How Culture Deformed Dolls

Jess Watts
5 min readJun 4, 2019

Why toys look so damn weird, and why it will only get worse

Source: L.O.L dolls, one of many fabulous modern distortions

“Hold my baby!” my four-year-old niece implored, stuffing into my arms her precious plastic off-spring, a doll she named Saliva. But something had gone terribly wrong. Where a baby should have been was a severely deformed changeling. Over half of the doll’s face was taken up with eyes, and lips of a sultry pout sparkled beneath the place where a nose should

Jess Watts

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