Is your little girl upset and annoyed over the less-than-stellar options out there for female superhero toys, well a toymaker based in the United Kingdom has come to your rescue.
Arklu is the maker of the award-winning Lottie doll. The brand has just released a new superhero outfit for their famous doll, and the most fantastic part is that this outfit is itself inspired by the designs of a 6-year-old girl from Ohio, named Lily.
The outfit is now known as the Super Lottie outfit that was created for global competition. Arklu held the contest and asked girls from all around the world to draw their ideal superhero dress or outfit. This competition was independently judged by the Brave Girls Alliance this year. It was the first crowd-sourced competition, which asked young kids to design a product that later went on to become a commercial production outfit, isn’t it cool.
The final outfit that is sold was based on 6-year-old Lily’s drawings, but the 6-year-old didn’t just submit a few sketches to win the podium spot. She was also required to say something about what her vision was about the abilities of Super Lottie.
And her answer was – “Super Lottie has the power to do anything, be anything she wants and wanted to make a world a better place to live.” She added, “The Super Lottie is unique and special in her way.” After learning about the answer, we have to say it is a pretty great answer! Good job, Lily.
It’s quite natural that Lily’s family is super proud of her. Her grandmother, Greta, said that the win is quite exciting for Lily as she loves superheroes and art almost more than anything else in the world. She plays a lot with her superheroes during recess. Generally, with the boys, because the other girls didn’t play with superheroes much. She further added we’re excited to see the reaction by other girls to Lily’s superhero outfit design. We’re hoping that it can bring great fun and enjoyment, as well as, it will open other kids’ minds to the world of superheroes and their superpower.
The Super Lottie’s unique outfit design is also garnering plenty of praise in the comic community and among people who want to spread the message that superheroes aren’t only boys. A famous comic blogger, DC women Kicking Ass noted in her recent blog that this doll proves that Superheroes aren’t just boys, girls can be superheroes too. Now, with the Lottie superhero doll, kids can have a female superhero; also, that is realistic. It’s a fantastic toy.
We feel this Super Lottie; a superhero will break the stereotype that only boys can be superheroes. Well, now girls can be a superhero too! A big credit for this goes to the 6-year-old Lily for designing such a fantastic outfit. The 6-year-old is no less than a superhero herself. Great job!