The Most Terrifying & Useful Barbie We've Ever Seen

Photo: Courtesy Instructables.
Outside of fueling fashion-related play sessions and entirely unrealistic body-image goals, Barbie dolls don't really have that much utility. Until now, that is: Instructables user Mikeasaurus figured out how to hack a Barbie into something far more useful (and a little bit terrifying).

If you trust your child to handle sharp blades, you can transform boring old Barbie into a Swiss Army knife. As Mikeasaurus explains, it's a great way to "empower young girls to expand their horizons beyond playing with stereotypical gender-reinforcing toys."

All you have to do is saw Barbie in half at the waist and fuse her with the sawing, slicing, and snipping components of an actual Swiss Army-style multitool. A notch in her side makes it easy to access the tools and the two halves of her body snap together thanks to magnets. The whole thing costs around $15 to accomplish (but you may want to borrow a friend's rotary tool to quickly and safely saw your doll in two).
Advertisement
GIF Courtesy Instructables.
We're not quite sure if anyone would really build this doll-ma-tron for their child, but a responsible, adult-supervised eight- or ten-year-old could probably handle the doll's stabby innards. It would, at least, make an awesomely bizarre addition to an adult's Barbie collection — if you're mentally and emotionally strong enough to saw a doll in half.

Advertisement

More from Tech

It's become almost second nature for a celeb to have some sort of side hustle. Why just make money acting when you can also release a perfume or found a ...
Remember when dorm drama just meant your roommate eating the last of your Oreos without asking, or talking on the phone too loudly while you were trying ...
Chrissy Teigen, the model turned TV host turned cookbook author, has amassed Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat followings in the millions. The secret to ...
GENERATION STARTUP presents Women In Tech, an episode of an exclusive web series with footage left on the cutting room floor. The feature documentary ...
A Google search for "mooning" pulls up expected results: some news articles about protestors pulling down their pants, and the formal dictionary definition...
Pokémon Go was this year's biggest app sensation. Within 24 hours of its launch, the game became a mega hit and has since seen users walking billions of ...
For the second time this month, earthlings of the Western Hemisphere will experience a special event involving our moon. Earlier this month, we got our ...
(Paid Content) Refinery29 is now on Versy, a messaging and content-sharing app made for busy people like us
If you want to look up information about your favorite celebrities, your first instinct is probably to google them. But depending on who you're curious ...
Complaining today is much easier than it used to be. Lost luggage, bad service, extra charges, broken products — you used to have to put a letter in the ...
It's Google's 18th birthday which means it can finally see all the porn it serves up
Tonight marks the first of three presidential debates between candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Because of the debate's close proximity to New...
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) developed a phone app that will assist you in recording and reporting police conduct. The app, Mobile Justice, ...
If you aren't registered to vote, don't panic. As a matter of fact, thanks to Snapchat, you can now do it in just one minute, reports Time. The social-...