Today's kids and their parents are more diverse and unique in their look, clothing style and hobbies than ever before. The same can’t be said for their toys. Big toy companies mainly offer them standardized products made in hundreds of thousands of identical units.This is particularly true when it comes to girls’ favorite toys, fashion dolls.
By contrast, we believe in empowering kids and let them contribute to the creation of their toys. Every girl is unique and their favorite toy should be too. We want to challenge our girls' creative instincts, raise their self-esteem and celebrate their uniqueness. So we decided to do something about it and develop a new fashion doll that girls can entirely co-create online to make their very own doll combination. YouDolls is truly a celebration of creativity and diversity.
How about giving girls the key to the toy factory? Co-creating a doll on youdolls.com is more fun, more social and more creative than buying a standardized product at retail.
CREATE YOUR YOUDOLLS
At youdolls.com, our intuitive “Creation Station” allows you to co-create your fashion doll in a few easy steps:
FIRST, DECIDE WHAT SHE WILL LOOK LIKE: select your doll’s physical attributes including skin tone, eye color, hair color and hairstyle.
It's all about diversity: so whether a girl has a fair skin tone or a dark one, straight dark hair or wavy red hair she can create a doll that is a true reflection of her own distinctive look, taste and personality. YouDolls are truly a celebration of you and of diversity.
SECOND, DECIDE WHAT SHE WILL WEAR: you can select what your doll will wear from among dozens of fashion choices. Working with high-quality fabric, we developed a variety of outfits. From sophisticated evening dresses to casual and stylish jeans that reflect contemporary styles and fashion. All that without crossing lines inappropriate for our young audience. We also offer workout and yoga outfits for the more sporty girls out there.
We plan to introduce more fashion styles on a regular basis but also let kids submit their own fashion drawings for us to make under their own name.
THIRD, CHOOSE THE ACCESSORIES: unlike those pre-packaged dolls at the store, girls can also pick the accessories that mean the most to them to complement their doll. So if your girl plays soccer, the guitar, loves golden retriever puppies and travelling: go ahead, pick these. But if she is more into tennis, violin, parakeets and watching TV you can pick those instead. We have over 100 different accessories to pick from (see below).
FOURTH, PICK THE WORLD SHE LIVES IN: you can customize the display inside the box from among 13 choices and place the doll in an environment personal to the recipient such as a sandy beach, the New York skyline or a red carpet event.
FINALLY, NAME HER: as a final touch you can name your doll by adding a custom label to the front so you know it was designed BY and JUST for you.
YouDolls LUXURY PACK includes:
- 1 YouDolls customized by you.
- 1 outfit of your choice.
- 4 accessories of your choice.
- 1 of our 13 backgrounds.
- Personalized name on the front of the box.
- Our beautiful luxury gift sleeve ready to be gifted.
- 1 Kickstarter First Edition Collector Certificate.
Of course you can also complement your doll with additional outfits and accessories.
MORE ABOUT THE YOUDOLLS
GREAT DOLL, GREAT HAIR
YouDolls is 12 inch tall, fully articulated and fully poseable. When it came down to hair, we contacted dozens of vendors to find the softest, highest quality hair in the world for our dolls because let’s face it: brushing a doll’s hair is one of the first things girls do with their dolls.
FABULOUS SHOE COLLECTION
We designed all our shoes and have them hand painted to reveal the maximum amount of details like buckles or stitches.
RICH CHOICE OF QUALITY ACCESSORIES
All in all, with dozens of high end and beautifully detailed fashion styles to choose from and over a hundred fun accessories that celebrate each girl’s individuality there are more than a million combinations available to let girls dream and create their ultimate fashion doll.
ASSEMBLED IN CALIFORNIA
The YouDolls will be assembled in California and shipped directly to you in a beautiful luxury box all ready to be gifted. Our innovative and easy to open packaging is created so that your doll can be stored and displayed in its original box even after opening. So our doll is playable, displayable and collectible!
Don't worry, our dolls are subject to exactly the same rigorous industry-standard child safety tests as the ones you purchase at retail. We would not let our own kids play with them if they were not safe. However, we recommend not to gift them to girls under the age of 6 because of the potential risk of small parts.
THE BIRTH OF THE YOUDOLLS
It all started two years ago with just a few drawings. We then developed old-fashioned clay prototypes, 3D printed samples, hand-painted face decoration designs and a variety of hair styles.
We spent hours looking for fabrics in downtown Los Angeles and designed our outfits to be as unique as our dolls.
When we got our first few manufacturing samples we introduced them to dozens of girls and their reactions were so positive that we knew we had to make it happen and so we are here now.
Today, after dozens and dozens (more like hundreds actually) of revisions and improvements to all our creative pieces, hairstyles, face decoration, outfits and accessories, we are confident we are ready to go to production.
We have pulled in every favor from everyone possible. However, when it comes down to manufacturing, we are faced with a minimum order quantity from our suppliers and so this is where we need YOUR help. By buying our dolls today you will allow us to greenlight our first shipment and to let our unique dolls meet their new families.
So, buy it for all the girls in your life: your daughters, your nieces, their friends. It is about self-expression, it is about creativity and it is about celebrating how unique they all are. Once you backed us on Kickstarter, we will keep everyone posted so you can track our progress on a regular basis.
By promoting the freedom and power of co-creation, we are determined to help today’s kids challenge their creativity and raise their self-esteem. Many academics studies have shown that adults, and even more so kids, experience increased satisfaction and enhanced pride of authorship from co-created products versus standardized ones.
If you believe like us in empowering kids and let them contribute to the creation of their toys and that every kid out there deserve to recognize himself and herself in the toy they play with, please help us make it happen. Support us today and you will help kickstart a co-creation movement in the toy world. Let’s make our kid’s world more unique, one toy at a time.
Thank you for your support.
Risks and challenges
Because of all the work we have already put in this, and with your help, we are reasonably certain we can deliver our first dolls to our Kickstarter backers within 3 months. Although not all the outfits might be available right away, we are confident we can offer a variety of great choices for our dolls.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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