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I just got this image in an email from Hot Topic about some Studio Ghibli sale and just…LOOK AT THAT. That’s supposed to be that image everyone knows of Satsuki holding Mei at the bus stop. 
The weirdest thing is, I guess this was the legit theatrical poster for the movie in Japan. What even. width=

I just got this image in an email from Hot Topic about some Studio Ghibli sale and just…LOOK AT THAT. That’s supposed to be that image everyone knows of Satsuki holding Mei at the bus stop. 

The weirdest thing is, I guess this was the legit theatrical poster for the movie in Japan. What even.


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"Why in a hobby full of dolls worth hundreds or thousands of dollars is it bad to be cheap? When I started the hobby with a Bobobie it was Volks owners that looked down on people for cheap dolls, and then if I tried to buy the head of an expensive doll and the body of a cheap one people used to have issues with that, so I left the hobby for a while and we’re right back to “if you’re too cheap to buy it don’t be in the hobby” crap. I love my dolls, but the people ruin this hobby."

#2562 (via recastconfessions)

Because the recast issue isn’t about being “cheap”. There are legitimate ways to be cheap in this hobby without stepping on any toes. Recasts are an ethical issue because of the way they affect artists, the marketplace, and the way hobbyists treat each other. In fact, I was actually told that MY dolls were too cheap by a recast owner and that I didn’t belong! So I’m not really convinced that cheapness is the issue here.


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I think it’s funny that the doll I consider the prettiest was supposed to be the scary one, and the one that freaks people out is my cute doll. Well, Ren doesn’t look especially cute right now, but even normally people get a weird vibe from her. They’re both my favorites, though, and it probably has something to do with the Halloween theme.

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I forgot I got these eyes over a year ago. Now I understand how some people could be afraid of dolls. I did kinda shop it up a little bit because I couldn’t resist. Putting this under a cut because I don’t want to startle people randomly on their dashboards/in the tag.

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marionettejones said: Are you talking about the girl doll sculpted after the actress made specifically for the movie? or are you talking about another doll? In any case they might have paid the company to cast more heads just for that movie and no one else could get those anyway. :(

marionettejones:

aronzo-bjd:

I hope they were sculpted just for the movie. What I found was that the doll was (supposedly) a St. Mina from Customhouse and that they were an old event head or something. I’m hoping that they were extras made just for production, because I got very upset thinking that they just bought a valuable doll and ruined it. I’ve seen owner photos of them, and they’re supposed to be pretty hard to come by—which was mainly why I was so shocked.

Custom House really did work alongside the movie makers. Mina is created for that movie as a minimee of actress Eun-kyeong Lim. That is why she is a limited event head. I am just not sure if all the dolls in display are Custom House. It’s been so long. They don’t have their old pictures in the site now.

I have been lurking around the bjd community for a long, long time. This is very old news when CH is very popular. They had it on their site.

Okay, thank you for the explanation. I haven’t been around so long, so I had no idea about any of this. It feels better knowing that they didn’t just recklessly destroy it.


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marionettejones said: Are you talking about the girl doll sculpted after the actress made specifically for the movie? or are you talking about another doll? In any case they might have paid the company to cast more heads just for that movie and no one else could get those anyway. :(

I hope they were sculpted just for the movie. What I found was that the doll was (supposedly) a St. Mina from Customhouse and that they were an old event head or something. I’m hoping that they were extras made just for production, because I got very upset thinking that they just bought a valuable doll and ruined it. I’ve seen owner photos of them, and they’re supposed to be pretty hard to come by—which was mainly why I was so shocked.


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Standing in my kitchen, freshly-sewn doll clothes in one hand and frozen strawberry in the other, I think I’ve found the perfect way to put “blood” stains on this costume. Why? Because after wiping a strawberry on this white fabric, I can assure you that my hands look rather grisly. It gives a nice rubbed-in look, as opposed to blood spatter.

Plus, it smells fresh and fruity. Just gotta take extra precautions to make sure it doesn’t stain my doll.

#bjd   #halloween   
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THAT WAS NOT OKAY, MOVIE. TWO DOLLS HAD TO DIE FOR THIS, AND I’M VERY UPSET. YOU WERE COOL AND ALL, BUT THAT’S NOT OKAY. I WANT A DIVORCE.
*the doll they used came out in 2004, the same year the movie was made and before the time of halfway-decent recasts. I’m really hoping to goodness it’s movie effects, but the plastic was all melting and charred and it was 2real4me

#bjd   #doll master   #NOOOO WHY WOULD YOU PUT DOLL IN A FIRE   #WHAT THE FUCK GUYS SHE WAS A LIMITED DOLL AND YOU JUST BURNED HER   
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Okay, so I’m watching Dollmaster right now, and the way they handle Damian scares me more than anything else in this movie.

Also, it figures that the only character whose name I remember is a doll.

#bjd   #dollmaster   #bjd problems   #you stay away from my beautiful babies   
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OHMYGOD GUYS, I’M GETTING SUPER PUMPED FOR HALLOWEEN.

IT’S MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY EVER. 

I’M RESEARCHING AND PLANNING COSTUMES FOR DOLLS AS I TYPE THIS AND HOLY FUCK I NEED TO WATCH DOLLMASTER.

I’ve been waiting to share Ren’s story, partly because I wasn’t sure whether to share it for Halloween or Coming of Age Day and partly because I haven’t gotten around to typing it yet.

I need to go to the craft store, urgently. Anybody else excited?


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