Large toy company began to produce dolls with physical defects

by:Ennas      2021-12-21

The popular dolls on the market usually have a 'perfect appearance': a beautiful face and a beautiful figure. On the initiative of a group of parents of children with physical defects, large toy companies began to produce toy dolls with physical defects, like ordinary people with imperfect appearance. 'Toy Like Me' (a doll like me) is an online initiative. Although its Facebook page currently has only 18,000 supporters, it has successfully persuaded the German Playmobil toy company and the British 3D printing company Makies to produce physiologically. Defective doll. The British company Makies focuses on providing customized toy services. On May 13 this year, the company announced on its official website that in response to Toy Like Me’s initiative, it will launch three dolls with physical defects, named Hetty, Eva and Melissa.  Makies's Melissa doll has a hand-painted birthmark on its face, which can be customized according to customer needs. The price is US$126.29. The Eva doll has eyesight problems, wears glasses, and carries a cane. The price is $126.29. The Hetty doll wears a pink hearing aid, which sells for $121.76. A spokesperson for Makies told the US Business News website Business Insider that because the company’s dolls use 3D printing technology, they can be made within 24 hours, and orders can be shipped within 10 working days. Consumers can also purchase doll's hearing aids and walking sticks separately.   Makies will also launch artificial electronic cochlear and insulin pumps for dolls. The appearance of dolls can also be customized according to customer needs.   On May 28, the German Playmobil toy company also joined the corresponding Toy Like Me initiative. The company announced on its Facebook page that it will produce toy dolls with physical defects, and part of the proceeds will be donated to charity. 'Toy Like Me' is a network initiative that originated in the United Kingdom. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on May 26 that parents would like to see more diverse toys to accompany their children. Participation in the project The author Rebecca Atkinson said that some children with physical disabilities will feel more cordial when they see a doll like themselves.   Toy Like Me event participants are still working on getting more toy companies to participate. In fact, as early as 2013, designer Nickolay Lamm's 'realistic version of Barbie' Lammily designed with a 19-year-old girl as the prototype, subverted Barbie's usual exquisite and fashionable image. According to the 'Huffington Post' report, this Barbie doll turned into a girl in ordinary dress, without high heels, and with a sticker bag, allowing children to stick acne, scars, freckles and stains on her body. Designer Nickolay Lamm said that he designed Barbie dolls into the image of ordinary girls to make more children think that it is normal to have physical defects, and it is not realistic to blindly pursue perfect appearance. The realistic version of Barbie is priced at US$24.99, and the additional sticker pack is priced at US$6.
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