This comic pretty much describes my childhood and maybe explains my life thereafter.Read More
We've come a long way from "Math class is tough."
It's been two years since Mattel's well-intentioned but abysmally-executed Barbie book I Can Be a Computer Engineer, and in that time, a lot has changed.Read More
In case you still needed convincing as to why diversity and representation is important when it comes to children's toys, allow me to submit this stunning and joyous example.Read More
He comes with jorts!
The team that brought us Lammily, a doll that comes with the option of acne and stretch marks and matches the CDC's proportions for the 'average' 19-year-old woman, is now crowdfunding a Boy Lammily doll.Read More
Ten-Year-Old Open Heart Surgery Survivor Petitions American Girl for Dolls with Surgical Chest Scars
Ten-year-old Lamaya Sakales has undergone three open heart surgeries to address a congenital heart defect, and has a scar running through the middle of her chest. Now, inspired by American Girl's new diabetes care kit for dolls, Lamaya is petitioning the toy company to sell a doll with a surgical chest scar like her own.Read More
The Mary Sue Exclusive: Introducing Dream BIG Friends, a Doll Line With a Focus on Girls’ Personality
This rad gal is Yuna, a central character in the new Dream BIG Friends, a doll line focused on celebrating girls' passions and personality rather than their looks.Read More
This ad for the brand new Moschino Barbie is absolutely freakin' adorable, and it features a Barbie first: a boy starring alongside girls in the ad!Read More
"It’s everything we’ve been advocating for, right down to the muscle tone in the dolls."Read More
Despite the popularity of The Avengers in a typical toy store aisle, merchandising efforts often fail to feature our favorite butt-kicking assassin in doll form.Read More
Where are Molly's glasses? She can't see without her glasses.
To be honest, I wanted this video to be more of a commentary on the dearth of female-led action films and less a joke at the expense of the American Girl fandom, but still, I love me some Anna Chlumsky (Veep) and Amber Stevens (Greek).Read More
Warning: This video features the cutest family ever.
In Awesome Parents Who Don't Sit By While Their Daughters Feel Bad About Themselves news, Angelica Sweeting's heart broke when her young daughter Sophia expressed displeasure over her looks while riding in the car one day. Sophia said she wanted "yellow hair" and white skin like her dolls had so that she could be pretty.Read More
Just the beginning.
In response to Toy Like Me, a Facebook campaign run by parents of disabled children and calling for "greater diversity in the toy box," UK toy company Makies has expanded their line to include hearing and walking aids for dolls as well as a doll with a birthmark.Read More
"Golly gee, Samantha, it's always about suffrage with you!"
I have a preposterous attachment to American Girl dolls, but that doesn't mean I can't still laugh at this amazing video of what they would be like as real people. Consider this punishment for that horrible time when you removed Samantha from the shelves, American Girl. Shame on you.Read More
Not to kick Barbie when she's down or anything...
We were already excited about the Lammily doll that was built from the CDC average proportions of a 19-year-old woman by artist Nickolay Lamm, but seeing it in the hands of second graders who are happy to finally have a doll that represents them is just amazing. Now if we could just get some different skin colors...Read More