While it might appear like the byproduct of when your Barbie doll gets a
haircut from your jealous sibling, it's actually part of an online
movement to have Mattel release a Barbie who's intentionally hairless.
The hope is that the doll would create awareness among kids that people sometimes suffer hair loss due
to cancer treatments. While there doesn't seem to be a down side to
making the doll, Mattel hasn't responded to any questions from reporters, and Sypin tells MSNBC that the company sent her a form letter when she contacted them:
"We got a generic letter that said they don't accept outside ideas and they're developing new ideas for 2012 but couldn't disclose that information right now," she says.
Some people have suggested that those who want a bald Barbie should just cut their doll's hair off, but that just results in a doll with a head full of alien-like bumps. So it would be better for Mattel to just create a new doll to show girls that they're still pretty even if they don't have a generic Barbie doll's blue eyes and long blonde hair.