Community Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD) Collectors -

Yaks

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BJD, otherwise known as a Ball-Jointed Doll.

I was surprised to not see these people on here yet. Almost their entire community is made up of weeaboos, autistics, and 30-somethings with enough money to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on resin (plastic) dolls; then rage at everyone around them because someone stole their doll's look (HINT: 99% OF THEM LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME) or someone reposted their shitty story photos of their dolls they take in excess. Also if you don't have the right (expensive) doll you don't fit in. Or if you do, you're a piece of shit anyway and elitist. They tend to get creepily obsessed with their dolls as well, treating them as if they were real people or are deeply insulted if you don't like their dolls as it is an extension of their being. Or if you even so much make a peep that you need to brush the doll's hair. Oddly enough for the general age group of these hobbiests, they seem really into the teen/hipster/goth scenes for their special little pals. They often have meet ups where they bring their dolls into public and.. I'm not quite sure?

(Your typical BJD photo story. Complete with what I believe might be yaoi and accidental pedophilia since half the dolls look 5.)


Some general BJD terms:

Face ups: The painting done on a doll's face.
Sculpts: The doll model.
Recasts: Usually Chinese knock offs that buy the dolls and make copies for a quarter of the price. This is a huge deal with purists for various (reasonable, some not) reasons.
Bonding: A deep seeded emotional attachment to the doll. A lot of $500+ dolls get tossed out or traded a month later because of lack of parental bonding with their 30 year old overlord.

Some of my favorite things I found from just scrolling for 30 minutes through the various BJD communities. Namely Den of Angels (DOA) which is known for its absolutely insane rules and even more stuck up, toxic community. (It requires an invitation code to register now. So, if you're new to the community, sucks to be you. Get popular nerd.) Their problem transaction threads are the best.

Here is an archive of an entitled buyer upset because she didn't get her way and didn't get a doll way under the usual re-sale price by likely thousands. The owner simply decided not to sell it.

The most recent drama ended with a girl being escorted out of a meet-up BY THREE OFFICERS over potentially bringing a fake doll to it (with no intention of selling, just existing.)



Archived thread

There have been complaints of doll owners at conventions stalking suspected recasts at the conventions and smashing them. I can't really find anything substantial on that, but I honestly wouldn't be surprised.

A good portion of them tend to over react to everything because they're entitled little snowflakes. They're also some of the most passive aggressive people I've ever met.

Here's a few things that made me laugh browsing for this post.






And here's some monstrosities for you.


And this was just kind of sad from one of the confession blogs.


From what I've heard, the regular doll collecting community is just about as insane, but doesn't have as big of an internet presence since porcelain and baby doll collectors tend to be significantly older.

EDIT:

Noteable BJD community links

Den of Angels - The main english speaking hub (requires sign up + invitation code to read forums)
Castaways - The recast forum that started a community war in 2012 (requires sign up to read forums)
BJDConfessions - The largest anonymous blog for BJD collectors and a large source of drama over STEALING MY PICTURES and gossip.

Noteable BJD Lolcows
KimP - https://encyclopediadramatica.se/KimP
Kazakai - https://encyclopediadramatica.se/Kazakai
More ED crap
 
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melty

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Bjd owners are always the saddest groups of people I see at cons and I feel that's really saying a lot. They always look super frumpy and forlorn. They don't seem to talk to each much, just sit with the dolls.
 

Yaks

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Just Googled it. Ball-jointed doll. Should be in the OP, though. Also, shouldn't the thread be named after this weird-ass forum? Or are all people who collect these things total sickos?
I edited the first post to reflect that.
And from what I can tell, it seems like a large majority of them are loony in some fashion. They're pretty spread through Deviantart, Flicker, and Tumblr as well with a few other forums. Den of Angels is just the largest and most popular english speaking forum they congregate on. I have access to it because of a friend and I wanted one of the Hellboy knockoff dolls one of the companies was selling before they were sued.
 

Android raptor

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LORD YES. So glad someone finally made a thread about BJDtards.

I'm into 1/6 customizable dolls (aka "ugly overpriced Barbies" according to one DoA member) and despite them being not allowed on DoA people like me still get a pretty good view of all the insanity there (since a lot of the people on the forums I frequent are ex-DoA or only on DoA for the marketplace). One thing that's huge is that 2/3 of all dolls are what we call skirtbois, which are male dolls that look just like female ones and are usually put in dresses. What's funny is that a lot of skirtboi owners will get salty if someone mistakes their plastic dickgirl as female, even though it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why that happens.

Then there's the hybrid drama. See, putting a head from an expensive brand on the body of a cheaper one is basically a capital sin on DoA. Starting a thread on hybrids or better yet showing off your hybrid doll is a guaranteed way to get pages and pages of spoiled, batshit weeaboos screaming at you.

Then there's the "Asian aesthetic" rule for what dolls are allowed. On paper its something about how dolls have to have Asian aesthetic or some shit (how a bunch of fat white girls can know what shit looks Asian enough I've never been able to figure out). In practice, its the way for mods to ban dolls they don't like if they fit all the other criteria. Seriously, some of the shit they've banned on the grounds of Asian aesthetic is pretty much identical to shit they allow (usually because the allowed shit is from a brand they like). Its the most fickle, elitist bullshit.

Then there's individual lolcows like KimP and the notorious Kazakai (who IMHO deserves her own thread because she's done so much fuckery in general. She's also the primordial transtrender).

Kiwis you are on point today.
 

Yaks

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LORD YES. So glad someone finally made a thread about BJDtards.

I'm into 1/6 customizable dolls (aka "ugly overpriced Barbies" according to one DoA member) and despite them being not allowed on DoA people like me still get a pretty good view of all the insanity there (since a lot of the people on the forums I frequent are ex-DoA or only on DoA for the marketplace). One thing that's huge is that 2/3 of all dolls are what we call skirtbois, which are male dolls that look just like female ones and are usually put in dresses. What's funny is that a lot of skirtboi owners will get salty if someone mistakes their plastic dickgirl as female, even though it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why that happens.

Then there's the hybrid drama. See, putting a head from an expensive brand on the body of a cheaper one is basically a capital sin on DoA. Starting a thread on hybrids or better yet showing off your hybrid doll is a guaranteed way to get pages and pages of spoiled, batshit weeaboos screaming at you.

Then there's the "Asian aesthetic" rule for what dolls are allowed. On paper its something about how dolls have to have Asian aesthetic or some shit (how a bunch of fat white girls can know what shit looks Asian enough I've never been able to figure out). In practice, its the way for mods to ban dolls they don't like if they fit all the other criteria. Seriously, some of the shit they've banned on the grounds of Asian aesthetic is pretty much identical to shit they allow (usually because the allowed shit is from a brand they like). Its the most fickle, elitist bullshit.

Then there's individual lolcows like KimP and the notorious Kazakai (who IMHO deserves her own thread because she's done so much fuckery in general. She's also the primordial transtrender).

Kiwis you are on point today.
Oh dang I'll have to read about some of them. I did hear about KimP during my brief time with the community.

Here are some more interesting confessions.



This doll is perfect.
 

MrTroll

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Oh man. I misread the thread title as "BVD Collectors" at first. Then I read the post, was momentarily relieved that it's not about people who collect boys' underwear, then once again completely horrified at what it's actually about. What a rollercoaster of emotions.
 

Poison_Ivy

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Okay...I've been in this hobby for about a year or so and it's probably one of the more condescending and judgmental hobbies I've ever gotten into. Moreso than costuming ("cosplay"). I guess if anyone has any questions, I guess I can answer them LMAO.

And yes, DoA is fucking insane. I love it there because of their resources and their ability to be on top of their game because of scammers in the community, but holy fuck dem rules tho....

Also, I'm not one of those sad frumpy ladies....I'm very sociable. Just ask the kiwis that talk to me on skype <3
 

Yaks

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Okay...I've been in this hobby for about a year or so and it's probably one of the more condescending and judgmental hobbies I've ever gotten into. Moreso than costuming ("cosplay"). I guess if anyone has any questions, I guess I can answer them LMAO.

And yes, DoA is fucking insane. I love it there because of their resources and their ability to be on top of their game because of scammers in the community, but holy fuck dem rules tho....
How do you feel about the tweakable nipples doll?



Also, I agree that DoA is a great resource if anything good can be said about it.
 

Android raptor

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Oh dang I'll have to read about some of them. I did hear about KimP during my brief time with the community
Do note the Kazakai article is years out of date, there's a bunch of shit she's gotten up to since it was last updated. Including moving to Salem for two months and terrorizing some poor sap she convinced to date her (to the point of cutting herself, writing Cure lyrics on the floor and blaming him for it) and taking in a kitten who later died under mysterious circumstances only to pickle it in a jar to use as a decoration.
 

Poison_Ivy

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How do you feel about the tweakable nipples doll?



Also, I agree that DoA is a great resource if anything good can be said about it.
LMAO!!! Some girls from BJD addicts and I were literally just laughing our asses about the "feel good" nipples the other night. That's the name the company originally branded them as and it confused the fuck out of everyone. I thought they didn't exist anymore until a friend of mine told me they brought them back.

Honestly, I think it's really fucking weird. Same thing with the jointed penis and the replacement penis that other companies offer. I mean....I know the target audience for this is obviously a lonely woman (or man...there are men in this hobby), but it's really weird. My circle of friends share the same opinion.
 

Cubanodun

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ohh i remember those things because all the sperging Danny Choo has about it, even with all my weeabo powers i never liked dolls or figures, i prefer to waste money in things i can actually use

and as always in the internet, there is people who has to ruin everything, tomorrow we will found a community of people who love to fuck carpets, or chairs
 
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Cassowary

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Personally I think there are some bjds that look nice, and I've considered buying one as I'm a doll collector already. Unfortunately, the hobby seems pretty pricey and I'm not sure if I want to get involved in something that has a community so full of drama...
 

Yaks

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LMAO!!! Some girls from BJD addicts and I were literally just laughing our asses about the "feel good" nipples the other night. That's the name the company originally branded them as and it confused the fuck out of everyone. I thought they didn't exist anymore until a friend of mine told me they brought them back.

Honestly, I think it's really fucking weird. Same thing with the jointed penis and the replacement penis that other companies offer. I mean....I know the target audience for this is obviously a lonely woman (or man...there are men in this hobby), but it's really weird. My circle of friends share the same opinion.
I've never heard of the jointed penis wtf why, but I did hear about the replaceable erect penis. (I forget the company.) Good to know they finally came out with a flexible dingle doo instead of the tic tac shlong. I think most collectors find them odd in general (except for the ones who are oddly obsessive about their dolls genitals. I ran into quite a few of those.)

Personally I think there are some bjds that look nice, and I've considered buying one as I'm a doll collector already. Unfortunately, the hobby seems pretty pricey and I'm not sure if I want to get involved in something that has a community so full of drama...
The hobby is extremely pricey. The cheapest doll I'm aware of that isn't a bootleg is $150. That's entirely naked and with no paint on it. Most dolls from what I can tell average between $300 to $600, then even more if it's a limited or comes with painting and clothes. The second-hand market isn't like normal markets, where old dolls that aren't even taken care of that well both retain their price or even surpass the original retail. If you're really into dolls, you can always just buy the ones you like and majorly ignore the community, share them in your already established ones.

I'm glad BJD didn't stand for something more horrible.
It could. :^)