Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Welcome Home, Doll Family-A Unboxing

The package finally arrived, while Anna was still at work.  Meaning I had to wait several hours until I could finally welcome home our new bjd.

What is worse is that because of how late Anna returned, there was no natural lighting to use for the following photos.  Oh the dreaded flash of the camera, it does so drain my complexion.

Welcome Home, Doll Family-A Unboxing

Anyway, here is the long awaited package.  I can hear my new doll, I mean our new doll shifting within.

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 Carefully opening up the first box (What a pretty pink color).

Doll Family-A Bjd unboxing

Here we have her doll box.  She is made by Doll Family A, what an unusual name for a doll company.  And I can’t help noticing how much smaller her box is compared to mine.  But here’s something else I noticed…

Dent in the doll box!

What in the world did they do to her?!  Her box is dented!  I certainly hope she wasn’t damaged.

Inside the doll box.

Inside the box, she is nice wrapped in a satiny pillow.  It’s not as soft and luxurious as my pillow, but it serves it’s purpose.  To protect our precious little one.

Bjd holding a magic cleaning eraser

The company helpfully included a small cleaning sponge as a courtesy.  Most likely because of the large number of doll owners who forget to properly wash their hands before opening their doll boxes.  This of course results in unfortunate staining.

Doll Family doll birth certificate

Oh, I found her birth certificate!

Doll Family doll birth certificate

It shows a photo of her default face up.  How sweet.

Doll Family-A bjd Unboxing

Now inside the wrapped pillow, here she is, all bandaged up!?  Oh, that’s right.  They are there to protect her from damage, not as a result of it.  It’s been so long since my unboxing I nearly forgot.

bjd holding doll eyes

I found her eyes, they are a lovely shade of blue, quite similar to mine.  Carefully packed in a bag with some eye putty, but why are there a pair of S-hooks as well?

new doll unboxed

Here she is at last, all unboxed and thankfully unharmed.  The name of her sculpt is Ding Ding, such an odd name.  Still, she has such a sweet face and a smooth even complexion…

new doll looking for her eyes

…And completely blind, the poor thing.  Quick Anna! Put her eyes in!

Inside the head of a Doll Family ball jointed doll.

Okay, putting eyes in.  The first thing I noticed is that her head cap is held on by these peg things instead of magnets.  Hikaru’s head has magnets and I kind of prefer them. 

Putting eyes in a bjd

I also noticed that the free eyes were half dome shaped.  Hikaru’s eyes are fully round with stems that make it easy to position them.  These were a whole other challenge.  And I’m not sure if there was quite enough putty to hold the eyes in securely.  I guess it will do for now.

New ball jointed doll

There, doesn’t she look great now.

Beautiful, now we can get on to business.

Now as lovely, though noticeably muscular, as her body is, it must be clothed for the sake of decency.  Anna made me a simple white dress to wear when I first arrived, so we both agreed that it was fitting to pass on this precious item to her, as her first dress.

Presenting the first dress to the new doll

So after properly introducing myself, I presented her the dress.

My new bjd in her first dress.

It does fit her nicely, and she seems quite pleased with it.

Bjd hug!

Maybe a tad bit too pleased.

Oh look, she’s a hugger.

Unboxing Doll Family Bjd

After her sudden embrace I noticed some other items that were in the box.  I asked her “what are those bundles?”.  She replied, “Oh, those?”

Bjd hands.

These are my hands!”

Bjd hands

“I have an extra set because I’m special!  Yay!”

New bjd floating head

“And this is my friend!”

“It’s a head…” I said.

Doll Family-A Unboxing

“Yes, but he is my friend.  He is really nice. :)

“Her friend” she says?  Did Anna know about this?

Doll Family-A Bach head

Yes, I did.  I bought this doll during a special event.  All the Doll Family A dolls were 10% off, plus if I bought one of her size or larger I would get a free Bach head.  Nice name for a sculpt.

Inside Doll Family Bjd Head

Now I have what people in the bjd hobby seem to refer to as a floating head.  A head just floating around waiting for a body and an identity.  So far all we know about him is that he is “really nice” and he has magnets holding is head cap on.  I thought that was odd since our new doll doesn’t despite being made by the same company.

The other things I found odd were those extra hands and of course her body.  I can’t recall the hands being mentioned in the description, but I can’t exactly complain.  Extra parts just means more options and more fun. 

As for her body, it is a little bulky looking compared to Hikaru’s body.  Her hands and feet alone look huge in comparison.  I’m not sure yet if Hikaru is just really small for a msd sized doll or what.  It’s not a bad thing.  Hikaru’s body is dainty and elegant looking, and this new doll is “muscular” and athletic.  I say athletic because she poses very well.  I will share more about this in a later post.

Having Tea with the New Bjd

She is rather hardy looking, but I shall raise her well and teach her how to be a proper doll.  We shall start with some tea, nothing like a fresh cup after a long journey.  She seems a little confused by it, but in time she shall learn.

Bjd having Tea

As for the “head”, in time he may prove useful to me.  With the right figure and proper clothing…Hmm.  Only time will tell.  For now I am at peace.

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