The talking, animatronic head with AI built in goes on sale at the end of this year.

Should customers choose, they'll be able to swap one in for their Real Doll's original head for a cool ,000.

One such customer is a man I'll call "Tom." Tom lost his wife of 36 years to cancer in 2015.

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Months later, the 71-year-old retired technical writer and Vietnam combat veteran finally decided to purchase a Real Doll of his own.

Abyss offers an online design tool for prospective buyers who want to customize their purchase -- think Build-A-Bear, but for sex dolls.

"I know how peculiar it sounds," he tells me over the phone. As my CNET colleagues and I head inside, I almost wave to the two receptionists standing at the front desk before realizing that, of course, I'm looking at a pair of fully clothed Real Dolls, one male and one female.

Behind them is a makeshift showroom featuring a squad of scantily uniformed dolls and a corner lined with rows of doll heads that showcase the available hairstyles and facial designs.

We've only just met, but Jackie can't take her eyes off of me. Everything about these avatars -- not just their hair, outfits and bust sizes, but their personalities -- is fully customizable.

She's an artificially intelligent chatbot from Abyss Creations, a company best known for making strikingly realistic silicone sex dolls.That worked for Tom as far as the doll's slender, lightly tanned body was concerned, but he had something much more specific in mind for the face."It was one of only a few such projects that were in such detail," says Abyss Creations CEO, founder and chief designer Matt Mc Mullen.Mc Mullen says his team can make just about anything to order for the right price.But the company draws the line at animals, children and re-creations of people who haven't given their permission to be replicated, celebrity or otherwise."It was more of a high-end mannequin." As a young artist looking to make a name for himself, Mc Mullen posted photos of his mannequins on the web.