Well, I got my first doll a couple of months ago. I got Emma who is only 2' tall,(first time buyer so went cheap LOL!), and I was surprised. She was everything 'advertised' but, small as she is, weighs a ton! only two feet tall but weighs over ten pounds. Since I have no experience with doll's I thought she would be good for a start, then go to a larger size. I live alone so have no problem 'keeping her out of sight' but, you would think they could make a doll a little lighter. Maybe it's just me and I'm not used to moving 'dead weight. I would love to know the 'engineering' that goes into this as I personally would use Aluminum frames/skeleton and maybe light foam interior with the TPE exterior. I definitely will get a larger doll but would like opinion's/suggestion's and any advice you all have to give on how you 'manage' the weight problem. Or, is it even a problem for you?