|Project Mc2 dolls by MGA Entertainment are: Camryn Coyle (C2), McKeyla McAlister (Mc2), Adrienne Attom (A2), and Bryden Bandweth (B2). These dolls come with a science experiment.|
It was through an article in the Daily Mail that I discovered the Project Mc2 dolls and their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) theme, which I think is quite refreshing. According to Daily Mail, the manufacturer's "aim is to create a new image of girls who are into sciences -- away from the traditional 'geek' character associated with STEM... subjects."
Initially, I incorrectly assumed the dolls were only available in the UK; however, the dolls are already here in the US, available online at Amazon.com, ToysRUs.com, and Target.com. In his overview of the dolls, one vlogger indicated he purchased his "at Target," which leads me to believe they are also available at physical Target stores.
There are two versions. One version comes with a different science experiment or project for each doll and retails for $24.99. Experiments/projects include making a volcano, a lava light, a skateboard, and a glow light. The core version, priced at $14.99 (the version the vlogger reviewed) includes the doll and a beaker-shaped comb. In addition to their STEM interests, the dolls already have their own TV show on Netflix: Project Mc2 (see the link below).
|Project Mc2 core dolls include only a beaker-shaped comb.|
As shown in the above two images, the two versions are dressed differently. The doll with experiment appears to be fully articulated. At 11.75 inches, both versions are playscale in size.
Those with an aversion for dolls with oversized heads, however, might not find either version appealing, even with the STEM theme, as the heads and bodies appear disproportionately sized.
|Close-up of core doll, Bryden Bandweth|
The actress who plays the role of Bryden Bandweth on Netflix appears to have brown eyes as well. So I also wonder about MCA's eye color choice for the doll that represents her. I am happy, however, that her complexion is brown and not tan.
Links and resources for this post:
Daily Mail article
Season 1 of Project Mc2 on Netflix