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3D-printed armor turns Barbie into a medieval badass

17
Jul
2014

When Barbie appeared in Sports Illustrateds Swimsuit Issue earlier this year, it ignited newfound controversy over Mattels 50-year-plus tradition of using the doll to prop up absurd body image standards. Lost in the debate was the indisputable fact that her typical outfits are entirely inappropriate for storming a castle — but thanks to 3D designer Jim Rodda, thats been resolved. Rodda has created the Faire Play Battle Set, comprising three full sets of 3D-printed battle armor for the iconic figurine. The battle armor set is the culmination of a Kickstarter project that raised $6,000 in April.

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