Dolls fill up the market and in fact, they’ve gained more popularity through their appearances on the news, internet, and even trending Twitter hashtags. Dolls of all kinds are constantly being created, and they are either created after a popular figure or even as their own character.
When many people see dolls, they don’t consider how they were made or with what intent. The doll industry is growing at a very fast pace and understanding the development of dolls is interesting.
Created To Resemble
Many dolls are designed to resemble famous figures, such as some of the latest which included the Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge. These dolls are mainly sold to children as toys, especially being able to play with a doll figure that they admire.
However, these dolls also target the doll collecting market as well, with many collectors buying either latest editions or even special additions to add to their collections. In fact, some collectors even have collections of dolls that were specifically made to imitate public figures.
They Are Their Own Characters
Even though dolls that are created to resemble a public figure are quite popular, many of the dolls, especially the collectibles dolls are often made as their own character. The very famous Barbie and Ken are their own characters. Although, you will often see Barbie and Ken on the shelves in children’s playrooms, they are also admired by adult collectors.
However, collectors keep an eye out for one of the first ever created or even a limited edition. Barbie and Ken aren’t the only dolls created to be their own character; there are a number of rag dolls, porcelain dolls, and many others that are created as their own.
Whether you are purchasing a baby doll for your child or adding more to your collection, you are purchasing one of the most well-known dolls on the market. Some of the baby dolls are developed to cry if not taken care of and even vomit.
You can find these dolls being used at many pregnancy classes to help teach new mothers on baby tasks, such as changing diapers and other responsibilities. There are some baby porcelain dolls that are captured by collectors as well.
As the doll industry continues to grow, you may be considering jumping into the action. If not, still understanding the doll development is essential as you never know when you may come across a new or unique collection, or even collector.
Kate is an executive assistant and an active doll collector. She also contributes to charity in which she purchases dolls for girls of all ages. In her spare time she is actively involved in her church.