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Hyper-Realistic Doll Portrayals

This Doll is the Iconic Barbie Doll Properly Proportioned

— July 4, 2013 — Pop Culture
Most daughters grew up playing with the iconic Barbie girl plastic dolls. While these statuesque, blonde and blue-eyed dolls are pretty, they only represent one type of female body. Graphic designer Nickolay Lamm came up with the creative idea to reveal how Barbie would look if she were realistically proportioned.

Nickolay Lamm replicated the average body size, shape and measurements of a 19-year-old American girl using a 3D-modelling system. After a white, miniature toy version was created, painted and clothed, Nickolay Lamm placed the new realistic Barbie doll version and side by side with the original Barbie. The contrast is simply startling as the properly proportioned Barbie girl is shorter, wider, curvier, bustier than the original doll.
Trend Themes
1. Body Positivity - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating dolls that reflect diverse body types and promote body positivity.
2. Realistic Representation - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing dolls that accurately represent different shapes and sizes to challenge traditional beauty standards.
3. Inclusive Play - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Designing toys that cater to a diverse range of children, promoting inclusivity and representation.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Manufacturing companies can innovate by creating dolls that are more inclusive and diverse, appealing to a wider customer base.
2. Fashion and Apparel - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Fashion and apparel industries can capitalize on the trend by designing clothing and accessories for dolls of various body types and sizes.
3. Digital Modeling - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Digital modeling companies can develop advanced 3D-modelling systems to create hyper-realistic dolls that accurately represent diverse body shapes.
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