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Barbie Basics Collection 003 Model 02 and the Saga of Prototype vs. Production Hair

      When the Barbie Basics swimsuit collection was announced, I was really happy with the lineup of dolls! The one that really caught my eye, however, was the Lara (Model 02). Her neon green one piece swimsuit and her voluminous dark auburn hair really popped! I knew I had to get her!     I happened to see the swimsuit Basics dolls at Target and I got my Lara! I'll admit I was a little disappointed when I saw her hair in person. For reference, this is what her hair looked like in the prototype photos: Image from     You can imagine my disappointment when I saw just how flat and sad looking her hair was in the box. I didn't expect it to look exactly like the prototype; that almost never happens. Here is an in-box photo (I didn't take a photo of my doll in the box; I searched the internet for this): Image from     I've always loved playing with my dolls' hair. As an adult,

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