Creepy realistic vampire baby dolls are immortal

Artist Bean Shanine takes ultra-realistic Reborn baby dolls and turns them into creepy creatures from beyond humanity.

Vampire Reborn doll
Awww, what a cutie-patootie! Bean Shanine

Thanks to "Twilight," vampires are more popular than ever. It's only natural that people would want their own vampire babies, isn't it? OK, maybe not, but there is a niche market out there for vampire baby dolls. I'm not talking about action figures or stuffed toys, I'm talking about dolls so realistic you'll feel like you've crossed the Uncanny Valley and emerged from the other side.

Artist Bean Shanine runs the Twisted Bean Stalk Nursery, a site devoted to her unholy baby creations. She takes Reborn doll kits and transforms them into monstrosities. Reborns are incredibly realistic, making Shanine's transformations all the more creepy.

The vampire Reborns all have lifelike paint jobs, but their otherworldly origins show in their pointy teeth and red eyes. There's something very unsettling about these dolls. If you get one, you might want to sleep with one eye open.

While Shanine specializes in little bloodsuckers, she has also branched out into other areas, like zombie babies. She even created a set of "Avatar" twins with blue faces and bodies.

Owning your own monster baby doesn't come cheap. Prices vary depending on the size of the Reborn baby, whether it has open eyes, and whether it has rooted hair. Preemies start at $650. If you want to bypass the terrible twos, then a 4- or 5-year-old monster child will cost you at least $1,500. Still, that's cheaper than a real child and you don't have to start a college fund.

Avatar twin babies
Avatar twins! Bean Shanine

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Freelance writer Amanda C. Kooser covers gadgets and tech news with a twist for CNET's Crave blog. When not wallowing in weird gadgets and iPad apps for cats, she can be found tinkering with her 1956 DeSoto.

 

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