What are the types of BJDs?
There are many.Let's start with the questions written above :Do you really want a bJD?
There exist many kinds of dolls in the world. You can find them in all sizes, materials, style and prices.
There is certainly one that will interest you, but you have to be sure and ready!What material do you prefer ?
ABS? Vinyl? Resin? Other?
To know more about each one, google is your friend!
The most popular are vinyl and resin.
There are also many different colors to chose from. Some companies will let you chose from the colors of the rainbow, while others limit you to only one.Do you want a small or big doll ?
They exist in all sizes, from less then 8cm to more then 90cm.
Read like that it doesn't say much, but looking at pictures of dolls and their owner, you'll see they are quite small/big!Do you have a prefered style?
Do you like them for the Japanese comic/animation feel or for their realism ?
Big bright eyes or half-closed ones ?
Expressionless or smirking face ?
You'll certainly find a head you will like, but what about the body ?
Do you want something fantastic, anthropomorphic, magical ?
If you are really specific on the style, your search will be easier, but at the same time more difficult as not all companies will have what you want!How much are you ready to give?
There are BJD at lower prices, as well as some that will cost almost as much as a car!
You must not forget that with the doll itself; there's the clothing, shoes, eyes, wigs, accessories, make-up/face-up, blushing/brushing, etc.
Be prepared to pay at least 100$ for smaller ones and 400$ for the bigger ones.These prices are only exagerated estimations.
Every company as theur own prices for their products. There are no norms.
Prepare yourself for a lot for a BJd of quality.Here are less important question, but still pretty interesting ones:Do you want it now or are you ready to wait ?
Some companies keep already made dolls in case someone buys them. Though the majority will ask you to pay before they start making it.
You can also find some dealers who have them in stock, and you can buy the dolls from the company through the dealer too, but the waiting time can be longer for a lower shipping and handling fee.What do you want to receive?
Every company as their little ups and downs when you get the doll.
For the most basic one; some will send you : a pillow, a certificate, eyes (habitually acrylics, but sometimes glass), a wig, underwear.
Rare are those that will give you everything and most will only give you the doll itself.
Companies also do Fullsets that will come with: A complete outfit, shoes, faceup/blushing, eyes, wig, pillow, certificate.
This is an exemple as all fullsets are different.
Then comes the limiteds. Each one will depend on the company and the limited itself. It can be limited in, habitually, time, but also in quantity.
There are some that will also let you chose for an assembled doll or an unstringed one, but most will send them assembled. In the End
Use what you found for your BJD to find the right one!
As there are many companies, it may happen that you do not find what you want right away, do not lose hope! You can always ask for help!You did not chose anything special ?
Wouston, we have a problem!
If you really have no preferences, we would suggest that you nail your hat on and be prepared for a lot of shopping!