Artist Introduces New ‘Average’ Doll As Healthy Alternative to Barbie

Hey kids! Meet Lammily, the doll with the reasonably realistic body of a 19 year-old American woman! Lammily is the creation of artist Nickolay Lamm, who hopes to raise enough money for his dolls to go into mass production as a competitor to the freakishly proportioned Barbie. I’ll be the first to tell you that I know absolutely nothing about what it’s like to be a young girl, but as a young boy I always played with toys that were representative of anything but average people. I have zero problem with the “average” doll, but when I played with action figures it was about fantasy: Superheroes, GI Joes, Star Wars characters, monsters, and more. That being said, I’ll happily accept that men don’t suffer from the same kinds of body issues that women do, so it’s probably comparing apples and oranges.

Via BBC:

It’s time for Barbie to make a new friend. Meet Lammily, who could soon be sitting alongside her on toy shop shelves. American artist Nickolay Lamm created a prototype of a Barbie-like doll last year based on US government measurements for an average 19-year-old American woman and the response was huge. He now wants to produce his doll and is close to crowdfunding the $95,000 (£57,000) he needs to start production.

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10 Comments on "Artist Introduces New ‘Average’ Doll As Healthy Alternative to Barbie"

  1. Rus Archer | Mar 6, 2014 at 2:08 pm |

    and way hotter than barbie

  2. BuzzCoastin | Mar 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm |

    yeah that’s the ticket
    mo betta average consumer products

    twaddle they stink of nex

  3. Anarchy Pony | Mar 6, 2014 at 5:08 pm |

    The head seems a little on the large side.

  4. Daniel Gill | Mar 6, 2014 at 5:55 pm |

    i commented on Facebook but basically the average measurements of fat americans are not very well indicative of what a woman actually looks like. this new barbie doll looks extremely athletic . she doesn’t look much like a real woman at all. my wife who is kind of an expert on these things, dolls and such and clothing design, says she looks like a tom boy . the ‘average’ doesn’t mean anything

  5. Daniel Gill | Mar 6, 2014 at 5:59 pm |

    where are her curves? she’s got a badonkadonk but thats about it. her abdomen and face look uncanny as hell

  6. Thurlow Weed | Mar 6, 2014 at 6:19 pm |

    Where is chubby, bald Ken, already? Men’s rights organizations, this is your hill to die on, what are you waiting for?

  7. Tchoutoye | Mar 6, 2014 at 6:56 pm |

    Lest you think freakishly proportioned dolls are an expression of late capitalism’s perversion, it goes way back, at least 30,000 years, to the Paleolithic Venus figurines and beyond. The “body issues” of Barbie are nothing compared to those of the Venus of Hohle Fels.

    • Thurlow Weed | Mar 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm |

      Dolls marketed to children of the modern age are supposed to look real, and many approximate reality better than the example of Venus of Hohle Fels, which is probably an example of religious art, not a toy for kids.

  8. kowalityjesus | Mar 7, 2014 at 12:17 am |

    Maybe if Lammily would hit the treadmill every once in a while, she could fit into a Barbie box.

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