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Check Out This Chinese Barbie Doll With a Detachable Head

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Barbie dolls — or dolls of the Barbie-esque variety — are known for their wide array of compatible of accessories, clothes, add-ons, cars, houses, you name it. But China has given a line of Barbie-type dolls a feature I’m unsure if we’ve all been waiting for: a detachable head.

That’s right, if you get sick of looking at your Barbie’s face you can pop its head off and replace it with another. If your kid brother pops off your doll’s head, it’s OK, he’s just playing along too. I have no idea how far this gimmick goes — perhaps there are entire sets of spare heads that you can buy and interchange like shoes — but this feature really adds another weapon to the arsenal of feminist who like to start sentences with, “You know, if Barbie was a real woman she’d look like . . .”

Guillotine sold separately.

Filed under: China, Humor

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Wade Shepard is the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. He has been moving through the world since 1999, traveling to 55 countries. He is the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China, which is a first hand, experiential account of China’s urbanization drive which has created hundreds of completely new cities. has written 2810 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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