Sunday, March 8, 2009

The Body Type Comparison

As requested, here is a comparison picture if IT dolls - with one barbie doll for reference.
You can see the range of their articulation in the position of their hands.

Body types from the left:
Mattel Pivotol for reference and Integrity Toys Monsieur Z, Dynamite Girl, Misaki,
Model Behaviour / NU.Face, Fashion Royalty, Homme.
Note that most of the heads are not on their original bodies.
(Click the photo above if the Homme is cropped)

The MZ, DG, Misaki and MB/NU use the same torso but different limbs.

The MZ and DG body are very close to each other, even the legs use same mould but the material of the legs is quite different - MZ´s is more smooth, heavier and better quality. Their hands are same in proportions but DG have a much better range of articulation. MZ´s also have more creepy scrawny fingers than DG.

Misaki have a one more point of articulation compared to others - angles. The new Poppy Parker dolls and the NU.Fantasy characters Yuri and Kumi also have this body type.

MB/NU and FR share limbs but have different torsos. MB/NU. shere the small bust torso, but the FR dolls have a big bust twist and turn torso also used for RuPaul dolls.

For more wide reference see these links to photography by Michael Williams published in Haute Doll January 2008:

The Usual Suspects line up

The Sitting Pretty comparison



  1. I'm not really an expert on barbies, but luckily I had this one in a shoebox under my bed! LOL. After comparing it to my FR I'd say that both Latina FR3 and Tan FR4 are close enough to work, but neither is an exact match.

    So if you want to give her a big bust your body donour matches are: Natalia, PB Adele, BS Kyori, GP Eugenia, CC Vanessa, MG Vanessa and BD Veronique. You can also buy Latina skin tone replacement bodies from Integrity.

    If you want for her to keep that modelling figure you matches would be: Colette and Making of Erin S.

  2. Hi. Just wanted to say that your blogs are awesome & your dioramas...magnificent!! Also, for AA TJ Heartbreaker, what Mattel Pivotal body was used? Was it Pop Life Christie? Thank you.

  3. Thank you! The body was from Jazz Diva and it's a perfect match. I'm not sure if Pop Life Christie has the same tone.

  4. Oh, ok...thank you.

    I love my TJ but I'm not sure how long DG bodies last. So, I'd like to have a back up body but because the FR holes in the head seem larger than most other Barbies, I wasn't sure any other body would fit. :)

  5. All the Integrity 6th scale female dolls have the same size neck joints and all fit with barbies.