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Chapter One: What Is a BJD?  
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 (Anonymous)
 
02:19am 29/05/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Wow! This was so thorough! I really learned a good solid base on BJDs now, and the part about why they're so expensive was great. Alot of my family members that I've tried explaing dolls to don't seem to get that part ( and even I was still a little confused myself ), but this was really great about explaining it much clearer. Thanks!

~InkyBear
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
01:27pm 29/05/2007 (UTC)
 
 
That's why I wrote this. I didn't know of any place that I could send my friends or family members to so they could understand what I'm into. Now there is! :)
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
11:17pm 05/09/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Hello! I just want to commend you on everything on this page :) Everything is right on the spot, and finally I can explain to my parents why BJDs are so expensive and so worth it XD <3 Thank you sooo much @_@
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
01:35am 18/09/2007 (UTC)
 
 
No sweat. That's exactly why I wrote it. :)
 
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 yankeebabe04
 
06:47pm 17/09/2007 (UTC)
 
 
The almighty ~*~Secha~*~
I just started looking into getting a BJD (if I can ever get the money together, that is o.O) and I was trying to google any information I could. To find out where to order, what to order, and what was the best way to go about this, especially for ordering your first one... This site is amazing. =) Thank you!
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
01:31am 18/09/2007 (UTC)
 
 
No problem! :) Happy to help.
 
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 xhezachanx
 
07:33pm 02/10/2007 (UTC)
 
 
HezaChan: MashiMaro
This is great info! Thanks for all your hard work on this :)
picword: MashiMaro
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
05:36pm 05/10/2007 (UTC)
 
 
No problem! Hope it helps. :)
 
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 ukesenshi
 
05:59am 14/10/2007 (UTC)
 
 
ukesenshi
There is a great wealth of information here - I'm so impressed! I've been fascinated by BJDs from afar for years now, and while I lurk at Den of Angels...every post there kind of expects you to already be learned in all things BJD. So yeah this really answered a lot of my lingering questions. Great job!

Now if only I wasn't poverty stricken I could finally feed my curiosity and get my first BJD! XD
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
06:44pm 15/10/2007 (UTC)
 
 
Aww, Thanks! Glad to be of help. :)

Saving is the best way. After the first one it gets much easier. :)
 
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Thank you so much!
 mayudesu
 
07:42pm 10/03/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Nicky Valentyne
I recently took lots of photographs of my Girlfirends Dollfie in waiting for mine to arrive in a few weeks time, i have had SO MANY people questioning me on Dollfies and stuff.

She linked me to this page, i have put it on my Deviant Art journal so people can stop buging me.

Thank you SO MUCH for putting this all up .__. saved my life. XD
 
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Re: Thank you so much!
 bjd_wtf
 
05:07pm 15/05/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Thanks for linking me! Glad I could be of help. :)
 
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 naorin
 
01:42pm 01/04/2008 (UTC)
 
 
なな姫
hi! i'm doing a school paper on the BJD and their markets
i hope you don't mind if i refer to your page as a reference
and of course you will be credited in the bibliography :D
 
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 mayudesu
 
05:25pm 01/04/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Nicky Valentyne
what a cool thing to cover in a school paper :3
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
01:59pm 05/04/2008 (UTC)
 
 
i found someone who stole some of this text (they didn't credit you) it's Angelic Dreamz: http://www.angelicdreamz.com/store/goodreau/about_bjd.html
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
04:53pm 15/05/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Thank you so much for telling me this. I appreciate it.
 
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Cool
 (Anonymous)
 
01:43pm 11/05/2008 (UTC)
 
 
So there are only bjd companies in japan and korea now? is it like exclusive for japan and korea?..
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
04:30pm 15/05/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Ball joint dolls are being made all over the world now. There are even companies here in the USA now. Nearly anyone anywhere can buy a doll from these companies, thanks to the internet. For more information on buying BJD's, please visit the Company Index at the end.
 
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Great Work
 (Anonymous)
 
12:43pm 12/05/2008 (UTC)
 
 
I have a question though, if you were to make a doll..how much would that cost? And since all the items cost soo much, how do the BJD companies survive?
 
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Re: Great Work
 bjd_wtf
 
04:28pm 15/05/2008 (UTC)
 
 
It costs a lot to make a BJD from scratch, especially if you cast it in resin. If you've never sculpted, made a mold or poured a resin cast; it will probably be cheaper to buy a doll than waste all the money it would take to learn how to do all these things before you can even make your doll. If you really want to know more about it, there is a chapter here about making your own dolls.

As far as BJD companies surviving...I don't know, but I hope I figure it out. ;)
 
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Re: Loves!
 bjd_wtf
 
11:32pm 18/08/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Yay! That's exactly why I wrote it! :) I hope it helped! :)
 
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Re: Clarification
 bjd_wtf
 
11:18pm 18/08/2008 (UTC)
 
 
I am not a chemist, and I try to use words that most people will understand easily. I will leave your more scientific post up for those who are curious.
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
12:55am 04/08/2008 (UTC)
 
 
hey i'm really really new to BJD but in love with them (^^)
hope to know more by reading up before getting hold of one of 'em.
i've checked up the net and i don't really get the difference between MSD and SD.

Is 45cm dollfie categorised under a MSD or SD?
 
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MSD and SD
 (Anonymous)
 
12:38am 17/08/2008 (UTC)
 
 
MSD stands for mini super dollfie while SD stands for super dollfie.
I'm a little new myself but I believe that MSD's are about 35cm to 45cm in height and SD's are around 60...Hope that helps!
 
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O_O
 angelofdeath275
 
02:07am 23/08/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Mother is god in the eyes of a child.
"The first Volks BJD made commercially available was the Nana (Four Sisters) head on the SD10 body on February 28th of 1999."

Duuude, I feel so damn special right now! Because my birthday is Feb 28th!!!! ehihehafedcfkjeghrjkg (feel super special awesome right now)

Now I know why most doll companies have their BJD cost so much, and glad I do, especially about the part where the laborers are paid alot. I definitely would want to be paid more for handling something toxic! I never knew the history of the BJD....this soooo makes them 10x more interesting!
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
09:13pm 24/08/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Glad to be of help! :)
 
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Re: wow
 bjd_wtf
 
06:57pm 16/02/2009 (UTC)
 
 
It's a personal decision that can only be made by one person: you. I love all of my dolls, but that is me. Most people love their dolls, but that is them. You know if you want one, then get one. If you love it and it makes you happy, GREAT! But, they are not for everyone. :(
 
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@_@
 sapphistodono
 
10:05pm 07/12/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Okay, I have officially decided to start saving up for a BJD. I shall name him Liam and he shall be mine.
But-but, they're so expensive... AND I'm also wanting to save up for a PS3... Do you have any tips for someone like me, who is a novice sewer, will surely botch a faceup job, and has very little money to do so in the first place?
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
06:58pm 16/02/2009 (UTC)
 
 
All I can say is patience. I thought I was never going to get my first doll, but I saved change and did little things for money and before you know it, I'm surrounded in dolls! Just hang in there. If you really want one, you can save for it eventually, though it may take a long time. Good Luck!
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
07:07pm 08/12/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Thanks for this!

I sent this link to my mom while I was trying to explain to her why I wanted to get myself a BJD for Christmas. xP
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
06:59pm 16/02/2009 (UTC)
 
 
I hope it has helped her to understand our dolls! :)
 
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Saving up.
 adriannrod
 
02:45am 21/12/2008 (UTC)
 
 
adriannrod
I already know which doll I want, but I may end up changing my mind. I need to re-check your list, but I'm not sure whether or not you mentioned 'Dream of Doll', but I'm planning on getting an E-an from them. My mom thinks I'm nuts, though thats not a deviation from the usual. Anyway, I'll direct her to this site, and maybe she'll see why me and my friends are in love with BJDs!
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
07:00pm 16/02/2009 (UTC)
 
 
That is why I made it...so people who didn't understand (friends and families, or new doll owners) could see how wonderful they are. ! :)
 
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hey
 (Anonymous)
 
10:16pm 24/12/2008 (UTC)
 
 
Hey great and informative blog you have here! Just so you know, you made an error in the first sentence of 'What sizes do they come in?'. When you mention the smallest you say it's 8.9 cm, but in the photo with the Lati White it says they are 9.8 cm. Also, 80cm is no longer the tallest bjd. AOD recently released 90cm dolls. So you might want to add that in too. No offense intended, just some minor corrections from a big fan of yours! :)
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
07:01pm 16/02/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Why thanks! I am sorry for misinformations! I will correct them! Thank you.

I do this in my free time, apart from my own dolls and commissions, so it sometimes gets behind. So sorry!
 
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knowledge
 (Anonymous)
 
04:09am 13/01/2009 (UTC)
 
 
hi! I was wondering if you could be so kind to borrow me your text, cuz is an extraordinary guide for newbies in bjd's world, your text is going to be used in the latin american bjd's forum "Legión - BJD Latino América" http://legionbjd.com.ar/foro/index.php.

This text obvious will have your page credit and yours of course, if you let us use it we will translate to spanish for those people who are looking for bjd´s information ^^

so i hope let me know if you authorize the use of your fantastic guide by answer me this post ^^

thank you so much, you could ask me for other extra information
required if needed
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
07:01pm 16/02/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Feel free to translate whatever is helpful, as long as you credit me. ;)
 
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Asking
 hikasita
 
12:28am 18/03/2009 (UTC)
 
 
hikasita
there are any bjd group in lj?? I would like to find a second hand hani from custom house u_u
 
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 devourlove
 
10:40pm 11/05/2009 (UTC)
 
 
DizzyDazeyDani
this answered just about every question i could have possibly thought of! Thank you so much <3
 
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Im going to get 2!And Thank you as well...
 (Anonymous)
 
01:52am 10/07/2009 (UTC)
 
 
I officially decided to save up for a precious doll...a male and female..
Thank you for posting this up,It helped me explain to my mother why I wanted to save up to buy them.At first she was like $250 for each?!?!Are you out of your mind?!!?Found this,explained it to her and let her read it,she said okay!!!Again thank you.
 
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Re: Im going to get 2!And Thank you as well...
 (Anonymous)
 
09:01am 17/01/2010 (UTC)
 
 
Did you get it already?
I'm gonna save up for this and also buy myself a DSLR ^_^
Thanks !
 
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About it being resin...
 (Anonymous)
 
11:21pm 19/07/2009 (UTC)
 
 
I am just wondering something. I just ordered a big 60cm BJD online. Problem is I just found out these are resin. Now I collect figures and collectables and resin scares me due to their delicate nature.

But you mentioned something that surprised me, I shall quote it "buy other BJDs to be their "friends" and even sleep with them in their beds." is resin really that strong?

I thought they would get crushed or break easily if people were cuddling or sleeping with them like it was a teddy bear, I just wanna know how strong they are because in the anime community, some people avoid resin figures because even despite best efforts to be careful they can easily break.
 
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 bjd_wtf
 
04:16am 19/02/2014 (UTC)
 
 
Actually, I've slept with my dolls in the same bed; they have fallen over, all sorts of things and I've not chipped or broken a doll yet. I wouldn't drop them on purpose or anything but they are more durable than you think.

I know this is an old question, but others might be wondering.
 
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 nishimura_chan
 
02:12am 11/08/2009 (UTC)
 
 
nishimura_chan
I just randomly found this while looking around and I am curious..Where is the Volks store? I know its in California but I am not sure where I would find it..
 
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 (Anonymous)
 
05:14pm 07/10/2009 (UTC)
 
 
Los Angeles I believe.
 
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