I went to the Affair of the Heart craft show in Oklahoma City with my BB Robin doll,and people commented on how pretty my baby was and asked me how old she was. When I told them that she was a doll, several people woudn’t believe that she wasn’t a real baby until they touched her.(she was very cold, even with a blanket.) I got several ,“it’s freaky, she looks too real .” I gave out 7 business cards. I had a blast! Is there such a thing as too real?
sounds like fun and real is what everyone is striding for:))
Too real is good. I recently took a reborn doll on a road trip with company I had from out of state. He got lots of compliments and attention and everyone thought he was real at first. They really looked hard too after they were told it was a doll. I loved the response he got.
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LOL, you better get use to it… yes I get that at my little store at the market very often, I realized that people either love them or hate them, is no middle grown…
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Same here. Either people wanna cuddle them or keep them away at all costs.
The worst of all is when you have a group of people completely “in love” with the baby and a party-pooper comes to say: “It looks like a dead baby, I don’t like this type of stuff” and, all of a sudden, the other people start to “think it over”…
I took dakota to target with me, I had an older couple come up to look, When I told her it was a doll she wouldn’t believe me. Then I asked her if she wanted to hold him she said oh no, Another lady wanted a business card and didn’t want to give him back, She said she wanted him.
I think too real is the ULTIMATE compliment, lol. Even if they are totally freaked out and don’t mean it as one. When someone says that about one of mine, whether they’re gasping in shock, or smiling and cooing at it, I just love it!!!
I agree on the responses…people either love them or are put off by them.
I was asked to take Noe to a Dup (Daughters of the Utah Pioneers) meeting…we are mostly older women…They all loved him & one little old lady didn’t want to give him up, she ate a cookie while she had him on her shoulder & he had cookie crumbs all over him…but I was glad he brought so much enjoyment to her. So many of the older ladies are widows & live alone so a baby that is so real & does’t cry or struggle makes it easy for them to hold & hug them.
It brings tears to my eyes when I think about watching her with that baby…I didn’t mind the crumbs!!
I take my babies everywhere! I carry them in a carseat if I’m going into stores and I have a stroller if I’ll be walking a lot. Our downtown area is filled with antique shops, boutiques, etc. But I’d have to say my most memorable compliment was from Santa. Even after placing her in his lap he didn’t realize she was a doll until I told him! He put his finger to his nose and said, “You’re getting a lump of coal in your stocking for fooling Santa!”
(I didn’t know Santa was at the mall or I would have dressed her in a Christmas outfit. )
I am so glad that I’m not the only one who takes my dolls out. My son (who’s 14) doesn’t like for me to, he said it takes too long to walk around because we always get stopped by people looking at the baby. I get the comments that are negative, but a lot more of them are positive.