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Finally: A Refreshing Alternative to the Barbie Doll


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  • My mom wouldn’t let me have a Barbie because of her unrealistic proportions. “No one looks like that!” It didn’t make sense to me. I knew my Teddy Bear wasn’t a real bear. Although I loved my dolls I never thought they looked like real people.

    Lucky for me Tammy was new on the market. Her smaller bust and wider waist were acceptable. The surprise was Barbie clothes fit. Like Barbie you could buy Tammy clothes (less expensive!). I liked Tammy better than Barbie because her face looked friendlier.

    Tammy was manufactured by Ideal Toy Company from 1962-1967. At the time Ideal was the largest doll manufacturer. Money to produce Tammy wasn’t an issue. She wasn’t a big seller. Barbie has been a best seller for the past 56 years.

    I hope Lammily is a huge success.
    - 8/31/2017 9:46:00 PM
    Great idea. And an idea that is timely. - 8/29/2017 8:40:27 PM
  • I have never been a Barbie fan, but I would proudly buy one of these for every little girl (or boy who wanted one) I know! - 8/29/2017 11:18:22 AM
  • I love this idea. The dolls are beautiful and an alternative to Barbie would be nice. But, I must say I was probably the first generation to have Barbie. I had the car and home and made cloths. I was also a chubby kid. I never thought that I needed to look like her. No one I knew looked like her. I was surrounded by confident, strong women who looked like me. We must remember that it is the people who surround children that need to help form the image of a woman, not a doll - 8/29/2017 9:16:21 AM
  • Go on Shark Tank to get the money you need! - 4/21/2016 1:28:58 PM
  • I have to admit that it isn't a doll I'd purchase for my girls either. While I agree that the doll is more realistic it isn't the image I want them to have. I encourage them to strive to be the best that they want to be. - 4/21/2016 9:20:59 AM
  • Average is beautiful and it's nice to see it finally being portrayed in a positive light. - 3/2/2016 5:50:17 AM
  • I am all behind this. I hear my nieces bemoan their bodies and constantly comparing them to airbrushed images. If they had this doll when they were younger, I think it would have helped. I have a little girl now and I would buy her 10 of these if I could. - 10/1/2015 7:47:08 AM
  • I happen to be a huge Barbie fan-I used to make clothes for her that I sold on eBay-most to grown women! That said, I would buy my daughter one of each. - 10/1/2015 6:40:25 AM
  • I played with trucks! I'm 6'1" and have been taller than every other girl I've known. I was teased about my height, saying I was a 6 foot tall Barbie's not a doll I would get for anyone. Good idea though. - 7/1/2015 11:12:35 PM
    Does anyone know where to go to back this project? - 4/10/2015 6:01:26 PM
  • When they first showed this doll next to Barbie, I thought she was fat. But as the video went on, I began to see her as normal. Just goes to show how the media can distort our perceptions. - 4/9/2015 1:37:28 PM
  • Excellent idea! However, I think they should make barbie dolls in all shapes & sizes. Same for Ken, & kids as we all come indifferent shapes & sizes. Bravo! - 3/18/2015 5:07:27 PM
  • If your litle girl thinks that she ought to grow up to look like a 10" plastic doll, rather than the actual live women around her, you've got one delusional kid on your hands.
    Seek professional help.
    - 3/13/2015 9:55:21 AM
  • I never really though about Barbie as being some bad, sexist influence in my life. That's more of an adult's brain at work. It was a toy that I played with when I visited my cousin. I was more into stuffed animals, cars, and superheroes. I never grew up to look like Barbie - nor did my cousin - or worry that I didn't look like Barbie. More disappointing to me as an adult is that I still can't afford to drive a hot car, like the ones I played with in the dirt. Talk about setting me up for a lifetime of regret...thanks a lot, Hot Wheels! I did work very hard to earn a black belt in the martial arts, so I'm kinda living the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles dream. I think this kid's toy dust up has more to do with marketing (for a cause). - 2/28/2015 3:38:41 PM

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