Hey y’all. I recently got into the BJD hobby and posted about my first BJD face-up, which was on a doll head called ‘Sezz’ from the Immortality of Soul company. The good news is after some EXTREMELY thorough research, I found a body for him so I will share with you all my experience. Unfortunately, my first BJD ended up being a hybrid which probably ended up being even more expensive as I ordered a Popodoll body from an ebayer known as jeeryama who was selling them and then plonked the IOS doll head on it; I looked everywhere online and finally discovered that the resin from Immortality of Soul closely matches the Popodoll and that there were other BJD owners who had hybrids like this too, so yay! That was my doll head + body problem sorted.
I ordered the body a few months back; I asked the seller if I could do a 3 month layaway and she agreed so I paid the first third in the first month. A few weeks later I got an email from jeeryama saying the body would actually be sent to me very soon as they had it in stock. I was surprised because it wasn’t three months yet. She asked if I wanted to stick to the 3 month layaway and then she would send it then, or if I wanted to pay in full. I chose to pay the rest in full and so I received my doll a few weeks later. I was happy 🙂
Unfortunately I was on holiday when it arrived so I opened it when I got back. I was relatively surprised to find this waiting for me:
It was really big. Bigger than I expected.
I knew I ordered a 68cm doll but holy cow the box was so huge that when I put it on the floor to stand, it came up to my elbows.
So I excitedly opened the box only to find another box inside that had the Popodoll logo.
They wrapped up my doll in lots of bubblewrap around the joints, chest, legs, feet and hands, then they put it into a plastic clear bag and then kept it safe inside a beautiful cushiony bag 🙂 See below…
I looked around the box but I didn’t receive a certificate of authenticity even though the listing said they would include one. I only got a bookmark with a doll on it. That was a bit of a bummer 😦
So then came the challenge of placing the IOS doll head onto the actual body. OMG! I had no idea how so I had to watch this video on youtube. I was like “Ohhhh, I see.” after wards, and I was shocked by how hard it actually could be. I had to ask my mum for help (and she hates my doll collecting hobby. She doesn’t like IOS Sezz….that makes me sad). So I got reluctant help from my mum, yelling at me all the while saying my doll was a waste of money and that I was being silly, but in the end we managed to pull the hook out enough using some string and then get the S-hook to sit properly. IOS Sezz head fit very well heehee. But my fingers were really dry that day and a cut on my finger started to bleed again from so much tugging and pulling on the string. Uwaaghh 😦
But when I looked at the doll properly, wowza! He looked good <3333 Sorry for the doll photography, I ain’t no professional haha!! (OH I forgot to blur out his man bits. Sorry)
Okay, okay, I know he’s naked but I blotted out his man-bits in this picture (below) and I took away the wrapping. The detail on his hands and body and feet are sooooooo awesome! He looks so real 🙂 I also thought I’d try how good he stands and show it to you. Despite some awkward posing, he can actually stand without any help O_O I was surprised by that, thinking that all dolls would just fall over and break and smash into pieces >_> I’m so happy he can stand! *sobs*
I had no fear of him being bald or naked, as I had also ordered some goodies for him beforehand so I blinged him up with a mohair wig, a white vest from a site called Sunny’s World (it’s kinda too big for him….), a jacket that I got from a site called Tata’s Paradise (SSDF size, I wasn’t sure what size would fit), and I also got him some black trousers and some shoes and even a pendant. I am so glad they look….well, they look okay on him. Maybe not the best fit but I’ll know next time. He’ll get a wardrobe change soon, haha (when I get paid from my job hurrhurr). I also got him a gas mask, again from Tata, and slapped that on. I was pretty happy with how that fit on his face despite being a bit loose and fiddly.
I had him sit on my drawer, stand, and sit on my bed to get some pictures. Again, I’m not a great photographer but it’s just to show you guys how he looks 🙂
Lol you can see my Sherlock calendar in the background :3
So there we have it! My first BJD, a hybrid in fact, and omg I love him already! He’s sitting beside me on the table as I write this hehe. He can’t really stand well with shoes on though… LOL look at dat pose…I am such an amateur haaah.
I’m still to think of a name but he reminds me a lot of the character Luther from my Hellsing fanfic because he’s got white hair (and Luther wear a gas mask), but Luther is meant to have longer hair and he has pink eyes, so I guess I’ll keep him non-Luther and completely unrelated. Ican’t think of a name for now so I’ll just leave nameless for the time being, which is a bit sad, but I’ll need to think of some kind of backstory for him since a lot of BJD owners have stories for their dolls.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed reading! If I get enough money I’ll get myself another doll so he is not lonely 😉