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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, July 7 2019 11:23 AM UTC +00:00.

$35,851
pledged of $250,000pledged of $250,000 goal
387
backers
18days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sun, July 7 2019 11:23 AM UTC +00:00.

About

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We hope your first thought when finding this campaign was, "Finally!

I'm Bridget the CFO and I have twins:

Two Year-Old Twins Quinn & Alex or as we call them Q & A
Two Year-Old Twins Quinn & Alex or as we call them Q & A

Last year for their birthday I wanted dolls that looked like our entire interracial family. When I was searching for a doll that looked like me, I couldn't find any mass produced, plus size, fashion dolls. That's what started this journey. I quickly found a doll aficionado, Joleen the CEO, who also happens to be an amazing graphic designer and artist and here we are now looking for support from you.  

The Curvy Girls characters are diverse in many ways, not only in size, but they're also intelligent, assertive, successful and driven.

Curvy Girls Dolls (CGD) helps children learn and develop through play. Children use doll play as an outlet for emotions, to explore scenarios that they may encounter, and have control over situations. CGD aims to create dolls children play with that are as diverse as the people in their lives. With their dolls, CGD aspires to celebrate people of all sizes and promote body positivity, but it's not just about that. WhileCGD acknowledges that body positivity is important to introduce at a young age since children absorb so much of their surroundings including negative self-images that can last a lifetime, they are diverse in more ways: personalities, identities, neurotype, careers, and style/accessories. 

Both co-founders are both strong proponents of inclusiveness and diversity. Children deserve to have dolls as diverse as the people in their lives. You and or your child will be able to play with our doll along with your favorite princesses, G.I. Joes, Barbies, and monsters! Playtime should be for everyone!

This campaign is to raise money for our first four plus size dolls Quinn, Aliah (pronounced Uh-lie-uh), Keiko (pronounced Key-ko), and Alex

  • 11 inches tall (while flat-footed. Doll goes up to the same height as Barbie when wearing heels)
  • 1:6 scale (so yes, they can share the dream house!)
  • Plus size proportions (U.S. Size 18/20)
  • Plastic body, vinyl head, rooted Saran hair, fully removable and interchangeable clothing & accessories.
  • Fully articulated body meaning she will have joints at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles. And full head movement.

We initially wanted do different body shapes, and still intend to eventually expand to more shapes. But due to cost constraints and the importance of sharing clothes between characters, we've opted for a single body shape for now.

When we initially created our 3D draft it was around a size 12 which still appeared to slim (for a plus size doll). We were much happier when we increased her to a size 18.

This was our first prototype:    

Then after some community feedback, we made some modifications and came up with this:

Then we added some joints and this is our current prototype:

Still more work to do, but isn't she beautiful?!
Still more work to do, but isn't she beautiful?!

Without articulation, playtime can get really boring. Our dolls can move and pose with lots of joints and full head movement! Elbow and wrist joints allow them to be able to put their hands on their hips for a powerful pose. Hip and knee joints let them sit comfortably- none of that legs sticking straight out while trying to sit! And special to our dolls, her ankle joints are designed specifically to allow our dolls to wear shoes of all heights from flats and sandals to the highest of heels.    

This was rather difficult for us because we'd love to include versions of plus size people from all over the world, with different beliefs, identities, etc., but we had to narrow it down. We decided to start with a White American (she is adopted and is searching for her ancestry information), Black American, Japanese American, and Mexican American. If this Kickstarter is successful, we'll be able to expand the line and represent more people.   

Although we consider our dolls fashion dolls we wanted them to have careers that might be a little unexpected, male-dominated, requiring advanced degrees or where they get their hands dirty. Plus size people are everywhere, doing just as amazing things as every one else. They deserve to be seen and celebrated for their achievements. 

Keiko- Incredibly Smart Animal Robotics Engineer
Keiko- Incredibly Smart Animal Robotics Engineer
Alex- Exceptionally tough Civil Rights law student and activist
Alex- Exceptionally tough Civil Rights law student and activist
Quinn- Super strong vintage car mechanic
Quinn- Super strong vintage car mechanic
Aliah- Remarkably kind animal sanctuary owner & exotic animal veterinarian
Aliah- Remarkably kind animal sanctuary owner & exotic animal veterinarian

We initially were only going to have 2 types of dolls, the Basic & Premium, but after lots of community feedback- we added a 3rd option. Customizing Ready dolls! What's the difference? 

$25 Customizing Ready- We know that customizing your dolls into your own characters is a popular trend among doll collectors. These dolls come with long unstyled hair for you to cut & style however you choose, a blank face ready for you to paint, no clothes so you can put together your own outfit and even a blank box for you to design as you want!

Customizing ready dolls (L2R) Quinn, Keiko, Aliah, Alex
Customizing ready dolls (L2R) Quinn, Keiko, Aliah, Alex

$40 Basic Signature- Having different prices for different budgets is important. So our Basic signature dolls were designed with a lower price point in mind. Each doll is wearing one outfit and a pair of shoes in their favorite color. These dolls also have simple, light makeup. 

Basic Signature Dolls (L2R) Quinn, Keiko, Aliah, Alex
Basic Signature Dolls (L2R) Quinn, Keiko, Aliah, Alex

$60 Premium Signature- Now, having a lot of accessories & clothing options is also important. So with our Premium Signature dolls, we had FUN! More intricate hair styles, dramatic makeup and super cute outfits with unique shoes! These girls also have multiple accessories and their work uniforms included- also with unique shoes!

Premium Signature Dolls (Top L/R) Aliah, Keiko (Bottom L/R) Quinn, Alex
Premium Signature Dolls (Top L/R) Aliah, Keiko (Bottom L/R) Quinn, Alex

All Signature dolls bought through Kickstarter will receive a special collectible box, that will not be available to anyone else

+ Add-ons
+ Add-ons
In the backer survey (at the end of the successful KS) we'll ask which ones you'd prefer to get.
In the backer survey (at the end of the successful KS) we'll ask which ones you'd prefer to get.
and yes- you can get multiple ♥
and yes- you can get multiple ♥
For $10 you get ONE FP including: Shorts, T-shirt, Shoes & Socks
For $10 you get ONE FP including: Shorts, T-shirt, Shoes & Socks
These will also unlock add-ons
These will also unlock add-ons
You have to trust us. You DEFINITELY want us to release this one!
You have to trust us. You DEFINITELY want us to release this one!

Thank you to the artists!! Go check out their other work! Trista Strange, Janis Rustard, Toucan Burger, Truffles Mushroom, Elinor Howson, Shanice Grimsled, Hannah Prewett, Camilla "Queen" Quiroga, Sydney Smith 

  • $10,000: New head sculpts
  • $125,000: Doll production & packaging design
  • $2,250: Body sculpt changes
  • $25,000: Shipping, packaging, misc.
  • $12,500: Kickstarter fees
  • $7500 + .20 per pledge: Processing fees
  • $3,000 Safety testing
  • $50,000: Non-doll rewards
  • $7,500: Backerkit fees
  • $19,750: Misc
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Special major THANK YOU to Truffles Mushroom for a majority of the illustrations of our dolls/characters! Support Truffles on her Patreon Here!

Risks and challenges

I've learned that manufacturing times are almost never exact. So I have a long away date for estimated delivery. Hopefully, you'll get the dolls sooner (We're hoping before Christmas!) but we'd rather be safe :)

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    The Squad!

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    Squad Goals!

    All 4 (Alex, Keiko, Aliah & Quinn) Premium Signature Curvy Girls Dolls. All come with 1 everyday, fashionable outfit, and now they can share! Plus workwear and lots of accessories!
    Plus the entire "Digital Downloads" Reward

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    The WHOLE Squad!!

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    Personalized Sketch (FREE SHIPPING)

    An illustration of the Curvy Girls (your choice of Basic or Premium outfits) with YOU and/or your child(ren) or pet drawn and signed by Truffles and mailed to you. Plus you will be featured as a major supporter on our website.

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