They're SO realistic! Artist repaints bog-standard dolls of Twilight stars, Angelina Jolie, Harry Potter and Johnny Depp to look almost EXACTLY like they do in real life
Noel Cruz's dolls sell for $500 (314) to $3,500 (2,200) via internet auction
Angelina Jolie doll sold for $4,300 (2,704)
16:16 GMT, 19 November 2012
Plastic mini-me dolls manufactured to resemble iconic characters from film and TV invariably look nothing like the iconic characters from film and TV.
At least, not until Noel Cruz has taken his paintbrush to them, that is.
The portrait artist – known in the doll community as a 'repaint artist' – is known for his ability to turn even the most basic Mattel or Hasbro figurine into an incredibly realistic version of the celebrity on which it is modelled.
Twilight: Edward Cullen and Bella Swan – aka Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart – before and after Noel Cruz's repaint
Featured in Cruz's catalogue are Twilight stars Edward Cullen and Bella Swan, as well as vampires Laurent, James and Victoria; Angelina Jolie; Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates Of The Caribbean; and Steve Carell, star of the American version of The Office.
Cruz, who was born in the Philippines, has been a portrait artist all his adult life and painting the dolls for the past eight years.
In real life: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in their human form
His dolls typically fetch between $500 (314) and $3,500 (2,200) via internet auction, with his Angelina Jolie doll selling for $4,300 (2,704).
He has also taken his intricate
paintwork to dolls of Cher, Harry Potter and Orlando Bloom, as well as Anne
Hathaway and Meryl Streep's characters from The Devil Wears Prada.
For more realistic doll repaints visit his website.
Vampires: James, Victoria and Laurent, three Twilight vampires, get the Cruz makeover to improve on their original dolls
Hungry eyes: Three vampires, James, Laurent and Victoria, in Twilight
Angelina Jolie: The actress' doll before and after Noel Cruz took his paintbrush to her
Art imitating life: Actors Angelina Jolie, left, and Johnny Depp in Pirates Of The Caribbean, right
Captain Jack Sparrow: The doll for Johnny Depp's character in Pirates Of The Caribbean
Harry Potter: Noel Cruz has reworked Daniel Radcliffe to make him look even more like his JK Rowling character
The boys: Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter, left, and American comedy actor Steve Carell
Steve Carell: The actor's doll gets a Noel Cruz touch-up
The Devil Wears Prada: Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep's character dolls before and after their Cruzover
Better the devil you know: Anne Hathaway, left, and Meryl Streep, right, in The Devil Wears Prada
Legolas: Orlando Bloom's character doll from Lord Of The Rings
The real thing: Actors Orlando Bloom in Lord Of The Rings, left, and Kate Winslet in Titanic, right
Rose: Noel Cruz's repainted version of Kate Winslet's character in Titanic
Cher: The singer gets the Noel Cruz makeover
Diana Ross: The singer pre- and post-Noel Cruz
The artist at work: Noel Cruz working on Daniel Radcliffe's Harry Potter doll