barbie is moving

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made to move skin tones comparison by Lara Strauss
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For me, we have 6 different skin tones, the light blue and pink tops are so close it’s really hard to see a difference.

I wonder if the Career dolls will be a better match for 80s/90s Barbie

Disney Store Princess Doll on Barbie Made to Move Body (nude dolly warning)

There are numerous versions of Disney Princess dolls you can buy. Mattel, Hasbro, whatever. But in my opinion, those you can purchase at the Disney Store have the most beautifully painted faces and accurate face sculpts. I don’t know if the quality of their dolls got better recently, but for the first time in forever (haw) I found a Rapunzel that actually looked PRETTY and ACCURATE (I know, I referenced Frozen, shhhh).

BUT! This is not her original body. She stayed sealed in her box for quite a while, because just looking through the plastic window, I could see there wasn’t much point in taking her out of her package. Rapunzel doesn’t wear shoes (because she’s a boss), and her original body had pointed high heel feet… with no shoes. It was just sad.

So by a stroke of luck, I grabbed a Made to Move Barbie (the lightest skin version wearing a purple shirt) and swapped their heads. The color matched perfectly! And no modifications were needed. She still has tweety-bird feet, but that’s a problem with American style fashion dolls in general (Monster High and the like excluded, of course).

The range of movement is impressive for a little Mattel body, and for the most part, the proportions were the same.

Only her waist is a little thicker now, so the velcro doesn’t quite close in the back.

I got Rapunzel on sale for $9, and the barbie for $14 - so altogether a really nice doll for about $25! Made to Move Barbie comes in many skin tokes, so I’m curious what other Disney Store Princesses can switch bodies and make a good match!

-Nico

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So my custom LA Girl Fashionista is definitely one of my all time favourite customs and considering the response i got from posting her online, is a lot of other people’s favourites too. Plus her personality comes through especially on her new Made to Move body.

I’ve been meaning to take pics of her outside but with the summer heatwave in Melbourne it was nearly impossible lol.

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New girls! I got the girl on the left for Christmas, and the girl on the right in a swap just this week. Their hair is all taken care of (read: boiled) and there are a few new fashions on the way for them!

However, they lack names so far. I have Tarja, Hermione and Amelie already. I was thinking of Mayumi for the girl on the right, but the girl on the left is still nameless. Any ideas?