Now You Can 3D Print Your Own Disabled Dolls

British Company Makies Responded to Social Media Campaign #ToyLikeMe

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The wonders of 3D printing now mean that kids can make dolls that are more like them than, say, Sindy or Barbie. British toy company Makies already lets kids customize 3D-printed dolls to their preferences, for example with their eye or hair color, with its "Toy Like Me" range -- and now it's added a line of accessories for kids with disabilities, such as hearing aids, wheelchairs, a walking stick, and scars.

The range came about after Makies responded to the British creators of the Facebook Page and Twitter account #ToyLikeMe, which is filled with amazing pictures of toys that parents of disabled kids have created, including those with cleft lips, scars and breathing through oxygen tubes. "Toy Like Me" quickly went viral, inspiring Makies to add the disabled range to its toys in honor of the campaign.

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