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:
And this is the doll
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: