Graphic designer turned doll maker Nickolay Lamm thought toys—like Barbie dolls—had unrealistic body proportions, so he created a "normal" doll, with real girl features. He called it the Lammily doll.
First, he took measurements of a 19-year-old American woman, and created mockup images based on that. He uploaded the images online, and those went viral—with netizens pre-ordering about 19,000 dolls.
The Lammily doll has long, brown, thick hair, and wears no makeup. She has a little bit of a pooch, and doesn't have long legs. She's about a head shorter than a Barbie doll. Her accessories include a sticker pack that can give her tattoos, acne, scars, moles, scratches, bruises, and yep—stretch marks and cellulite.
“I wanted to show that reality is cool,” Lamm told Time. “And a lot of toys make kids go into fantasy, but why don’t they show real life is cool? It’s not perfect, but it’s really all we have. And that’s awesome.”
Singer Demi Lovato took to her Twitter account to praise the new toy, saying:
Also, Barbie should make dolls with cellulite!!! Hahaha!!! After all, around 95% of ALL women have it!!! ðŸ˜ðŸ˜Š— Demi Lovato (@ddlovato) June 10, 2013
What do you think of the "Normal Barbie," CGs?
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