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35 Unexpected Idols for Girls

From Presidential Action Figurines to Latina Disney Princesses

— June 19, 2015 — Pop Culture
These idols for girls range from curvy fashion bloggers to female presidential candidates. More than ever before, young girls are learning the importance of their voice at an early age, leading toy manufacturers to re-think the way they market and design their products.

As consumers' desire for female-empowering products increases, the market is also seeing an abundance of toys that celebrate women. These include superheroine action figures and diversity-promoting dolls along with Latina Disney princesses that educate young girls about Hispanic culture.

Moreover, a focus on girl-focused engineering and science kits is on the rise among toy brands who wish to end gender stereotypes with their products. While this list's toys celebrate diversity, its media influencers include television stars and fashion bloggers who encourage girls to feel comfortable in their own skin. Overall, these idols for girls encourage individuality and self-worth while illustrating the changing face of gender perceptions.
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Uncomfortable Celebrity Ads
Uncomfortable Celebrity Ads
Amy Schumer and Anna Kendrick Star in the Latest MTV Promo
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Diversity-Promoting Dolls
Diversity-Promoting Dolls
Elle&Cee World Girls is a Line of Racially Diverse Dolls to Educate Kids
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Self-Empowering Retrospective Ads
Self-Empowering Retrospective Ads
YouTube's Dear Me Campaign Gives Advice to Your Younger Self
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Comedian Action Figures
Comedian Action Figures
Iconic Comedy Duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are Now Available in Doll Form
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Sporty Doll Accessories
Sporty Doll Accessories
Maplelea's Hockey Gear Gets Dolls Safely Suited Up for Sports
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Latina Dress-Up Dolls
Latina Dress-Up Dolls
Maria is An 18" Latina Doll Made By the Pattycake Doll Company
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Cinematic Superhero Bobbleheads
Cinematic Superhero Bobbleheads
This Lady Sir Figurine Celebrates the Female Characters from Thor
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Empowering Engineering Toy Ads
Empowering Engineering Toy Ads
This Ad for Goldiblox' Toys for Girls Shows Your Brain on Princess
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Retro TV Show Toys
Retro TV Show Toys
The Mad Men Paper Dolls by Dyna Moe Involve Joan Harris and Megan Draper
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Characterized Kokeshi Doll Series
Characterized Kokeshi Doll Series
Becky Kemp Hand-Painted Dolls to Look Like Legendary Creatives
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Custom Superheroine Toys
Custom Superheroine Toys
HeroMe Helps Kids Build Their Own Super Female Action Figures
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Whimsical Plus-Sized Fashion
Whimsical Plus-Sized Fashion
Blogger Hayley Hughes' Instagram Account Features Fearless Styles
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Customizable Superhero Sets
Customizable Superhero Sets
The DIY 6" Action Figure Kits Encourage Kids to Personalize Their Toys
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Non-Normative Gender Apps
Non-Normative Gender Apps
The Pink Tints of Blue App Teaches Kids that Gender is Flexible
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Presidential Action Figures
Presidential Action Figures
The Hillary Clinton Action Figure Sends an Empowering Message to Girls
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Child Fashion Designers
Child Fashion Designers
J.Crew's Little Mayhem Collection is Designed by a 5-Year-Old Girl
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Presidential Coloring Books
Presidential Coloring Books
Valentin Ramon's Hillary Coloring Book Celebrates the Female Leader
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Educational Cinematic Toys
Educational Cinematic Toys
GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Teaches Kids Engineering & Animation
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Positive Female Action Figures
Positive Female Action Figures
IAmElemental Action Figures Boast Strong Quads Not Big Breasts
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Moody Celebrity Hipster Editorials
Moody Celebrity Hipster Editorials
Lena Dunham Makes a Statement in the Vogue February 2014 Issue
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Girl-Geared Archery Sets
Girl-Geared Archery Sets
Nerf Rebelle Series Bring the Action to a Different Demographic
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Comedian Slumber Party Editorials
Comedian Slumber Party Editorials
The ‘SNL Sleepover’ is a Provocative Affair
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Inspiring Engineer Dolls
Inspiring Engineer Dolls
The Goldie Action Figure Doll Promotes Innovation and Creativity
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3D-Printed Dolls
3D-Printed Dolls
The Makies Have Cross the Pond into the United States of America
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Girl Power Art Projects
Girl Power Art Projects
Photographer Kate Parker Has Created the Series 'Strong is the New Pretty'
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Girl Construction Toys
Girl Construction Toys
GoldieBlox and The Builder's Survival Kit Teaches Important Skills
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Icon-Emulating Kids Photography
Icon-Emulating Kids Photography
Eunique Jones' Snaps Kids Dressed Up as Icons for Girl Empowerment
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Expressive Plus-Sized Fashion
Expressive Plus-Sized Fashion
The Lion Hunter Blog Celebrates Curves and Colorful Clothes
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Culturally Diverse Dolls
Culturally Diverse Dolls
Maplelea's Canadian Girls Are a Cute & Educational Toy Doll Collection
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5
Inclusive Disability Dolls
Inclusive Disability Dolls
The Toy Like Me Campaign Spurs The Makies to Create More Diverse Dolls
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4
Curvy Blogger Collections
Curvy Blogger Collections
The Nadia Aboulhosn x Boohoo Capsule Collection is Fierce
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3
Authentic Female Fitness Ads
Authentic Female Fitness Ads
Sport England's This Girl Can Campaign Embraces All Body Types
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2
Latina Disney Princesses
Latina Disney Princesses
Princess Elena of Avalor is Disney's Newest Character
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Captivating Child Star Photography
Captivating Child Star Photography
Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Covers Dazed's Latest Issue
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