Get A Reborn, Baby!

29 Jul
From reborn-baby.com.  Yes, this is a highly realistic and freaky doll.

From reborn-baby.com. Yes, this is a highly realistic and freaky doll.

So-called Reborn baby dolls freak me out. Nothing made of plastic (even high-quality plastic) should look that life-like. It’s just unnatural.

Reborn babies are constructed to look like real babies and are popular with doll collectors and uh, others.

Now apparently police have mistaken one of these potential brides for Chucky as a real child and rescued the doll. Yes, it really happened…in Australia. But before you think only those Down Under are whacked out, a woman left her Reborn doll in her hubby’s hot Hummer, and a man broke the vehicle’s window to rescue the baby (full story).

So, yeah, that’s the post for today. Cheers!

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No Responses to “Get A Reborn, Baby!”

  1. Kimmy July 31, 2008 at 10:51 AM #

    I saw something about them on the news. There are actually grown women who buy them for the attention they used to get when their children were babies. They buy car seats, strollers and even take them grocery shopping. Its very weird. They are cute, but I’m not about to travel around with one.

  2. Sheri McDonald August 10, 2008 at 4:05 PM #

    I own a magazine dedicated to the art of reborning, and I am a reborn artist myself. Reborns are simply art…just like sculptures, statues, oil paintings, etc. They start as a vinyl or silicone canvas and they are painted to appear realistic. A reborn artist has to be a talented painter, have a keen eye for realism, and have a great deal of patience to root hairs one at a time to appear real. Most collectors see them as the art that they are, and not as something to gain attention or replace a real child. People collect all kinds of things…dolls, bears, trains, cars…Prince Charles collects toilet seats! I think collecting a work of art is far less strange than collecting toy cars or toilet seats, lol.

  3. jade September 14, 2008 at 11:04 AM #

    im 14 and want a baby but i dont if you see what i mean but i want one of the babys that cry the ones they use in schools do you do them? if not do you no where you get them from?

  4. David Neoterik July 27, 2010 at 10:52 PM #

    I wouldn’t call this a fad, but there is definitely something strong going on with collecting reborn baby dolls, and classic dolls like these in general. This is interesting, considering how these realistic dolls earned their name.

  5. Reborn Babies September 14, 2010 at 2:36 AM #

    Reborning is the art of transforming a vinyl doll (either whole doll or kit) into a realistic looking baby doll (usually of a human baby- but sometimes elves or chimpanzees may be made). The person who makes this transformation is called a ‘reborner” or reborn artist. The more realistic looking the doll is the more successful the artist is considered. Once completed the doll is called a ‘reborn’, ‘reborn doll’, ‘reborn baby”or ‘fake baby’.

  6. Tiny Dreamers October 24, 2010 at 9:36 AM #

    First of all most people need to remember the most important thing about these reborn dolls,and that is they are object of art(a work of art if you may)
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder…
    some people attach themselves to these dolls/reborn babies and to other object likewise their cars,clothing,tools,jewelry,etc
    To each his own…but most people who see these as scary things really don’t like babies anyhow(be honest)I think there is something seriously wrong with you mentally if you don’t like babies or representations of them

    • Amy October 24, 2010 at 11:43 AM #

      So if I think reborn babies are kind of weird I don’t like real babies?! I don’t really like baby dolls that much, but I love real babies.

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