I decapitated mine with a homemade guillotine at my parent's dinner party :-) She had her clothes on though...
The Wednesday Addams was strong in you.
I think mine lasted...a day at most. Mostly because I wasn't interested in her as much as the book I got.
I don't relate to the naked Barbie business. We did undress Barbie but we dressed her again subsequently. We also didn't have any Kens. But even if we had it's hard to imagine young me having had them get it on... I just wasn't interested in that kind of play back when I was playing with Barbies. Perhaps I am unusual.
That kind of came out of left field. I wasn't implying that the Barbies were naked for any nefarious purpose, only that they always seem to be naked.
As a child, I never had Ken dolls. As such, my Barbies were lesbians. :-)
BTW, I made the entry public for your reader's viewing pleasure!
I painted my Barbie's hair with clear nail polish, once. I was five and thought it'd make it shinier.
Also we had a dog, which did not help anything.
I never got Barbie naked, but my Barbies were all quite unimaginatively named based on features of their dresses, so if I took their clothes off I wouldn't know who they were, and since they all had a consistent character that they maintained, the idea was just horrifying to me. My sister's actually managed to change outfits on occasion.
I was an earlier generation and had mostly 'baby' dolls. I did get a Ginny doll,which was a forerunner of Barbie. She was more 'childlike' than Barbie, but not a 'baby'. She had an extensive wardrobe available and she was my favorite of all the many dolls I had. Recently, my Hubby found and bought an "Irish" Ginny and she sits on a shelf in my bedroom!! My best friend had a "Toni" doll, which was another of the early 'fashion 'dolls, much larger than Barbie.
My daughter bought slews of 'used' Barbies at yard sales and thrift stores and had a display of them on her hutch. She also got a boxed "Holiday Barbie" dressed in red. I remember having a discussion about whether she should open it or keep it pristine for resale (at this point she was a teen) and she still sits up in her former bedroom, accumulating value, hopefully!!
I had lots of baby dolls, too. I was a mother from birth.
My sister was the "doll undresser" in the family. I tended to keep their clothes on. The first Barbie I got had this pink apron and I kept it on for as long as I could. Eventually my sister got it off.
I never understood why her dolls were undressed.
2015-11-26 06:48 am (UTC)
I had a barbie one time that was supposed to let you style her hair and came with a velcro hair extension...
I didn't see the point because you could still only cut it once!
I remember that one. So many distraught little girls.
I hated Barbies for just that reason. What was the point? There was pretty much nothing to do with them except put their clothes on and off, and mess up their hair. Bah.
IMO, Barbie was all about the accessories. Get yourself a car, a workplace, a Dream House, then you've got something to play. The doll itself? I agree, not much to do, there.
My barbies went in to the closet at night because they creeped me out. I mostly played with stuffed animals, which I made clothes for. They had all kinds of adventures. I also played with them fairly late.
2015-12-01 06:45 pm (UTC)
Re: stuffed animals
I loved my stuffed animals.