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How To Turn A Doll Into An Action Figure

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"Action figures" and "dolls" tend to be pose-able and non-pose-able, respectively, reflecting the idea that boys are encouraged to be active agents and girls passive objects. So j_l_larson devised a way to make girl toys that can do things.

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(1) Take some dolls:

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(2) Chop'em up at the joints:

Illustration for article titled How To Turn A Doll Into An Action Figure

(3) Rejoin their joints with wire and super glue:

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(4) Put them back together and play!

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See the full instructions at Instructables

This post originally appeared on Sociological Images. Republished with permission.

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DISCUSSION

This additional flexibility would have come in handy for when I made my Barbies perform graphic sexual acts on each other. Which was all the time.

I may need to see a doctor and check if that's normal.