gamer dolls

Get your own Xbox gamer doll and in­spire the younglings around you

XBox: The Official Magazine (US) - - CONTENTS -

In an un­ex­pected but cute move, we will soon be able to get their hands on an of­fi­cially li­censed gamer doll from the Amer­i­can Girl range, com­plete with a tiny Xbox One S. While you might be tempted to raise a scep­ti­cal eye­brow at the pair­ing, it makes sense— gam­ing is in­creas­ingly rec­og­nized as a main­stream hobby and ca­reer choice, so it’s about time some­thing like this ap­peared to in­spire young kids.

The doll comes with a minia­ture head­set, com­fort­able gam­ing chair, and an Xbox One S that dou­bles as a tiny pro­jec­tor. There are two games, ‘Bloks’ and ‘Dance’, that have small discs which can be in­serted into the con­sole to project static im­ages. The chair can also be used as a small speaker by plug­ging into a 3.5mm jack to play mu­sic. It’s an im­pres­sive amount of tech for a doll set and will cost you $50.

Baby steps

Xbox are also ahead of the game, as they’re the only ones cur­rently brave enough to re­lease any­thing like this. It’s a small step in the name of get­ting more peo­ple into games in fu­ture gen­er­a­tions, and while as read­ers you might not be tempted to play with this your­self, pass­ing one on to your chil­dren or any young nieces and neph­ews might net you a new per­son to play games with in the next few years.

It may seem like a small thing, but for a lot of peo­ple out there this is ac­tu­ally a big deal—there’s noth­ing quite like grow­ing up in a gen­er­a­tion where girls aren’t sup­posed to like games and be­ing looked at weirdly for do­ing so, then deal­ing with the back­lash of that well into adult­hood. A gam­ing doll out there says to the world ‘the next gen­er­a­tion of girls will be ac­cepted in this space right from the start’, and Xbox are the ones lead­ing that charge.

Hope­fully we’ll see even more of this kind of thing in the fu­ture.

above Each doll comes with a num­ber of adorable ac­ces­sories.

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