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How much would you pay for a sex doll? If you said anything less than $100,000, then an AI RealDoll in the likeness of comedian Whitney Cummings is out of your reach. The Whitney Cummings RealDoll is the most expensive doll the company has ever produced.
Daily Star reports that the Whitney Cummings RealDoll was designed and created by Realbotix. Cummings’ latest standup special on Netflix shows her and her robotic likeness on stage together—which caused an explosion of demand for a RealDoll in her likeness. The SexTech world was undoubtedly shocked to learn that Whitney Cummings had so many diehard fans. Is it the name? Regardless of why fans want it, Cummings’ likeness is protected by licensing laws.
This brings us to a compelling question. We know there are ways to skirt licensing laws—such as making something similar but just different enough to pass muster in court. This already happens with dolls for children, cartoon characters, etc. What recourse might public figures have if sex dolls are made that clearly resembles them, even if they don’t exactly match? How can damages be established, presuming “Ew, no” does not meet the legal threshold for damages?
Mike Wilson of RealDoll, feels confident that his company will never have that issue. Wilson speaks highly of his staff—designers, artists and techies, saying they don’t always get the credit they deserve. It was a staffer who came up with the concept of replaceable heads for the dolls. Sounds ghoulish, but sometimes men are just looking for a fresh new face.
As for the disappointed fans who didn’t get their Whitney doll…there are options. Many of them chose the Harmony doll instead. She features advanced AI tech, so users can have intelligent conversations with her—which we’re sure is exactly why fellas are buying $15,000 (basic model) sex dolls.