Since the early 1990s, doll enthusiasts have expressed a desire for dolls that look real. At that moment the art of being reborn emerged. Reborning is basically taking a high quality vinyl doll and adding more improvements. The doll artist often adds veins and multiple layers of flesh-colored paint to give a mottled look to the doll’s skin. Redness is added not only to the face but also to the hands and feet to give the doll a healthy glow. The varnish is applied to the fingernails and toenails to distinguish between the nail bed and the whiter tip. The hair will be hand rooted allowing the doll collector to choose how full or thin the hair should be. There is no doubt, these dolls are beautiful. But all of these improvements come at a high price.

I have been a doll collector for years and have seen these dolls firsthand in doll shows. While incredibly realistic, I’ve personally never been able to justify the cost of these one-of-a-kind dolls. That’s why I’m so excited about a new technique that was pioneered by Apple Valley Doll Works, a division of Secrist Doll Company, which brings a new level of realism to dolls without the hours of hand painting required by a doll artist. This technique is called Inner Glow. Inner Glow uses a specially formulated blue dye that is applied within an extra light, semi-sheer vinyl to mimic the shades of a baby’s skin, thus adding depth and richness that give life to dolls that look real. A light layer of redness is applied to the face, arms and legs. Inner Glow is available on the 17-inch and 19-inch facial expressions just released by Apple Valley Doll Works, and the manufacturer plans to expand the offering to additional expressions at a later date.

Few words are needed to describe the vinyl itself. The extra light, semi-transparent vinyl has a soft touch. If it crushes the vinyl, there is a slight sagging in that part of the body. This more natural feel of vinyl once again replicates the softness you get from a touch on human skin.

The lifelike dolls created with the extra light, semi-transparent Inner Glow vinyl are collectible dolls for adults or older children. Due to the more fragile nature of this vinyl, they should not be considered a play doll for a small child.

Although there is a surcharge for applying Inner Glow to extra light vinyl, doll collectors no longer have to pay a premium price for dolls that look real. The price of an Inner Glow doll is within the reach of a wider base of doll collectors.

Are you ready for your dolls that look real created with Inner Glow?

Handcrafted by Artists

MoonPie Reborns® offers a wide variety of unique and exclusive collectible dolls, including many Lifelike Reborn baby dolls, Newborn Toddlers, Sleeping Reborns, Girls Baby Dolls, Boys Silicon Babies, each of which is crafted with great craftsmanship and unrivaled quality.

With a dizzying collection of baby dolls, children’s dolls, smile baby dolls, you’re sure to find a doll that will capture your heart. Get ready to experience beautiful creations, exquisite details and expertly tailored clothing when you shop our unique gallery of collectible reborn baby dolls. Plus, for the little doll lovers in your life, we also have dolls designed for kids that are sure to inspire hours of playful fun. There are so many dolls for you to choose, which will surely warm your heart. Which one will have a forever home with you?

Make With Love

When you meet our reborn baby dolls for the first time, you’ll be amazed at how real they are! Our amazing lifelike silicone dolls are handcrafted from our exclusive authentic silicone, giving each caress a “giving” feeling.

Handcrafted from soft vinyl, our newborn dolls also capture sweet details, from the cute little face to the tiny wrinkles on the fingers and toes that are sure to break hearts. Each treasured bundle of joy will complement your doll collection and come in just the right size and weight to feel so life-like when you hold them in your arms. Offering many darlings to love, including African American dolls, these sweethearts are waiting to be discovered! Don’t wait – buy now!

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