I had been alerted to what was called a Lottie doll that was part of a special line called "TrowelBlazers: Celebrating women in archaeology, palaeontology & geology - past & present" from TrowelBlazers.com.
The Lottie doll in question was a Fossil Hunter Lottie. You can buy your own fossil Lottie doll HERE.
So I get it in the mail and it's pretty awesome. It comes with a whole bunch of stuff not only celebrating paleontology, but women in paleontology specifically.
I'll cut to the chase right now, I recommend any paleontologist to get this awesome toy. I got one for myself, but then my daughter saw it. So now apparently I need to get one for myself ... again.
It’s the summer holidays and Lottie can’t wait to go to Lincoln Cliff Beach to look for fossils. With her special rock hammer and backpack full of useful gear, Lottie is ready for an adventure at the cliffs by the sea. It is so exciting to think that she might make her own scientific discovery! What will she find? An ammonite? A bone from a plesiosaur? Or maybe even a dinosaur…!
Mary Anning. Mary lived most of her life before the word 'dinosaur' was even coined!
To finish this off, here is the official list of stuff that comes with Lottie (from the website):
- Olive coloured gilet puffa vest
- Turquoise blue polo short with an ammonite shell design print
- Cargo shorts
- Orange and white stripe socks
- Sturdy boots
- Baseball cap
- A rucksack
- Fossil hunting tools (magnifying glass, trowel and geology hammer)
- Four ammonite fossils
- Special collector cards about the British female fossil hunter Mary Anning
- Notable women in paleontology additional sheet
Like I said, I highly recommend you go out and get this. Especially if you have a young daughter who is showing an interest in paleontology. It's a great toy and one I will gladly put my money towards.