BJD Family

A ball-jointed doll is any doll that is articulated with ball and socket joints. In contemporary usage when referring to modern dolls, and particularly when using the acronyms BJD or ABJD, it usually refers to modern Asian ball-jointed dolls.

 I started collecting BJDs in 2008. I first discovered them in high school and when I went to Japan back in 2008 I took the chance to go into Volks and to get my very own!
Time to introduce my resin children. Collecting ball jointed dolls is quite a niche hobby, it's expensive and oddly addicting. However, I find making doll clothes a great hobby to pass the time, the fabric it consumes is very little and I can make whatever I want. Some people find it strange that I collect dolls, but I believe we all have our own views of what we find beautiful. Whether you collect BJDs or something else, do it because You love it. To each their own!

Volks MSDG Myu (Pureskin)
Height: 17"
Face-up: by me
Birthday: May 30
Zephyria is the older of my fraternal twins.
Named after the west wind Zephyr from Greek mythology, I would say she is the most spunky of the trio I have. Something about her face sculpt that's very inviting and demanding at the same time! I bought her on my first trip to Japan in 2008. My sister and I went to the Volks showroom in Akihabara and I bought the MSD kit that I liked most there. She had to swipe her credit card for me cause it was too much for mine to handle! LOL I paid her back a few weeks after though. 
She was bought as a kit from Volks, I had to build and construct her from her parts. She is the model with the S-hook and elastic system in her head, before the company discontinued this mold for the new '08 Renewal, which featured magnets in the head and cap. Stringing was an interesting challenge! I wasn't sure what kind of tension I needed in order for her arms to do some simple posing.
Mature and sweet, Zephyria loves getting her photo taken and dressing up. Of her siblings, she shares the strongest bond with her twin brother, Ventus.

Volks MSDB Ken ('10 Renewal)
Height: 17"
Face-up: by me
Birthday: May 30
Ventus is the younger of my fraternal twins.
I knew from a the time I bought Zephy, that I wanted to get a boy too, but I definitely could not afford him then. So, after many years, I finally got him. I asked my sister to get him when she went to Japan in early 2011. He is also another DIY kit from Volks, and I like that they give you the option to build your own doll. You can customize it however you like. I really loved his face when I saw it in person. So adorable! He kind of looks like a girl though, what do you think?
Going with the wind theme as I did with Zephyria, I named him Ventus, which in latin means Wind. Did I name him after Ventus from Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep? No. LOL Definitely not, it's just a coincidence.
I would say Ven is shy and sweet. He also has a cute plush chicken that he won't let anyone else have. :)
DollnDoll Heart Mo ('10 Release)
Height: 10"
Face-up: Default
Birthday: December 29
My sweet Delilah! She was impulse purchase from Den of Angels. I bought her 2nd hand from another member and I really loved her face sculpt, and I definitely thought she was the cutest thing when she arrived! I wanted to get a Tiny..but didn't plan to get one so soon, but the deal was fair and too good to pass up at the time.
She's a bit springy with her stringing, but it's something I'm willing to be patient to fix when I'm posing her. She looks so cute in her ducky's like she's a stuffed animal I can hug. :) I have a lot of old re-ment sets from the time my sister and I started collecting them...which is the perfect scale for a Tiny.
Delilah is somewhat shy but is curious and loves to go explore. She looks up to big brother Ventus and he in turn dotes on her a lot ♥

Lareine (Renée)
Rosen Lied Tuesday's Child Sage WS (Jan-Feb Limited 2011)
Height: 10"
Face-up: Lucky13
Birthday: July 8

Lareine is my second tiny doll. Her name in french means "the queen". I fell in love with RL's Sage sculpt awhile back and I saw a seller on DoA who was selling her and I immediately went to adopt her. She is part of the limited time release of Basic Sage from RL, and she came with a dress set, rabbit ears and a default wig. The seller did not have the default wig but another one instead, while I thought was much prettier. Lareine is exactly what I expected her to be...and I absolutely adore her face sculpt. The previous seller painted the custom face up she has and I love it. It just adds to her character I think.
Lareine is a bit of a brat and wants to have her way all the time. Just like Zephyria, Lareine likes dressing up in fancy clothing. She treats her siblings with love, Lareine and Delilah are best friends.

Volks Yo-SD Kakeru (Pureskin Normal)
Height: 10"
Face-up: Custom
Birthday: August 13

Sora, my first tiny boy doll! When I first saw the Kakeru sculpt I immediately put it on my wish list. There was something about the sculpt that I loved and an opportunity came up to adopt him. He's a special release from Dolpa 23. He poses very well even though he is single jointed and is very sturdy. I am very happy that he has made it into my doll family and he is fits in very well with all my other dolls.
Named after the sky, Sora is sweet, kind and whimsical. His favourite type of day are days with blue skies and white clouds. He harbors a secret love for alpacas but will deny it when questioned about it!

Volks SDGrG Winter Smile Nono
Height: 24.5"
Face-up: Default
Birthday: November 28