American and Maplelea Girls may be all the rage but this new line from a British toy company might be the next must-have dolls.
MakieLab has been making a name for itself as the world’s first 3D-printed, customizable toy, meaning all their dolls are unique. It’s amazing considering the Makie dolls can be any size, shape or colour with different hair types. But the company is now expanding their accessory range to include hearing aids, walking aids and unique facial characteristics like scars.
In a recent press release, MakieLab points to its Toy Like Me Facebook campaign, which has rallied for “diversity in the toy box,” calling for toys that reflect children in more inclusive ways than the market currently offers. The “makeovers” given to dolls by parents of differently-abled children were widely shared and now Makies is responding to customer demand, thanking the “enthusiastic support from parents eager for positive representation of disability in toys.”
Next up for the company is a 3-D-printed toy wheelchair and made-to-order facial birthmarks.
Bring on the variety, MakieLab.