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BSR
07-15-2008, 10:15 AM
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24019578-1248,00.html?Ick


FRANTIC police smashed a window to rescue a seemingly unconscious baby from a locked vehicle in Queensland last week only to find it was an extremely lifelike doll.

The embarrassing mistake, made in regional Gympie, is not an isolated incident and passionate creator of the "reborn" baby dolls Vynette Cernik knows just how easily they can be mistaken for the real thing.

Ms Cernik said last week's case of mistaken identity mirrored a similar incident in the US when the window of a new Hummer was broken by police trying to rescue a "baby" that turned out to be a doll belonging to the owner's wife.

Selling for up to $1000, the painstakingly hand-painted dolls were so lifelike with eyelashes, fingernails, milk spots and wispy hair that they were constantly fooling people, Ms Cernik said.


That picture of the "baby" is kind of creepy. It looks like a real infant. WOW..

Gingersnap
07-15-2008, 10:20 AM
Why would a grown woman drag a baby doll around with her anyway? :confused:

Shannon
07-15-2008, 11:13 AM
Why would a grown woman drag a baby doll around with her anyway? :confused:

That's creepy.

linda22003
07-15-2008, 11:14 AM
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That picture of the "baby" is kind of creepy. It looks like a real infant. WOW..

It really does. It has that "Yoda" look that real babies have.

linda22003
07-15-2008, 11:17 AM
"He said when the car's owners were eventually found they were "nonplussed and apologetic"."

I can understand being nonplused, but I'd be damned if I was "apologetic" if someone broke my car window. I'd expect to be on the receiving end of the apology. And on the receiving end of some repair money, too.

LibraryLady
07-15-2008, 11:19 AM
Here's the site for the lady that makes the dolls. Creepy! It's called "Reborning". (http://www.vynettesbassinette.com/)

linda22003
07-15-2008, 11:27 AM
The other ones that creep me out are the ones that look like toddlers, hiding their faces like they're standing in the corner or something.

jendf
07-15-2008, 11:29 AM
The dolls can even come with umbilical cords, cord clamps and their own birth certificates.

Good lord! :eek:

Zafod
07-15-2008, 11:54 AM
You know what this kind of shit leads to right?




"it rubs the lotion on its skin......"

Shannon
07-15-2008, 12:08 PM
The other ones that creep me out are the ones that look like toddlers, hiding their faces like they're standing in the corner or something.

OMG! My mom actually had one of those. It had Tristan's face! It freaked me out. She finally put it away after I complained enough.

LibraryLady
07-15-2008, 12:19 PM
OMG! My mom actually had one of those. It had Tristan's face! It freaked me out. She finally put it away after I complained enough.

ugh! Time Out Dolls. They give me the creeps too.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/cats/set6.gif

noonwitch
07-15-2008, 04:10 PM
ugh! Time Out Dolls. They give me the creeps too.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c12/dtharman/cats/set6.gif


That is seriously creepy, and reminds me of the ending of the Blair Witch Project.

The doll in the article does look real, but not creepy, because it looks like a real baby. Cabbage Patch kids look creepier, as does My Buddy, who looks like Chuckie.