Congratulations! If you’ve navigated your way to this page, you’re most likely about to purchase your first reborn doll or interested in joining the reborn doll hobby. In this article, I will discuss where you can purchase reborn dolls and the two kinds you will most likely come across.
Where To Purchase
Reborns.com is a sale hub for reborn dolls only! On this site you will find reborn doll artists selling ready-to-ship dolls. On occasion, you may also find doll collectors selling dolls from their collections here as well. This resource was created in January of 2012 by Dave Stack. It is the only 100% legit website on the internet where you can browse a large gallery of dolls for sale from various artists.
What I like most about Reborns.com are the filtering features. You can narrow your search by your preferred doll specifications and price range. I’ve purchased two dolls from this website and I highly recommend!
Etsy.com is a website that caters to artisans who create and sell their own goods. A lot of reborn doll artists have decided to make shops on here to sell their made-to-order dolls and ready-to-ship dolls. Simply search reborn dolls and listings will pop up. I do recommend researching the artists you want to work with for good customer reviews and feedback.
You can also purchase reborn dolls, brand new or second hand, via Facebook groups:
WARNING: Only purchase from trusted collectors/sellers and artists. Only do transactions using PayPal Goods & Services (with Buyer Protection) for your safety. It is not recommended to purchase with mailed cash or Money Orders. Do not trade dolls with those you do not know or do not have referrals for.
Brand New vs. Second Hand Reborn Dolls
If you are purchasing your first reborn doll, second hand may be a great option for you. This will allow you to make the most of your money and “try out” reborn dolls to see if it is a hobby you’d like to continue with. Most collectors take great pride in their dolls and also take good care of them. Second hand dolls are most often in like-new condition. They’ve just had a previous owner, that’s all! Second hand dolls also may come with more items and accessories than a brand new doll from the artist.
Brand new dolls are also exciting and fun! They are perfectly crafted and in pristine condition. Brand new reborn dolls are more expensive than second hand dolls.
For more information on custom made reborn dolls, visit Custom Made Reborn Dolls.