Sunday, January 10, 2016

Made To Move Barbie - Black Skin Tone

One of my readers questioned whether or not this doll could be pulled apart.  I think they all can.  It's scary to try and pull out the parts because we think the bodies are more delicate than they are.

As you can see.  The doll can be separated at the biceps, the quads, the ankles, and the wrists.  (I've not tried to pull her apart anywhere else.  Maybe next blog!  LOL!)

You have to hold the torso firmly and then you screw the part back and forth, left and right, firmly pulling away from the torso.  I don't deny that it's a little scary!  I'm nervous something will break off inside a limb!

NOTE:  The Black skin tone will sometimes show "stress" in the plastic.  Anyone who has switched heads understands what I mean.  The plastic will actually turn paler where the stress happens.  You have to be very careful with this skin tone.  I would probably use a heat source (heating pad or hair dryer) to make the plastic a little more pliable before doing this again.  Taking the parts out was less a problem than trying to put them back in.  I got a small (barely noticeable) stress mark in one wrist.

Barbie is very happy to be put back together and redressed.
"No doll was harmed in the production of this blog post …"  LOL!

10 comments:

The grandmommy said...

Now,all we need is a collection of differently posed body parts like action figures! ( grabbing hands etc.)

Tracy India said...

I know it's a big deal for some collectors to have remove able hands, etc. but for me, dressing isn't hard without limb removal. It's a neat feature though. :-)

Phyllis said...

Wow, you were brave in pulling her limbs apart. I would have been scared to do it. I would worry that it might loosen the joints if you did it very often. I can see the advantage to have removeable hands and feet though!

Black Doll Enthusiast said...

This is good to know! Not sure I will try it at home if I decide to buy this one.

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Ms. Leo said...

I agree with Phyllis and dbg of BDE! You were very brave! I don't think I would have done it! It is great info!

Carrickters said...

It's interesting to see her all in bits (and I too think you were quite brave to do this). I wonder how strong all these pieces are and how long they will survive if they were pulled apart and put back together repeatedly.

Aya w Świecie Lalek said...

I have the same doll and think she's really great :)

Brenda Russell said...

Love her sweat pants...did you make them?!

Ms. Leo said...

BTW, Where did you get those pants! I love them!

allen flicker said...

I buy and sell various brand off dolls...My next purchase as a collector will be one of these within the next few days. ( this is great information...Thank You! )
Whenever I pull out a Monster High's limb for dressing or other..I will ad a drop of baby oil to area if it does not come out smoothly (this eases any worry of damage to the doll)
The hairdryer ( not to hot & just a few seconds to allow removal ) is excellent for softening a dolls head before removal. I want a Nikki head on mine w/ her hair loose & earrings =)