U.K.-based vloggers The Ingham Family (aka “The IFam”) are shilling a doll version of their 5-month-old son Jace for £279 ($340 in U.S. green). Fans of the Inghams who buy the doll (which is based on Jace at two weeks old) will then be allowed to meet the Inghams at exclusive “Baby Jace Tea Parties.” Sure, these people have four kids to feed now, but they could also set a better example for their progeny by engaging in slightly less tacky occupations like hosting sex toys ‘n scrapbookin’ parties or dancing outside of insurance agencies in a furry costume. (No offense meant to scrapbooking, sex toys, insurance, or furries.)
The IFam are inexplicably super-popular and will probably sell a lot of Jaces. Mum Sarah and Dad Chris have 1.2 million followers on the satanic playground known as YouTube. Jace was born on March 27 and became the youngest Ingham sibling after daughters Isabella, 13, Esmé, 9, and Isla, 7.
The IFam teamed up with UK toy designer Mary Shortle to create a doll version of their son as a limited-edition toy. (There’s only 250 in existence which should lessen the impact of trauma on Jace after he’s old enough to learn about this mess.)
“This was made represent Jace when he was 2 weeks old, similar to the age in the photo that you will receive on the birth certificate if you buy one of these beautiful baby Jace dolls,” Sarah says in the vlog.
“I can’t believe how alike like it’s so like him … it’s like exactly the same,” she adds in the video, while Isabella cradles the babydoll version of her little brother.
You can tell when a kid has been raised on YouTube because things that would make grown adults scream in terror barely register on them.
The doll is chillingly lifelike, and comes with “with diapers, three outfits and a blanket.” You can also purchase an accompanying hamper for £64 ($78).
This is what the real Jace looks like:
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This little boy literally melts my heart into a million pieces. I love how the lighting on this picture makes him look ginger. It’s adorable! He’s changing so much every day and I just feel so blessed to be his mummy. It’s crazy to think back to a year ago and me feeling terrified at the thought of having a little boy. It’s everything I could have dreamed of and more. 💖 Jace 💖 #babies #babyboy #babyboy #baby #babiesofinstagram #babiesofinsta #instakids #fox #matching #jaceriver
And this is the doll
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We are absolutely delighted to announce the arrival of the beautiful Jace River Christopher Ingham reborn baby. An exclusive collaboration with MARY SHORTLE and the Ingham family bringing to you a strict limited edition of 250 pieces of this beautiful creation representing baby Jace. 💙 We are so excited to have been asked to create this wonderful special edition. With this limited-edition reborn baby which is life weighted all hand painted and 19” in length. Represents baby Jace as we met him in store at two weeks old. Who saw the video?💙 With this baby you will also receive him in his smocked velour babygrow ,customised hat dummy and designer named dummy clip and deluxe shawl . He will also come to you with a Mary Shortle crown designed vest, a baby Jace signature vest and a wonderful vest designed and created by Esme Ingham how she sees her baby brother. Nappies. Also will be a hand signed certificate strictly numbered from the Ingham family and Mary shortle and the care leaflet instruction tips from Esme Ingham on how to look after your baby. 💙 He will be delivered in the Mary shortle signature gift bag and blue bow. Making the perfect gift for yourself or your little one. He can be purchased out right or on payment plan as a special gift for Christmas. Delivery time on this baby is 2 to 3 weeks. The complete package is £279. For each and everyone of you that purchase a baby Jace you will be given the opportunity to come and celebrate with us at a Jace tea party meeting with the Ingham family and the real baby Jace. This tea party will be strictly for the owners of the baby Jace reborn baby . Dates will be announced and the tea parties will be held in small groups.#jace #inghamfamily #esme #reborn #rebornbaby #portrait #youtube #vlog #limitededition @sarahinghamofficial @jaceriveringhamofficial @chrisdelonge
The family wanted to stress that it’s not a “replica,” but “a normal Baby Reborn Doll that was called Jace Ingham and meant to represent our baby boy.” Baby Reborn is almost certainly also the title of a low-budget feature they show on Shudder.
Here’s more of Doll Jace: