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PopWrapped | Current Events

Toys Like Me: Company Creates Dolls With Disabilities

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Updated 05/21/2015 1:16pm
Toys Like Me: Company Creates Dolls With Disabilities | Makies
Media Courtesy of Credit: blog.petflow.com

British toy company Makies is making dolls with disabilities and the like, inspired by the "Toys Like Me" Facebook campaign.

It's about time, right?

The toys, reportedly the first 3D printed dolls in the world, are selling for £69. That's just over $100.

They can have add-on accessories such as hearing aids too,  and Makies are looking at a trial run of made-to-order printed birthmarks, which is pretty brilliant.

In a blog post, they explain that they were moved to create the dolls due to the "Toys Like Me" campaign championed by two deaf mums who want to make mainstream kid's toys more inclusive and representative of real kids.

MakieLab CEO Alice Taylor told BuzzFeed that one of the campaign founders Rebecca got in touch to see if her ideas could happen..

“We’ve always wanted to do inclusive accessories, so she gave us some suggestions and we got right on to designing,” Taylor said.

But this isn't over. The campaign wants big companies like Lego and Mattel to start representing the huge number of children with disabilities who want toys like them. (770,000 and counting in the UK alone).

Here's hoping they all come on board and make our toy shops a better place!

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