What are BJD's?

Ball-jointed dolls (BJDs) or Asian Ball-jointed Dolls (ABJDs) are realisticallyproportioned dolls, usually manufactured in east Asian countries (for example in South Korea, Japan and China). These dolls are fully articulated with ball joints at the appropriate locations on their bodies.

These dolls are fully poseable and customizable, with removable wigs, eyes, hands, feet and heads. Millions of variations are available. Clothing, shoes, jewelry, and other accessories are also available. Much like collectable
porcelain dolls, BJDs are often collected by adults with ages ranging from 13-59. They are often anatomically correct.

Ball-jointed dolls follow a traditional Asian view in their aesthetics. The designs are diverse and range from anime-inspired to the hyper-realistic. They are often considered to be collectors items.

Many owners assign their dolls to a certain personalized character, and theyare sometimes used as subjects of artistic works, such as photography.Photo stories are popular on doll web forums such as.

Most BJDs are hand-cast from polyurethane resin, resulting in a doll with luminous skin tones and a similar appearance to porcelain while being more

durable. Unlike porcelain however, resin will tend to yellow over time depending on exposure to UV light; sanded dolls will yellow faster unless protected by a UV sealant.

Some BJDs such as the Obitsu 60 cm and Volks Dollfie Dream/DDII dolls are made of vinyl. This leads to a lighter doll that is often cheaper than an equivalent urethane resin doll, as resin dolls have to be cast by hand instead of
machine-made as is the case with vinyl dolls.

Information source: Wikipedia

Similar type of dolls


Blythe (pronounced "blithe") is a doll created in 1972 by designer Allison

Katzman with the now-defunct U.S. toy company Kenner. Her most unique and
notable feature were blinkable eyes that changed color with the pull of a string
attached to the back of her head.

There are two types of Blythe dolls: the 28 cm version and the 11.2 cm "Petit
Blythe." Only large dolls have color-changing eyes, which include the colors blue,
green, orange, and pink (except for cases with limited-edition dolls). Newer
releases of the Petit Blythe dolls have moveable eyelids and bendable bodies.


Pullip is a doll created by the Korean company Chunsang Chunha and marketed
by JUN Planning of Japan. First released in 2003, Pullip is distinguished by her
over-sized head (most likely inspired by the popular Blythe doll) and highly
articulated body. Pullip also has an unique eye mechanism that allows her eyes
to move back and forth and wink via controls on the back of her head.
The larger heads allow for more facial detail, like the ball jointed dolls, but the
bodies are the size of a standard play-scale doll and can easily wear clothing from
Barbie, Jenny, or other fashion dolls.


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