Kmart has released a selection of new dolls and many mothers have praised the range for being so much more realistic.

The $4 ‘Glamour Dolls’ are being recognised for challenging the conventional look of dolls and promoting healthy body image.

One mum recently shared: “Spotted these ‘Glamour Dolls’ today. Same height as Barbie but twice the width, ie, a normal human size. How good!”

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Comments included:

“Love it, they’re ‘normal’ looking, actually dressed to cover the body, and not blasted with a sh*tload of makeup. We need more like this,” read one of the comments.

“About time need some realism,” read another, while another mum wrote, “And they actually have sensible shoes on!”

Over the years Barbie has often sparked debate over body image concerns for children.

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  • It is a very good marketing ploy that will see them fly off the shelves.


  • About time that the manufacturers finally decided to produce a doll that is realistic and I love the price.


  • Great buy and a great realistic doll, well done.


  • And priced so everyone can afford one. They look great.


  • These are fabulous and so well priced.


  • Great to see a normal looking doll on the shelves. Wonder if they’ll sell as well as Barbie dolls do. I hope so


  • Yes, they’re great – and very pretty.


  • well done KMart ..these look heaps more realistic.


  • These are great and a very reasonable price. About time we saw some more normal looking dolls instead of ‘porn stars’.


  • Excellent and about time we stop promoting unhealthy body issues!


  • Cheap price point. I imagine they’ll sell well.

    • Super cheap compared to some other dolls!


  • I haven’t been to Kmart for a while so dont know what these dolls look like. I suppose for those parent that really cant afford expensive toys it will be good for them


  • We really love these dolls in our house. They are super cute and more natural. Well done Kmart.


  • well, Kmart can keep those dolls, they are so uninteresting, and unexciting, and i believe it all comes down to how we teach our kids.

    luckily for me my daughter has never liked dolls and just tells me that they are dead people- kids know what is what, I think we just need to stop wrapping them up in cotton wool.

    She prefers to spend hours with her teddies and in all these years has never picked up her dolls which sit at the bottom of the cupboard. I ask if i can give them away, nope – so there must be an element she still enjoys even if she doesnt play with them


  • I actually loved Barbie as a kid! Mostly because I thought she was an awesome role model – she was a doctor, vet or astronaut.
    I don’t think dolls have to be a realistic physical likeness to women – at the end of the day they are for imaginative play. I don’t think I would have enjoyed a normal looking doll with no makeup and sensible shoes. When I played with my Barbies they were off to Balls and Weddings and fashion shows – nothing wrong with that…. and i’m pretty sure I have grown up to be a normal woman with no body image issues.


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