Realistic Representation

Children look for more accurate representations of themselves in toys

Implications - Virtual and augmented reality technology has lead to the creation of immersive toys that allow children to partake in worlds of fantasy. However, more and more frequently, children -- especially girls -- are looking for more genuine representations of themselves in their toys. Whether it's physical resemblance or behavioral imitation, realistic toys reflect a desire in children for more accurate portrayals of their identity.
SCORE: 6.6
This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 17,116 Total Clicks Jan 15 - Feb 16
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Gender-Blurring Barbie Dolls - These Barbies Have Been Remixed into a Line of Gender-Neutral Dolls
SCORE: 7.6
V. Hot 2,580 Clicks Pub: Oct 29, 15
Gender-Blurring Barbie Dolls
These Barbies Have Been Remixed into a Line of Gender-Neutral Dolls
Designer duo Ava Nirui and Alex Lee have crafted a line of gender-neutral dolls for the gender-bending fashion generation. With more and more designers and fashion icons dismissing the idea of... [More]
Inclusive Disability Dolls - The Toy Like Me Campaign Spurs The Makies to Create More Diverse Dolls
SCORE: 7.2
V. Hot 6,421 Clicks Pub: May 15, 15
Inclusive Disability Dolls
The Toy Like Me Campaign Spurs The Makies to Create More Diverse Dolls
Toy Like Me is a viral Facebook campaign started by two deaf mothers who were looking to diversify the toy industry in more meaningful ways. The hashtag was brandished proudly by supporters and... [More]
Diverse Model-Made Dolls - Mala Bryan Created a Line of Dolls That Celebrate Black Beauty
SCORE: 5.4
This Year and Hot 985 Clicks Pub: Feb 8, 16
Diverse Model-Made Dolls
Mala Bryan Created a Line of Dolls That Celebrate Black Beauty
Slow but steady progress is being made with diversity in the fashion industry and model Mala Bryan is furthering the inclusiveness with a line of dolls that honor black skin tones. Malaville dolls... [More]
Drastic Doll Make-Unders - These Bratz Dolls Are Given Startling Transformations
SCORE: 5.3
Warm 5,547 Clicks Pub: Jan 21, 15
Drastic Doll Make-Unders
These Bratz Dolls Are Given Startling Transformations
A Tasmania-based artist has taken it upon themselves to “rescue and rehabilitate” Bratz dolls from their garish styling. Opting for a less-is-more-approach, the artist, who operates... [More]
Educational Fashion Dolls - This Line of Dolls Titled Project Mc² Seeks to Empower and Educate Girls
SCORE: 6.1
Warm 1,208 Clicks Pub: Aug 10, 15
Educational Fashion Dolls
This Line of Dolls Titled Project Mc² Seeks to Empower and Educate Girls
MGA Entertainment created a line of dolls titled Project Mc² that seeks to incorporate education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with the use of traditional dolls. The line of... [More]
Educational Diabetic Dolls - The American Girl Diabetes Care Kit Teaches Young Girls About Illness
SCORE: 5.4
This Year and Warm 375 Clicks Pub: Feb 11, 16
Educational Diabetic Dolls
The American Girl Diabetes Care Kit Teaches Young Girls About Illness
Unfortunately along with rising child obesity rates come increased instances of diabetes and a need to teach people about illness at an early age—which is where this diabetes care kit comes in.... [More]