doll: snow sculpt: mnf risse photo by: fenris

doll: snow
sculpt: mnf risse
photo by: fenris

semiotickitten:

geekisthecolour:

elijahfeathers:

Counting only DOAs list of recasted dolls, 466 dolls have been recasted. So I want us to do just a little fun bit of math here to see how much damage the hobby is having done to it.

First, let’s decide that 500 is the price…

think about it before you buy a recast. don’t argue that the arbitrary use of $500 is overstating it - some recast items may be as low as $100 legit, or over $900. it all evens out enough in the end that $500 is a good enough number for use.

also, the argument that you are getting a recast of something that was limited or is no longer offered for sale is a bs argument. buy second hand and the person you are buying from could be funneling that money back into the hobby. a company sees that a number of people are buying recasts of a limited, discontinued, or gift item and they may not offer limiteds or gifts in the future - or they may not bring back a discontinued sculpt for sale. perhaps they decide that too many people are buying recasts and it has put a dent in their moral or profit and they either up the price or close. what would you do then?

think first. money talks, but not always in the way you think it is. spend your money on a recast and you are saying that you don’t appreciate or care for the companies and artists that make those pretty dolls you like. you’re not saving a buck. you’re not ‘sticking it to the man’ - either being a rebel against all those elitists, f*ing with people by passing off a recast as legit, or protesting against high priced goods. you’re being an ass and ruining the fun for everyone.

doll: winter
sculpt: mnf shushu
photo by: fenris

doll: winter
sculpt: mnf shushu
photo by: fenris

these shoes! so awesome! wish i’d gotten a second pair, but maybe i’ll be able to find some on the marketplace at some point…also, really loving risse and her full set. i was dressing her in it after she arrived and was wondering why she seemed different than my other minifee - then i realized that she was completely sanded! there were indication of where some of the seams had been, but she was sanded smooth! makes me wonder if fairyland is stepping up the game on the fullsets.

these shoes! so awesome! wish i’d gotten a second pair, but maybe i’ll be able to find some on the marketplace at some point…

also, really loving risse and her full set. i was dressing her in it after she arrived and was wondering why she seemed different than my other minifee - then i realized that she was completely sanded! there were indication of where some of the seams had been, but she was sanded smooth! makes me wonder if fairyland is stepping up the game on the fullsets.

doll: snowsculpt: mnf risse steam age - red riding hoods full setphoto by: fenris

doll: snow
sculpt: mnf risse steam age - red riding hoods full set
photo by: fenris

interesting finds for dolls: boot shot glasses! found this at pier1 a few weeks back and it’s the perfect size for bigger dolls. the doll here is my eid kamau with superhero body. it’s a little heavy and, combined with his old style body, a little hard to be held up. still a nice prop piece!

interesting finds for dolls: boot shot glasses! found this at pier1 a few weeks back and it’s the perfect size for bigger dolls. the doll here is my eid kamau with superhero body. it’s a little heavy and, combined with his old style body, a little hard to be held up. still a nice prop piece!

part of the trip to california was going to line-con 2014 - er, anime expo 2014 that is…after spending 5+ hours in line to pick up our badges wednesday afternoon/evening/night and not making it out until after 10pm with badges in hand, i skipped out on the first day in favor of venice beach. the con was huge, but no less manageable than sakura or eccc. wasn’t too impressed with the crowd management - especially in regards to people taking photos - and was was very not happy about the whole wednesday fiasco. one of the up sides was getting to see danny choo’s smart doll in person! i really like the internal skeleton and think i may try and get a kizuna when she comes out. i’ve been wanting a dollfie dream style doll for a while and haven’t really found a face that i liked. i’m glad i got the chance to get up close with these!

part of the trip to california was going to line-con 2014 - er, anime expo 2014 that is…after spending 5+ hours in line to pick up our badges wednesday afternoon/evening/night and not making it out until after 10pm with badges in hand, i skipped out on the first day in favor of venice beach. the con was huge, but no less manageable than sakura or eccc. wasn’t too impressed with the crowd management - especially in regards to people taking photos - and was was very not happy about the whole wednesday fiasco.

one of the up sides was getting to see danny choo’s smart doll in person! i really like the internal skeleton and think i may try and get a kizuna when she comes out. i’ve been wanting a dollfie dream style doll for a while and haven’t really found a face that i liked. i’m glad i got the chance to get up close with these!

soooo i think i have an addiction…these are the mooks/books i have for doll sewing and crafts and i think that there may be one or two missing, but i’m not entirely sure. (i have too many books in general! XD) anyone else have a similar addiction?

soooo i think i have an addiction…these are the mooks/books i have for doll sewing and crafts and i think that there may be one or two missing, but i’m not entirely sure. (i have too many books in general! XD) anyone else have a similar addiction?

doll: demoniasculpt: cp nanuri 2007 (luts vampire edition)photo by: fenris

doll: demonia
sculpt: cp nanuri 2007 (luts vampire edition)
photo by: fenris

dolls: ugly duck & phaedrasculpt: pkf duck and ltf miophoto by: fenris

dolls: ugly duck & phaedra
sculpt: pkf duck and ltf mio
photo by: fenris