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eBay alert: two Unattainables at once!
Sejong fierce
BERMANN 77, listed as "NRFB." If you're a BJD-history buff at all, go look at the original promo images in the listing!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270613684054&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

WHITE DOLLTI D. omg. Sejong says that somebody who understands and appreciates oddball elusive and unusual BJDs had better buy his brother here, OR ELSE. Sejong assures us that the glam-rock thing is just a phase, and his brother is actually quite good-tempered and adaptable. Honest. (Sejong says loftily that we should pay no attention to the seller's 0 feedback, or to the fact that the links to additional images pop up Trojan Horse warnings. Sejong's grasp of human psychology is not all that firm.)

Nah, I'm not bidding on either of them. Unless it gets down to the last 30 seconds of the D auction and nobody has made a bid, in which case I will probably feel compelled to rescue him, but resist the compulsion because I'm leery of the seller.

In other news, I has chosen upholstery fabric for Toshi's Couch of Filth! The upholsterer rejected the samples I had found online (discontinued + would incur an extra $15/yard charge from her if I insisted on ordering my own fabric). But I adore what I found when I went through her current sample books, herewith:

And in the "dolls you didn't know I had" category, plz forgive the lousy flash snapshot, but lookit Dulcie, my bargain girl! Oldskin SD13G body from the option-parts days (including flashing that had to be carved away, and those little rubber tubes that had to be cut off the sprues and fitted into the ball joints to plug in the feet and hands): 13,000 yen on Y!J. Christmas Ver. Ryo head with faceup: $150 on DoA. GOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!
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WOW she looks so cute!!! I want one of those bodies .. I miss the oldskin SD13
Yeah yeah ... Dollti D and Bermann ... but wait I see the same seller has an Az, damn she is lovely, if only someone would find the old Lovelyhouse molds. I would love to get a Shin B

Oh, noooooooooo! I missed seeing the AZ/Ahz auction.


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Aha!! Well, some of them (the boy patterns) I've put together myself using Elizabeth Zimmermann's percentage system. The basic numbers are in an old LJ post--if you grab my "knitting" tag and scroll through the results, you'll find it for sure. I really only use two other patterns, but I dink around with them a lot: Laura Gilkey's old side-to-side cardigan pattern and biscuitbear's SD10 cardigan pattern, both from the DoA pattern archives. (Man, I hope those patterns didn't go away in the vBulletin upgrade!)

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OMG. OMG. Dollti. WHY IS HE IN WHITE SKIN?!?! **cries**

FuckitIdon'tcare. I'm going to watch him. If he stays reasonable, HE IS MINE. <3 I'll take a risk on the feedback issue.

Seeeeeeee, I KNEW somebody would be on the hunt. A D! And an Ahz! I almost wonder if this is DollTi under a new name, clearing out old stock; I'm intrigued by that line in both the D and the Ahz listings about the default box being "out of stock."

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Fuck, I'd wanted a white D desperately.

I think that auction is by/related to whomever was doing the original Dollti auctions. Not the same seller, but the seller name is familiar as is the auction style. I mean I think this is original Dollti backstock being sold by them.

*edit: I take that back. Also, he doesn't seem to come with his bird-finger hand and his mask.


Even so, I'm tempted. I LOVE Sam but had wanted WS, but never saw one go up back in '06. Crap.

Edited at 2010-07-29 03:43 pm (UTC)

Aha, you're right: no mask, no bird-hand. Hmmmmmm, curiouser and curiouser! But I still think our instincts are right. My gut is totally saying that this is dead stock from either the DollTi people or whoever took over their stuff, not an owner doing a resale.

Do you suppose there could be a Moo Yan and a Woo Yan yet to pop up?


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Orig 77 Bmann, maybe people will come out and buy some friggin dolls for a change :)
The market is so dead!!

I knowwwwwwwwww! And while this doesn't necessarily affect the market in any major way, I am deathly sick of people badmouthing earlier BJDs without having ever seen one in person, or ignorantly spouting off about "just going and buying off the website" because they think secondary market prices automatically = "overpricing."

Actually, I do think those kinds of ignorance affect some buyers who don't have enough knowledge, experience, or confidence to make their own decisions, and think that anyone making so much noise must know whereof s/he speaks. Not that I have tons of respect for people who don't even trust their own likes and dislikes, but still.

Yeah I've seen some really interesting things on Y!J auctions lately. And except for a few really popular items, it doesn't seem there is much competition in getting things *was lucky for me*

I'd say one thing in that D seller's favor is the fact they are not selling super high demand dolls but ones that are very good but not as well known as some others. Someone could try contacting them in Korean and see what they say regarding the dolls.

That is a really nice body you got there, hee hee! And your couch is going to look really good!

I've been crazy-lucky on Y!J, too--it seems like the Japanese collectors are just as infected with NEWEST!LATEST! disease as people on DoA are. So the 2001-2002 project bodies that have been sitting around half-finished for years (like Dulcie's) are getting weeded out with the pre-Obon housecleaning, I guess. Just wait until the December housecleaning, huh?

I'm really excited about the couch fabric! It isn't at all where I thought I was heading, but when I found it, I knew it was the right one. I freaked the upholsterer out just a little, though; she kept saying in a wary sort of tone, "Well, I do like a customer who's open to new ideas . . ." rofl!

Miranda's stalking that D - I sense doom, unless he goes to an outrageous price. And it's your fault for sending that email! She's in LOVE!

And I just love Dulcie! What a saucy thing!

Ack! I've started a D competition! *is sorry* But the more I spread the D love, the better, uh-huh.

YAY old Volks!! This makes two beauties that I've snagged for great prices, just this summer. People are nuts for dumping them to go after mermen and gargoyles, if you ask me. ;)

Edited at 2010-07-30 12:21 pm (UTC)

They ripped off my measurements from my Bermann site... I know because it has the same stupid typos I made on there on the dropped measurements I've never gone back and fixed. They took the promo pictures off my site probably as well. I wouldn't trust that doll as being "NRFB" since as we know there wasn't a box really for those dolls... they were artists dolls. Why would someone say that?

They also don't really "kneel" per se... and any freaking doll can sit with their knees bent. I'm thinking this person doesn't speak English very much and they picked this doll off of Cyworld.

Yeah, "NRFB" doesn't make any sense in this context!

I wonder whether the BJD market in Korea is changing as much as the BJD market over here, and so elusive earlier dolls are popping up on Cyworld at bargain prices? *drool*

My grail Bermann. *sigh* Someone already has a pretty high bid on. I guess I'll wait to the end.

Lay in some popcorn! It's really going to be interesting to see how this one goes. I was shocked to get my B-boy and Phang (with all those extra Cyworld hands) for such a low price, but I think people were put off by the faceups and poor Phang's modding. Maybe the interest in original Dollshes is up again?

I've managed to get in contact with the seller, and they informed me that this is indeed a sell-off of all of Dollti's old stock, because they're closing down shop (apparently for good). He (she?) said they'll be putting 1-2 dolls up on eBay a week until they're all sold, and that they have quite a bit of stock left.

He also mentioned (totally without me asking anything about it), that Dollti was previously known as Lovelyhouse, so there's that question answered. ^_^

Edited at 2010-08-01 04:51 am (UTC)

I wonder why they/he/she didn't use the earlier DollTi ID from eBay, instead of starting a new account with 0 feedback? (Or maybe eBay IDs shut down after a long-enough period of inactivity? I have no idea about these things.)

Still, to get to the real point . . . quite a bit of stock????!!!! *meeping and running in circles*

YAY, thank you! Must go put some Miracle Gro on the money tree now.

Edited at 2010-08-01 01:05 pm (UTC)

And the D went for a great price, too!!

He did! It surprised me a little, especially with the second bid in the last few seconds of the auction. I can't wait to see what else they come up with in coming weeks! It looks like the poor Az got relisted, though, unless that's a new one...I forgot to bookmark the first one.

I think I've got just the right eyes for this guy, though wigs are another matter. >_< Time to root through the dolly drawers again!

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