Last summer artist and researcher, Nickolay Lamm was all over the news with his "Normal Barbie" showing what fashion dolls would look like if they were made using standard human body proportions. The news coverage received tons of public interest, yet no interest from top toy company manufacturers. With so much support and interest in where to buy a normal doll like this, Nickolay started a campaign to manufacture the doll himself. So far it has received $401,557 from 11,320 backers, way over the original goal of $95,000 with 23 days left.
"Lammily, Average is Beautiful" The Lammily dolls were designed using the measurements of the average 19 year old American girl. The dolls have articulated wrists, knees, elbows, and feet so they can be more realistic and active. They also wear minimal make up. "Rather than waiting for toy companies to change their designs, let's change them ourselves by creating a fashion doll that promotes realistic beauty standards." Thank you Nickolay. I pre-ordered one of these dolls for my kids and I hope the success might lead doll manufactures to change their tune and start making more realistic fashion dolls.
Learn more about Lammily and Nickolay's work at www.lammily.com/average-is-beautiful