The doll market of collectors is now dominated by the rebirth-minded dolls. A quick eBay search indicates that most of the auctions for rebrons involve the Berenguer dolls in a certain way. Reborns is so called because skilled artists have taken normal dolls and created new life like creations. Dolls have been reborn!
These creative creations first began to appear in the early 1990s in the United States. As collectors and owners begin to see high skill levels, unique techniques and rare numbers create popularity and their value grows. Increasing their popularity, media around the world picked boneka promosi up the doll’s coverage.
The media, and society in general, consider this doll very interesting. They are so alive as they are easily mistaken for a true baby. The police even broke windows in the car to “rescue” these babies! Perhaps more than just life like appearance, the way they many owners treat this doll is the cause of media attention.
Many owners are born more than collectors. They do not keep their purchases locked in glass cases paraded only at conventions and exhibitions. The owner of this born Berenguer doll treats the doll as if they are a true baby. They were dressed, washed, prepared and talked as if it were real. They were taken out by prams and on a shopping trip to the store. The life of such a stuffed nature is so amazing that they can easily pass as a true baby unless you are almost inches away from them.
Some people consider this kind of attention to be poured on dolls as “weird” or “creepy” but in reality most of the owners are perfectly normal. Some enjoy the feeling of playing with dolls as they do as a child. Others buy dolls to fill the emotional void in there life. Mental health professionals have found that using a rebirth-minded puppet to help them forget the feelings of loss and sadness after their child graduation is helpful.
While a reborn person can not be bought for someone else who has lost his baby or is dealing with another emotional trauma, if someone thinks it will help them, they have to buy it themselves. As long as the doll is used moderately and people do not literally consider it real, it can be a useful tool for mediating grief.
Reborn Berenguer dolls are the most popular because of the high base doll quality. Berenguer dolls come from a long line of Spanish master doll makers. They are known for their best quality and expressive faces. Salvador Berenguer, the patriarch of the dynasty, uses the faces of his children and grandchildren to gain inspiration for the faces of his dolls.