The creator Nickolay Lamm, has started selling his creation on Lammily.com and I'm dying to get my hands on one. Yes me, a 17 year old high school student who is anything but a Barbie is dying to own a twenty five dollar doll made for kids three and up. I find myself desperately wishing I had a child or a niece to buy this doll for -and some cash to buy the doll with.
A good portion of people however, are not as excited as I am. Many posts I see on articles about this doll are against the stickers that come with the doll. Many people believe having a doll with pimples and surgical scars will make girls want those things which is in all honesty kind of stupid. This doll isn't to make girls want those things, the doll is to make girls who do have those things feel beautiful and normal in their own skin. Many people who disagree with the stickers also disagree with the idea of a normal sized Barbie like doll. They believe it'll make children want to be fat. Yet, they don't realize that this doll isn't fat, she's of average size. I don't think that a skinny doll will make girls want to be super skinny and I don't think that fat dolls will make girls want to be fat. I do think however, that a doll that looks like most girls will make them feel better about themselves. It'll make them feel beautiful and perfect as they already are which is why I majorly support this doll.
I'm looking forward to when Lamm comes out with dolls with different skin tones and hair colors and even when they come out with new clothing because the clothes are actually cuter than Barbies clothing in my opinion. For now though I've collected some photos of the actual doll -not photoshopped images of the doll- for a neat slide show below along with kids reactions to Lammily.