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truebjdconfessions:

If you think DDE selling those event head is shady what about the time they auctioned off a Juri ‘08 for like $800? They sell sold out/limited dolls for a jacked up price all the time. If those heads were more popular they sell ‘em for alot more.

~Anonymous

The thing about auctions is that they only set the starting bid. Like with the Andreja head that sold for so much, it gets that expensive because people bid. It isn’t jacking up the prices. Besides, those event items they’re selling right now seem to be going for much less than they would on DoA. I have no idea why people are bitching about this.


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Anonymous said: Hello, I hope you dont mind me asking this, but who is that beautiful bjd in the kimono with the red wig in your reply to ugly cheap legit dolls ? She's beautiful

She’s a Resinsoul Li in white, my first BJD. (Also, thank you for the nice comment!)


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""I can find you a doll from a cheap legit company that you may like just as much!" No bitch, if I want a recast, I’ll get one. If I wanted a ugly piece of shit doll from a cheap company, I would have already did it. But cheaper companies have ugly as shit dolls and don’t tell me otherwise."

#1827 (via recastconfessions)

Oh, yes, here are my “ugly piece of shit” dolls from cheap Chinese companies, that could never compare to your ~oh so glorious~ knockoff.

Hideous.

Irredeemable.

Abso-fucking-lutely disgusting  They could never possibly be worth anyone’s time, because I didn’t spend more than $200 on any of them. No way. There’s no possible way I could actually enjoy them, let alone think that they look nice—I mean, there are people buying knockoffs of more expensive dolls, just to avoid these ratballs!

Who in their right mind would want a cheap doll? It’s so much better to fuck over artists rather than explore other avenues of finding something affordable that you like! You need a big-name doll, even if it’s just a fake that hurts artists and you have to come up with excuses as to why you just “needed” to buy that copy and there was no other option.

Because, you know, cheaper companies have ugly as shit dolls and I wouldn’t want to tell you otherwise.


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truebjdconfessions:

What’s up with DDE and the fairyland event items? I thought that those items went to customers who bought doll during the event. Perhaps they order extra dolls during the event so they can in turn sell the event items for profit… if that’s the case that doesn’t seem right for a business to do that.

~Anonymous

I think companies send extra event dolls to dealers, just in case. Like, DDE keeps Fairyland dolls in stock sometimes, so I think Fairyland sends extras in case people buy enough in-stock items to participate without having to wait for the event stuff to be made. I mean, it would suck if you buy two in-stock dolls that make up enough for event items, and then you have to wait for Fairyland to make the event stuff and ship it out (or go without the gifts).


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bjdconfessions:

a few people have raised a concern over the same people winning over and over again for the DoA contest (i wouldn’t know; hell if i keep track of who that is) , and while the competition may not be entirely non biased part of it is that more popular people may get votes just because their name is attached to it!

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I’m pretty sure it stated in the rules that previous winners were not competing for prizes in the contests. They could enter,they could win, but they wouldn’t get prizes. Even if there was a bias, it would only get them bragging rights at best.


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Okay, so here’s a mockup using Fairyland sales pictures and poor Photoshop skills. It’s Dark Elf Soo, in white, with this wig, and silver eyes.
I’m hoping to save up and wait for an event (I don’t like the LTF faceplate they offer with this one) Plus, I want to wait and see if I really, really want this doll instead of just jumping in and getting her. width=

Okay, so here’s a mockup using Fairyland sales pictures and poor Photoshop skills. It’s Dark Elf Soo, in white, with this wig, and silver eyes.

I’m hoping to save up and wait for an event (I don’t like the LTF faceplate they offer with this one) Plus, I want to wait and see if I really, really want this doll instead of just jumping in and getting her.

#bjd   
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truebjdconfessions:

DOA really pisses me off with their hypocrisy. They don’t allow recast stuff because they deem it illegal, but when you tell them that they shouldn’t allow people to make a buyer pay paypal fees because it is against paypal’s TOS, (which in essence is illegal as a breach of contract), they are all like, “it isn’t our responsibility to police this. People can do what they want. ” God, what hypocrites.

~Anonymous

Can you imagine how much time it would take to police that on a forum? If you have a problem with somebody breaking Paypal TOS, DoA can’t do shit about it anyway. They can’t mediate or enforce Paypal rules, because they’re not affiliated with Paypal. Report it to Paypal, or just don’t buy from that person. DoA is anti-recast because they want to support artists. That’s what their forum is about—a community in support of the artists.

Also: they have authority there to say “hey, we don’t like that these copies are being made” and make them against the rules, but even then they can’t control what people buy outside of the forum. It’s not hypocrisy, it’s just that it really isn’t their responsibility and you should go to Paypal for that sort of thing.


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Due to life randomness, I’m going to be bouncing back to living with my mom, which means not paying so much for rent/bills. Which means a little spare money on the side. 

Which means I’m already looking at dolls, even though I won’t be moving back for at least two months.

I want a LTF Dark Elf Soo, but I’ll probably be looking for something secondhand because screw wait times. 

#bjd   
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Kiwi wants to be a superhero when she grows up. The story of how Wonder Woman blinded herself to defeat Medusa is her favorite. Especially the part where she slices off Medusa’s head.
It’s a shame I took these at night, the indoor lighting+phone camera didn’t really pick up her freckles very well. width=

Kiwi wants to be a superhero when she grows up. 

The story of how Wonder Woman blinded herself to defeat Medusa is her favorite. Especially the part where she slices off Medusa’s head.

It’s a shame I took these at night, the indoor lighting+phone camera didn’t really pick up her freckles very well.

#bjd   
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"I have had financial issues for so long now, and I’ve always wanted to own something truly beautiful- something truly customizable, something that could be an extension of myself. Recasts were a dream come true. Coming from my background- even a poor kid like me can afford to have a beautiful doll, something I can make my own, something i can cherish and love and not go bankrupt buying. If the whole point of the community is to spread happiness and love of dolls, why are you all being so classist? “If you’re poor you don’t belong here” I work my ass to the bone to pay for food every week, and I’m so stressed all the time that I need a hobby that won’t bleed me dry. BJD was perfect aesthetically, especially with me doing makeup for so long. God forbid I afford it. God forbid we all get along- And god forbid you all stop being insensitive and take financial situation and personal happiness into account."

#1748 (via recastconfessions)

Okay, but no. Recasts are still what, 200-300 dollars? There are lots of legits in that price range, or less. And if you’re looking for a hobby that won’t bleed you dry, this is the last place to go. If you’re struggling to pay for food, I sincerely think you should focus on getting your necessities taken care of before even thinking of buying dolls. And, just be sure that my words aren’t twisted (as they probably will be) I DO NOT mean that I think low-income people don’t have a place here. I just think you should focus on getting your head above water before diving into even deeper financial trouble. 

Maybe this sounds a little harsh, but if you can afford a recast, you can afford a legit, but I run into a lot of people who don’t want to have a “cheap-looking” doll. They want a fake of an expensive doll. I’ve had people like that even tell me that my dolls weren’t as good as theirs for not being a certain sculpt and that I was stupid for paying so much for an ugly doll when I could’ve saved and gone for a recast of a prettier doll. 

I am so fucking done with this idea that anyone who is against recasts just doesn’t want low-income people in the hobby. Do you even realize how many of us have to save for months just for one doll? I stopped buying dolls and things for them because paying rent was more important than having something new and pretty. It’s part of becoming a responsible adult.

I am sick of being told that recasts are the only option, when there are a hundred other ways to get a doll at a good price (or live happily without one). I work my ass off, too, and I’m fine with having a “small” collection. I could actually sell all my dolls if it came down to it, but I focus more on keeping finances straight so I won’t have to worry about that. If you seriously can’t afford a doll, then just don’t get one right away. 


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