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These all look like the Pod People from the Dark Crystal.

Mmm... Drink their essssseeeeeennnnnccccceeee!
posted by yeloson at 11:06 AM on July 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


So when he was born he had a nose. Do they get into where his nose went in the movies?
posted by Hoopo at 11:07 AM on July 19, 2011


So when he was born he had a nose. Do they get into where his nose went in the movies?

Yeah, right here.
posted by hermitosis at 11:08 AM on July 19, 2011 [27 favorites]


At least the baby Voldemort has got skin.
posted by ninebelow at 11:08 AM on July 19, 2011


I'm more than a little creeped out by the fact that these exist, and that (presumably) people desire them. Artistically, though, they are astounding.
posted by Mr. Anthropomorphism at 11:11 AM on July 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


So when he was born he had a nose.

He also had regular eyes and wasn't evil.
posted by DU at 11:13 AM on July 19, 2011 [14 favorites]


I want to argue with the werewolf Lupin baby because he wasn't born that way, but I just looked it up (yeah, I know...) and in ch 18 of Prisoner of Azkaban he says that he was a "very small boy" when he was bitten. I suppose that could mean "in infancy".

Reborn dolls creep me out a little (especially when people refer to the process of making them as "reborning"). For some reason fantasy versions creep me out less even though objectively a monster baby is creepier than a regular ol' infant.
posted by bewilderbeast at 11:14 AM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


He also had regular eyes and wasn't evil.
posted by DU at 1:13 PM on July 19 [+] [!]


I see the Death Eater revisionists have got to you...
posted by WinnipegDragon at 11:15 AM on July 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Do not Want!

(Actually I kind of do...)
posted by TwoWordReview at 11:15 AM on July 19, 2011


Um, Lord Voldemort wasn't born that way. He was born as Tom Riddle and had regular eyes and a nose.
posted by foggy out there now at 11:15 AM on July 19, 2011 [7 favorites]


baby Ginny Weasley is super cute

Don't know why they couldn't link to it.
posted by DU at 11:15 AM on July 19, 2011


Baby Severus Snape is going to get you!
posted by bleep at 11:16 AM on July 19, 2011


This all looks like some sort of joint literacy/effects of drinking while pregnant PSA.
posted by hermitosis at 11:17 AM on July 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


I want to argue with the werewolf Lupin baby because he wasn't born that way, but I just looked it up (yeah, I know...) and in ch 18 of Prisoner of Azkaban he says that he was a "very small boy" when he was bitten. I suppose that could mean "in infancy".

I was going to mention that, but then I got distracted by reading about Remus Lupin and Fenrir Greyback, and you beat me to it.
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:18 AM on July 19, 2011


I want to like them, but they're inaccurate. Baby Harry didn't have a scar. Baby Tom Riddle was a normal, attractive baby. Voldemort was never a baby. Baby Lupin was not a werewolf, though with that name he barely had a chance. Hermione was a Muggle and did not know about Gryffindor.

I also do not like them because they are creepy.
posted by jeather at 11:18 AM on July 19, 2011 [11 favorites]


Potter babies, they'll make your dreams come true? Potter babies, they'll shout latinish-sounding words at you?
posted by codacorolla at 11:24 AM on July 19, 2011 [8 favorites]


Reborn dolls creep me out a little (especially when people refer to the process of making them as "reborning"). For some reason fantasy versions creep me out less even though objectively a monster baby is creepier than a regular ol' infant.

I had this same reaction. Maybe some kind of "uncanny valley" effect?
posted by not that girl at 11:24 AM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


This all looks like some sort of joint literacy/effects of drinking while pregnant PSA.

Drinking WHAT? Polyjuice potion?
posted by The Bellman at 11:33 AM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


There's definitely some uncanny valley stuff going on with these dolls. Nthing that they're creepy.
posted by immlass at 11:35 AM on July 19, 2011


Are you people serious? If these were meant to be accurate representations of what the characters looked like as babies THEN THEY'D ALL LOOK LIKE BABIES! They're meant to be super freaky Harry Potter mutant babies and by god are they effective cause now every time I close my eyes I see the wee baby Voldemort and I'm afraid to go to sleep.
posted by villanelles at dawn at 11:39 AM on July 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Young Voldemort was Tom Marvolo Riddle, and he was perfectly ordinary, if a bit gloomy looking.
posted by Astro Zombie at 11:42 AM on July 19, 2011


Oh, Jesus... I thought you guys were exaggerating, but when the Voldemort image loaded I involuntarily recoiled from my monitor.
posted by BrashTech at 11:53 AM on July 19, 2011


Could he be baby Voldemort if he was growing out of the back of someone's head? Would that be less creepy?
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow at 11:53 AM on July 19, 2011


Well, of course they're not accurate. They're obviously Spinoff Babies, for the upcoming cartoon where Baby Harry and Baby Hermione and Baby Lupin and Baby Voldemort hang out in a magical nursery with their big imaginations. And a younger Dumbledore is the wise Nanny!
posted by Metroid Baby at 11:54 AM on July 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Hermione was a Muggle and did not know about Gryffindor.

She was born to Muggles. But you're either born magical or not, yes?
posted by Trurl at 11:59 AM on July 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Baby Harry didn't have a scar.

Nerd outing myself, but Harry received his scar while an infant.
posted by _paegan_ at 12:02 PM on July 19, 2011 [3 favorites]


Hermione might have been a Gryffindor at heart, depending on how you want to read some of the house-type plotlines, but she would not have had a Gryffindor sweater. I meant that her parents were Muggles. Lily and James died when Harry was a bit more than one, so he was not an infant when he got his scar.
posted by jeather at 12:08 PM on July 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Nerd outing myself, but Harry received his scar while an infant.

He wasn't an infant, he was 15 months old. Harry's birthday is July 31, and his parents were murdered on Halloween the following year.
posted by donajo at 12:27 PM on July 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Holy fuck that is a weird eBay site
posted by KokuRyu at 12:28 PM on July 19, 2011


Hrm, my </biggernerd> tag seems to have been stripped out.
posted by donajo at 12:33 PM on July 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


Yeeeeeeesh.
posted by Specklet at 12:52 PM on July 19, 2011


I posted this and I know absolutely nothing about Harry Potter. I would just like to say that the nerdery in this thread w/r/t the accuracy of this dolls is, well, it's kinda cute.
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:05 PM on July 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


Baby Tonks, people! Baby Tonks!
posted by Madamina at 1:06 PM on July 19, 2011 [4 favorites]


How are they made adn what are they made from? Some kind of artificial skin or resin? A mold?
posted by infini at 1:06 PM on July 19, 2011


In other unnerving realistic doll news: Apparently they make Realdoll elves now
posted by homunculus at 1:07 PM on July 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


That there is some fucked up shit.
posted by Bonzai at 1:12 PM on July 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


The tragedy is that, as an adult, Harry and his friends moved to a little place called Bedford Falls and started their own section of town, which they named Potterville. So enjoy them while they're still babies and before they put dozens of family owned stores out of business.
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:23 PM on July 19, 2011 [6 favorites]


homunculous I just got an educamation. i'll stop writing here.
posted by infini at 1:29 PM on July 19, 2011


In other unnerving realistic doll news: Apparently they make Realdoll elves now

You say unnerving, I say fucking hilarious.
posted by kafziel at 1:51 PM on July 19, 2011


The reborn dolls are very creepy. And their fans can be very passionate.
posted by doctornemo at 2:07 PM on July 19, 2011


How can I be sure these aren't some kind of a horcruxes?
posted by mazola at 2:24 PM on July 19, 2011 [5 favorites]


I had no idea reborn dolls were a thing until this. So I went to the wikipedia entry, whereupon I found this:

"Reborn dolls are also known as living dolls or unliving dolls."

So it's like the old flammable/inflammable conundrum, hm? Except with whether or not your doll's alive.
posted by penduluum at 2:38 PM on July 19, 2011


baby Ginny Weasley is super cute

Don't worry, she'll soon grow into her wooden acting cardboard self soon enough.
posted by Fizz at 2:55 PM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Wrote "soon" twice in the same sentence. I'm tired, apologies to the English language.
posted by Fizz at 2:55 PM on July 19, 2011


Apparently they make Realdoll elves now

Why do I feel so dirty for looking at a photo of a glassy-eyed, fully clothed elf in woodland garments?
posted by Sparx at 2:57 PM on July 19, 2011


Hermione might have been a Gryffindor at heart

We have it on Dumbledore's authority that there's such a thing as "a true Gryffindor". Is this somehow loftier than one's being "a true Yale man"? Because if not, it doesn't sit right with me as a justification for exceptional sword-producing abilities. /rant
posted by Trurl at 5:18 PM on July 19, 2011


Why, someone yelled clear across the street at me about these things just the other day. "Go fuck your elf", they screamed. Now it all makes sense.
posted by stinkycheese at 5:23 PM on July 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Maybe the baby Voldemort is the incarnation from the beginning of HPatGoF. The one who feeds from Nagini and gets dumped into the cauldron before he becomes the back-to-full-power Voldemort.

Maybe I'm too big of a HP nerd and I'm stretching really far to try and justify this thing...
posted by TooFewShoes at 5:48 PM on July 19, 2011


Do they sell baby nukes perchance, so we can drop them from orbit to be sure?
posted by hincandenza at 5:51 PM on July 19, 2011 [1 favorite]


Or it's the crying, screaming thing that Harry Can't Help in the 7th book.
posted by NoraReed at 8:14 PM on July 19, 2011 [2 favorites]


Baby Lupin was not a werewolf, though with that name he barely had a chance.

Could have been a highwayman.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:55 PM on July 19, 2011


great, now my morning train ride is going to be full of adults playing with baby Voldemort toys.
posted by the noob at 9:57 PM on July 19, 2011


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