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Baby Dolls for Every Imagination

Whether you're a collector or buying baby dolls for your own little one, you can find an almost endless variety of new and used baby dolls to choose from on eBay. Baby dolls differ in criteria like their period of manufacture, design, size, material, character, and quality, meaning you can find a baby doll to suit any need or desire.

What types of baby dolls are available?

These dolls are often grouped by the period and/or style in which they were made. Whether you like old dolls or new ones, classic models or one-of-a-kind dolls, you can find generally find dolls for sale to suit your fancy. Among the most common eras of dolls and the styles associated with them are:

  • Antique dolls - Made before 1930, these include vintage dolls and classic reproductions and compositions, These are often made of materials like bisque, cloth, wood, papier-mâché, celluloid, tin, or metal.
  • Vintage Barbie dolls - Barbies made before 1973 fall into this category and feature Mod Era and vintage pre-1967 Barbies.
  • Contemporary Barbie dolls - Barbies made between 1973 and the present fall into this category and include all contemporary Barbies and reproductions.
  • Art dolls - You can find both manufactured and one-of-a-kind art dolls, including celebrity, cultural, horror and gothic models, troll and Kewpie types as well as nesting dolls.
What materials are baby dolls made of?

The material a baby doll is made of influences how durable or delicate it is. Depending on whether the baby doll you buy is meant to be played with or admired in a display, you may want to choose different materials. Fortunately, you can find cheap baby dolls in a wide variety of materials, including:

  • Ceramic
  • Porcelain
  • Cloth
  • Metal
  • Plastic
Other qualities to look for in baby dolls

Regardless of the design and whether you buy them new or used, baby dolls differ significantly with regard to several basic qualities, including size, gender, and special features. Size matters when buying baby dolls, especially for a youngster to play with, as you want to get the right size to correspond to the child's age, size, and playtime habits or requirements. Generally, baby dolls range between 10 and 23 inches in height, although you can find baby dolls for sale as small as 3 inches and as large as 30 inches. See the manufacturer site for details. As for gender, you can find baby dolls that are male, female, and gender unspecified as well as those of almost any ethnicity, so every child can feel represented. Other sought-after features of baby dolls include:

  • Anatomically correct
  • Ball-jointed
  • Battery-operated
  • Handmade
  • Realistic or lifelike
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