Comparing Ashton Drake’s Claire & Bunny Hugs

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My husband is surprising me with a new Ashton Drake doll for Christmas!  (Marriage Tip #1: Just tell your spouse what you want ;))  Buying a collectable doll is not an impulsive decision.  They are not cheap and I keep mine forever.  I never trade or sell my dolls.  I cuddle them, change them into pretty often heirloom clothes, and get emotionally attached.

I originally wanted the Bunny Hugs doll, which is pictured above and linked here-  http://www.ashtondrake.com/products/302114001_linda-murray-baby-doll-with-plush.html

Two-dimensional pictures do not show the realism and details, so check out this YouTube box opening for that-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pc3wQ8vSDls

But, then, I noticed how much she resembles the doll, Claire.  This was because they are both Linda Murray dolls.  I wanted my new doll to have the same artist as my Evangeline, so they look like sisters-

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http://www.ashtondrake.com/products/301811001_realistic-baby-doll.html

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My Evangeline is the one with the yellow bow.  The one in purple is Serena, my daughter’s doll and another Ashton Drake.

http://www.ashtondrake.com/products/302530001_ping-lau-littlest-sweetheart-realistic-baby.html?CATALOG_UPSELL=Y&SOURCE=Y_CERT_CAT&RECOMM=Y&CP_WEB

The other two dolls are from JC Toys. http://www.jctoys.com/

So here is Claire, a partial silicone doll.  Note the resemblance?

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http://www.ashtondrake.com/products/302592001_linda-murray-realistic-baby-girl-doll.html

And here is her YouTube box opening-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQA-VKH9pBA&t=156s

It’s a long decision process for me.  I’m very emotional about my dolls.  There’s another one I love called Penelope, but she has closed eyes.  I can’t own closed-eyed dolls.  They make think of deceased infants.

Dolls are meant to bring joy, so I’d better stick with that. 😉

At the moment, I’m leaning towards Claire, because she seems so cuddly.  🙂