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Hi Everyone!

Where do you typically get your dolls from? I'd like to find dolls more realistic looking, less toy/cartoon. 

I appreciate any feedback!

Thank you! 

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It depends how much you want to spend... Some of the more realistic dolls, especially the ball jointed ones can be quite expensive. What brands have you looked at so far?

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11 minutes ago, Missy A said:

Hi Everyone!

Where do you typically get your dolls from? I'd like to find dolls more realistic looking, less toy/cartoon. 

I appreciate any feedback!

Thank you! 

I don't actually see a lot of cartoon dolls...can you show or link to an example of a cartoon/toy doll so I know what you aren't looking for?

And then I will add this link - because I like these types of dolls: https://www.minidollkit.com/default.asp

I also like the ball jointed Heidi Ott dolls.

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Missy, are you willing to put them together yourself? A kit will come with head, arms and legs sometimes wigging etc and instructions. You can find beautiful dolls inexpensively (less than $20) if you're willing to put them together.  Minikitz.com is where I bought my first kit. I'm totally hooked now. But then you also have to make the clothes too. Otherwise the more realistic dolls (I look at hand shape, detail and expression) are around $65-100+ and since I dont have a dollhouse shop in my state, the only place I see those are on eBay. If you shop on eBay for them be sure to look at the height measurements, 5.5 inches is typical for women and 6 inches for men. I just bought several kits to make a Mrs. Claus from minidollkits.com. Her kits are a little more expensive but very expressive and realistic. Looking fw to putting them together. 

If you do an eBay search try 1:12 porcelain dollhouse doll artisan 

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We have some truly talented doll artisans among our membership.

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On 8/22/2017, 3:48:51, Samusa said:

A friend sent me a link from Target but they looked barbie like. I'd like something more realistic looking :bigwink:

On 8/22/2017, 3:48:51, Samusa said:

 

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On 8/22/2017, 3:49:46, Elsbeth said:

 

Jen those are great, thank you for the link! 

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On 8/22/2017, 5:07:41, WyckedWood said:

Yes absolutely! I think that would be fun to do, thank you for the info!

 

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Melissa.  I started out with Sue Heaser's book for the bodies:  https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/making-miniature-dolls-with-polymer-clay-how-to-create-and-dress-period-dolls-in-112-scale_sue-heaser/730787/#isbn=0706377508 and James Carrington's book for faces, hands & feet:  https://www.amazon.com/Scale-Character-Figures-Dolls-House/dp/1861081618.  It's great fun to see who will emerge from the clay.

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On 8/24/2017, 4:34:45, havanaholly said:

Thank you so much Holly! I appreciate all of the guidance you have given me :) 

 

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I've enjoyed putting together Dana Burton's kits. She does limited runs and they're generally $65 + $5 shipping for the doll, wigging, and everything needed to dress her. She has great tutorials and does classes at shows, although she's taking next year off from teaching to work on a book.

Her website is http://www.miniatureart.com/ and there are links to her Facebook pages, YouTube channel, and more.

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