*I don’t know about you, but I did secretly wonder how long the Barbie doll was going to stay skinny and white. What with everything else changing, why not Barbie after all these years.
Yeah, I know. Somewhere in your memory you recall somebody saying something about a changed Barbie, but you can’t be sure. Well here’s something you can wrap your brain around. Here’s a change your Barbie-lover might appreciate.
Gone are the skinny legs and perfect thighs. Gone is the clear, white skin…Well, its still white but…Now the girl has gone and got acne…cellulite…and stretch marks!
In an effort to change the way girls see themselves and the dolls they play with, toy designer Nickolay Lamm created the “normal” Barbie earlier this year. Meet “Lammily,” who comes with some interesting accessories. You don’t wear them on your ears or around your neck. Lammily’s accessories come in the form of stickers that look like bruises, tattoos, and stretch marks.
Meet the new, grown up, used to be Barbie.
Lamm’s creation shows the transition a teen goes through on her way to womanhood. The stickers were made to feature the various stages of development. The designer tells Buzzfeed News:
“All fashion dolls look the same! I wanted to give them a realistic makeover. I’ve seen kids playing with these stickers and saw how they put the stickers on and off, laughing and showing the customized doll to their parents. The ‘imperfect’ nature of it isn’t an issue. I feel it makes the doll more relatable.”
The Lammily Doll costs $25. But if you want the bruises, tattoos and stretch marks – it’ll cost you an additional $6.
Purchases can be made at the Lammily website.
Watch the “Time to Get Real” video below showcasing the old doll and the new, “Lammily.”
Which doll would you purchase for your daughter?