The 'Melanites' Toy Company Creates Toys for Boys of Color

By: Michael Hemsworth - Apr 15, 2016
References: kickstarter & thegadgetflow
Walk down any toy aisle and the doll options for boys will likely be all oriented towards combat or superheroes, so the 'Melanites' toy company is looking to change this.

Developed by graduate student Jennifer Pierre, 'Melanites' creates dolls for boys of color that are oriented towards real-life personalities. This allows boys to be more connected to their toys by picking a doll that's into solving problems, tinkering with things, reading books or storytelling.

The 'Melanites' toy company is currently being funded as part of a Kickstarter campaign to bring the dolls for boys of color to market. Those looking to invest now and pick up a doll for their child can do so now for under $100 with delivery taking place early next year.