|Founder Pearlene Fields with|
a Stellar Babies doll.
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Growing up I never saw dolls that looked like me. They all looked like Barbie or some variation of her, and they made me erroneously believe that the ideal of beauty looked like these dolls with light hair, skin and eyes.
Today there are more dolls available (though still not commonplace) who reflect the changing look of America. This is great for young girls, like my daughter, who can grow up with dolls who look like them.
Pearlene Fields is an entrepreneur who saw this need as well and is launching a multicultural dolls brand called Stellar Babies in time for Christmas. She wanted to bring a fresh new look to the doll scene that would be fun, diverse and enjoyable without sexualizing the dolls like some of the ones on the market today.
|Cordy Stellar Babies doll|
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The story of Stellar Babies is that they are sparkly new baby stars born in space who have fallen to earth. They are looking for loving caring homes with host families until they grow up and the time comes for them to return to the sky to light up the night as beautiful bright stars. Read the full story HERE.
Each Stellar Babies doll is 15 inches tall with nylon hair and a body made of plush cotton with plastic armature inside for posing the body. The dolls have a sound module to sing songs, and each comes with a flashing star necklace that can also be worn by the child. The dolls come with a host family certificate, and the child can choose to “adopt” later if they wish to.
Right now Stellar Babies has prototyped a few dolls. I’m hoping that the doll line will continue to expand to other ethnicities as well. Fields has created a Supporters will be able to access a doll well in advance of the rest of the public and will receive gifts of appreciation for different levels of donation amounts. Please note that for the campaign, no one will have their credit cards charged unless the funding goal is met.
|Meet the Stellar Babies|
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To check out the kickstarter campaign, please visit https://www.facebook.com/StellarBabies and Twitter https://twitter.com/Stellar_Babies.