Posts Tagged: ‘dolls’

Although it’s been around since the early 1990s, I’ve just learned about the “Reborn” doll subculture of collectors who buy up pricey baby dolls, strip the paint off their faces and sometimes remove their stuffing in order to give them second, far more realistic-looking, lives. An editor of Doll Crafter magazine told The New York Times in 2005 that “reborning” came out of a confluence of doll collecting, DIY, and the popularity of eBay where many reborn babies are bought and sold. Now, The New York Times photo blog has published a series from Rebecca Martinez who documented the reborn doll trend for five years…

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Let’s face it; disfigured dolls are creepy.

Welcome to La Isla de las Munecas (translation, the Island of the Dolls), home of zombie dolls. The “island” is located in the canals of Xochimilco, outside of Mexico City. Here’s its appropriately bizarre backstory…

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This week, our Stuff Mom Never Told You episodes were inspired by nostalgia and by our travel wish list. The nostalgia led to a podcast on our favorite childhood dolls (exempting Barbie and the American Girl dolls, which had been discussed previously) and a yearning for vacation led us to escape to the wonderful world of Scandinavia, which, if you believe the media, is a gender rights Shangri-la. So what did we learn?

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In this episode, Molly and Cristen take a nostalgic trip down memory lane as they pay tribute to three beloved (non-Barbie) dolls from their childhoods.

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