There are always room for more dolls in the world. This is my motto, and I'll stick to it.
I like this doll. Mostly. I don't generally feature dolls on my blog that I DON'T like, so there you go. I'm intrigued by her, at least, and wanted to devote a post to her. I don't have this doll, but I'm seriously thinking of getting one. She might be the only adult doll in creation who has short little legs like I do! Also, she's nicely articulated (invisible joints in the elbows and knees, as well as joints in the wrists and ankles), and the $25 price is surprisingly low considering this is not a hugely mass-produced doll.
She's the Lammily doll, by artist Nickolay Lamm. She first got attention as a crowd-funder project, and is now officially in production. The first dolls will begin shipping in a week! (Nov. 28, 2014, according to the web site.)
At first, I had an issue with wishing her body was a teeny bit skinnier. I think it's because Lammily's biggest selling point is that she's supposed to be an "average"-sized 19-year-old. But what is "average" for that age? My body looks like this now at age 40-something, but when I was 19, I was skinnier than this girl. Of course, there are plenty of 19-year-olds with bodies like this doll's, too, and I sure as heck don't represent everybody. Never have, never will.
Perhaps it would have been better if Lamm hadn't assigned an age to her, since then she could be any age we wanted her to be in our imaginations. If I'd had to guess her age, I would have said "late 20s," not 19.
Anyway, she's cute and personable, and looks like she'd be fun to play with, with her articulated elbows and knees. The creator has even come out with separate fashions for her, which will be available in January.
The box art (left) is exquisite, by the way!
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