These dolls are anything but normal...and that's what makes them so incredible!
Thanks to British toy company Makies, children with disabilities can now custom order dolls that look just like them, with accessories such as walking canes and hearing aids.
(Photo Credit: Makies)
And because they're made with a 3-D printer, kids can choose different shapes, sizes and hair colors to make the dolls even more personalized.
"In just the past few days we've received hundreds of suggestions and requests for Makie dolls with the new inclusive accessories, which is just amazing, and we're rising to meet that need," Matthew Wiggins, the chief technology officer for the company, said in a statement to Today.
A doll in the process of being made. (Photo Credit: Makies)
The brand is currently working on a toy wheelchair and made-to-order birthmarks for children who feel insecure over skin abnormalities.
"We work from photos, so the result is tailored to the customer (or their child)," Wiggins said of the markings, which are printed on and not stickers.
@OfficialMakies answered the @toylikeme campaign in world 1st @playmobil @LEGO_Group @Mattel u next? pic.twitter.com/Ec0jtrMsqT— Toy Like Me (@toylikeme) May 13, 2015
@OfficialMakies answered the @toylikeme campaign in world 1st @playmobil @LEGO_Group @Mattel u next? pic.twitter.com/Ec0jtrMsqT
Makies' decision to begin manufacturing the dolls was largely due to a Toy Like Me Facebook campaign, which "rallied for greater
'diversity in the toy box,' calling for toys that reflect children in more inclusive ways than the market currently offers."
We're happy to see that girls and boys everywhere are receiving a much-deserved pick-me-up!
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