If you ever wanted a doll created in your likeness, Hungarian toymaker Mahinarium is the one to do it. The Etsy shop is a small operation run by Magdi, the owner and designer. Her plush toys, called “Selfie” dolls, are tailored to the individual customer. Just send her a few whole-figure photos and portrait of yourself, friends, or loved ones, and she’ll “dollify” the person in question.
The adorable and huggable look-alikes are approximately 12 inches tall and come with two pieces of clothing that you specify. Those who commission Magdi have a say in the materials, accessories, size, and overall complexity of the doll to ensure that everyone is happy. Typically, her characters are portrayed in a sweet and cartoonish way, and they feature large heads with a soft button nose. Magdi also adds hand-sewn details like eyebrows, beards, and even freckles and blush. It takes her three to four weeks to craft the custom portrait.
Magdi does a great job of capturing a likeness, as seen from her happy customer photos. In addition to those dolls, she also shows off her skills in the form of dollified celebrities like Prince or the fictitious Walter White.