When Mattel announced that the Barbie Fanclub gift would be a Silkstone dress form, I expected it to be similar to those Fashion Fever mannequins from the $6 fashions. What arrived on my doorstep is actually really nice. I was so surprised, it truly felt like a gift. The body is made from a hefty hard plastic, and the base is painted metal. I feel that the dress form alone was worth the price of membership.