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Mattel Used To Make Barbie Dolls That Could Grow Breasts At Will
By Mikelle Leow, 31 Oct 2019
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“Oh, she’s growing up so fast.”
In 1964, Barbie doll maker Mattel introduced Skipper, Barbie’s younger sister. Apparently, she had to grow with age because about 10 years later, Mattel put her through puberty by manufacturing a doll that could “grow up” in a single motion.
According to First to Know, owners of the Growing Up Skipper Doll could change her body and augment her breasts simply by rotating her left arm, activating a mechanism in her rubber chest and causing it to pop out. The three-inch doll would also grow an inch taller.
To revert Skipper to her kid self, you’d simply have to rotate her arm in the opposite direction.
Unsurprisingly, the doll faced some controversy in newspapers for unintentionally sexualizing the doll.
Today, Mattel has a whole ensemble of role model Barbies, including a National Geographic photojournalist doll, to inspire young girls to follow their aspirations. Gone are the days of blow-up dolls by the Barbie manufacturer.
Image via Mattel
[via First to Know, video via simplysoldstore, images via various sources]
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