Second Graders' Reactions To 'Imperfect' Dolls Can Teach Toy Companies A Big Lesson

March 5, 2015 4:43 PM

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After his 3D-printed "Normal Barbie" prototype went viral in 2013, and a subsequent crowd-funding campaign exceeded its goal five times over, artist and researcher Nickolay Lamm finally released his line of realistically proportioned "Lammily" dolls this past November. In addition to having measurements that represent the average shape of a 19-year-old American girl, the dolls come with reusable stickers that allow kids to add "marks" to their dolls -- from acne and stretch marks to mosquito bites, bandages, and more.

Lamm presented the dolls and sticker packs to a group of second graders at St. Edmund's Academy in Pittsburgh to gauge their reactions. As this new video from the visit shows, the "dolls with imperfections" received the kid stamp of approval. When asked if the doll's pimples bothered her, one girl a...

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