World’s First ‘Transgender’ Doll Unveiled at New York Toy Fair

NEW YORK — A doll made in the likeness of a reality television star who was born a boy but identifies as a girl was unveiled this weekend in New York.

The Tonner Doll Company, led by Robert Tonner, introduced the Jazz Jennings doll at the International Toy Fair in Manhattan on Saturday.

“Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view: She’s incredibly brave, intelligent, warm-hearted and creative,” he said in a statement.

As previously reported, Jennings is known for being the center of the TLC reality show “I Am Jazz,” which follows the now 16-year old’s life living as the opposite sex.

“Although born male, Jazz is a transgender female and has been living as a girl since kindergarten,” the network describes the show on its website. “Parents Jeanette and Greg have spent the years finding doctors to treat their daughter, while fighting the discrimination and misconceptions associated with what it means to be transgender.”

“Jazz is on a regimen of hormone therapy so that she can look and develop like the other girls in her school. But, Jazz struggles with comparing herself, and the lagging pace of her breast development to her friends,” it outlines.

Tonner said that he first learned about Jennings in 2007 when the then six-year-old was featured on “20/20” with Barbara Walters. Years later, after he noted that Jennings was becoming a prominent voice on “transgender” issues, he contacted the teen’s parents to advise that he would like to create a doll in Jennings’ image.

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“Especially with the nastiest coming up in this political climate, I thought this is the perfect time for something like this,” Tonner told Forbes.

He said that while he may not include the word “transgender” on the doll box, his hope is that the figure initiates conversation.

“This is a great kid—an advocate, an entrepreneur, [and] one of TIME’s most influential teenagers. I’m doing the doll of a very accomplished kid,” Tonner stated. “I hope that it does get conversation started.”

“My trainer says, ‘What makes this a transgender doll if she has no parts?'” he outlined, speaking of a talk he had at the gym. “I said, ‘It’s about who it represents. It represents a person with an issue that 20 years ago, you couldn’t have done it. Now it’s opening up conversations, and that’s what I like about it.”

Jennings says that he is happy with the doll.

“Ever since I was little, I always loved playing with dolls,” the teen told the New York Times. “It was a great way to show my parents that I was a girl, because I could just express myself as I am. So this really resonates with me, because it was something so pivotal in my own journey.”

But some have expressed concern that the doll is a furtherance of the progressive agenda.

“Sorry, but I’m so tired of this ‘politically correct’ [thinking],” one commenter wrote on the Tonner Doll Company page.

“God help us!” another exclaimed.

The doll will be tested in approximately 50 stores beginning in July, and will be sold for $89 and $99, depending on the outfit.


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  • balloonknot9

    So it comes down to this, does the Jazz doll have any “moulding” down stairs that would indicate male or female anatomy? Is it blank, or like the Ken dolls have moulded underwear rather than be anatomical? If it is blank down stairs but has breasts like barbie what makes it transgender? If it is blank below, and blank above what makes it female? The long hair, softer features, pink clothing? Can you even really make a transgender doll without it looking like a male in women’s clothing, or denying the obvious inherent characteristics of what it is to be male/female.

    • james blue

      I was wondering pretty much the same.

      GI joe’s wife probably had a disappointing wedding night.

    • Michael C

      Wow, are you really trying to sexualize the doll of a child? That’s really creepy.

      • balloonknot9

        Just trying to see what the fuss was about, and if a child is going to use the doll, yes making sure there is nothing out of the ordinary they could be subjected too. Plus, I am asking questions as to how this particular doll, besides who they are modeling it after, makes it transgender. I don’t think it is possible to make a transgender doll, until someone labels it as such.

        • Michael C

          I doubt that many children are going to be playing with this $100 doll.

          I looked at this doll maker’s website and it appears that they regularly make dolls modeled after actual people.

          I highly doubt that you’d be able to remove their doll’s clothes to find out what Marilyn Monroe or James Dean actually look like naked. That’s just messed up.

  • pam

    sad

  • WithoutRights

    Any parents out there gonna buy this for your kids? It will probably be a collectors item because I see a short production in it’s lack of a future.

  • Jenny Ondioline

    People show up here expecting to read about Christian news and they get to read stories about transgender dolls instead.

  • Margaret Blaine

    This is really mind programing children, and yes, unfortunately there will be screwed up parents that will buy this toy for their children. The Gay Community has an agenda, and that is to ensure young people as their sex toys. If you note they are very concerned with looks. Plastic surgeries etc… they are very focused on looks and youth. Once they start losing their looks, unless they have money, young ambitious men will not give them a tumble. I remember in the early 60s they wanted to get rid of the vice squad because that was who cracked down on them regarding our young people. you folks, it’s a done deal. Many of our youth believe they can have sex with anyone they want. They cross over both male to male to female and vice versa. Virginity is a rarity. look at what is promoted on TV, music, and entertainment as a whole…pretty debased.

  • Darlene

    When I worked at Toys’R’Us, we learned that toys fell into two general categories:
    1. The kind that the kid is crying for.
    2. The kind that a certain type of parent thinks would be “good” for the kid.
    Clearly this doll is not one that any kid on earth would ever want. This is all about liberal parents’ brainwashing their kids.

  • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008226816244 SinDelle Morte

    How the hell can you tell if a doll is transgender? What a stupid thing.

    • Jason Todd

      Because they are saying it is, Jimmy Neutron.

      • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008226816244 SinDelle Morte

        I think you missed the point, genius. It’s a doll. It has no genitals anyway. WHO. CARES.

        • Royce E. Van Blaricome

          Obviously the maker of the doll does since they’re labelling it and advertising it as such. Duh!

          • Jason Todd

            You would think SinDelle would know this. It’s self-evident by the article.

            This is but another example of how our public school system fails kids.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            One would think. But it’s not only the public school system. I’s the parents, communities, churches, governments, and Society as a whole. Blindness is rampant everywhere these days.

        • Jason Todd

          No, honey, they care. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be marketing it this way.

          • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008226816244 SinDelle Morte

            THEY care. And they are the only ones who do.

        • Saundra Buchanan

          Bad attitude. Can you have a conversation without insulting someone. Usually that means you have nothing important to say.

          • https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008226816244 SinDelle Morte

            Unless you’re insulted first, which I was. 🙂

      • Linda Hudson

        Actually this is what the article really does say Jason…… “He said that while he may not include the word “transgender” on the doll box, his hope is that the figure initiates conversation.” So, I have to agree with SinDelle.

  • Nidalap

    Adolph Hitler stated Nov. 6, 1933: “When an opponent declares, ‘I will not come over to your side,’ I calmly say, ‘Your child belongs to us already. … What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community.’”

  • Nidalap

    Hitler stated May 1, 1937: “The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled. … This Reich stands, and it is building itself up for the future, upon its youth. And this new Reich will give its youth to no one, but will itself take youth and give to youth its own education and its own upbringing.”

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    Since there’s no such thing as a “Transgender” I hope they put it in the aisle with the rest of the fiction and fantasy toys. Like maybe right next to a Star Trek Tribbles.

    Christians, don’t fall into the trap of the world and Satan! This is an attempt to legitimize the illegitimate. To recognize the unrecognizable. To make fantasy into reality.

    Just as they have done with “gay”. It’s “Homosexual” but they don’t want you thinking about that. There’s NO such thing as “Sexual Orientation”. It’s a “Sexual Attraction”. God determines the Orientation. Man turns that into Sin. And there is NO such things as a Transgender. A man pretending to be a woman is still a man. A woman pretending to be a man is still a woman.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    This is what the godless feminists wanted all along. Poor children and animals and robots and dolls. They have rights to be moral. Boycott even the barbabies that dress like prostitutes.

  • G Smith

    Abomination. That poor kid. smh

  • InTheChurch

    Just don’t buy it or allow it in your home.

  • http://www.ibelongAmen.com i belong, Amen! Ministries

    At least the writer in this article got one thing right, “Jennings says that HE was happy with the doll”. Yes, Jazz is a boy, a he. Don’t get it confused. Sad that anyone would call themselves a parent and allow their child to make these devastating decisions.

  • ricky

    *it’s an Abomination…..buuuuurn it!

  • stranger_in_the_land

    Why?

  • RickeyD

    “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Prov. 14:12

    If anyone is interested, I have written a relatively short synopsis of what I’ve observed as an old Infantry Marine and retired 31-year veteran of the Houston PD relevant to why America has declined ethically and morally over the last 50-years…just what I’ve seen out there in the world…

    Maranatha Lord!

    Rick Holtsclaw, Houston PD/Retired

  • Paul Carissimo

    American Christians when will you WAKE UP ?

    Ephesians 5:14
    “Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.”

    Did the Lord give you power and authority over the enemy for nothing ?

    Luke 10:19
    “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and
    over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt
    you.”

    Its not the pawns you fight but the spirit behind them, what are you doing ?

    Your lack of prayer lives and constant intercession for your country has led to this! You claim the devil is defeated, true JESUS over came him, JESUS, if he is defeated in your life then why is your country going down the drain !? why is satanic agenda being shoved down your throats and families ? defeated huh ? wake up!

    Do you think your salvation is just to go to heaven ? remember that people wen to heaven even before Jesus came (Enoch, Moses, Elijah, Joshua), Jesus came for two reasons,

    1.) Destroy works of the devil.

    1 John 3:8
    “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the
    beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might
    destroy the works of the devil.”

    2.) Save His people from their sin.

    Mathew 1:21
    “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.”

    God will hold you responsible!

    James 4:17
    “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.”

    Ephesians 6:18
    “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and
    watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all
    saints;”

    Ephesians 5:11
    “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.“

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke.

    Worse than the moral, financial and economic degradation of your country is the lost souls being ferried to hell as you sit home, go to church on Sundays and play the christian.

    Your country is headed for destruction, those of us on the outside see it, I don’t know if you can see it, better WAKE UP JESUS NAME!

  • astonprincess

    BOYCOTT, protest. If the LEFT can do it every five minutes, we need to start. NOW.

  • Russ

    dear jeanette and greg, congrtulations on the birth of your son. we know he is a male because his genetic makeup tells us. you have decided to pander to a wish for him to be a female despite his biology saying different. that is child abuse.