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Friday, November 29, 2013

Get ready for Peak's Woods Winter Event!

Peak's Woods will release a new Fairy of Color Lolita body on December 15--I can't wait to see it! The following events are scheduled for next month:

  1. FOF 1+1 Event - December 1-15 - With the purchase of any Fairy of Fairytales doll, you can received a free FOF head (same skin tone as the doll you ordered, no makeup). You have the option of ordering an additional body for $159, or adding makeup for the head an additional cost.
  2. FOC Event - December 16-31 - With the purchase of any Fairy of Color doll, you can receive a free head (choose between Lavin, Lottie, Sky, Cue, Mintie or Shaia, in the same skin tone as the doll you choose, no makeup included). You can order an additional body for $440, and add makeup at an additional charge.
  3. FOC Goldie Make-up renewed
  4. FOC Sleeping Cue is for sale - Basic version will be available after December 16, and a limited edition will be available between December 16-31, with limited edition makeup and an optional outfit (early closing is possible due to sell-out).
  5. Facebook Message Drawing - Visit Peak's Woods Facebook page, and leave them a message about what you'd like to see from their company next year. It can be about the dolls you'd like to see or events you'd like to see. One random winner will be drawn to receive a free FOF doll with no makeup.
As always lay away is available for these events. I highly recommend Peak's Woods for their amazing dolls and awesome customer service!

Just an idea--with the FOC special... you could order limited edition Sleeping Cue, and then get a free Cue open-eye head for her. What a great special! 

I think I will have to take advantage of both the FOF and the FOC events this year--there are at least two FOF cuties I have my eye on: Dorothy Young and Sir Tin. This would be the perfect time to update my FOC collection, too--I'm missing my Mintie and Cue! Maybe Vampire Goldie with an extra Mintie head? But I already have Sleeping Cue, and could totally use an open-eye Cue for her, as well. Hmmm..... And yay for new bodies!

Photo property of Peak's Woods.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Save the date: Korean Ball Jointed Doll Show in Los Angeles

Save the date: April 24-26, 2014
The Line Hotel
Los Angeles, CA USA

Oh my goodness, save the date! You won't want to miss the first ever Korean Ball Jointed Doll, put on right here in Los Angeles, CA this spring!

The main purpose of the show is to collaborate with Korean BJD companies to develop business relationships, and develop offline relationships with companies and collectors.

The general contact and event operator is the fabulous Ms. Cholong. You can contact her at the following website for attendee and vendor registration. The preliminary schedule is posted here.

Registration fees vary, depending on category--if you are a Korean BJD manufacturer or US retailer, cost is $220. Doll collectors can register for $165, and it looks like several types of single day passes are also available, ranging from $28-70. I believe dinners are limited to 100, so be sure to register early.

So far, the confirmed exhibitors are:
  • Be with You
  • Blue Fairy
  • BnB Doll
  • Crobi
  • Dreaming Doll
  • Dollmore
  • LaTi Doll
  • Little Monica
  • Migi Doll
  • Nine9 Style
  • Peak's Woods (!!!)
  • Rosenlied
According to the website, approximately 20 exhibitors from Korea will be attending, and more will be announced soon. Additionally, other exhibitors include:
  • DollHeart
  • Susan Lake Designs
  • Xtreme Dolls (Cristy Stone)
  • Bergemann Dolls
  • Marbled Halls (Connie Lowe)
  • Batchix
  • JPop Dolls
The Line Hotel is located on 3515 Whilshire Blvd (Los Angeles, CA 90010) and is offering a room rate of $159 per night, including free wifi. The hotel is a brand new 4-star hotel, which opens December of this year. You can make your reservation here.

I'll see you there, and I'll be sure to keep you updated.

Bow Jjang in Megann Art

  by alington
, a photo by alington on Flickr.
Oh me, oh my! I can't get enough of these cuties. This is Bow Jjang, one of Peak's Woods Monthly Fairies. She's a tan version, and I'm feeling like I might need a white skin version as well. (So excessive, I know--but they only need a little tiny bit of room for display!)

She's wearing a brand new dress by MegannArt, which, I feel like I can spill, will be a new pattern in Volume II of Dolly Bureau. How awesome is that?

Do you own Dolly Bureau yet? If you don't, you should. Go buy a copy--or ask for one for Christmas. Even if you don't sew, you will after reading this book! You can preview it on Amazon, or buy it directly from Megann.

Friday, November 22, 2013

The Addiction: BID series

Additionally, Iplehouse has also added four new tiny vampires to the Addiction line in BID size. My favorite of the four is Elin, but you can also find Byuri (she's been on my wish list as a basic for a while), Efreet and Erzulie. All the BID sculpts have sculpted pointed ears.

A base price of $230 starts you off with a basic doll, 12mm eyes, default hand parts, flat feet, and Iplehouse's standard packaging. Additionally, you can customize your doll as follows:
  • Choose white, normal, peach gold or gray +$10, special real skin +$20, or light brown +$40 skin.
  • Choose from boy or girl body, +$10 for a mobility thigh
  • Add a fantasy head for $90-103, depending on skin tone
  • Choose from basic makeup +$40, fantasy A +$40, or fantasy B +$50
  • Add fantasy hands +$20-44, depending on skin tone and blushing options
  • Add wings for $39
  • Add horns for $15
  • Add any or all outfits A +$55, B +$49, C +$50, D +$52
If you'd rather just order a vampire version, you can skip the basic head, and head over to the Fantasy BID section, and customize your cutie this way. No basic head is included with this doll.

These dolls are available through December 31.

Photos are property of Iplehouse.

The Addiction: Fantasy Stella

Iplehouse has introduced several new dolls to The Addiction line.

First, it's Fantasy Stella. Base price is $650. She includes default nYID girl hands, 12mm eyes, basic flat and heel feet, and all the traditional Iplehouse goodies. This gorgeous SID girl is available with the following options:

  • normal or white skin, peach gold or gray +$30, special real +$60, light brown +$90
  • glamour, large or small size bust (wings will fit only on glamour or large busts)
  • general or mobility +$20 thigh 
  • blank or with fantasy makeup type A or B +$80
  • Fantasy hands (ranging from +$32-58, depending on blushing options)
  • Wings +$114 (extra for blushing)
  • Horns +$17 (extra for blushing)
  • Outfit A +$170 or B +$190
She's on sale through December 31. Wigs and shoes are available separately.

Photos are property of Iplehouse.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

San Diego BJD Convention

San Diego BJD Convention by alington
San Diego BJD Convention, a photo by alington on Flickr.
This year's theme, for the fifth annual San Diego BJD Convention, was Naughty Nautical. As you can see, only two of my girls were dressed to the theme--and they were in the beach-y category.

The turnout was really good--my guess would be close to 75, though I don't know the official number.  We packed in that room pretty well. The $10 entrance fee gave us a goodie bag and all-we-could eat chicken nuggets, tater tots, sun tea, and non-alcoholic grog, which was excellent.

It was great to see all the various vendors, and especially to see Ms. Cholong with DollHeart. I also had a great time after the weekend with Megann of MegannArt.

You can see additional photos on Flickr.

There will be a convention next year, too--and the theme is Feisty Fairytales. Start planning your outfits now!

Monday, November 18, 2013


Miko by alington
Miko, a photo by alington on Flickr.
I've had a new addition to my doll collection--and one I've wanted to add forever. It's a Dollfie Dream Dynamite Miko!

Gorgeous! See more photos on Flickr!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Lauren's Poem

Atlanta BJD Convention by alington
Atlanta BJD Convention, a photo by alington on Flickr.
The Atlanta BJD Conventionby Lauren Rasmussen
At the airport we were late.
The airlines made us wait!
I didn't know I'd miss the cats.
But I did see a lot of hats!
I helped set up the table,
But the BJDs weren't very stable.
Despite counting sheep
I still couldn't go to sleep.
There were lots of people in the hall.
I dressed up like my doll.
I saw a person wearing a wig
And a doll that was very big.
It was full of noise
And I got some toys.
Grownups played games--
They acted insane!
I had a great time,
And that's the end of my rhyme.