Tonner Doll Company believes it’s the first transgender doll on the market.
Jazz Jennings shared her life as a transgender teen on TLC’s reality series “I am Jazz.”
Now, a doll based on the teenager’s likeness will debut next week at the New York Toy Fair and be available for purchase in July.
Like most dolls, the toy will have a genderless plastic mold, which was designed and sculpted by company founder Robert Tonner.
In a statement, Tonner called the doll ground breaking and said “Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view – she’s incredibly brave, intelligent, warm-hearted and creative.”
His company has made dolls based on a variety of TV, film and book characters including Spiderman, Harry Potter, Dr. Who and Wonder Woman.
A spokesman for the company said the 18-inch doll is being tested for children aged 8 years and older and is expected to retail for $89.99.