Because 2008 is when I made this page.
Classic / Vintage / Original / Traditional shape – 1966
Has a barrel chest, tiny waist and 1966 stamped on her back. It’s really not that her boobs are so large, it’s her whole rib cage that’s out of proportion, then that tiny waist and sudden hips.
Bellybutton – 1999
There are commercial patterns out for it now. Simplicity says it in code: “for Barbie’s new shapely curves”. That’s not really fair to people who don’t happen to know the code and don’t know the difference. I wish they’d just say it in English, “Fits 1999 Barbie, does not fit 1966 Barbie”. Is that so hard?
The Shorter Barbie – 2006
She is only 11 inches tall instead of 11.5 inch. I don’t think there are any commercial patterns for this shape. I’ve heard that some people don’t like her, but I think she’s really cute. I like the way her legs are attached smoothly, without the painful-looking cutouts in the thighs.
The newest body mold, found in the Barbie Basics line. Mine are stamped 2003/2008.
I didn’t have such a thing as featured image back when I made this page. I don’t want to use nudity for the featured image so I just snagged the most Barbieish-looking young lady that Mattel popped up. In case you wonder, she’s the Barbie Travel doll.