MATTEL UNVEILS WORLD’S FIRST GENDER-NEUTRAL DOLL

creatable_world.jpgAndrogyny has found its space on the toy aisle.

Mattel has officially launched the world’s first line of gender-neutral dolls, marketed as Creatable World.

Promising to make “doll play more inclusive,” Mattel offers a kit that lets kids make a doll that’s male, female, or neither.

“In our world, dolls are as limitless as the kids who play with them,” reads a release from Mattel.

The company says the Creatable World doll line is “designed to keep labels out and invite everyone in — giving kids the freedom to create their own customizable characters again and again.”

Mattel suggested in a product demonstration for Time that the new dolls will appeal to kids who don’t naturally feel like Barbie or Ken. There an 8-year-old child identified as Shi’a reacted enthusiastically to the toy. “The hair is just like mine,” Shi’a said.

The doll has no gender-distinctive facial features and no built in makeup features like long eyelashes or blush, common attributes of dolls in the girls’ aisle. The body is that of a child, with no masculine shoulders like a G.I. Joe and no breasts like a Barbie doll.

The default hairstyle is a short cut that can be worn by boys and girls, and the doll also comes with a long hair wig. The toy also comes with a unisex wardrobe of hip 2019 clothes.

Mattel priced the first dolls in the line at $29.99, and they are available in with a variety of skin tones and hair colors. The kits can be found at Target, Walmart, or Amazon.

SOURCE: ADVOCATE DOT COM

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