For some doll collectors, realism is the ultimate goal. They want their dolls to look as real and as lifelike as possible. With little interest in standard, manufactured dolls, they prefer their dolls to resemble real babies, where the flawless expression of a real infant is captured, whether asleep or awake. For those doll collectors, reborn dolls can truly represent perfection.
What is a reborn doll exactly? A reborn doll is designed to look absolutely lifelike, so much so, that in pictures, it can be hard to tell whether it is a doll, or whether it is, in fact, a real baby. Generally starting out life as a regular manufactured doll, reborn dolls are then transformed, in a process that is known as reborning. The doll artists – also referred to as reborners – take a standard doll and transform it by using delicate applications of paint to add texture, colour and a sense of realness to the doll. The better the job, the more lifelike the doll will look.
Buying Reborn Dolls
There can be many reasons why someone may want to collect or buy reborn dolls. For some, they just love the way these dolls look. For others, reborn dolls can represent a child they have lost, or a child that has grown up and moved on. No matter the reason, there is a great range of reborn dolls to choose from on eBay. Take a look at the beautiful doll options on offer, and refine the search by material to find dolls made from cloth or vinyl, silicon or rubber – or discover the various brands of reborn dolls available, such as Anne Geddes, Baby Born and My Child. Interested in buying a reborn doll kit? For anyone looking to make a reborn doll from a kit – also known as newborning – eBay has that covered too.