Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Episode 18: But Wait, Is It Better in Vinyl?

Now that Becca finally has both resin and vinyl 1/3 dolls in the house, Ningyo BINGO can actually answer the question that had been asked previously. Are dolls better in vinyl, or resin?

Sunday, November 26, 2017

AnimeNYC 2017: Smart Doll and Danny Choo

Join Rebecca as she interviews Danny Choo at AnimeNYC 2017! Learn about Smart Doll, and the design choices that Danny Choo has made for the dolls and company.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Episode 17: Basic Camera Shenanigans

Blogger Format Photography is a great way to play with your dolls. But, when you look at photos from other collectors, your own may seem… lackluster. Learn some basic tips and a bit of science to take fantastic photos!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Episode 16: Body Image, BSI, and BJD

Dolls start as but a ball of clay… or a blank digital file… which means every curve and joint and measurement and color are an active choice. Join Rebecca and Lindsey as they muse over how these choices affect their collectors.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Episode 15: Doll A-Kon Summary and Ningyo BINGO Bits

One final summary of Doll A-Kon. We talk a little about how it was curated for the doll collectors, and why those decisions were made. Then, a first round of Ningyo BINGO bits, in which several current topics are talked about briefly.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Doll A-Kon: Ringdoll

Blogger Format Interview Join Rebecca as she interviews doll artists at Doll A-Kon 2017. In this interview, learn more about Ringdoll as she interviews Ringdoll’s chief designer Huang Shan. Please note, for the expediency of the English speaker’s ears, the translations of the questions from English to Chinese have been omitted.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Doll A-Kon 2017: A Video

Rebecca volunteered this year at Doll A-Kon! See the convention through her eyes, and see some thoughts on volunteering.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Doll A-Kon: Evil Little Girls and Paint it Black Studio

Join Rebecca as she interviews doll artists at Doll A-Kon 2017. In this interview, learn more about Paint it Black Studio and Evil Little Girls.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Episode 14: Get Your Face On

Painting a Face-Up can be one of the most rewarding projects to work on with your doll. And it’s not as difficult as it seems, though it does take practice to get professional looking results. In this episode we discuss techniques, materials, and common Face-Up blunders.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Episode 13: Super Dollfie Full Choice System

Once upon a time it was the expected responsibility of the doll hobbyist to customize and finish their dolls. Super Dollfie Full Choice System changed all that. Learn about how the system works, and what makes it unique in the world of BJD ordering services. Also learn about Sumikas, Mado, and Sato shops!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Episode 12: Rescue Can Be Fun! Doll Repairs.

Last month we covered willingly changing the color of your resin… but what happens when it isn’t a planned change? UV rays can yellow resins, and pigments from fabrics can stain vinyl… and then what do you do? Learn how to repair these and other common issues with ABJD and vinyl dolls.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Episode 11: Beyond the Face-Up- Working with Resin

Okay, we'll admit it.  Resin isn't the easiest material to work with.  The dust can be toxic, sculpting new parts is hard, and dyeing doll parts can be messy and finicky.  But we believe in you!  Sit back and learn a bit about the wide world of doll modifications!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Episode 10: Doll Meets- Attending and Hosting

Doll Meets are wonderful events where you get to meet ABJD collectors and there dolls in person- in meat space!  While this can be daunting for collectors that consider their natural habitat to be in front of a digital screen, searching endlessly for that Grail Doll... fear not!  Rebecca and Lindsey will guide you through everything you need to successfully attend, and for the more aspiring hobbyist, host a Doll Meet.