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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Doll Owner’s Corner: Doll Forums

First of the month, time for another Doll Owner’s Corner.  The time where I, the doll owner, discusses whatever I want without the actual dolls getting involved.

This month’s topic:

Doll Owner's Corner: Doll ForumsDoll Forums

For just about any topic or hobby out there you are just about guaranteed to find a forum site for it somewhere.  This includes dolls.  Doll forums are great places to search for all sorts of information on dolls from where to shop for them to care and repair as well as tutorials.  And if you can’t find what you need, you can always ask.  Tons of other people there to offer their help.

I have found two extremely helpful forums so far.  The first is Den of Angels.  This is a forum specifically for resin ball jointed dolls (and some exceptions listed here).  It is the largest English speaking bjd forum in the world and offers up a ton of resources for bjd owners. 

There is tons of advice on everything, reviews on shops and doll companies, loads of cute photos and of course the marketplace.  A place to buy and sell pre-loved dolls and accessories.

Of course you have to be a member for a while to access the marketplace and have to have posted to the forum 40 times.  I haven’t gotten there quite yet myself.  This is to insure people aren’t going to sign up just to spam the forum and scam people or something like that.

The second forum I found is Dollieh Sanctuary.  This one is about dolls, all dolls with very, very few exceptions.  So it doesn’t matter what dolls you like whether various fashion dolls, porcelain, or American girl.  There is something here for you. 

The downside is that since Dollieh Sanctuary is a forum for all dolls it can be hard to search for information and such for a specific type of doll.  this is especially so with bjds who have such special needs compared to most dolls.  I mean you don’t normally see posts for beginner Barbie collectors suggesting what types of face masks/respirators to use.  That’s why it’s good they have separate bjd specific forum sites.

It makes me wonder if there are specific forums out there for other types of dolls.  Do collectors of Monster High and American Girl dolls have forums online somewhere?  Where do you hang out to talk about dolls?

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