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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

New Line of Dolls With Disabilities Is the Best Thing in the World

By Laura Beck| COSMOPOLITAN | May 16, 2015
This is so magically wonderful.
British toy company Makies allows kids to customize 3-D-printed dolls to their preferences. Which is very cool because it allows children to make dolls in all different sizes, shapes, colors, hair types, and more. And it's gotten even better because they just announced a new line of accessories so kids can design dolls with disabilities. This includes hearing aids, a walking stick, and scars.
From Makies:
In recent weeks, the Toy Like Me Facebook campaign (#toylikeme) has rallied for greater
"diversity in the toy box," calling for toys that reflect children in more inclusive ways than the market currently offers. Toy Like Me's Facebook posts of toy "makeovers" by parents of disabled children have been widely shared, reaching an audience of 50,000 and rising — thanks to enthusiastic support from parents eager for positive representation of disability in toys.
 What an awesome way to respond to clear customer demand. More of this, please!

And stay tuned — they're adding more and more accessories. Next up? A new 3-D-printed toy wheelchair and made-to-order birthmarks. So awesome.

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