Meet Meiling, the Asian Made to Move Barbie. I had originally planned to buy the Asian Fashionista in the kitty top and rebody her on a Divergent Tris body, but when I saw that Mattel had a soon to be released doll with the same facial sculpt plus 18 points of articulation, I decided to wait.
Here are a few pictures of her packaging. I've seen an AA version of this doll in promo images, but have not seen her offered for sale. There's a small picture on the bottom front of the package, but the AA doll is not shown on the back with the three dolls I've seen for sale.
|promo images of AA doll|
I was too tired for a lengthy body comparison, so I just grabbed a Liv doll from a recent thrift purchase and Ally whose body donor was a 2015 Style Teresa with flat feet. You can see that Meiling has wider hips and fuller thighs than Liv and Ally. She has an athletic build, which I like. If you look closely at her upper thigh and upper arm, you will see a crease where her arms and legs swivel to provide some truly incredible posing ability. Her torso joint has an impressive range of motion as well. Sorry, too tired to take photos of this, but may update later.
And here are some photos of her redressed. She can wear older and newer Barbie fashions. She does a better job filling out the jeans from the newer fashion packs than the current Fashionistas. She can wear Sparkle Girlz fashions, and she was able to wear the one model muse dress (tea party) that I tried on her, too.
Meiling's articulation makes it possible for her to do an impressive number of things like curl up in a chair to read, and even hold the phone. If she were to hook up with an action figure, they could get into some pretty kinky stuff...just sayin'.