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The Lifelike Magic Behind Our So Truly Real® Dolls

April 11, 2018 , In: Behind the Scenes, Featured Story , With: No Comments
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Here at The Ashton-Drake Galleries, we really strive to imbue our collectible dolls with lifelike nuances. That extra bit of realism really goes a long way in enhancing our relationship with our dolls. We also believe that touch helps create a strong bond between parent and child, so we try to capture that relationship with some of our dolls as well.  Our touch-activated collectible dolls are interactive.  They respond to gentle caresses, or even touches as light as a butterfly kiss.

Take Katie, for example. She is one of our So Truly Real® baby dolls. When you cradle her in your arms, you’ll immediately notice how she’s weighted to feel like a real baby. Run a finger gently down her sweet rosy cheeks, and you’ll marvel at how lifelike and soft her RealTouch® skin feels. Gently rest your hand on her chest, and you’ll even feel a tiny heart “beat.” Katie evokes such a sense of nurturing not just because she looks so real, but because she actually responds to you. It’s an incredible feeling to interact with her.

Video Below Features Katie Baby Doll

Sweet Butterfly Kisses is another of our collectible baby dolls who responds to the slightest touch. Flutter your eyelashes on her cheek and she’ll make the most adorable little sounds, just like a delighted baby! Her every detail adds lifelike charm, from her lovingly hand-rooted curls, to her tiny hand-painted toenails. We even designed her soft cloth body specially, so she can snuggle in your arms just like a real baby.

Pictured below: Sweet Butterfly Kisses

Another fan favorite is Sophia. She is an amazingly lifelike baby doll who really captures the heartwarming sweetness of a baby’s slumber.  As you cradle her in your arms, you’ll see her chest gently rise and fall, and you’ll revel in hearing her soft sleepy coos of satisfaction.  Sophia is such a love.

Video below features Sophia Baby Doll

One of the first reflexes a baby exhibits is grasping. Stroke a newborn baby’s palm, and she’ll immediately grab your finger and hold on tight. Research suggests that this is one way a newborn maximizes skin contact in order to establish a bond with her parents. Baby Olivia shares this same reflexive action. Gently press her hand, and her tiny baby fingers will curl around yours in a remarkably realistic and endearing way.

Video Below Features Baby Olivia

Of course, one of the most exciting milestones in baby’s first year, are those first few steps. With your help and encouragement, Isabella will summon up her courage and walk! Hold her hands and cajole her just a little bit, and she’ll toddle toward you for a hug. She’s so delighted by her newfound freedom, and you can just see excitement reflected in her sparking blue eyes.

Video Below Features Isabella

Is there something you wish your baby dolls could do? Let us know in the comments below, or drop us an email! We’d love to hear your ideas!

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Melissa Anne Miller

Welcome to the Ashton-Drake Galleries Blog! Join me in celebrating the joys of doll collecting, from sweet baby dolls to portrait dolls and more, each lovingly created by acclaimed Master Doll Artists. I'll also be sharing useful tips for caring for your Ashton-Drake dolls and more. Stay tuned!