Reborn baby dolls are incredibly realistic baby dolls that are created by extremely talented and skilled artists. The artists go to great measure to make the dolls look as life like as possible, but are they cute or creepy?
The Today Show recently did a piece on the reborn dolls and reported that women pay anywhere from $300-$4,000 for these one of a kind collectible dolls. Personally, I don’t have an issue with that due to the time it takes the artists to create the dolls and the fact that a lot of dads (and other grown men) collect model trains, motorcycles and other toys that are much more expensive.
What I do think is a bit odd is the extreme some of these collectors go to with their dolls. Some collectors strap their reborns into car seats when they go out – leading to more than one case of panic by an unknowing passer by or police officer.
BBC America is running a tv documentary on the fascination with these dolls. While the episode has already run, it will be replayed a few times if you want to check it out.
So, what do you think? Cool collectible or a little too realistic and creepy?