Not sure what planet her people evolved on. Mars, perhaps: darkness selecting for larger eyes and lower gravity for freakishly long limbs and neck.
Martians are naturally bald, but there’s a current fashion for hair based on Earth television, which they get together to watch for laughs.
H.G. Wells speculated that Martians wanted to invade Earth, and perhaps Barbie is the first wave of that invasion. When her people step off the spaceships, little children would run up to them with glee. “Look, mommy! It’s Barbie!”
Tomorrow: something even more horrifying than Barbie…
- Have you read War Of The Worlds? That is a seriously awesome book. Here I’ll get you started: “…across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us…”