The difference between a manufactured doll and a reborn 🤬

So this is Ashton Drake So Truly Real Emma. She’s number 969 of a limited edition of 1000. Here are some of the things she was stuffed with : a plastic bag of brown sand/dirt, a rubber band, an empty plastic bag crammed into one leg, very nice polyfill, and a cloth sack of poly pollets. She also had coat hanger armature in her arms. I might just send this to the next person that wants to lowball me on a SOLE doll…or any doll.

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Whoa!!!

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Yikes I’ll be opening my Ashton drake Emily this week. I’ll let you know what I find!

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Yep, that’s what Ashton Drake does. I’ve got the little Emmy and she also had plastic bags of sand inside of her, cardboard discs that looked like they were cut out of a cereal box or something glued onto the openings of the limbs, her limbs were glued to the body…
It’s as if a bunch of savages are trying to make a doll! Like, put down the sand and the glue, guys!

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Grossness that is not a collectible except by the rubbish collector. JMO :scream:

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It’s ugly, 2 year ago I was buy little peanut, she’s arrived literally different, deluded

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Wow!! :rage:

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Oh boy!

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I am opening up AD Katie. If I find something weird I’ll post.

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I know of other artists that use cardboard disks in the limbs. I haven’t started selling, but I actually started slipping disks of white cardboard behind the flanges sometimes instead of moleskin over the top. What do people think about that?

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That part is fine. I was most offended by the dirty sandbags that got dust and stains on some of the polyfill, the empty plastic sacks, and the random trash like rubber bands that were stuffed in there.

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I’d say plain white/grey cardboard is just fine. I do think if it’s cut out of a cereal box or something similar, I makes the reborn seem cheap.

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Yes, I reborned a ashton drake ashley and she literally had dirt in her, rocks/gravel like material, and her poly fil was dark gray. Looked a mess. I didn’t realize Ashton Drake did this until I hear someone else say it. I have went back and forth with getting my daughter a ashton drake doll or making her a reborn and just am not sure I want to even buy a doll from them. They do have a few cute dolls, but I feel if I am spending over $100 on it, it shouldn’t be filled with dirt and rocks. Just seems grimy to me.

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Plugs are inexpensive. Why not to use them?

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Oh wow!!:flushed:
Are you planning on reborning her? If so I would live updates and how you are planning on baking her since AD have weird vinyl

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Using cardboard on hand is even less expensive :stuck_out_tongue:

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I am. She can’t be any worse than those yucky Berjusa dolls from 1985 I did. They ended up doing OK. Nobody wants them though because they are ugly LOL

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She’s done with paint! Now considering hair colors.

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