YouTube is the best place to find out about this hobby of collecting realistic baby dolls.
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The first thing to know is not all realistic dolls are Reborns. A reborn is a doll which has been created or recreated by hand by an individual artist to look as real as possible. They’re full or partial vinyl with fabric bodies. There are also Silicone Dolls, which are the ultimate in realism. And then there are factory-made realistic baby dolls, like my Evangeline who is the ‘A Moment in My Arms, Forever in My Heart’ doll from Ashton Drake Galleries. http://www.ashtondrake.com/products/301811001_realistic-baby-doll.html
Like any hobby, you’ll meet the purists who will get annoyed if you call a factory-made doll a Reborn. Most of us don’t care, so long as a doll makes you happy.
And then there are a few hateful people who use the Comment section to vent their negative energy, as if that could solve anything. Sadly, you’ll find people like that all over the Internet, because they don’t have to worry about getting punched in the face for being selfish jackasses. The rest of us have internal controls called ethics and good manners.
Anyway, here are my favorite collectors linked to my favorite episode from each Channel-
Kelsey’s Cradle- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA5rZGge0_c
DollieLovex3 (this was my very first YouTube introduction to Reborns!) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRMcnJAWFDg
There are many more! I think my favorite episodes are the nursery tours and doll collection introductions. Just looking at these baby dolls cheers me up.
P.S. I’ve thought about having a YouTube Channel, but I’m more of a writer actually.