Have you ever gone to a movie and enjoyed it so much that you said to yourself "Gosh, I sure would love to own it!"? Except for the occasional flop that we would never dare recommend to a friend or family member, I am sure that we have all had that favorite movie that--no matter how new or old--makes it into our coveted DVD collection. Movie aside, not many people are stalker-ish or creepy enough to declare that they actually want to OWN the star(s) himself or herself.
(Well, maybe perhaps a few people....)
Except, for a small commission fee as low as $1,250 to as high as $5,100, you can do just that! You could be the proud owner of a celebrity doll that bears a nearly identical likeness to the stars themselves. Throw in another $900 (from $5,100) and your Twilight crazed daughter (or son), could be the proud recipient of their own, life-like, Edward and Bella doll duo, which run $3,000 a piece! ($6,000 together)
In fact, as items of near perfection, all the following celebrity dolls are hand-crafted by the masterful hands of celebrated celebrity doll artist Noel Cruz. While Cruz' actual painting process is beyond the scope of this article, he has proven to have the uncanny ability to breathe new life into the lifeless factory-made faces of some of Hollywood's leading stars (and starlets). Cruz literally takes the bland facial canvas of a store-bought, factory produced doll/action figure and skillfully injects a near lifelike work of art masterpiece onto it.
These could, quite possibly, be the greatest Christmas gifts ever!
On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014, Cruz actually sold one of his Katniss Everdeen dolls for $2,500 at auction on eBay! (This one, in particular, bore a different outfit than the one pictured here.)