Snowy Edition 2: Electric BoogalooBJD thread, primarily for dolls with an anime aesthetic.Previous Thread: >>29123139Resin Dolls Thread: DeadFashion/Other Dolls Thread: >>>/toy/8556970FAQs and Linksdollfaq.buyfags.moebjd.booru.orgpastebin.com/raw/1gc4UnU9>>28963083If your doll is for fucking, go to /ona/
>>29426925that's a short skirt for that weather
>>29427702Maybe she didn't expect the snow.
>>29431415Maybe different anons minding the threads?
>>29427941dumb girl wanted to show her sexy legs now she got a cold
I just want to tell anyone that if you fall out of 'love' with your dolls and don't do anything with them for a while, that's normal, especially when you're stressed our in real life. Give it time. Interests wax and wane, and this one will return, too.
What've you been up to anons? I got a new doll I've been painting.
>>29437197Waiting for a head to come in the mail (blank) for a dye project I'm going to do. she's looking good anon!
Finally my Kizuna Ai shipped.You guys weren’t lying about Volks USA taking agorillian years to ship. I’m kind of infuriated that it took literally over a month.Next time I know to order directly thought the nip site.
>>29437548Congrats on getting her though! How is she?
>>29437693she’s not here yet......... because they literally just shipped it out even though I paid in the middle of September. Ugh.I kinda have lost interest with her at this point because I’ve been waiting too long. It’s kinda disappointing seeing other people get theirs months ahead of you.
>>29437799Sorry, I misread and my brain translated "shipped" into "arrived." I don't blame you for being fed up, but maybe once you see her you'll enjoy her again? I hope so anon, good luck.
>>29437548I feel your pain, I preordered from them a wig back in early march. I got it yesterday.
>>29438598>>29437799What is taking them so long? That's actually really bad.I'm really confused because I've seen some people say they ship the same day, but others say they take literally months to ship out simple orders. Why is it so inconsistent? SmartDoll usually ships within 1-2 days in my experience.
>>29439213I've had both happen. Waiting on a head for AGES now, but I've gotten doll hair products in within days. No idea what's up with them at all.
>>29439213Well, for my preorder I'm assuming it's just because it took that long to get it made and shipped to the US? But yeah, it's kinda ridiculous.
Does anybody want to trade? Is that a thing in this community?I got dupes of both of these in the gacha thingThe eyes are 24mm, the undergarments are unclear on sizing>tfw the "surprise gift" for ordering is 2 sets of eyes that dont fit my dollFeels bad
>>29439876I'm assuming that's the case with my order, as well. Speaking of, do you think the shipping situation in Japan will ever go back to normal? It's always been expensive, but Mandarake's Nakano location tagged me with hundred-dollar shipping on a doll body earlier this month and man it was a tough bill to swallow.
>>29426925I love Christmas photos of dolls. https://twitter.com/naokichiya/status/1329448853028937728
>>29442988You could definitely sell them to someone who lost out on the dolldreaming marketplace, instagram, one of the facebook doll groups, or probably the BJD discord if you have any social media. I don't blame you if you don't, though. Sorry you lost out though, anon. I'd take them, but I just don't have any use personally. What are you looking to trade for? Maybe someone else here would be interested.>>29443026That's so cute, jesus christ.
>>29443411I'd trade for just about anything that fits my doll, I did the gacha event to add some variety ironically lolI'd like another pair of eyes maybe but im not real pickyIf nobody in the thread wants to then ill take your advice and look on social media, but /bjd/ is my home for doll stuff so i figured I'd come here first
>>29443012I certainly hope so. I'm assuming the reason shipping went to shit is that there's far less planes flying? If so I guess it'll only go back to normal if it gets safe to fly and people start doing again.
>>29445254The thing is aren’t the items supposed to be in stock at the US store?I’m wondering if they list shit as in stock when it actually isn't. They probably place the order to Japan after they receive enough orders and then ship it to you.
>>29445254Yeah, from what I've read from Danny Choo's posts about it, they had to switch to courier (FedEx et al) services because Japan's post isn't shipping international orders right now, hence the price increase and general fuckery. Everyone's shipping is a nightmare right now, and I understand why, but Germany's is also particularly fucky right now. I'm getting a doll head from someone, and the price is downright obscene. It's worth it, but being a dollfag right now is even more expensive than usual.
>ordered wrong size wigWell fuck me. Time to fix this.
>>29447949I hate doing that. Clothes, too. Too big or too small?
>>29448106Too big. I guess I'll jsut order the right size and sell the wrong one.
>>29448360I'd like to see it. What size did it wind up being?
>>29450875It's Crobi CRWL-13 Smoky Sliver 9-10 inch.
>>29451060Ah, shame. They make good wigs, but can't help the sizing. You should have no trouble flipping it, though.
Hey anons, what's your favorite kind of doll clothing? I realize I don't have a set 'style' and I've actually got dolls before just to model a certain aesthetic.
>>29465476dont have one i just want it to be cute or sexy
>>29465860Yeah that's fair. Rule of cute is often the deciding factor for me anyway.
>>29426925How do I into dollfies for lewding?
>>29474251you buy a dollfie and sexy outfits
>>29474251Look up Angel Philia dolls
does anyone know if volks insures their packages?my order has bee stuck in the postal black hole for a month and im starting to think that it got lost.i dont know if i should ask for them to file a claim or if i need to do a chargeback
>>29484745Talk to them first and see what's up, anon. It won't hurt to ask.
Buyee killed my account with the order of my girl on it without even disclosing a proper reason and I want to fucking die.
>>29487120Buyee deleted your account?
I wasn't really liking one of my new dolls, but I've changed her wig and outfit and I think I'm liking her more now. She's an Obitsu 50-05 head, which is pretty unique for a vinyl girl but I think she's cute! I'll try to take some photos tomorrow.
How do anons here feel about weird dolls?
>>29509883Some of them are pretty interesting. I kind of like the look at Doll Chateau's spindly dolls, I figured you could make convincing Plain Doll from one of them.
>>29509883Doll Chateau's stuff is always so disappointing in person. Their company faceups are always a letdown. I like the ideas but the execution has left a lot to be desired since the day DC became a thing.
>>29465476Lolita (ouji for male dolls) and larme-inspired stuff.
>>29487554Yes. They used the term "deactivated" and "terminated". Since I know they successfully bought, received and left feedback for the doll head, I will just spam their support until they open it up again and let me ship my girl.>>29509883I love them
>>29525775îs that the head you ordered ?Really cute, imagine waking up in the night and seeing her face just next to yours
>>29526039No, I used it in reference to weird doll anon, though I agree it's very cute. I ordered pic related.
>>29526672it looks like a 300k yens head
>>29528029It was quite expensive, but I fell in love with her so what can you do. I also already bought her body and wig. But the more does the situation annoy me. Idk what buyee is doing or what their problem is.
>>29485773I talked to the post office and they said it wasn’t insured. The last update was over a week ago and marked as “shipment is delayed” so they told me that I either may get it, or not because they changed the tracking system or something.I’ve filed for a chargeback because I can’t afford losing something this expensive. Ruined my entire month. :/
>>29521823That's not really a surprise desu, even on their website some of the face ups look kinda weird. At least that's something fixable.
https://dollfie.volks.co.jp/dd/special/cinderella_girls/dds_uzuki_sat.htmlIs she only going to be available at the event? No online pre-order or lottery? Sorry I'm new to this...
>>29535693She'll be on the online store after the event from what I'm reading, but if someone who can into moonrunes could confirm that it would be appreciated.
>>29535693Bad news going to be super limited..... They said they are only going to making 44 of her and that she will be an “at event exclusive” someone in the DD discord asked Volks directly and shared the info...
>>29536383Damn, that sucks. Why is shit in Japan always so limited?Also there's a DD discord?
>>29536383Please tell me you just fucking with me Anon.I'm really not in the moon for jokes right now...
>>29536792nope it was confirmed by a proxy who asked volks in japan directly. I know it sucks anon
>>29536383doesnt even look that good desu
>>29538442Well shit. This is probably biggest cock tease I received my entire life. Maybe denial is kicking in but I hope those are just rumours and there will be online sale after dollpa...
>>29538856If there are any leftover from Dollpa there might be some on the store? I'm sorry for all the anons who are let down. I know why Japan has a weird cult of exclusivity about everything, but it's still the absolute worst.
How do Dollpa sales work, anyway? Do you just show up, or is it a lottery too?
Greetings, dollfags. I've had pic-related sitting -- with no indications of staining -- on this orange box for a few months now, but I'm just beginning to worry about the possibility of it staining. Should I be concerned, or am I just being to paranoid?
>>29560656I would wager if you haven't seen anything after this much time, it's unlikely you're going to see any in the future. That said, did you seal your doll? I used MSC on mine, and she's been wearing this red dress for months with no signs of staining.
>>29561016First of all, thank you. You are probably correct. I reckon I'm just being paranoid.>That said, did you seal your doll? Never heard of that until you just mentioned it. I Googled "MSC" -- it looks like some kind of spray-on stuff which, I'm assuming, "seals" your doll and helps to prevent staining. I'd be afraid of squirting that stuff on my girls. On a somewhat related note, Snow Miku's legs in pic-related got stained up bad a while ago from the blue-bands -- which can't be seen in the picture -- on her boots. Benzoyl peroxide faded the stains out at the time, and I applied "DD skin protector" tape around the areas that were getting stained. I'm hoping that when I take off the tape sometime in the future, the stains will have disappeared completely. Perhaps I should just look into "MSC" just for Snow Miku's legs in the future. Your doll is cute, by the way.
Can anybody post what an MDD looks like with a normal sized head? I'm trying to figure out of I want to order an MDD or DDP body for a head i have coming
>>29561625MSC is pretty standard sealer for face ups/resin dolls in general. People use it for Dollfie Dreams, so it should be ok.>Your doll is cute, by the way.Thanks, anon.
>>29561625 Not that anon, but get some kind of respirator if you spray any sealant, it's not good to breathe in. I recommend doing it outdoors if possible, but at least do it in a well ventilated area. Think of it like spraypaint -- just not something you want to inhale.
>>29561625>That maga hat
>>29561625What... are those plushes?
>>29582860Maruku Naru plushes from an old Miku Family Mart lottery campaign. >>29582686Yes, based, I know.>>29564157Will certainly keep that in mind. Thanks.
>>29583420>Yes, based, I know.no opinion, but you should've gotten miniatures of it for your dolls
>>29583558Holy fuck, that's genius.
Sorry for the shitty phone photo, haven't had time for a proper photoshoot yet. But I finally got a body for the Obitsu 50-05 head I've had floating around. Not sure what I'll name her yet.
Fuckkkkkk Lina is so cute. Slayers was one of my favorite series as a kid and I need her...I heard from a proxy that only 44 of her are being made like the dollfies being released during the event. I’m crushed.There’s no way for me to get to japan and it seems like a lot of people really want her. It’s like my heart is being ripped out
>>29602573>LinaFuck, I wasn’t even aware Lina Inverse was getting a DD. She’s lottery, eh? I don’t see her anywhere on Volks’ website yet.
Beat the cold this winter, stay in bed with a good friend.
>>29602573Fuck Lina too?? God dammit.
>>29536383>>29602573I'm not sure why people are believing these two posters when the special sites have already proved them wrong. Both Uzuki and Lina are being released online (and in stores) as apart of the 44th Dolpa After Party. Lina isn't even exclusive to Dolpa, she had her first ordering period yesterday at Hobby Round 23, only having 44 of her wouldn't make any sense at all.Proxies get their info from staff at Doll Point, and who knows if they even have the right info. They've certainly been wrong in the past. Just wait for official info from Volks.>>29591986I never really liked this head before, but she's quite cute here! I think a nut-themed name like Almond or Chestnut would suit her.
>>29607044I like that idea anon, thank you!
How do the anons here feel about piercing your doll's ears? I know some people feel like it devalues their doll, but I personally enjoy how it looks.
>>29628926well i wouldnt do it but if you like jewelries you have to put them earings
>>29628926Well, I don't personally like drilling additional holes or performing any other type of permanent modification but each to their own. I'd only go so far as to glue on some swarovskis with PVA glue.
Got my very first doll two weeks ago. She's a Dds Karin. Can't get over just how cute she is, I just have to give her a headpat every time I walk past. Just wanted to thank everyone for the bits of advice that get posted here.
>>29632043i headpat and hug mine a lot, post her when you get some nice cloth for her
>>29632043Congrats anon, welcome to the fold! Karin's a really cute girl, you picked well.
>>29528545She's so cute, please keep us updated on her journey! I hope she can still make her way home to you, anon!
>>29628926>people feel like it devalues their dollFor a lot of dolls just taking them out of their box devalues them, or letting time pass. >>29629207I've been considering giving one of my girls a navel piercing of some kind
>>29635001depend if it's a ring or something else i think a crystal can look nice
somebody's house burned down and they lost all their dolls (plus all their parents stuff and a rin that he was holding onto)guro warning: https://twitter.com/SupremeMiku01/status/1330778769292881921
>>29644784Damn, what a fucking nightmare scenario. What matters most is that OP is safe. Everything else can be replaced in time. I wish there was something I could do for them.
>>29644784I'm sorry, does that say the fire was caused by his phone battery? Scary.
>>29656842Yeah, they can slowly blow up and explode over time if they are broken and charged regardless.
>>29658665it's one of my biggest fears,old electronic battery swelling and blowing up even if you dont use them
>>29628926I don't think I would ever permanently pierce my doll's ears(I would do clip/stick ons at most). That said I do love this saber alter I see occasionally.
>>29667112i should buy my doll some operator gear someday
>>29668616Where does everyone get scale model gear anyway? Just cobble them together from other sources, or is there someone making doll-specific stuff?
>>296686801/3 guns are easy to find, now bulletproof jacket i never found one
>>29669755That makes sense, yeah. Sometimes I envy people who mostly collect 1/4 dolls. They seem like the holy grail for clothing and accessory options.
>>29676726depends mdd yes,now obitsu are closer to 1/4 than 1/3 but 1/4 is too small and 1/3 too big
>>29676774Obitsu discontinued their 1/3-scale body too, didn't they?
>>29676810yeah when i checked i didnt find any 60cm
Do any of you guys have any goals with your dolls? Getting a certain one, improving a doll-related skill (like sewing or photography,) cleaning up a damaged doll maybe?
>>29691002I'm slowly working towards getting my OC(which is basically my pso2 character) turned into a doll. I just got word back from a wig maker for the commission on that so that should be underway and is the main hold upright now. After that it's faceup. Then the next huge hurdle is finding a male DD body without getting shafted. What can I say though, I've played with this twink for 4300 hours, I've gotten too attached.
>>29691002for now getting some articulated hands
>>29691002I want to git gud at faceups and modifications, so instead of grieving over $500-2k heads, I can just do it myself.
>>29713504That's the dream, godspeed anon. Share your progress with everyone here, yeah?>>29703182Male bodies are a fucking nightmare to track down in vinyl. Keep an eye out for Obitsu 55/65 bodies, they're rare as hell but at least they're another option. Smart Doll boys are an option too, except Danny has put them into his gacha shit so good luck ever getting one. You honestly might do better contacting a proxy willing to physically go to Doll Point and buy you a custom boy through Dream Choice. It's expensive, but it's still less than Kirito and Len usually go for. I think JapanDollDirect on instagram is one? White Rabbit Express will do it too. Good luck, anon. All else fails you can try to find a resin body to slap the head on. I've thought about going that route myself.>>29704512I need to take the plunge and get some too. Who do you plan to get them from?
>>29716455Are you from WV???
>>29716483Yes, I used to go to Beckley all the time.
>>29716517Oh shit, tiny world. How goes, anon?
>>29716552I know right!? Could have been easily been over there today if I I rode with someone I know who had some business over there. I'm sad about missing Causeacon and never realized there was others so close by who had an interest in BJDs. Is that your only doll or do you have others?
>>29716660I have a few! I didn't realize there were other doll anons out here either. Tell me about your dolls, anon! Whereabouts are you located? I'm not in Beckley, but we have reason to go there fairly often.If you want to trade social media that's cool too.
>>29716722That's cool. I used to have a few and just recently have been wanting to start building up a collection again. I'm always addicted to the photography aspect of them. I wish I still had an old deviantART account where I had a couple of pictures of them from back then.I don't currently use social media, sorry.
>>29716988I don't blame you, I only have instagram so I can participate in the secondhand doll market.I've found my interest waxes and wanes like that as well, but I was also drawn to these dolls so I could take photos of them- especially in winter, when all the things I normally photograph are dormant. They've brought me a lot of joy, and I'm glad to have met someone else in the area who feels similarly! Also, I had no idea Beckley had its own convention. I knew there was Charcon and Tsubasacon if those are still around, but Causeacon is new to me. If you do dig up any photos of your dolls I'd love to see them. I can post a few of mine that I've shared before- I try not to post too often and crowd the thread.
>>29714776>I need to take the plunge and get some too. Who do you plan to get them from?only place i now is gensoudoll and you cant buy from them directly if you're oversea
>>29717104I don't know about Charcon, was that in Charleston? Tsubasacon was still around, not sure how covid is going to affect it's future though. Causeacon started in 2018 iirc. I actually had an opening to go for this year until it covid prevented it from going forward. I'll dig around on some of my old external HDDs. I might still have some of them in a folder I've overlooked mixed in with some old photography. I might try to get a new doll for Christmas since the only other thing I'm really wanting is to get a few parts to get my other PC working. So it'll be really nice to contribute some photography posts in these threads.If you feel comfortable with dropping an email address, I could be in contact.
>>29717183That figures, at least there are tons of proxies these days. Good luck with them anon.
>>29717426Yeah, Charcon was the Charleston gaming convention if I recall? I figured covid was going to throw a wrench in everything, Beckley was supposed to host a reptile convention earlier this year too, but that went out the window as well. I'm hoping we can have a more normal 2021, we'll just have to see. Sure, I have one just for things like this and I can send you an active one from there. email@example.comI posted this one on Halloween a few threads back. It's not my best photo but I'm still relatively satisfied with how it turned out under the circumstances (my tripod was in the trunk of my car... which was at the shop for repairs. Good times.)
>>29717611Ah, okay. I didn't know about that one. Also, I never heard of a reptile convention taking place. Sounds interesting though. That's all any of us can hope for as well. I really like that one a lot! Nicely done, from the dress, pose, expression, and the background "effect" giving more of that Halloween feeling.
>>29717860Yeah, they can be fun and a good place to do outreach and expose people to animals they don't normally encounter. This state has a surprising number of conventions/festivals -- the chocolate festival in Lewsiburg, the ramps festival, the Mothman festival, the bluegrass festival and the rest. Who knows what will happen next year, though. Thank you for the kind words as well, anon, it was a fun learning experience in spite of the cold!
>>29691002Besides sewing (fucked up hands anon here wew) the only other goal I have is either make a maid outfit or find a maid outfit that fits my doll because maids are CUTE
>>29718032You can probly find one on Etsy/ACBJD but you should make your own so it's extra cute, anon. Plus it'll be a fun project.
Who's the Dollfie Dream you guys want to get released? I really regret having missed Rise Kujikawa.
How long does it take Volks Japan to ship an order? I ordered Sunday and need to portion my hype accordingly
>>29737911Took them 11 days to ship my last order in October. What did you get anon?
Happy overeating day, anons. Remember to give your dolls something, too.>>29737911>portion my hypedamn that's a good phrase.
>>29738335>11 daysDang that's gonna kill meI ordered an MDD and some accessories for her, since I found a used custom DDH that's adorable but have no doll for it and don't want to use it on my DDSI just want to make sure she's safe ;;>>29738495Glad you like it anon feel free to borrow it whenever you like