Not all dolls are skinny. I like having 1:6 scale dolls of all shapes and sizes. This post features some of my larger than average dolls. They are from left to right: American Teen Dominique, Gone with the Wind Mammy (with Jazz Diva Barbie wig), singing Tracy Turnblad, Happy Family Grandma, Girls Explore Bessie Coleman, and Big Beautiful Dolls Dasia.
They all have very limited articulation. Dominique swivels at her upper arms and thighs, and bends slightly at the elbows, knees, and ankles. Mammy's body is stuffed and has no articulation. Tracy's arms move forward and back. Grandma has joined elbows and clicky knees. Bessie has a stuffed body, her arms and legs are made of soft vinyl and they bend slightly. Dasia's arms and legs move back and forth.
They have feet of various sizes, and most can share shoes with other dolls. Dominique can wear flat shoes or shoes with a slight heel, since she has clicky joints in her ankles. Mammy has molded on shoes. None of them can cross their arms, but Grandma and Bessie come the closest.
Dominique and Mammy can stand on their own, the others can not. Bessie is the only one that can bend to the side, and she can also arch her back slightly. None of them can kneel.
Here they are showing off their hands. Bessie is the only one that can grip objects in her hands.
Here they are attempting to do splits, any way that they can.
Here they are doing a let lift. Grandma and Bessie do this the best.
Tracy, Mammy, and Dasia do not have knees that bend, so they do not look good sitting on furniture. Dominique's knees bend only slightly. Grandma and Bessie look good seated on furniture.
My Booty Babe statue is not really a doll had has zero articulation, but I wanted to mention her here anyway.
I also wanted to mention Sideshow Mandy's fat suit, which has allowed me to have plus sized dolls with articulation. The suit is made for a male action figure, so the suit looks better on taller figures. Here is Sideshow Jinx showing off part of Mandy's fat suit.
The suit has 2 pieces. Here is Jinx showing off the full fat suit.
And here, Jinx shows off the full fat suit while wearing Mammy's dress.
Which plus size dolls are your favorites (whether they are featured here or not)? Are you aware of any plus size dolls with articulation? Would you like to see manufacturers make more larger than average dolls?
This post continues to receive numerous reads, so I wanted to add an update that includes other Large and Lovely dolls - including Martini Beach Monica, Madam LaVinia Curvy Barbie, and Lammily Photographer. See my video below.