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03-28-2019 03:00 PM - edited 03-28-2019 03:04 PM
Does anyone on the forums collect reborn dolls? I just purchased my first one, he is about the size of a three year old. As a doll collector I have not purchase a doll in over 17 years. I only now have 7, Life-Size dolls from a preemie to a one to a two year old. From Lee Middleton to Annette himstedt.
I have been looking for over a year. I did not want an Aston Drake or a paradise dolls because in my opinion you get a hit and miss. There dolls in my opinion is for children or new collector's.
I found a reborn doll artist on Etsy, in my local area,with five star reviews. After sending several emails, I decided to order, from the picture the doll is very lifelike. In -person even more lifelike.The doll was on sale,total price was $315. I have seen similar dolls price at 500 to $1,000. I will be buying him new outfits .
On a old forum,in 2012, it was stated , while collecting the dolls was nice, taking them out in public was a little excessive. People collect a lot of things, and some maybe, in others opinion go overboard. My dolls not have their own room, my two favorite,my preemie is in a small baby rocker and new reborn is in a chair in my bedroom.The rest are set up in the living and dinning room, they are displayed antique rocking horses, and a bench in my dinning room.My house has very large rooms,so my displays are not crowded.
I changed their clothing three times a year, and keep them clean and groom The old clothes are donate it to Goodwill..Just as a painting ,I see them as art,and they bring a smile to my face.Will I purchased another one after 17 years, I don't think so,it took me over a year to find this one😃
03-28-2019 05:23 PM
No. I had to look them up to see what they were. They creep me out, but If you love them and they bring you comfort, that's all that matters.
03-28-2019 05:30 PM
I've seen these dolls used as therapy dolls for people with dementia.
I myself would not collect them but for those who like them, enjoy. Some of them range in the thousands.
03-28-2019 06:03 PM
I am not sure of the brand but we had several of those dolls in the Alzheimer's unit of a facility I used to work in. The were so life-like and the patients were always carrying them around.
03-28-2019 06:36 PM - edited 03-28-2019 06:41 PM
@Gracie3 , from some one that loves babies I have always been drawn to these dolls, but I do not own any. I do however have a small doll collection. I have not purchased anything new in many years. I have some of my mom's antique dolls and enjoy the Bye Lo baby dolls. I have a few Marie Osmond dolls, Pauline and also Richard Simmons.
I do have two large dolls, but I do not keep them out any longer, all other dolls are stored in an antique cupboard, and get them out on occasion to decorate for different seasons....several are seasonal dolls, and I have one that is wooden, very pretty doll. Enjoy your new baby doll.
edited to fix typo
03-28-2019 06:39 PM - edited 03-28-2019 06:41 PM
As a child my passion has always been dolls,jewelry,and handbags,dogs.At 64 years young. Nothing has changed, except the expensive😃 My dog babies will look but never brother my dolls.Thats includes my dog babies that passed over the rainbow bridge.Gracie passed away@ 18 years,Starr @ 16 years.
03-28-2019 08:20 PM - edited 03-28-2019 08:21 PM
@Gracie3 This is one case where a photo would have been invaluable. The vast majority of us have no idea as to what a "reborn" doll is
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