Barbie fans floored to discover Growing Up Skipper doll with inflatable boobs is real

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Barbie movie fans have been left in disbelief after they discovered that one of the film's characters was actually a real doll.

Greta Gerwig's box office record-breaking film features a handful of discontinued Mattel dolls, such as Growing Up Skipper, who is played by Hannah Khalique-Brown.

As demonstrated in the film, Growing Up Skipper is unique because her breasts grow if you lift her arm.

The character only appears long enough in the film to explain her interesting function to the humans and Stereotypical Barbie, played by Margot Robbie.

In a 1975 TV advertisement for the doll, Mattel boasted that the doll is "two in one." It explained: "Meet the Growing Up Skipper. She's two dolls in one, because when you turn her arm, you can make her turn instantly from a little girl into a tall, slender teenage doll, which is something you can't do.

"You can have fun with Skipper when she's little, then suddenly you can make her grow up enough to wear her glamorous teenage skirt.

"New Growing Up Skipper is two dolls in one for two kinds of fun.

"Growing Up Skipper gets taller when you turn her arm and comes with these fashion accessories. New from Mattel."

Movie-goers were shocked to find out that Hannah's character was in fact a real doll, once sold in toy shops across the globe.

One person took to Twitter to share their shock, writing: "I had no idea that the Growing Up Skipper doll was a real product."

Another viewer was in disbelief and said: "Finding out Growing Up Skipper was real was a time."

"The fact that Growing Up Skipper was a real doll is vv crazy," wrote a third.

Another person remembered the doll, but had forgotten all about it until they saw the film.

They said: "I loved it [the movie] but I loved Barbie as a lil girl! I had forgotten about some of the 'odd' Barbies that they had came out with over the years. Like Midge, and Grow Up Skipper. And of course Allen!"

Meanwhile, other fans were delighted to see the bizarre Barbie they had once owned and loved appearing on the big screen.

One person excitedly shared: "#BARBIESPOILER!! – BUT I AM BEYOND ELATED THAT PREGNANCY BARBIE AND GROW UP SKIPPER MADE IT INTO THE MOVIE AS I HOPED!!!"

Another said: "The way I squealed when Growing Up Skipper appeared in the Barbie movie was probably similar to the way I squealed when I was 6 and rotated her arm for the first time."

A third noted: "In Barbie, when they introduced growing up skipper, my mom turned to me and said 'I had one of those.'"

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