Friday, November 25, 2016
WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
I usually show my dolls separately by types. I don't like to mix different groups in one photo.
Today I'm going to compare, weigh and measure my playscale girls.
As you can see, Momoko dolls are much shorter than MTM Barbie and Poppy Parker.
They are dolls in about 1/6 scale. Let's check how tall would they be in a human scale.
Momoko: 27cm (10,5 in), x6 = 162cm (63 in)
Poppy and Barbie "Made To Move": 29cm (11,5 in), x6 = 174cm (69 in)
This awesome scales is courtesy of Marta from The Doll Whisperer blog (Marta, thank you so much!). Click the pictures to zoom in and see that it works.
Momoko dolls weigh averagely 80g (2,82oz), x6 = 0,48kg (16,92oz)
Barbie "Made To Move" - averagely 115g (4,06oz), x6 = 0,69kg (24,36oz)
Poppy: 105g (3,7oz), x6 = 0,63kg (22,2oz).
I also compared these three types of dolls' feet. Barbie has small (22,5mm) and the narrowest (8mm) feet so she wears most shoes. Poppy's feet are the widest (9mm) and the longest (23mm). Momoko's feet are also 9mm wide but they have narrower toes (lenght 22,5mm). By the way, it was really hard to set barefoot Barbie without support.
As for the height, there are quite good proportions between 1:6 scale and human size. Feet are obviously much too small but it is caused by technical reasons (shoes).
But what will happen if you compare the weight? I know it's a little weird. It's even better that dolls are so very light because otherwise shipping cost would be terrible.
I wanted to dwell on a subject though. I multiplied weight of my dolls six times and then hundred times. Look what turned out: Momoko 48kg, Barbie 69kg and Poppy 63kg. Not bad. I don't think that these dolls' producers minded it. But my adult adventure with dolls started by a dream that I have a doll perfectly proportional.
I also calculated my dolls' BMI (body mass index): Momoko 18,3 (slightly underweight), Barbie 22,8 (normal weight) and Poppy 20,8 (normal weight).