Dolls

does a doll have to be based on a human or can it be a pig as well?

Answer here.

By definition, a doll is humanoid. A pig-shaped representation would be a stuffed animal, if soft, or a figurine, if made of some hard material.

The Miss Piggy doll above counts as a doll because she is treated pretty anthropomorphically – most animals don’t wear fishnets. (Insert South Dakota joke here.)

So – does a doll have to be human-shaped? Yes, because that’s what “doll” means.

The first item in a google search for “pig doll” is, er, interesting:

http://www.bacheloretteparties.com/erlovpigblow.html

The “anthropomorphic” angle is probably correct, but you’ll find several retailers marketing plush pig toys which aren’t all that anthropomorphized as “pig dolls”:

http://www.emerchandise.com/product/PDANM0002/s.OYUZeCda