Earlier today, I read about a new doll series called LivWorld on Dollstuff.net: here is a link to Charles' article.
I haven't seen these dolls out yet so I am not sure how they are in proportion to Barbie. The bodies might be useful, but the heads look over-sized to me. That could be because they have inset eyes ... but no, the heads just look big. The bodies look jointed. (Visions of transplants running through my head.) The outfits are adorable - very bright and trendy. Wonder if I can use them for other dolls ....
I found the LivWorld official site and a Walmart search for more photos.
Happy viewing and happier hunting!