|Adorable little boxes!|
Honestly, I don't keep up with the BJD community as much as I used to. I only get snippets and photos from those few I follow on Tumblr who also collect and customize. I'd never even heard of Fallindoll until I got the newsletter from Junkyspot saying they'd come in stock. If you get a second, definitely check out their site. They have quite a few ridiculously cute offerings. I've also got my eye on their vinyl Panda, which is akin to dolls like Wonder Frog and Tokissi.
Anyway! On to the review!
I ordered Rabi in Light Grey. The information for Rabi is conflicting on the page, the first notice says they take 16mm eyes, which is likely just a typo. They actually take something more like 12 or 10mm depending on the dome. High domed eyes would look awkward in Rabi, her eye wells are not very deep or rounded. I have plenty of other girls who can use the pink eyes I ordered so I just gave her a pair of brown glass eyes I had on hand.
|Holy crap, that's cute.|
Force is equally adorable. I love how mischievous she looks! The 16mm eyes fit Force perfectly and I'm glad, I really wanted a golden color for her :3.
|Ready for all kinds of shenanigans.|
The roombox their standing on isn't even remotely level. It's propped up on my quilting arm for my sewing machine lopsidedly. It took about five seconds to get the one legged poses level and sturdy. There are notches on the inside of their ball joints which 'click' into place for different poses. You pose them and they... just -stay- that way. It's crazy and I wasn't expecting it at all.
I mean, holy smokes, that's ridiculous. Their legs are able to fold up flat against their thighs or out to the side suwarikko style. Their torso can be moved forward, backward, side to side, and it just holds in place like it doesn't even care. Their joints don't jerk or slip out of place and that just boggles my mind. I have several other ABS dolls so I was expecting them to perform in a similar fashion, but no, these are hands down the sturdiest BJD's I've ever owned.
My complaints are few and won't matter after I'm finished customizing them. The headcap was a complete pain to remove. I had to insert a butterknife between the gap and gently wiggle it out. I don't expect to be removing it very much once I finish painting them, but it's something to be aware of if you like to reposition your eyes more than I do. It's also virtually impossible to position the eyes inside the head with wax or tack while the strings are around the pegs which connect the head to the body. If you have a full stem eye that extends too far, you also might run into issues with the strings knocking your eyes out of place, so stick to half round or acrylic stems that can be popped off.
I'm incredibly happy with these guys, they're so completely adorable. I'm really looking forward to finishing them and taking photos, especially now that I know they pose so incredibly well. Thanks for reading!