ball-jointed dolls

DOA – Banned – Recast and Reaction (video)

September 8, 2013 23:50 pm · 3 comments

by ResinMuse

Periodically, someone will post in Recast BJD Haven about being banned from Den of Angels – the one time be-all place for ball jointed dolls.

Why are they getting banned?
It’s usually something to do with recast. But, DoA doesn’t seem to give the person much more explanation than that.. so it makes it hard to figure out what’s happened and why.

I have known of people in the past who have posted pics of recast, laughing about ‘getting one over on doa‘.  And when they were banned? They were upset and insisted they didn’t do anything wrong.  One person was banned for having the name of their recast doll in their profile “Doll Family” section.. this seems really petty, but it’s part of DoA’s rules and if you break them you run the risk of losing your account. Their forum, their rules.

Regardless of what I have been told, or may know of ‘behind the scenes’, many people feel that DoA is not banning just from rules broken on their forum, but that people are being reported for recast activity outside of doa.

Here is one video on the matter of DoA and Recast bannings.  Thanks to Chris for sharing this with us.
(Below the video, see DoA’s rules on what can get you banned in regards to recast.)


DoA’s Zero-Tolerance Recast Rules:

DoA has a zero-tolerance policy if we discover you are engaged in these activities on DoA. What do we mean by “zero-tolerance”? We mean that as soon as we have evidence confirming your illegal activity, we will permanently ban you from DoA. You will never be given an opportunity to reinstate your DoA membership at any future date.

We would like to remind everyone of the recasting/bootlegging activities that can get you permanently banned:

  • posting images of your illegal doll on DoA
  • listing your illegal doll or dolls in your DoA profile or signature
  • attempting to buy, sell or trade your illegal doll in the Marketplace
  • attempting to solicit sales of your illegal doll on DoA
  • acting as a sales representative on DoA for a business selling illegal dolls
  • sending unsolicited communications (spam) to one or more members through DoA’s private messaging (PM) system

DoA will never take this matter lightly. Recasts and bootlegs are illegal. Recasting and bootlegging are illegal. If we find you have engaged in any of the actions listed above, you will receive a permanent, full-forum ban.


Been banned? Worried about being banned? Don’t care one way or the other?

Faceup Artists, Recast Price List, Acronyms

August 27, 2013 19:20 pm · 0 comments

by ResinMuse

Recently we started Featuring Recast-Friendly Faceup Artist Interviews on Recast BJD Haven. One of the big questions I receive, is ‘who does faceups for recasts?’. We have running lists on both the Haven and the Underground facebook groups.. But we decided to start doing interviews and featuring some of our favorites. They are located all over the world, so over time, you should be able to find someone in your general area.

Steven and Luo’s Price list has been updated. They’ve received several new dolls, so it’s worth checking out to see if they now have a doll that’s been on your ‘want list’. Remember, the dolls they have are not company dolls. They are just recast copies.

I have been waiting months to get this list up for everyone. When a new person joins the bjd hobby, they can find themselves swimming in a pool of abbreviations and acronyms – and we sometimes forget what that’s like. So, when your friend joins the hobby and wants to know what things mean – send them to our BJD Abbreviations | Acronyms page and tell them to bookmark it. They’ll be glad to have it for easy referencing.

Most recently added to the Haven website, is a full list spreadsheet with all available recast dolls and who has them. Thanks goes to Anne for putting together and continuing to maintain this growing list: Full List of Recast Available Dolls

Here on ResinMuse, we have Recast Little Ante, NP, made by S/L up for adoption. She is looking for a new home and ready to travel.

I recently received my Legit Fairyland Minifee Moe line Rix.. she’s adorable. I love the body! Ashley has three m-line mnf, two legit, and one recast.. Normal, S/L tan, and FL tan.. gorgeous, every one.


Future Postings: Looking for tutorials with photos. If you have a tutorial, or would like to write one up, and you’d like to be featured on Recast BJD Haven, please Contact Me.

Recast, Trademark, Copyright

July 19, 2013

This was posted publicly on Grace’s website. Since she did not blur out her name, I will assume she was ok with people seeing her name. Grace has contacted an attorney for their opinion on Recast BJD. I don’t have much to say about this, but may add more later as I get feedback from […]

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Sew Crafty BJD

June 8, 2013

On our Sew Crafty BJD Facebook page, we’ve been having fun hunting up craft ideas for bjd.  We’ve found bjd furniture tutorials; sewing patterns; light boxes for more amazing photographs; how to make your own bjd eyes; wig making – from wefts, to fur or mohair wigs; how to hot glue suede your bjd joints […]

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BJD Stop Motion Video

April 14, 2013

I thought this video, made by Anna, was so cute and well done.  Check out her stop motion video staring two of her ball jointed dolls. She also made the kitchen – which I thought looked really great in the video too.

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