Would You Buy The Barbie That Comes With Cellulite & Stretch Marks?
‘Normal’ Barbie, Lammily, is back in the news thanks to her latest modifications…
Lammily – the crowdfunded Barbie-style figure with ‘normal’ proportions that launched earlier this year – has hit the headlines again, thanks to creator Nickolay Lamm introducing cellulite and stretch mark stickers for the doll.
A pack of Lammily Marks is now available to purchase for $6, shipping in January 2015, and includes 38 reusable stickers. As well as cellulite and stretch marks, there are freckles, acne, moles, tattoos, bruises, mosquito bites, scratches and scrapes, and adhesive bandages to fix them.
The kit is rounded off with blushing cheek stickers, glasses, plaster casts and grass and dirt stains, so a whole host of realistic bodily adornments are catered for.
“All fashion dolls look the same! I wanted to give them a realistic makeover,” Nickolay Lamm told BuzzFeed News. “I’ve seen kids playing with these stickers and saw how they put the stickers on and off, laughing and showing the customised doll to their parents.
“The ‘imperfect’ nature of it isn’t an issue. I feel it makes the doll more relatable.”
A YouTube video of second grade children at a school in Pittsburgh show them reacting positively to Lammily, guessing what jobs she would do and comparing her to a regular Barbie. When asked which doll they thought was most like them, all of the girls went for Lammily, and even the boys commented on her realistic toes.
Interestingly, even at their young age, the main difference the kids picked up on between Barbie and Lammily was that Lammily is “a little bit wider”. They also unanimously decided they’d all rather receive a Lammily doll than a Barbie doll for a gift – but would you?