UPDATED 3/9/20: Kits that we have less than 30 days of stock on have now had their prices adjusted per the announcement below. Other kits will slowly follow.
The first coronavirus case was confirmed in Utah yesterday (March 6). Officials believe the patient was exposed to the COVID-19 virus while aboard the Grand Princess cruise ship. That patient then returned to Utah and visited the doctor after developing symptoms consistent with the coronavirus.
In comparison to Utah’s single case of coronavirus, California and Washington states now have more than 80 confirmed cases each. Even 80 cases is tiny compared to normal flu, but coronavirus has a higher fatality rate and a higher contagion rate than normal flu, and that’s why officials are concerned.
The worldwide preparation for coronavirus is making supplies tighter across all industries. That includes the reborn doll industry. Our own supplies are now at a two year low, and moving lower. Because of that, we are planning on reversing the price cuts we placed on kits last fall. Realborn kit prices will soon be returning to their previous $59.95 price point, and normal 20” sculpted kit prices to their previous $39.95 price point, with other kits priced accordingly. Also once a kit goes out-of-stock, it might be awhile before we have more of that kit. Please plan accordingly.
Nevin Pratt, CEO