The fact that Meggilu left the hobby and is no longer doing commissions makes me want to cry. She was utterly fantastic and she was the first faceup artist that I ever fell in love with and remains my favorite. I was never able to afford to commission her before and now that I can, she isn’t doing them anymore. I bought a doll second hand that has a faceup by her and now it just makes me sad that I can’t commission one for my other boy and have a matching set. I wish her luck in life.
I own an older sculpt from Iplehouse and honestly, I’m pretty sad about not being able to relate with the new wave of fans of Iplehouse, because I don’t have the newer design. I plan to get one of course (in love with one of the new girls ^^), but for now, it’s kinda tragic how people ignore you and roll their eyes because you got “that old doll”. Iplehouse had to start somewhere. I don’t blame em, but it sucks to be that “old money”. Still love my own doll and proud to own him.
Sorry to beat the very dead recast horse, but while recast dolls may not be the end of the BJD hobby, they WILL be the end of trust within the BJD community. The secondhand market is already slowing down to near stagnation due to fear of recasts and it will only get worse from here on out. All I can say is: People who buy recasts, I implore you to reconsider what you’re doing. The trust in the BJD community will die and eventually the artists and companies will stop trusting too and be gone.
I feel bad for having my recast and I took all his pictures off of my flickr because of the guilt I don’t think anyone would forgive me since I have it. I’m not going to buy a recast ever again, It just doesn’t feel the same as a legit one. I have only one recast and three legit dolls. I don’t want to throw the recast away because I feel that’s a waste…what should I do… I’m sorry Volks for having a fake of your LE’s and I’m sorry community for ever giving money to a criminal.
I’ve actually handled lots of Bobobie dolls and they aren’t up to my standards. Does that mean I go after people and tell them their dolls are cheap? No. I’ve just had enough experience with them to decide that I personally hate them and will never buy another one ever again. Is that what an elitist is? If that’s so, why is it wrong for me to say that I don’t like them, but it’s okay for other people to come after me for being an “elitist bitch” when I do feel like stating my honest opinion?