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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Volks vs. Obitsu, Round 2

I came into this particular comparison with a bit of prejudice.

After the last round, where the Volks doll stood out so much, I expected the Obitsu doll to be inferior.

It turns out....
I was wrong.

From the moment I opened the Volks package, I could tell it wasn't going to go their way.
The plastic feels flimsy, like a dollar store barbie knock off.

The Volks doll has ONE thing in its favor:


It comes with larger boob sizes.


Te cleverness of the Dollfie Dream jointing system is not even remotely echoed here.



In fact, moving the arms at all is a great way to get them to fall apart and/or ave the hands fall off.
They don't seem to realize that at that scale, hiding things doesn't need to be done in a complicated manner.
The size alone makes it harder to notice the pegs and things holding the joints in place


So all in all, I wouldn't call this a victory for Obitsu, as much as a slaughter of Volks.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Working on....

So my doll cohort has asked me to make a series of kimonos for the MH girls!
I think I can oblige her.
I have a pattern I made, and I get to work on fixing machines whilst I make them!



Monday, December 22, 2014

Two two two things in one!

I've finished working on a machine I started working on about ohhhh... a year ago...yeah.

Now I am trying to fix a machine I bought on ebay.
The seller used pictures of a different machine. And eBay did nothing about it when I complained. 

I HATE dishonesty.
Regardless of if it's good or bad news, one thing I can tell you is if I tell you something, it's what I believe is true.

Anyway, my doll cohort has requested some kimonos, and I am going to fix this machine whilst making them for her!

Fabrics for first kimono!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

New Doll with older outfit

Now,
I am working on the patterns for some larger scale doll stuff...
But I picked up a few outfits online...




Thursday, December 11, 2014

Comparison: Volks Dollfie Dream and Obitsu 60CM BJD

There's of course the obvious difference between the two, so lets get that out of the way first:

Price.

The Obitsu doll is 1/2-1/3 (depending on sales) the price of the Volks.
When you're talking upwards of 400, that's not a small amount of money.

HOWEVER....
Even if you can buy 2 or 3 for the price of one, those 2 aren't going to be the same quality as the Volks.

Obitsu has magnetic feet and a base, Volks doesn't need that , she can stand on her own



The sculpt details in the torso are a vastly different quality




Top Volks foot.
Bottom Obitsu




Top Volks palm
Bottom Obitsu



Look at the difference in the structure of the clavicle!
The volks reads much more realistic and with a greater attention to detail!