I’d like to introduce you to my BJD family. Whilst their characters are not related they share a common element by being mine ^^. As I get more BJDs (I can’t forsee me selling any for a while, if ever!) I’ll update this page.
Nauticaa – Volks Yori SD13
Nauticaa is my first BJD and i got her back in April 2014. I was in Tokyo and had been looking for a doll to bring back (I was looking for a maiko or geiko) and had been searching throughout our entire trip for one. I then stumbled upon the amazing world of ball jointed dolls and Volks was one of the only stores close enough, on the last day in our trip, to be able to buy something to take with me. After much running around and looking, I picked out Yori. She’s been with me ever since and I hope to buy her a kimono on my next trip to Tokyo along with a few other really cool things I came across.
Tskara – Iplehouse E.I.D Lahela
Tskara is my first Iplehouse BJD and she is a beautiful sculpt. She also illustrates my second attempt at a Face Up which I am eager to attempt the third (once i’ve figured out what materials I can get in the UK). She is a second hand doll and came with a certificate, box and head plate. She is also a beautiful light brown skin (tan) and came without a face up. So there started my attempt at faces and I discovered I have no patience for eyebrows and eyelashes!
Annabel – Iplehouse K.I.D Irene
Annabel is my first mid sized BJD (MSD) and she is an incredible poser. She is a special real skin with face up option C. I got her straight from Iplehouse and she is a beautiful little doll and I’ve given her Tskara’s Mako Owl eyes and Tskara has the eyes Rebecca came with. You can see Rebecca’s unboxing article here.
Chen Chei – Iplehouse E.I.D Bichun
Chen Chei is one of my grail dolls. He’s on a Superhero body which is huge and he’s also incredible heavy. I find he doesn’t pose very well probably because he is too loosely strung, so I will need to restring him at some point. He comes straight from Iplehouse and is a rare example of special real skin and face up option B. He is a beautiful sculpt and at some point I plan on making him armour.
Pochan – Iplehouse B.I.D Erzulie
Pochan is part of my top ten wishlist. He was actually an unexpected purchase as I had planned to get him as a girl and without fangs but when I saw him come up on Iplehouse auction I realised that I was happy to compromise to get him now as Ebony skin is a rare skin to get at Iplehouse as it’s not always offered.
Tidus – Iplehouse Y.I.D Oscar
I had been eyeing Tidus for a while and when he came up in Iplehouse Auction I thought let me add him to my collection. He is tightly strung which is great as it means he stands well. He has a custom face up and is in special real skin.