“Everything being made here is always being rushed out the door because I always have to fuckin’ make money.”

“Corners are cut everywhere and that just materialises in the product. I was smart to build that into the brand and make that the chief aesthetic.” Sucklord

(via Boing Boing)

Craft and creativity

The Sucklord, maker of bootleg mashup action figures

Joey Garfield spends an afternoon with The Sucklord, talking Star Wars, Gay Rights, and why Super Villains have the upper hand.

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Lammily
Humans and other animals

Lammily: a realistically proportioned Barbie

The Creators Project: “Alternative Barbie” Comes To Life

When Nickolay Lamm released images of a 3D-printed “real Barbie,” he fully expected them to go viral. Lamm specializes in creating visuals that highlight overlooked societal flaws; the strange proportions of Barbie dolls are one such glaring mistake. So, Lamm created a new version of the fashion doll using the Center for Disease Control’s average measurements for a 19-year-old girl. His message was, “Average is Beautiful.” As the story made its rounds, Lamm received a rush of requests: People wanted to know where they could buy a doll like the one he created.

Enter Lammily: a doll that will be manufactured according to Lamm’s model.

More images: Style and beauty.

Rather than waiting for toy companies to change their designs, let’s change them ourselves by creating a fashion doll that promotes realistic beauty standards.
Lammily: Average is Beautiful

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From ugly to freaky!

My Little Pony evolution

Most recently, Hasbro introduced “Equestria Girls,” dolls that are pony-girl hybrids (think “goth” Barbies with blue or green skin and a colorful ponytail) along with a special DVD to be released in August. Per a press release, the humanized figures are supposed to represent My Little Pony characters as teenage girls in high school.
From Pony To Person: The Disturbing Evolution Of My Little Pony

Humans and other animals

The disturbing evolution of My Little Pony

Despite valiant efforts made by parents, toy creators and even kids themselves to convince brands to produce gender-neutral toys, the divide between “boy” and “girl” products remains vast.

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