About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
This undated image provided by Tonner Doll Company shows a doll based on Jazz Jennings, the teenage transgender subject of the TLC documentary series "I am Jazz." The New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market. The doll will make its debut at the New York Toy Fair and be available on the Tonner Doll Co.'s web site and in specialty stores in July 2017. (Storm Photography/Tonner Doll Company via AP)

Tonner Doll debuted what it believes is the first transgender doll to hit the market


A New York doll company announced its plans to sell what it believes is the first transgender doll to hit the market, according to the Associated Press. Tonner Doll Company found its inspiration from Jazz Jennings, the transgender teenager subject on TLC docuseries "I am Jazz." 

The genderless doll will be unveiled at the New York Toy Fair next week. It will be available on Tonner Doll's website and will hit specialty stores in July. 

Jazz stands for everything I respect from a human nature point of view she's incredibly brave, intelligent, warm-hearted and creative
Tonner Doll Co.

A spokesperson for the company said the 18-inch doll will come at a price of $89.99.  Tonner Doll also said the "Jazz" doll is being launched as part of a specialty-retail market, testing kids aged 8 years and older. If it's a success, the company hopes it will make it to the mass market.

Jennings made her debut on a Barbara Walters 20/20 special in 2007 at the age of since. She identified as female since she could talk, her parents told ABC News. 

Jennings made headlines when she became the youngest person ever to be recognized in The Advocate Magazine's "Top Forty Under 40" annual list. She was also named as one of Time Magazine's Most Influential Teens for 2014 and 2015.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark