Doll Factory Workers Reveal How They Add Hair And Eyeballs In “Creepy” Video
A factory worker has revealed how they put the dolls together in a series of clips described as “creepy.”
TikToker Xiangmzxm filmed themselves working on a production line, in an unknown location, surrounded by hundreds of doll heads. Many videos share the process of adding hair to the scalp, which is done via a fast needle, similar to a sewing machine, that locks onto the toys.
The worker guides the doll’s head, ensuring even coverage of the hair, and they always end in two lines on the top of the head, imitating a parting in the middle. Various clips show the lightning-fast machine threading pink, blonde, brown and black hair over the dolls.
Xiangmzxm added the hashtags “crafting,” “handmade” and “Barbie” to the clips, though the doll doesn’t quite look like Mattel’s iconic product.
Xiangmzxm’s most popular video, shared earlier in July, racked up 37 million views as people admitted they were mesmerized by the process. Many people feared for workers’ hands as well, as most clips revealed workers skillfully adding hair without gloves.
Commenting on the footage, PG asked, “Finger protection? Where’s the health and safety?”
In addition to the hair, other videos reveal how the eyeballs, eyelashes and eyebrows are attached to the head. Another popular clip, released in June, racked up 10 million views as it filmed the machine that added false eyelashes.
Other clips show faceless beige heads making their treadmills, as giant machines dab at them in turn. While a creepy craft has four slender arms that open the empty orbit, ready for a worker to detonate an eyeball.
The production line received mixed reviews from viewers, with some likening it to a horror movie. Brick commented, “Could the dolls get scarier? Yes … it turns out they can.”
BurntRice373 thought, “The next SAW movie should be shot in a Barbie factory.”
Allisson said: “It’s scary.”
Sarah admitted, “Why is that weirdly satisfying to watch?”
“I’ve watched this a million times and still don’t know where [if] the needle is coming from the top or the bottom, ”said Dion Sadasey.
Okay Jeremy and Morgan Evan added, “I’m so confused as to how this machine works lol.”
While Elizabeth Arias203 said, “Wow that’s crazy I never knew how they styled amazing dolls.”
And commenting on the production line, A Little About A Lot joked, “I need one to get ready in the morning.”
News week contacted Xiangmzxm for comment.