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Upgrading an abandoned Barbie into a CYBARBIE!

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YES, I KNOW! I'm not the most popular man when we talk about Barbie dolls. If you saw some of my previous instructables, you know what I'm talking about:

http://www.instructables.com/id/RC-ARACHNOID-BARBIE-STROGG/

http://www.instructables.com/id/BARBIE-KILLER-ROBOT-made-of-broken-joysticks-MUAH/

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!!!
 
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Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials
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Do you remember everytime I said "Always have junk in stock"? Well...

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
The electromechanical caterpillars from a R/C car (If you have the whole R/C car, much better!)
1 Barbie
Sugru (depends of the clothes you want for your doll)
2 Big LEDs.
2 DPDT lever switch
1 simple switch
Iron angles
red and black wire
screws and bolts
Tin soldering


TOOLS

Dremel Rotary Tool
tweezers
screwdivers
scalpel
pliers
Wire cutters
Screwdriver kit
Soldering Iron
Super Glue


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
6. Enjoy!
7. Keep your Barbies away from me.

Accept it people, she looks even happier!

Great work!

M.C. Langer (author)  SentencedToLive2 months ago

Thanks man!!! :-)

Ripley lives! Nice one, Mario
Thanks a lot ActionFigure! :-)
Anyone else think that she looks like Chell ,from portal, with a aliens cargo exo suit?
Sooo cool! I want to be a big cybarbie!
M.C. Langer (author)  marcellahella1 year ago
Thanks Marcella! :-) I think you would be an awesome Cybarbie!!
SHIFT!1 year ago
MC, as always, your artistic merit knows no bounds! You should put a video camera on CB and get some awesome FP footage!
M.C. Langer (author)  SHIFT!1 year ago
Thanks a lot SHIFT!!! It's a good idea about the camera :-)
lord_kian1 year ago
Very good, i really like the Ripley look. good detail.
M.C. Langer (author)  lord_kian1 year ago
Thanks Lord Kian!
Denger1 year ago
Brilliant design from repurposed materials. Well done!
M.C. Langer (author)  Denger1 year ago
Thanks Denger!
DngrDave1 year ago
This is 50 shades of awesome!
M.C. Langer (author)  DngrDave1 year ago
Thank you very much DngrDave!! :-)
nnygamer1 year ago
I recognized your work on io9.com this morning, great work.
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M.C. Langer (author)  nnygamer1 year ago
Thank you very much, Nnygamer! :-)
sunshiine1 year ago
I guess I missed this one! I love her sugru top! You did a great job, it looks like it was made for the doll.
Sunshiine
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks Sunshiine! :-)
kldrshadow1 year ago
Wow! my daughter Hates Barbies but is into the new "Monster High" dolls, this is cool! Have you ever seen Dr. Who & Torchwood? I'd love to see you make a Cyberwoman Barbie off of the cybermen concept in those shows, not the full bodied cybermen but the Cyberwoman girlfriend Ianto hid in Torchwood's basement. That would be totally cool!! Maybe that could be your next project or 1 down the road ;D in the Monster High doll line they came up with a "Robecca Steam" doll, combining the steampunk look into her. Maybe you caould steampunk Barbie too! This is so fun to see!! Thanks for creating it!
M.C. Langer (author)  kldrshadow1 year ago
Thank you very much Kldrshadow!

Well, I LOVE DOCTOR WHO! HE'S THE BEST!! Sorry, but Torchwood is almost imposible to find in Colombia, but I'm still searching. Captain Jack Harkness is an awesome character.

Have you seen my other projects with Barbie dolls?

About the Steampunk, I think it's an awesome style, but not my style. I want to keep experimenting with Barbies and robots because is pretty cool to play with the beautiness paradigm in so bizarre ways! :-)
very cool !
M.C. Langer (author)  Chris Bilton1 year ago
Thanks Chris!
bajablue1 year ago
lol... this is CrAzY GREAT!!!  Love Barbie's butch-hairdo and it's obvious she's having a blast... pun intended. ;-)

I don't have Barbie dolls (never did) but I would definitely keep them away from you if I did! 

5 Star work, MC!!!
M.C. Langer (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thank you very much, Bajablue! :-)
GeekTinker1 year ago
It's good to see that I'm not alone in my collection of random junk for projects. If you have a way to keep it all organized, I'd like to hear it! ;)
M.C. Langer (author)  GeekTinker1 year ago
Oh yeah GeekTinker! And the organization is a nightmare. I envy the Mythbusters for having a big and organizated warehouse!
LOL cool
tgirard1 year ago
That smile has me frightened beyond all rational thought.
I just got the new "Divorcey" Barbie... It comes with all of Ken's things...
Cool instructable, ya get my vote.
M.C. Langer (author)  tgirard1 year ago
LOL!!!! "Divorcey Barbie"... BRILLIANT!!!! :-)

Thanks a lot, Tgirard! :-)
Reminds me the Alien movie...
M.C. Langer (author)  romulopericles1 year ago
Oh yeah! An awesome movie!
PeckLauros1 year ago
Excellent! Now, my daughter will be more interested by her Babies.
M.C. Langer (author)  PeckLauros1 year ago
Thanks a lot PeckLauros!
I had never heard of Sugru before - it looks pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing your instructable so I could find out what it was - and your Barbie makeover is so great!!
M.C. Langer (author)  Tabitha de Luna1 year ago
Thanks to you Tabitha!!! And Sugru is an awesome product. You can find it on the Instructables Store. :-)
ledisa1 year ago
You always have my vote, I love your robots =) and you know it ;)
citan19811 year ago
"Get you hands of her, you b*ch!"
That's teh kind of Barbie doll I'd get my daughter, if I ever get one.
M.C. Langer (author)  citan19811 year ago
Thanks Maese! This could be the most popular toy in Christmas! :-)
LordCrowen1 year ago
And My Axe!!!!!
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