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While I wasn't looking, Illusion Spirit issued a new 1:6 scale mature BJD. I've already noted the existence of the sculpt named Spirit, who looks really blocky and amateurish. I am now reporting on the newest sculpt, Teresa, who looks much, much better than Spirit. For $165.00 excluding s/h, she's a tempting prospect to purchase for some interesting mods.

MINES!!!

Oct. 31st, 2012 09:59 pm
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With the money from the sale of Nathaniel that is not going toward paying the shit out of my auto loan, I made the first of three layaway payments on a bundle from the Crack Peddlar. Just so he won't feel excluded and therefore become too demandypants, I tossed in a long, center-part, bright pink, wavy wig for His Royal Pointyheadedness, but the bulk of the layaway is...

An Elfdoll Doona Ryung and a long, center-part, deep violent pink, wavy wig for her! Have I mentioned that I've admired the 60cm version of Ryung for years? And that I've hankered after the 20cm version [=Doona] for years as well? In any event, the best of both worlds -- Ryung in 1:6 scale and with faceplates! -- is coming home whenever I pay her off.

I have plans for mini Ryung [as yet unnamed]. To execute these plans, I'll need a Xagadoll Lara [we meet again, Mint on Card!], though I'm not sure what color resin she'll be. I will put mini Ryung's head on Lara's 27cm body. Since, as I have previously noted, Lara has a childish face in comparison to her mature body, Lara's head will go on mini Ryung's 20cm body.

Furthermore, I'd like to try sculpting a headback to make another head out of at least one of the faceplates. Then I can get another body, most likely an Illusion Spirit Spirit one because it is fucking cheap [hey, Mint on Card...], and get at least two heads out of one doll. A set of identical twins may result from this experiment.

And that, my rapt audience, is how the purchase of a single BJD actually ends up yielding three dolls.

BJDs: not only srs bzns, but also advanced math. :p

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I've been thinking about the relative rarity of all the 1:6 scale BJDs recently, since I just got Novella, who, as a Soom Romantic Uyoo, is the rarest doll I have. Also I saw a Unoa Light Fluorite on the DOA marketplace that I want, but do not have the dough for. :( Anyway, here's my spectrum of relative rarity for all the 1:6 scale BJDs:

Illusion Spirit Spirit, JAMIEshow bodies and Xagadoll Lara are so new that they haven't established distribution patterns or reputations, so I'm excluding them.

COMMON

Whether these dolls are popular or not, they're still being sold on the primary market, so they are easy to get.
  • Dollmore Kidults and Cutes
  • Limhwa/Eosdoll Mari and Sara
  • Lumedoll Lumelights
  • Soom Aren and Uyoo
  • Tiny Bear Bonbon and Coco


SCARCE

These dolls appear regularly on the secondary market, so acquiring them is mostly a matter of a) patiently waiting and b) jumping on the opportunity.
  • Alchemic Labo Unoa Lights
  • Elfdoll Hana Angel and Devil
  • Notdoll Lucy
  • Soom Faery Legends
  • Souldoll Metel


RARE

Dolls in this category appear on the secondary market, but much more infrequently. Expect to wait years for one to come up.
  • Elfdoll Doona Soah and Ryung, as well as Hana Halloween versions
  • Limhwa/Eosdoll ToYou
  • Notdoll Miriam and Pandora
  • Souldoll Jandi, Kimmy and Vivi


VERY RARE

I've seen dolls in this category appear on the secondary market only twice or thrice.
  • Batchix Nan Sook
  • Elfdoll Kathlen
  • Orientdoll Joong Wol


YOU WISH!

Dolls in this category have few to zero online owner pictures and/or have appeared on the secondary market not at all or once.
  • Leekeworld Jiny and Lani
  • Notdoll Yohimbin
  • Soom Garam, Romantic Uyoo and Sosle
  • Souldoll Licht
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MOC nicely shot some actual pictures of IS Spirit from their stock, comparing her to another in-stock 1:6 scale bjds, Xagadoll Lara.

Read more... )
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There are very few 1:6 scale BJDs out there, as I have been pissing and moaning about in the past. I have decided, therefore, to create the most comprehensive list of these hard-to-find specimens, which I will add to and update as necessary. While "All the 1:6 scale BJDs" is not technically an accurate title, it sure beats "Most of the 1:6 scale BJDs that represent kids older than toddlers, as well as adults, that are on-topic for DOA, excluding artist dolls outside the US."

First, a BJD is defined as a ball-jointed doll. For the purposes of this list, a BJD is a highly articulated doll made entirely of resin and strung with elastic through hollow body parts. It comes without rooted hair, so that wigs can be used. It also comes without painted eyes; instead, eyes must be bought separately and inserted in the eyewells. A BJD can be customized through the addition of faceup/body blushing, eyes, wig and clothing. A BJD’s resin body can also be modified subtractively by sanding/carving and additively with sculpting compounds.

Second, 1:6 scale is defined as the scale in which dolls are one-sixth of life-size, which means that an average adult male fig is ~30cm, an average adult female fig ~27cm.

Third, 1:6 scale means something very specific to me. It means that the BJD’s head and body represent realistic human proportions, which scales down to a 3 to 4inch head circumference and 6 to 8mm eyes. My criteria thus exclude BJDs like Tiny Bear’s Mini Moona and Planetdoll Riz, both of which have disproportionately large heads.

Fourth, I’m only interested in certain types of 1:6 scale. I am not interested in 1:6 scale toddler and very young child dolls, like Fairyland Pukipukis and Pukifees. There are scads of those running around. I’m interested in BJDs representing kids older than 6 or 8, teenagers, young adults, etc.: the more mature end of 1:6 scale. Anything 20cm and taller is fair game.

Fifth, in the case of both Bluefairy Pepper/Sugar dolls, Lumedoll Lumelights and Soom Faery Legends, there are so many sculpts that I'm not listing them all.

And now…the list. I’m going alphabetically by company, with information about sculpts, availability and links where possible.

EDIT: As of December 26th, 2013, I have moved this information to a public Google Sheets spreadsheet for easy use.
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This may seem incredibly obvious, but I have recently concluded that 1:3 is not my scale. Even though I have several 1:3 scale BJDs, they represent a deviation from my true interest, which is 1:6 scale.

I should just stop buying 1:3 scale BJDs.

Anyway, my interest in 1:6 scale BJDs conveniently reduces the scope of BJDs I'm interested in to just a few types of dolls by a few companies, including, but not limited to, the following: Soom Minigems and Faery Legends, Dollmore Kidults, Lumedoll Lumelights, Souldoll Soul Littles and Dinkies, Elfdoll Hanas and Doonas, Unoa Lights, Notdoll Yohimbin, Miriam and Lucy, Xagadoll Lara, Illusion Spirit Spirit, et hoc genus omne. Of course, said interest also frustrates me, as most of the companies in this sub-realm offer female dolls, but not male ones. [I love you, Lumedoll!]

As far as I'm concerned, 1:6 scale is superior to 1:3 scale because there's so much more available in terms of clothing, furniture, accessories, sets and stuff. It's also less expensive on the whole and much less of a space hog, so I can cram way more 1:6ers into the same shelf space that would only fit a few 1:3ers. 
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Illusion Spirit Spirit body @ $140.00 + IS translucent green wings @ $25.00 + IS Erica head for 12cm doll @ $30.00 + $17.46 s/h from Mint on Card = $212.46 for a customized 1:6 scale fairy BJD. Bite me Soom!
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Speaking of 1:6 scale fairies, I discovered today that Illusion Spirit offers what is essentially a cut-rate, unlimited Soom Faery Legend equivalent: a 27cm single-jointed mature girl with optional magnetic wings in regular or translucent green resin. Just to make matters even more confusing, her sculpt name is Spirit.

Anyway, blank full doll is $165.00 from Mint on Card [+ $25.00 for translucent wings] excluding shipping, and head and body can be purchased separately. Compare to $300.00 for a blank version of Soom's current Faery Legend, Asis. Sure, she comes with faery legs and heel feet, but those aren't worth tacking $110.00 to the price of the doll + wings.

I'm keen on the affordable IS body + wings, so I'm currently rolling around the idea of getting an IS body + wings, then finding a head of a 12cm doll [wig and eye size for which tend to be the same as for 27cm matures] and modding it to make my own damn fairy. Hmmm...

Fuck you Soom.

[But Asis is so cuuuuuuuuuuuuuuute!]
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I very rarely track all the sources of all the parts for dolls I 'bash, but I've decided to do it for Lura because she comes from so many different places.

Head: Iplehouse Luna Tamer human in rose grey resin

Eye 1: Creamsoda 14mm steampunk factory second

Eye 2: Either Iplehouse 16mm red, Volks Dollfie Animetic 14mm pink or Soom 14mm pink iris/purple pupil

Faceup: Iplehouse Luna Tamer human default

Hair: Currently light blue/light pink mix shoulder-length bob from Andrea

Wing ears: To be sculpted by me out of white Aves Apoxie Sculpt

Body: Mostly likely Illusion Spirit 58cm girl body in grey resin

Right arm: HTTDolls "automail" arm in dark grey resin, to be painted by me

Hands: uncertain -- claws? -- talons? -- transparent resin? -- jointed?

Feet: Soom Galena talons in grey resin [may require mods to fit knee sockets]
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Whoa...Illusion Spirit is currently having a 12% off sale through August 24th. That means that their 58cm girl body is currently $228.80 at Alice's Collections. With an extra $40.00 fee for grey resin, that's $268.80 for a body. The event also reduces Illusion Spirit jointed hands by 20% off, so a pair of 1:3 female hands would be $60.00 + $15.00 for grey. Plus...Alice's Collections has free shipping on orders over $100.00.

Let's compare:

Illusion Spirit grey fem 58 cm body + grey jointed hands from Alice's Collections: $343.80

Illusion Spirit grey fem 58 cm body from Alice's Collections: $268.80

Angelsdoll grey massive fem - 82.2 points + shipping = $474.80

Angelsdoll grey slim fem - 82.2 points + shipping = $419.80

Suddenly my Angelsdoll points do not look so attractive in this case.

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