Okay, I like to think that I keep up with my Lady News, but how the hell did the 2004 introduction of the "Model Muse" Barbie body sculpt slip by me? I was only made aware of it browsing the Jezebel post about the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Barbie being named the worst toy of the year, at which point I just assumed it was a one-off sculpt:
But of course not, it's an entire line- heck, there's a wiki devoted to this stuff. The body mass on these things is a whole new kind of absurd. At this point I would welcome back the subtly patronizing sexism of Paleontologist Barbie.