'm sure it's 10% more attractive than I really am, but that's the outfit I wear every day so I FEEL ACCOMPLISHED.

I get to go home now, right?

fondue with cheddar

@JoanTition And such great posture! ;)

I wasn't able to find an outfit like what I wear every day (I guess I should have picked one with more accurate clothes to start with), but at least I was able to find something I WOULD wear. It's not really age-appropriate but fuck it, it's a pretend world and I can be in my twenties again if I want to!

Spiderbaby

Need the second one in. That's EXACTLY how my hair is RIGHT NOW.

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