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A ''Reborn Baby'' kit is seen at Belgian artist Beatrice Van Landeghem's workshop, called ''La nurserie des Tis Lous De Bea'', in La Louviere, southern Belgium August 8, 2013. ''Reborn Babies'' are disturbingly life-like baby dolls carefully crafted in vinyl, which have become swiftly popular mainly with collectors, but also with grieving parents and nostalgic grandparents. The dolls are created from a kit composed with the limbs and head made from vinyl and a trunk made from fabric which are painted several times to create the skin tone of newborn babies, their natural-looking hair and eyelashes, and are weighed to make them feel as heavy as human babies when carried. The cost of a ''Reborn Baby'' varies between hundreds to thousands of euros and takes around 25 hours to be assembled together depending on the level of precision requested by people who ''adopt'' the dolls. REUTERS/Yves Herman
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They’re called “reborns”: incredibly lifelike baby dolls that sell for up to $4,000 to adult women who collect them, change their clothes, and in some ways treat them like real babies.
“It fills a spot in your heart,” Lynn Katsaris told TODAY’s Matt Lauer Wednesday in New York as she cuddled “Benjamin” and “Michael” in her arms. A realtor from suburban Phoenix, Katsaris is also an artist who has created 1,052 reborn dolls and sold them to women around the world. She was one of three grown women visiting the show with five of the the bogus — but eerily realistic — babies cradled tenderly in their arms