Growing Up Skipper

In the Barbie family, Skipper is Barbie's younger sister. The 1975 version of her included the unusual feature that moving her arm caused her to experience "plastic puberty" (as one reporter put it). From wikipedia:

In 1975 Growing Up Skipper was released. The gimmick of the doll, which led to much controversy in the newspapers, was that if Skipper's arm was rotated, the doll would become an inch taller and small breasts would appear on her rubber torso. This concept was later used for Mattel's My Scene brand in 2007 with the "Growing Up Glam" line, which was also controversial.

Appleton Post-Crescent - Dec 19, 1975

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Oct 19, 2017
     Category: Toys

The quote about the "... (doll) caters to the psychotic preoccupation with instant culture and the instant sex object." is funny. I would say that that war has been lost.
Posted by KDP on 10/19/17 at 08:05 AM
Twist her arm and her boobs grow. It begs the questions: what happens if you blow in her ear?
Posted by Phideaux on 10/19/17 at 12:57 PM
Girls: Twist your arms the right way now, and save a bundle on implants later!
Posted by Brian on 10/21/17 at 10:17 PM
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