Do you think giving your kid a Barbie doll will give them unrealistic expectations of beauty? You're in luck, because you can now buy a Barbie-type doll that has all the flaws you and everyone else has...warts and all. Well, actually, it's zits and all.
Artist Nickolay Lamm created the so-called "Normal Barbie" after his 3D rendering of a realistic Barbie doll, which were based on the measurements of an average 19-year-old American woman, went viral last year. The feedback was so overwhelming, he started a crowdfunding campaign to make real dolls that people could purchase.
"I feel like a lot of toys are all about fantasy, like we as adults, we love that as well," Nickolay tells E! News exclusively. "Reality is cool; after all, it's all we have. Why not we appreciate it more? Even though it's not perfect, it's still beautiful."
The Kickstarter campaign was a huge success, and he was able to put the Lammily dolls into production. More than 19,000 dolls have been already pre-ordered. You can buy them for $25 each on his website.
Not only does the Lammily doll have realistic measurements, but she wears minimal makeup. And while you can dress her up in fancy clothes, you can also buy a sticker pack to give your doll acne, scars, tattoos, stretch marks and cellulite.
In the future, Nickolay hopes to create more dolls that are realistic, including a boy version.
"I want to create other dolls. I can't diversify my resources right now, maybe in 2015," he tells us. "I'm thinking an African American one, or a male doll. I don't know, to be honest. I have to think about it some more. But maybe a boy doll, I think that would be a good one."
Most importantly, Nickolay wants people who purchase the doll or even just see photos of the doll to remember that Lammily is all about "appreciating life even though it's not perfect often times."
—Reporting by Lindsey Caldwell