At Last, A Realistic Barbie Doll

For years Barbie dolls have dominated the market for girls’ dolls, with their incredibly unrealistic body proportions that have given girls skewed ideas about beauty.

Until now. This article describes one business’ new venture – “Lamilly” dolls. That is, dolls that are based on the average 19 year old’s body type, with stickers so that girls can add acne, freckles, scars, etc. “Lamilly” dolls are trying to compete with Barbies in a contestable market, and honestly – Lamm, the creator, has quite the market. The Lammily doll may not be magazine perfect like Barbie, but she’s real – and she’s just as beautiful. It’s time that girls are given a doll that doesn’t make them want to lose some pounds, but realize that they are beautiful just the way they are.

3 Comments »

  1. Tonian Ortega Said,

    November 24, 2014 @ 3:24 pm

    It’s good that the kids are able to relate the Lammy doll with themselves, and others around them. Because of this, I would have to agree that Lamm will prosper in the market. Since the children are already choosing the Lammy doll over Barbie, parents are going to be more willing to buy the doll for their children.

  2. allons Said,

    December 2, 2014 @ 2:15 pm

    This article is interesting because there has been backlash to the Barbie company that Barbies give girls unrealistic views on beauty and body types. Barbies have dominated the doll market (monopoly) for quite sometime, so it will be interesting to see how this doll does in comparison.

  3. mariah Said,

    December 12, 2014 @ 1:49 am

    I looked up the price of the Lammily and I’m surprised that it only costs a few dollars more than the average lower-cost Barbie. Or course since Mattel is somewhat of a monopoly, Lammily has to be priced competitively, e.g. not too much more than a Barbie or else no one would buy it. But I’d expect the marginal cost of making it to be much more than that of a Barbie, due to the increase of materials and the advanced joint mechanisms, as well as the (presumably) small size of the start-up company.

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