I’m in love with a lot of the Ashton Drake dolls. Their little faces are so cute. This is the doll I am hunting for now. There is a gal that has her so I am hoping I can get her
I too like Ashton Drake’s, specifically Linda Webb sculpts. I redid an Emma and she is the best cuddler. My girls, 5 and 10, have my old Lee Middleton Reva Schick babies. I also have a Reva Schick that I took the breathing mech out if and put a bag of glass instead.
I have a Reva Schick Lee Middleton that I am planning on reborning. Not alot of detail in the sculpt but I can add some. I think it will be a fun little project.
I wanted to redo my Jillian, but I am afraid of dealing with her rooted hair (which is awful)
Mine is bald thankfully!
I ordered an Ashton Drake doll a while ago having two already from a couple of years ago which were really cute. It was perfect in Pink Annika I ordered. It arrived nothing like the picture really. They have edited their pictures majorly. I tried again with Little Peanut…same again. Nothing like the picture and I thought these two dolls where very cute indeed. In my opinion don’t buy them unless you know what to expect Also the dolls were really stiff.
what you get: (not my picture)
sorry, you may already know this…just pre-warning you!
I agree with everything you said. Sometimes I search on eBay to see if I can find someone selling what I’m interested in. Often, you will see the actual doll and that might change your mind.
I always find a personal pic of the doll first> I agree most look nothing like the professional pics.
These are the 2 I picked up today
My favorite is Luvabella and Luvabeau.
I did the same with AD Katie. @Peachtree I did not care for her at all. I am going to stuff her with some Polyfil and send her to Goodwill.
I bought the smaller Luvabella at thrift store the other day for $5
That is the newest one, great find!
Have you gave it a makeover?
I didn’t know this. Looks like a bait and switch to me. Wouldn’t have expected that from a well known company.
No, I thought about it.
Question, can I strip and bake the Lee Middleton or does this one need air dry? I want to reborn her for my niece for Christmas. She had a complete fit yesterday when she saw my daughters’ dolls but she’s only 4 and she was much tougher on the dolls than my girls are. I wouldn’t mind doing the Lee Middleton for her though. I’ll wait until she’s older for a more detailed kit.
Is Paradise Galleries as bad as Ashton Drake as far as the dolls looking much cheaper in person? There were some cuties I was considering there.
I have ordered a Paradise Galleries doll (Baby bundles I love naps) which is still to arrive as I live in the UK…I have waited a month already but I am okay with that I think their dolls do look really cute but I was wanting a sleeping doll hence I ordered that. I obviously can’t say more than that as I haven’t seen this doll in real life but I can post something about it once it has arrived.
Yes, I definitely would appreciate if you shared your experience with that company after your order arrives!
Paradise galleries look pretty much the same in person as they do online. They don’t edit like Ashton a Drake does. I’ve bought two for my nieces (they’re too young for Reborns) and I was pleased with both.