I too have just rediscovered the art of reborning after a three year gap (following the birth of my little girl). Boy, have the kits shot up in price! I still had a few untouched kits tucked away and decided to get back into it one day. I successfully sold those (Taffy -Secrist, Morgan - Peterson, Ember - Edenholm) and started looking around for some kits to restock but have quickly discovered that if I'm going to cover my costs, I'm going to have to seriously raise the price of the completed doll!
Eventually, I bought some kits on sale from Bountiful Baby (which was my first port of call when I started reborning) but by the time you've placed the 'minimum order value' then paid shipping and customs, it still averages £40-£50 per kit.
The reborning world has moved on in lots of other ways too, I've found - there are a growing number of bigger babies and toddlers now - are they popular? I've bought myself a 9-month old 'Kitten' and a toddler 'Tessa' (both on sale from BB) but I'm working up to them! I think the smaller, preemie and newborn babies still seem to be popular possibly because they take up less space? Do they tend to be more affordable, too? I'm sure the bigger babies will take longer to complete and will certainly cost more in materials.
And there seems to be a trend developing in 'gothic' dolls - people adding fangs to create vampire babies, etc. I'd like to try my hand at these little monster babies, but will need to practise my sculpting skills. Are these quite popular?
Then there's the animals - lots of gorillas! Are these popular? I don't much fancy this branch of reborning, though I can see the appeal of collecting them - they are cute!!! And it seems to be a growing trend - in the last fortnight I've also noticed puppies! Bountiful Baby is releasing a vinyl Pug and on ebay there is a seller auctioning a Chinese Crested clay reborn puppy - according to the listing, this is their second reborn - the first was a Boxer pup. But I think I'll stick with babies, at least for the moment...or until someone releases a cat sculpt!