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11 July 2011 @ 10:35 pm
WTB Ball Joint Doll  
Hi!
My mother likes to sew and sell clothes for BJDs so I wanted to buy her one for her Birthday.
However I don't know a whole lot about BJDs myself (brands / sizes etc.).

Sooo I just need one that would be a common size that she could use to make sell-able outfits.
It'd be great if it had eyes and a wig, but it doesn't necessarily need any clothes. (they'd just be a bonus).

I know that BJDs go for all kinds of prices; so I'm looking for one around $100 - $250 and I'm a bit flexible on that price if it seems like a good deal. (I also kinda want a BJD myself so if there was a good deal on two together I'd consider that as well!) I won't be able to pay until this Thursday when I get paid.

(also I'm sorry if this is an unreasonable price! I really don't know much about BJDs but I saw some bodies in this price on Ebay so just guessed that was okay; but I trust someone on GSJ more than ebay so please let me know!)

Thanks so much,
Christina
 
 
 
kiiyame: venusaurkiiyame on July 12th, 2011 03:55 am (UTC)
Herp derp, hola compadre!
I can't help ya with purchasing one but I can help you out if you wanna know more about specific types of stuff. ;w; (If you've got an MSN messenger account that'd probably be faster. Plus we could babble about con stuffs)
This is whiteoblivion from dA if my LJ username doesn't ring a bell. ;A;
curryshopcurryshop on July 12th, 2011 04:00 am (UTC)
omgosh cool! not sure if I have msn??? I have Aim, and Gtalk and both are curry2386!!

We should totally chat it up though! I love having IM friends : D
kiiyame: venusaurkiiyame on July 14th, 2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
I don't get on AIM much since most people I talk to are on MSN, but I'll definitely add you next time I'm on! x3
Athenaemokoi on July 12th, 2011 05:27 am (UTC)
I have a MSD sized head and a wig that i'm looking to sell, it looks like this and doesn't have makeup

http://images.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1175&bih=608&gbv=2&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=dollzone+kimi&oq=dollzone+kimi&aq=f&aqi=&aql=undefined&gs_sm=e&gs_upl=5031l7403l0l5l5l0l3l0l0l129l202l1.1l2

you'd need to find a body for it but you could always try den of angels and their marketplace/forum. if you're interested i can give you prices and proof pictures.
super_mooglessuper_moogles on July 12th, 2011 06:34 am (UTC)
Hi there! I just want to give you a bit of advice ^^

Please try to avoid eBay when purchasing a BJD. I was scammed using eBay when I bought my first doll. My budget was the same as yours, and my reluctance to spend money is what bought me a recast doll. You don't want one of those. Some of them are toxious (luckily mine is not, but you can never be too careful!). If a deal looks too good to be true, it most likely is!!

There are three "standard" sizes of dolls: SD, MSD, and YoSD. SD dolls are usually about 60 cm (23 inches or so) in height. MSDs are typically 45 cm (16 inches or so), and YoSDs are about 23 cm (10 inches or so). If your mother is used to sewing large things, SDs are a good place to start. However MSDs are still a comfortable size to begin with. ^^ If she is very talented, YoSDs will be a fine match for her as well.

Unfortunately it is kind of hard to find dolls in your price range. My suggestion, if you want your money's worth, is to save up a bit and buy one that fits you well. You'll see when you start browsing for dolls that some catch your eye more than others. Some just happen to be more expensive than others (usually for a reason; the resin and joints are typically of higher quality). It is possible though, if you search second hand or go through the right companies!

If you haven't already, I would suggest making an account on Den of Angels. It is a really helpful site for learning about and purchasing BJDs. ^^

Here a few sites you can start browsing on:
http://www.eluts.com/index.php
(An example of a MSD from this site: http://www.eluts.com/shop/step1.php?number=5398)
(An example of a SD from this site: http://www.eluts.com/shop/step1.php?number=100)
(An example of a YoSD from this site: http://www.eluts.com/shop/step1.php?number=5460)
(Please note prices do not include shipping OR face paint on the dolls!).
http://www.ringdoll.com/
http://dollfairyland.com/index.php

There are HUNDREDS of websites, but these are just a few to peak your interest. ^^

Sorry about the super long post! I hope I wasn't annoying or anything like that xD Or I didn't spout off a bunch of crap you already knew! (that would be embarassing~). If you need any help or have any questions, please feel free to PM me at any time!
Rachelraychel96 on July 12th, 2011 10:43 am (UTC)
actually, I wouldn't recommend Ringdoll right now. Alot of customers are having problems with them as they're not receiving the dolls they ordered months ago.
super_mooglessuper_moogles on July 12th, 2011 04:07 pm (UTC)
D: Oh no, really?? Sorry to recommend it then! I haven't checked DoA in quite a while. ^^
Koyappikoyappi on July 12th, 2011 02:04 pm (UTC)
Hi, If you are looking for just a standard MSD body, I have a Dream of Doll body for sale. It doesn't have a head though. Now if you want a head to go with it, I also have a Soom Msd head that fits perfectly but doesn't match color wise. However, it would be a good model doll for your mom.

I'm selling both on Den of Angels. The body is $110 and the head is $150. If you are interested let me know.

Body
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/isha3284/44d46cde.jpg

Head
http://i196.photobucket.com/albums/aa275/isha3284/Soom%20box%20opening/DSC08881.jpg
curryshopcurryshop on July 13th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)
Hi there! I am very interested! I might just get the body which is what she would need the most.
How hard is it to attach the head?
Koyappikoyappi on July 13th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
The head is very easy to attach. All you have to do is put a string through the hook at the top of the body, guide the string through the hole in the bottom of the head. Pull up on the string until the hook comes through the hole and turn the hook so it doesn't go back through.
curryshopcurryshop on July 13th, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC)
Okay! I will do some more research, think about it and let you know asap (it should be tomorrow when I get paid). Thanks so much!
Koyappikoyappi on July 16th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hi, not to bother you but did you make a decision about the doll? Thanks for your time!
curryshopcurryshop on July 17th, 2011 01:12 am (UTC)
Yeah sorry! I think I'm going to have to pass for now! Thank you so much for the offer!
Koyappikoyappi on July 17th, 2011 01:29 am (UTC)
No problem, thanks.