Move aside, Barbie: The 'Average Barbie,' Lammily, may soon be in stores
You probably remember a few months ago when an artist re-imagined Barbie dolls as an average 19-year-old woman, comparing the two. Seeing the stark contrast between the doll and the average young woman sent a wave through the public. Many reached out to the artist, Nickolay Lamm, to see if they could buy his version of Barbie.
And now, Lamm wants to give the public what they're asking for. He's created Lammily, a fashion doll based on typical female proportions! She's brunette, has knees and elbows that bend, and is of an average build. The doll promotes an active lifestyle and healthy body image standards. He launched a crowdfunding website on March 5th to fund his project - aiming for $95,000 - and 5 days later, it's already completely supported (almost 4 times over!). As of today March 10th at 2pm, Lamm has raised a staggering $371,386.
Watch the video above for more, and seeing how quickly it's been supported, we think you can look for this doll on toy store shelves soon.