Splash — the Mermaid Barbie
Posted by helen on March 5, 2012
She arrived in a cold day. I have always admired Mattel designers for their abilities to make things simple but still quite sellable & profitable…
the hairstyle, the costumes, and all the plastic pieces… nothing fancy, but she is expensive.
she has no shoes. Her feet was sewn in this sequined bag. (okay, its a skirt, but if the bottom is sealed, that’s more a bag, not a skirt),
see that? she has 2 pairs of fins, but she has no tail. fishtail is so important to fish, fish can not swim or move without its tail.
she looks more like “Goddess of the Galaxy” type, quite unapproachable. or lets say her facial expression is more like a model on the runway,
I like the prototype much better: