New Bald American Girl Doll Introduced [VIDEO]

In Life by Wendy Michaels , on Thursday, July 05, 2012, 8:38 AM (PDT)
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American Girl Bald Doll Announced

American Girl seems to be following Mattel's bald Barbie doll lead, and is now releasing their own dolls available without hair.

What a wonderful movement to better represent all kinds of girls.

American Girl announced the dolls last week, explaining the need to develop a doll for girls "affected by cancer, alopecia, or any medical condition causing hair loss."

Read: Bald Barbie Campaign Gets Mattel's Attention

The dolls are available for purchase now, with the following explanation made on the American Girl Facebook page:

"For more than a year, American Girl has been hard at work developing a doll without hair option for girls affected by cancer, alopecia, or any medical condition causing hair loss. Debuting today as part of the My American Girl line, the new dolls provide even more possibilities for a girl to create a friend that's as unique as she is."

The dolls come in five different skin tones, and -- this is fantastic -- if you've already bought an American Girl doll, they will give you a doll head without hair to replace it.

The power of social media strikes again, as Tennessee teen Kayla Brooks started a letter writing campaign to make the dolls a reality. She got 2,000 signatures on a petition to get the doll made and created a Facebook page to spread the word.

Read: Mattel Creates Bald Barbie in Response to Social Media Campaign

You may recall that a similar campaign led to Mattel making a bald Barbie. Bratz has a similar line of bald dolls as well.

Find out more about the American Girl bald doll at their website.

WKRN, Nashville News, Nashville Weather and Sports

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