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Are they cute? or Are they creepy?

Sep 3, 2008
The latest development of the dolls industries, beating Barbies, is the Reborn Doll. The term Reborn Doll refers to a baby doll made from vinyl, that has been built by a process call Reborning, which are by repainting and enhancement to resemble a real baby.

Not everyone visualise reborning, the technique of Reborning has evolved over the past five years, as hobbyists and doll artists have refined the painting techniques and added technical enhancements, such as a pulse simulator. To the inexperienced it's a world of strange obsession, to the folks that do understand, it provides endless hours of unreplaceable pleasure. More lately special Reborn doll kits are available, and mechanical enhancements are seen, such a battery powered breathing mechanism to imitate the respiration motions of a sleeping baby.

That pleasure is derived from beauty, artistry, and uniqueness of each doll, because just like human babies, reborn dolls come in every conceivable shape size and color - nowadays there are Caucasian, Asian, and African American Reborn Dolls.

Reborn dolls are precisely as they sound, they are dolls that have been stripped of their factory finishes and been "reborn" and transformed in to realistic looking babies. A search for 'reborn' in the eBay dolls class yields painstakingly refinished dolls made to look sometimes eerily like real babies.

Sometimes in mid July this year, in Australia, frantic police have broken a window to rescue a seemingly unconscious baby from a locked vehicle, only to find it was a highly real doll, which is the reborn doll. Similar incident in the US when the window of a new Hummer was broken by police trying to rescue a "baby" that became out to be a doll belonging to the owner's wife.

From vivid skin tones and micro-rooted hair, a absolutely weighted body filled with unique soft products, this is truly a multi-dimensional art..these babies look and feel real. Reborning baby dolls has become a unique art skills and some of the famous artists in this area excel in this very niche business. A lot of people also take it as a spare-time activity for the doll making as there are many instruments available for ones to follow on the interest.

Their chests rise and fall and you can hear a tiny pulse, but these babies for sale over the Internet are not alive. They are not only popular mainly with collectors, but also with avid grandparents and grieving parents. "Cuddle therapy" is what one reborning Website calls the spare-time activity -- the dolls' bodies can be fitted with electronic devices that mimic a heartbeat and respiration.

As the dolls grow more popular, doll-makers keep adding new details to simulate the experience of holding a real baby. There are reborns that seem to breathe, ones that have a faint heartbeat, others that feel warm to the touch, since they come with heating packs. There are dolls modelled after premature babies that are sold with incubators, a breathing apparatus taped to their nostrils. Some makers add a milky, baby-powder scent. Doll-maker Becker washes her reborns repeatedly in baby shampoo so they no longer smell of vinyl but like a freshly bathed infant.

You don't stop playing with dolls because you grow old. You grow old because you stop playing with dolls.
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