I, for one, love that Mattel came out with curvy, tall, and petite Barbie. The variety is nice, especially for those of us that don’t really do much in the way of body modification. While it’s a step in the right direction, I’ve got a complaint: the lack of articulation!
Now that I’ve experienced the range of poses that I can create with Eve, it’s not an option to “step backward” to the dolls with permanently set joints. There have been a few pictures shared by Mattel that sport a curvy, articulated Barbie:
Yet, as of today, there’s no announcement from Mattel regarding when this doll will become available, if at all.
I read a blog recently that said you could simply re-body the dolls onto a made-to-move body. This works for head sculpts that you like, but it doesn’t actually give us a variety of body types anymore, which defeats the purpose. And don’t even get me started on Ken!