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British toymaker creates dolls with disabilities, differences

(Source: Makies) (Source: Makies)
(WAFF) - Dolls have evolved over the years to look more like all types of children.

"Makies" are dolls created by a British toymaker that allows you to design a custom-made doll.

According to TODAY, "Makies" has now introduced additions to the doll collection that include dolls with disabilities and other differences to make children feel less "different."

"In just the past few days we've received hundreds of suggestions and requests for Makie dolls with the new inclusive accessories, which is just amazing, and we're rising to meet that need," Matthew Wiggins, the chief technology officer for the London-based company, told TODAY.com.

The dolls sell for around $108 each. Accessories can include hearing aids and canes, and some of the dolls have birthmarks.

You can shop for a "Makie" doll here.

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