Now, I'm in the Mattel's Black List, banned on the girls section of the toyshops and hated by my female cousins.
(Good thing they haven't seen my failed attempts...)
One day, I was walking on my favorite Flea Market, when I found some old and abandoned Barbies, naked, dirty, with their hair damaged. Even one of them had arms from another "Barbie" (not an original one). U$1.00 each doll.
It's redemption time!
I bought two Barbies. One of them, I decided to trasform her into an AWESOME BARBIE! So I cleaned and repaired her body, I made futuristic new clothes and a radical hairstyle. Oh, and a brand new mech, Power Loader style, for kick some serious butt!
And the other Barbie? Well, old habits die hard... MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Step 1: Materials
A big amount of black plastic junk. I used, among other stuff:
- A wireless phone base
- PC joysticks
- A saucepan handler
- Walkman headphones
- Airplane headphones
- Damaged toys
- A pump handler
Sugru (depends of the clothes you want for your doll)
2 Big LEDs.
2 DPDT lever switch
1 simple switch
red and black wire
screws and bolts
Dremel Rotary Tool
And don't forget:
1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock
7. Keep your Barbies away from me.