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We have one (MIL bought it for dd) and I prefer the one I made. I used a Dancing Rain Dolls pattern. I have also seen ones I like better from sellers on etsy.
 

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I just can't fathom spending that much on a doll, no matter how nice it is! That is a LOT of money!
 

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NAK...<br><br>
not quite the same thing but same kind of price range here. I bought my DD two GORGEOUS dolls from Joy's Waldorf dolls.<br><br>
I love them..... BUT....<br><br>
She prefers her corolle doll.<br><br>
She NEVER cuddles or plays with her either one of her $150 dolls. EVER.<br><br>
*Sigh*
 

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We have two and I adore them<br><br>
They are little, which DD loves [anything smaller really] and the details are beautiful. Are they expensive? Totally, but they are too lovely for me to resist.
 

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i cannot imagine anything that would make a doll worth that much. Why are they so much? what is so special aboput them?
 

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If you think about the time spent making these, it's a living wage. That said, Joy's Waldorf dolls is having a retirement sale right now, so you could get a kit all ready to go for a very reasonable price. I'm making DD a doll for her Christmas present, at less than half the cost (I opted for a pre-made head, lol) than even the cheapest waldorf type dolls. I really wanted a soft doll that was easy for DD to carry around, that wouldn't poke her in the eye with a plastic finger or something (we tried getting out my old AG dolls and they were too big/heavy/precarious for her at this point <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">We have two and I adore them<br><br>
They are little, which DD loves [anything smaller really] and the details are beautiful. Are they expensive? Totally, but they are too lovely for me to resist.</div>
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Do you have the mini bambino or the full size? It would be much more manageable to spend 90 vs 170 but I wonder if the mini would be small on my 5 yr old.
 

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It's certainly a pretty doll, but I wouldn't pay that much for either of them (regular or mini size). I believe Kathe Kruse dolls with the hard head/limbs are made out of pthalate free vinyl. Corolle dolls are also made out of pthalate free vinyl, but cost much less for a doll of similar size/style. They aren't exactly alike, but close enough that I'd buy the Corolle over the Kathe Kruse.<br><br>
How about these?<br><br>
14 Corolle Baby:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCorolle-Classic-Baby-Doll-Bebe%2Fdp%2FB000F5FK32%2Fref%3Dsr_1_4%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dtoys-and-games%26qid%3D1258615923%26sr%3D1-4" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Corolle-Classi...8615923&sr=1-4</a><br><br>
17 inch Corolle Baby:<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCorolle-P7374-Nourrisson%2Fdp%2FB001U3ZGVO%2Fref%3Dsr_1_154%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dtoys-and-games%26qid%3D1258616101%26sr%3D1-154" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Corolle-P7374-...16101&sr=1-154</a><br><br>
20 inch Corolle Baby (actually newborn size, and can be dressed in real newborn clothes):<br><br><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FCorolle-Classic-Baby-Doll-Cheri%2Fdp%2FB0014Z2GVG%2Fref%3Dsr_1_35%3Fie%3DUTF8%26s%3Dtoys-and-games%26qid%3D1258616279%26sr%3D1-35" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Corolle-Classi...616279&sr=1-35</a><br><br>
All of these are less money than the mini Bambina doll, and are larger. In case you can't tell, I've recently been shopping for dolls <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
If you really love the Kathe Kruse Doll though, or you don't love any of the Corolle dolls, then by all means buy the Kathe Kruse doll if you've got the extra money <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I agree with everyone who recommended Corolle dolls. DD has waldorf dolls, rag dolls, three Corolle dolls, "regular" baby dolls and a doll similar to A.G. dolls. (I know that's a lot of dolls, but DD is a dolly kind of girl.)<br><br>
The Corolle babies get the very most play and still look brand new after three years. I've been very, very pleased with the quality. We have these three:<br><br><a href="http://www.corolle.com/us/catalogue/fiche_pdt.php5?ref=23230" target="_blank">Calin Yang</a><br><br><a href="http://www.corolle.com/us/catalogue/fiche_pdt.php5?ref=M2134" target="_blank">Les Minis</a><br><br><a href="http://www.corolle.com/us/catalogue/fiche_pdt.php5?ref=K4218A" target="_blank">Dolly Pink</a>
 

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We love ours (we have the "It's me!" doll), and Rylie is getting the Popina doll for xmas.<br><br>
We also have the other magiccabin dolls, and those are favorites as well. We don't have any plastic dolls in the house, actually. My kids much preferred the cloth ones.
 
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