Last week you may remember, we introduced you to Period Barbie - the pitiful attempt at a Normal Barbie, but now I am genuinely excited to introduce the Mighty Dolls collection, created by artist Wendy Tsao who has stripped back the ridiculously un-empowering Bratz Dolls and transformed them into real-life female heroes.
This. Is. Awesome.
Tsao writes about her inspiration for "Mighty Dolls" on Bored Panda:
"Through my work in Child Own's Studio, I am familiar with the notion that toys can become a source of comfort, ride and meaning for a child (and even adults). The dolls we find in toy stores are often licensced Disney TM characters of the heroines of Hollywood Blockbuster Movies that capatalize on the pull of fantasy, fictional characters to young consumers. But there are real-life people who are heroes too, with inspiring stories of courage, intelligence, strength and uniqueness. Could children learn about and be inspired through toys?"
"In this project, I repainted and reclothed the manufactured dolls into the likeness of real, inspiring women - as young girls." "As a parent, I'd love for my child to play with a young J.K. Rowling or Malala and have conversations about them."
This is something that we are desperately excited by and wanted to extend a huge thank you to Wendy Tsao for taking the intitative!
We hope to see these dolls on the shelves before too long.