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This Mexican Toy Store Is Selling Make Your Own Forky Kits Based On The Toy Story Character And People Went Crazy

Last month, Toy Story 4 hit theaters. The latest installment in Pixar’s flagship movie franchise features Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the familiar Toy Story characters we’re used to seeing.

Yet Toy Story 4 introduced a new, unexpected toy to love: Forky. Far from the average anthropomorphic store-bought personalities, Forky is a handmade creation and, importantly, the product of a child’s ingenuity.

In fact, Forky is barely a toy at all: He’s a plastic spork adorned with a pipe cleaner, googly eyes, bits of clay, and a broken popsicle stick. All of his parts are literally taken from the trash by Woody and then put together by a kindergartener named Bonnie.

But what Forky is, and has become in the wake of Toy Story 4’s release, is the star of Toy Story 4.

He’s such a star that people around the world are trying to recreate him at home on their own.

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Of course, fancy toys are cool and all, but many parents know that sometimes kids often gravitate toward simpler items.

Since Forky is basically just a plastic spork with pipe cleaner arms and googly eyes stuck on him, he’s actually been pretty easy to recreate. Even before “Toy Story 4” was officially in theaters, the animated utensil was winning over hearts and minds, so it’s not too surprising that plenty of homemade Forkys are popping up across social media.

People are legit connecting with this plastic food utensil on a whole other level.

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Maybe this is getting too real…?

Toy stores are getting in on the action too.

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Like this Mexican toy store chain that is selling a “Make your own Forky kit” that comes with everything you need a Ziploc plastic bag.

And this movie theatre in Sonora is hosting an event that sounds like an amazing idea.

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Translation: Families! Don’t miss the Toy Story marathon tomorrow where you could make your own #Forky

Seriously, this is something I want to go to!

Even Disney itself has come out with a $20 “Make Your Own Forky” kit.

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I mean really Disney, was this necessary?

And people don’t seem all that happy about it…

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Although a lot of people are mad at Disney for trying to make even more money off an item they themselves depict as literal trash, we can’t say we’re surprised.

For those who wanna try and make their own Forky at home, this Twitter user has you covered.

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Steps to make your own Forky:

  • Buy your own personal kit to assemble it.
  • Make it.
  • You’re welcome.

But some of the best tweets are from people who’ve already made their own versions.

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I mean these look nearly identical to the original Forky…minus the all the blue. But those facial expressions…pure Forky.

Some people out there are getting extra creative with their Forky creations.

But this is one I know I’m totally gonna have a good night out with. Salud!

READ: People Who Worked On ‘Toy Story 4’ Hinted At Bonnie’s Dad Being Latino

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Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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Cardi B’s Recipe For Keeping Her Natural Hair Healthy Is Not Just Cheap It’s Tasty

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If you’ve been a steadfast and religious follower of Cardi B’s social media accounts over the past few years, you know she’s come quite a long way. The Dominican rapper has grown quite a bit, not just in her eagerness to speak about political matters and social issues but with her transparency about how she keeps herself fit and beautiful as well.

But it’s not just Cardi B’s strive to be transparent that can bee seen growing on platforms like Instagram.

It”s her hair too.

In a recent post to her Instagram page the “Press” rapper shared that when it comes to her hair, she sticks to routines of old.

The rapper shared her experiences with keeping her and her daughter’s natural hair healthy by revealing all of the ingredients she uses in homemade hair masks. All of which are meant to keep hair nourished and moisturized. “This is a hair mask that I am doing for Kulture,” she shared with her Instagram stories while holding up a bowl of mashed avocados. “I just finished putting argan oil, and I’m gonna put mayonnaise, castor oil, and olive oil. I know it’s a lot of oil, but my baby’s hair needs to be really hydrated like mine.”

But the party mix didn’t stop there. Cardi B went on to add eggs and bananas to her mixture as well. Both ingredients are not only easily accessible at grocery stores, but they’re also staples for keeping hair nourished.

“This treatment is really good for curl patterns,” Cardi B explained “It’s just a good hair mask to help your hair grow. All the good things you put in your body, you put in your hair.” She topped off the posts by sharing a series of images with her natural hair and chica it’s beautiful!

In a post to her feed, Cardi B shared the final results of her mask.

“The end results of all that shit I put on my hair earlier,” she wrote. “It helps with hair growth A LOT.”

That’s right chicas, take note!

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Mattel Just Dropped A Barbie With Vitiligo And Another With Alopecia And This Has Me Tearing Up Y’all

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Mattel Just Dropped A Barbie With Vitiligo And Another With Alopecia And This Has Me Tearing Up Y’all

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The maker of the iconic Barbie doll just announced the launch of a lineup of diverse dolls featuring new skin tones, wheelchairs, and body types. The latest Barbie additions are a doll with the skin condition Vitiligo and another with a gold prosthetic leg —and we’re here for all this diversity. 

“More skin tones! More body types! More unique looks” read the caption.

The new Barbie pals doll be part of the Fashionistas collection and it’s being labeled as the American toy company’s most diverse line.

“What makes us different, makes us beautiful”

The line features dolls with vitiligo, no hair, darker skin tones, in a wheelchair and a wide range of body types. These dolls are part of Barbie’s 2020 releases for its Fashionistas line, which, over the past five years, has introduced more than 170 looks showcasing different identities around the world in hopes of representing global diversity and inclusivity, according to a press release from Mattel. 

Mattel launched a new Barbie doll with the condition vitiligo, which causes pigmentation loss in the skin. 

To create the doll with vitiligo, Barbie worked with a dermatologist to ensure the condition was accurately portrayed. Viitiligo causes patches of skin to lose their pigment. Mattel said in a statement that a prototype of the vitiligo toy, which debuted on the Barbie Instagram page last year, became its most “liked” post ever.

Speaking of the Barbie with no hair, the company said:

“If a girl is experiencing hair loss for any reason, she can see herself reflected in the line.”

Last year, a doll with a prosthetic leg and another with a wheelchair joined the Fashionistas range. 

The then 12-year-old Jordan Reeves, who co-founded the nonprofit Born Just Right — which develops “creative solutions that help kids with disabilities live a more enjoyable life” — helped inspire a doll with a prosthetic limb. Barbie’s 2019 Fashionistas line was also the first time it included a doll that uses a wheelchair.  Other dolls in the 2019 Fashionistas line offered a variety of appearances, including braided hair texture and more realistic body types (smaller bust, less defined waist and more defined arms).

On Twitter people are happy about the new dolls.

Some are excited to see themselves reflected in Barbie form for the first time. “Heeeyy! That’s pretty sweet. I’ve had #vitiligo since I was little, and no one knew what it was,” wrote one Twitter user, “In recent years, I’ve seen high fashion models with it, and now this.. very cool.”

People with Vitiligo are finally feeling seen

Visibility for vitiligo is getting better thanks to models like Winnie Harlow and Amy Deanna. Due in large part to recent exposure to vitiligo through mainstream media, general understanding about and attitudes toward this condition are changing.

Perhaps the most well-known current face of vitiligo is Chantelle Brown-Young

The black fashion model, activist, and vitiligo spokesperson is also known professionally as Winnie Harlow. Winnie was diagnosed with vitiligo in childhood, and she revealed she was teased and bullied and at one point contemplated suicide. “The continuous harassment and the despair that [vitiligo] brought on my life was so unbearably dehumanizing that I wanted to kill myself,” she disclosed.

After competing on America’s Next Top Model in 2014, Winnie Harlow became a household name.

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Winnie redefined global standards of beauty and, in her own words, accepting the differences that make us unique and authentic. She went on to speak at the Dove Self-Esteem Project panel at the 2015 Women in the World London Summit and was presented with the Role Model award at the Portuguese GQ Men of the Year event that same year.

Fashion brand Missguided unveiled a diverse range of mannequins in 2018—including one with Vitiligo. 

The collection of mannequins included female figures of different ethnicities, in addition to highlighting skin conditions such as stretch marks and vitiligo.

Mattel is leading the charge for representation in the toy industry.

The American toy maker has incorporated more diversity in its Barbie range by offering dolls with different skin shades, eye colors, hairstyles and clothing. In 2017, the company introduced the first Barbie to wear a hijab.

Though Barbie dolls have long been overwhelmingly white and skinny, Barbie has made strides during the past five years to diversify. 

Previously, Barbie dolls have drawn criticism for upholding a slim, white, domestic ideal. In 2019 though, more than half its doll selections were inclusive. According to a Mattel spokesperson, since 2015, the more than 170 new looks for Barbie have included 5 body types, 22 skin tones, 76 hair styles, 94 hair colors, and 13 eye colors. 

Consumers have largely responded to these choices enthusiastically.

A curvy black Fashionista with an afro hairstyle was the top-selling doll during almost every week in 2019. “We are proud that Barbie is the most diverse doll line on the market that continues to evolve to better reflect the world girls see around them,” says Lisa McKnight, senior vice president and global head of Barbie and its dolls portfolio. 

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