Toy Like Me: British Toymaker Creates Dolls With Disabilities

Posted: Updated:
Print

Kids love playing with dolls they can relate to. That’s why Makies, a British toymaker, created custom-made dolls to help kids with disabilities feel normal.

Made from 3D printers, the dolls come with accessories such as hearing aids, walking canes, and even facial birth marks. The line plans to continue expanding to include wheelchairs in the near future.

“In just the past few days we've received hundreds of suggestions and requests for Makie dolls with the new inclusive accessories, which is just amazing, and we're rising to meet that need,” Matthew Wiggins, the company’s chief technology officer, told Today.com.

To see what inspired the company to create dolls with disabilities, watch the video above!

Also on HuffPost:

Close
Barbie 'Dolls of the World'
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

British toy maker introduces range of dolls with disabilities - Mashable

This New Line of Dolls With Disabilities Is the Best Thing in the World

A Toy Company Is Finally Making Dolls With Disabilities and Health ...

'Toy Like Me' Dolls Challenge Barbie, Legos - Yahoo

This Company Designed Dolls That Have Scars And Use Hearing Aids

Toy Like Me Facebook campaign sparks Makies into making dolls ...

New Line of Dolls For Kids With Disabilities is Created After Campaign

'Toy Like Me' Campaign Inspires Line of Dolls With Disabilities ...

Customizable dolls help children with disabilities to have "Toys Like ...

British toy company designs dolls with birthmarks, hearing aids and ...