Real Kid Dolls: The Most Realistic (and Creepy) Dolls We've Ever Seen

Photo by: Laurence Ruet
Artist Laurence Ruet's "Children's Sculptures" look more like humans than some humans we know. For that reason, and a few others, her creations are not found on Toys R' Us ... more 
Photo by: Laurence Ruet
Artist Laurence Ruet's "Children's Sculptures" look more like humans than some humans we know. For that reason, and a few others, her creations are not found on Toys R' Us shelves. They're one-a-kind works of art sold to collectors for up to $1,100, depending on the size of the child. less 
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Fri, Nov 30, 2012 6:56 PM EST
Have you heard of the "uncanny valley"? That's the theory of life-like inanimate objects. The more human they look the cuter they become, that is, until they're almost too human. Then they start to creep us out. That point of no return is called the "uncanny valley," and it's the home to a collection of dolls created by French Artist Laurence Ruet. Ruet is one of a handful of specialty doll-makers customizing "fake babies" so human-looking they're often mistaken for the real thing. But Ruet doesn't stop with babies. She's created a series of life-like kid dolls with remarkably "uncanny" human features and expressions. The result is not exactly something real kids want to hug when the lights go out.