#ToyLikeMe’s new online hub launches following successful crowdfunding campaign

After a successful crowdfunding campaign earlier this year, #ToyLikeMe has launched its new online hub.

Designed to connect customers with products representing disability and difference, the website features images of #ToyLikeMe’s signature makeovers, such as Hulk with a hearing aid, as well as the world’s largest collection of deaf toys with hearing aids and cochlear implants available to buy, thanks to the power of 3D printing.

The site also showcases the best toys and games out there which reflect disabilities and difference.

“We’re turning triple dipple somersaulty backflips of happiness to launch toylikeme.org,” said Rebecca Atkinson, the UK journalist and creative consultant behind #ToyLikeMe.

“We’ve scoured the internet looking for products which represent diff:ability. Now for the first time ever, parents and carers can find them all in one place.

"For too long diff:abled people have been portrayed in an unimaginative and boring light in the toy box. Wheelchairs are nearly always in the hospital sets and usually grey. At #ToyLikeMe we aim to use creativity to push the aesthetics of disability into the modern times and shake out the dust!”

With over 40k followers in 45 countries, and fans including Stephen Merchant, Julia Donaldson and Katie Piper, Atkinson hopes the unique celebratory approach taken by #ToyLikeMe will help bust pervasive stereotypes and inspire change.

Check out #ToyLikeMe’s offering in action below:

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of ToyNews and its sister title, Licensing.biz. He has worked his way from Staff Writer to Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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