International Men's Day - Celebrate with Finn!

Happy International Men's Day 2015! Celebrate the great men and boys in your life! 


Boy Doll Boys Play With Doll

Eli & Finn and their adventures in Australia! Credit; Living Loving Laughing Together Blog. 


Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion for men to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care while highlighting the discrimination against them.

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 Pictured: Finn Boy Doll - Lottie Dolls. 


Finn™ is the first of a kind, designed as a playtime buddy that young boys can relate to.  He looks like a boy, with a realistic, healthy child-like body shape, and promotes wholesome play values.  Standing at 7.5 inches tall, Finn makes a great travel companion, actively encouraging children to be creative and imaginative, whilst nurturing an emotional balance; confidence, compassion and goodwill.


Finn Boy Doll Girls and Boys

Credit: ET Speaks From Home Blog.  

Arklu developed Finn in direct response to demand from parents, as Arklu co-founder, Ian Harkin explains: “After launching Lottie in 2012, we began receiving a deluge of requests from parents, whose daughters play with Lottie, to produce a similar age-appropriate doll for their sons.”

Unlike more traditional ‘action figure’ styled dolls, Finn embodies the spirit of childhood, playing as any boy might, without pushing the violent, aggressive, adult agendas - just fun adventures! 


Praise for Kite Flyer Finn Boy Doll! 

Jenny, The Brick Castle;

"We like gender equality in our house. We like boy dolls and we like girls who aren't afraid to be pirates, ninjas or palaeontologists. We also like it when children are allowed to be children, and not sexualised, stereotyped or pigeon-holed early on. We like Finn, and we like Lottie too."


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Credit; The Brick Castle 


Mary, Over 40 and a Mum To One

"I want Monkey to enjoy being a little boy for as long as he can.  I want him to keep the innocence of youth and I know that with school influences this will be harder to maintain. But Finn offers the chance to play with a doll and explore the world of adventures that we actually live in.  Monkey and Finn can go on train journeys and go bug hunting."


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Credit; Over 40 and a Mum To One


The premise for Finn’s character has been developed around the notion of what it is to be a child – he loves the outdoors, playing sports, going on adventures, solving problems, and climbing trees.  He lives on a fictional island called Branksea, sharing his adventures with his friends Lottie, Maya and pet dog, Biscuit the Beagle. Finn's character will be further developed in our forthcoming chapter books! 


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 Credit; Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter.  

What are your views on gender balance, boys and their imaginative doll play? Please share your thoughts, and enjoy International Men's Day 2015 by celebrating positive role models! 


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  • I love Finn but his options seem a bit limited as I have 2 boys to buy for. I can see some quick wins to increase his range.
    Many Lottie outfits and accessories that currently come only with a Lottie doll would work equally well with Finn. Perhaps they could be made available as separate outfits or accessory packs? Or packaged with a Finn doll as they currently are with a Lottie doll?
    Examples that could be done without any changes are Fossil Hunter, Pony Club, Kawaii Karate, Robot Girl (Boy!), Pirate Queen (King!) Pony Flag Race. And most of the others would be a simple change of a dress or skirt for trousers or shorts and they would be great too!

    Jenny on
  • How lovely to see all the lads playing! Kite Flyer Finn is still the favourite in our house – I think he gives my son an excuse to run full pelt down the landing as he ‘flies’ the kite :D

    Jenny @ thebrickcastle on
  • Thanks for including us in your round up. It’s great to have a doll with boys in mind.

    Mary @ Over 40 and a Mum to One on

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