One of the largest growing in the collectible toy industry is reborn dolls. There are many different types of reborn dolls ranging from the very simple to the very complex. A reborn doll is an original hand made figure made out of a clay doll or a factory produced doll which has been fully transformed into a live human baby with as much realistic detail as possible. The process of making a reborn doll can be called Reborn baby dolls or simply doll making and the more skilled doll makers are often referred to as reborn artists.
The creation of these dolls began in Japan in the late nineteen seventies, but it wasn’t until the nineteen eighties that these beautiful reborn dolls became popular in the western world. These dolls have become so popular that not only are they sold in doll stores all over America, but they are now starting to come in show case fashion and are being displayed in furniture and clothing stores all over the world. The popularity of these reborn dolls is often attributed to their realistic facial expressions, unique body designs and realistic skin textures, which are the byproduct of an artist’s imagination and skill. As with any other collectible, collectors are waiting for the artist who created the dolls to create more classic works of art and to bring out their hidden talent.
The history of these reborn artists can be traced back in part to the surge of interest in Japanese culture during the Second World War. This led to an increase in the number of artists who left their homeland to work on creating Japanese style doll figures. Today, most of the best artist are living overseas and most of their work can be collected easily on the internet or in doll collecting groups. If you are looking for an authentic Japanese style doll this is the type of doll you want.
A popular doll collecting tradition is held in conjunction with a specific type of event or occasion such as a wedding or anniversary. These dolls are created from a selection of traditional Japanese items and are then decorated according to the theme. Many of the reborn artists who started their careers as wood artists, miniature sculptors or jewelry designers eventually developed skills which saw them creating beautiful vinyl dolls. Today they continue to reborning traditional Japanese objects which they transform into different styles of reborn dolls.
For reborn artists new ideas for creations are constantly being drawn to them. By visiting online websites where different artists display their work they can see for themselves the vast variety of styles which are currently popular. Some of the popular reborn dolls which are being collected today include characters from Japanese animation movies, anime series such as Digimon and Pokemon, as well as classic characters from different genres such as Western and Chinese themes. As well as creating their own dolls the artists also produce jewelry, card games, plush toys, clothes and other popular collectibles.
The history of reborn dolls began in Japan, where traditional craftsmen would reborning everyday objects and turning them into amazing works of art. Today’s reborn dolls are inspired by this long standing tradition. Over the years many artists have taken this art to new levels, creating detailed and sometimes intricate creations. The quality of work has increased dramatically and today’s reborn dolls are more vibrant and realistic than ever before.