reborn dolls

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Sorry but I just think these things are creepy....the ones with their eyes shut look like dead babies!

Eun, I totally agree. My granddaughter has 2 of these dolls, boy and a girl, and both have their eyes shut. I always think they look like dead babies. They are weighted to feel like a real child and I find them very creepy. Not like normal dolls.
If you saw a grown man playing with - say - toy trains - you would probably think he was a bit odd.
Not that there is anything wrong with being odd: I defend the odd to my last breath.
But yes, to me, dolls and clowns, are both a bit creepy.
We discussed these dolls recently at our knitting group as people will pay huge amounts for hand knitted clothes for these reborn dolls, likewise knitting patterns sell for good money on Auction sites.

There was a programme on TV a couple of years ago about women who collect these dolls and treat them as their babies. Several of the women had lost babies or their children had left the nest and they felt something was missing.

I know of a severely disabled young woman who pushes the most lifelike reborn doll around in a beautiful pushchair and her Mum says that having the doll and all the accessories has opened up her life for her as she had no friends, little speech and now people come and talk to her about her "baby" and admire it's clothes and she loves going out now.
Penny, it's great that having such a doll has opened up that young woman's life.

As for clowns, I agree with Scally - they are creepy! I find circus clowns totally unfunny and just annoying, but there are plenty of people who love them and collect clown dolls. Each to their own.

I think there are some people who have obsessive tendencies and will tend to go overboard with whatever hobby/collection they're involved in, whether it be watching/playing sport, or collecting dolls/china/whatever. I've seen plenty of programmes about people who end up building sheds/extensions to accommodate their huge collections - that seems unhealthy to me.
This is what I like: British eccentricity. But there is a fine line between this and madness!
Odd garden in Glasgow
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And the driveway ... lol
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Hi im new to this forum and don't want to upset anyone. I have a vinyl reborn which I do buy clothes for. However I have 2 lovely boys 1adult getting married next year and 1aged 9yrs I only bought my reborn girl to give a reason to be able to buy girl clothes but I don't spend much on the doll usually either second hand (which I would never do for my boys) or extremely cheap generally no more than afiver per outfit, I agree to treat it as a real baby is over the top but said I have real babies all be grown but if I didn't how do I know how I would feel I do have thought occasionally about what it would be like to take my reborn shopping for baby girl clothes just once to see what it would be like
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I got the coward action man ,when i opened the box xmas day it was empty ,mum and dad said he had deserted .