December 24th, 2003

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The fine art of Japanese love dolls.

Look out, RealDoll... Japan's love doll industry has gotten highbrow lately, with several different companies coming out with high-end creations and hobbyists doing some serious customization of the dolls that are out there.

While all this customization leads to designs that some might consider questionable -- such as Japanese schoolgirls, gothic lolita, and anime characters -- one can only hope that these dolls provide a safe recepticle for such feelings.

Check out these (NSFW) video clips (1, 2, 3, 4) and websites (1,2,3,4,5,6,7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) to get a feel for these eerily human creations.