Recently purchased this baby and not a seconds. Do they look like this sometimes? Should I send it back for a new one?
If it is from BB, call or write their customer service. They are great about helping with these situations.
Yes it is, thank you.
I’ve actually had two kits that weren’t seconds with issues. One of them the flange had a big crack in it and it affected the limb being attached to the body, I ended up having to glue the piece back in. And I had another kit the got a lot of bubbles on the hands and fingers when I baked. Neither kit was a seconds but they were both worse then any seconds kit I’ve ever got.
Yes, I’ve had the same issue with bubbles. Doesn’t show up till you paint then it looks icky!
I suspect an empty seconds page means they’re too backed up filling orders to get the seconds online when sold out. I once ordered all 99 “extra limbs” available and it looked sold out but that was just the web site, they had hundreds more limbs in reality.
Welcome to the forum, Emilie.
Your bio says “I’m doing a PhD at Concordia University in Montreal (Canada) about reborn dolls. I’ve been participating in the reborn community since 2016.” I know about beneficial/ positive effects of reborn dolls but was surprise that PhD about reborns exist. It’s a great thing!
Please share your study and pictures of your babies with us!
Yes, I’m very lucky to have such a great topic. My program is interdisciplinary so I got to choose the topic and I’m looking at many aspects of reborns (the history of dolls, play, and collecting hobbies, but also the therapeutic and artistic aspects). I have a blog some of my research so far if you’re curious: https://rebornbabytalk.wordpress.com
My Sarah kit is in the blog video and to be honest Ollie and Joseph are WIP, haha (still rooting). Will definitely share when done.
Side note: I truly hate what Wordpress became - so polluted with advertisements that it’s so hard to get to the actual blog.
I know! The worst
I think it is safe to assume the defects were overlooked. I don’t think we should assume that since they don’t have any seconds listed right now, they don’t inspect them anymore.
I agree with Angela, give them a call. They really are helpful and I am confident BB will make things right.