Move over, Barbie! There are some new chicks in town and they are ten times more fly than the all-American girl-next-door that we’ve all grown up with. Plasticladies—a site dedicated completely to dolls—features high-fashion versions of the plastic companions and collectibles. Since its inception in August, the Tumblr site has been getting crazy traffic and feedback on its eerily realistic doll features. Some of them look like runway models, others look like pop singers, and a few even look like video vixens; but they all look real.
If you’re thinking to yourself “This is crazy. We’re too old to be thinking about dolls,” well—point taken. But even designers have begun to realize the appeal of the high-end toys. Jason Wu, for example, launched a doll company collection called “Fashion Royalty” back in 2000, and the brand is still running strong. For him, the dolls “celebrate the glamour and excitement of the fashion industry, bringing in a uniquely diverse collection to the fashion doll arena.” His figurines are designed in very limited quantities, clad in the most detailed couture-inspired garments, and part of an intricate, drama-filled storyline that rivals any soap opera on the air.