Sometimes, I catch myself thinking there may be hope for the future.
There has been something of an outcry over the toy merchandising associated with Star Wars: The Force Awakens with the apparent dearth of Rey dolls in play sets (Rey being the lead female character in the film). Parts and Crafts, a family makerspace and community workshop based in Somerville, MA, decided to take matters into their own hands.
In a recent workshop, the kids in the group were shown how to remove the paint from existing dolls, in this case, Bratz, to re-paint and re-costume them. In a flurry of excited activity, paint was removed, doll hair was dyed, costumes were sewn, and new features were painted on. In the end, the participants had created their own Rey, the badass Jakku scavenger girl who is central to the film. Take that, Disney! —Make