The Subversive 11.5 Inch Fashion Doll

Internet addict Barbie. Neglected children sold separately.

Okay, who didn’t make their Barbies do obscene things at some point? But The Subversive 11½ Inch Fashion Doll takes it to all new levels of wrong.

The author of the site, alt model Theda B, describes the effort as “awful things I did to my old toys in a fit of boredom” and presents the Mattell-made dolls, dubbed “Bobbie” and “Ben,” in some hilarious, completely un-PC scenarios that draw on politics, illness, subculture, deviant sexuality and criminal behavior. And a good time is had by all! My personal favorites are Pretentious Performance Artist Barbie, Bobbie Christ (or the “I’m Going Straight to Hell” doll) and Trench Coat Mafia Ben. Collect them all!

The site hasn’t been updated in 3 years, which is a shame. It would be interesting to see what kind of new dolls people would submit to the site today. My own contributions would be Internet-Famous Bobbie and Sadistic TSA Agent Ben.

4 Responses to “The Subversive 11.5 Inch Fashion Doll”

  1. Mer Says:

    Bwaaa haa haa. RAD!

    Nadya, a while back there was a flurry of articles about a “shocking” research study that found compulsive tendencies towards “Barbie mutilation” in a wide range of children. Warmed my bitter little tomboy heart, it did.

    Also worth checking out: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro. These guys were one of my favorite camps out on the playa around 2004 or so.

  2. Zoetica Says:

    Yes! I’ve certainly painted and crucified a few Barbies of my own. Memories!

  3. gilda Says:

    i beheaded some of mine,

  4. Pop Chaser Says:

    When I was little, I’d rip off all of my barbies’ heads after chopping off all of their hair. Then, when Halloween came around, I’d hang all of their decapitated bodies in my window so the neighborhood could see how festive I was.

    Perhaps I shouldn’t have shared that…

    Oh, and my friends always made me be Miko (Barbie’s friend from 1986 to 1989)…oh, childhood.