I was watching a documentary the other evening about these amazingly life-like dolls, called “Reborn” dolls. They’re not mass produced, but created by individuals who sell them on-line. Take a look at these, and remember–they’re not real:
Aren’t they amazing? Not only do they look real, but their little bodies are weighted to feel real.
The dolls are purchased (or “adopted”) mainly by women (for themselves, not for their children.) One woman, a mother of teen-age boys, said that she liked to go home and cuddle her doll after a hard day because it relaxed her. Another woman took her doll with her when she ran errands, explaining that she liked the company.
I must say I’d love to hold one for a few minutes, but I can’t imagine dropping $4,000 for one. I think I’ll stick to my fur babies.