View Full Version : Thoughts on Bobobie/Resin Soul?
07-09-2011, 01:14 AM
I'm still working (slowly but surely) towards my very first doll~ And with the money that I make lately, it's had to justify forking out $500+ for something, only to dig up more cash to buy it clothing, make up, a wig, eyes, and so on. I mean, I almost feel like I might as well have a child. XD
I know this sounds callous... So on to the point.
I can't really afford to pay for the higher-priced dolls, though I REALLY want to. :( So I searched around and found out about BBB/RS. Pretty dang cheap when compared to other brands! But I'm wondering if their price means the quality will be crap? Not to mention, there seems to be some bad vibes about BBB/RS amongst some of the doll communities I've read through.
So I guess the point of the post is this: What do you think of Bobobie? Do you own one, and how do they compare to the pricier dolls?
Thanks for reading!
07-09-2011, 04:57 AM
I have a Bobobie Mei and a Resin Soul Mai. I also have Dollzone, Limwha, Dream of Child, and Iplehouse.
I'd say the thing I didn't like most about my bbb/rs would be stringing and make up. The make up on my bbb looked pretty when it first got here, but faded and chipped right away. Also the strings they used where really bad, plus she doesn't have S-hooks anywhere but in her head, and that's kind of annoying to me.
With my RS he had better strings (not great, but not bad) and at least came with S-hooks. His face up was hardly there at all, I really should have just gotten a blank doll.
Over all you do get better quality when you pay for it. With dolls you do (almost always) get what you pay for, its one of the things I enjoy about them. BBB and RS maybe thinner resin, and cheaper strings (making them lighter and floppier) but I've found them to also be my most loveable.
I hope any of this is helpful.
07-09-2011, 05:53 PM
This is exactly the kind of comparison I was hoping to read about! I like to know everything about an item (expensive ones, anyway) before I buy them, so hearing first-hand experiences of this-product VS that-product really helps me to make a decision.
I guess what it really boils down to is whether or not I'm willing to pay a higher price for higher quality... It sounds to me like if I DO go with BBB/RS, I might have a better chance with RS because the the hooks and stringing (I plan to do the faceup myself anyway).
I'm still debating, of course... But I may go with an RS as a good "beginner's doll", and see where it takes me. :)
(Mei is the sculpt I was looking at too, lol! Though I do love Dan's ears~)
Thanks so much for your input! I appreciate it, and it really is helpful to me.
07-10-2011, 03:48 AM
No problem. I'm glad I could help. They are nice for beginner dolls. My BBB Mei was one of my first dolls, and she's been really nice to learn face ups and trial and error my way through other things :)
07-10-2011, 04:45 PM
I have had Bobobbie dolls but ended up selling them as the bodies drove me a bit crazy, but I am spoiled by Shinydolls, whose poseability is unrivaled, IMO.
That said, I have a few Bobobie manufactured dolls (quite a few BJD artists use them as a casting company ie. Tinybear, Lady Saiyuki, Garden of Dolls) and I love them. You do have to work with them to get them to behave, but that is exactly why they might be a great first doll, as you will get great experience playing with them. And they are adorable. I have seen some that have been customized to be just amazing.
Get one, and play with him/her. That' s the fun of this hobby for me, not the OMG Lookit my Unbelievably Expensive Insert Brand Name Here, although I have been fortunate enough (and old enough) to be able to own some of those.
Something you might consider if you are super brave is getting a kit (they have to be put together). I would only advise that if you have "dolly friends" or a husband/partner/bf/gf who builds models. Castelanne makes an amazing kit for 150 bucks, so worth it, slim YO size.
07-16-2011, 05:20 AM
I'm new to BJDs, and just bought my first doll a couple of weeks ago. It's a Resinsoul Mei. I don;t have any others to compare her to, but except for the stringing, I am happy with her. She is very kicky and I took her apart to loosten her strings, but the knots were already at the very end of the elastic, so there was no way to loosten them. I had to order new elastic so that I can restring her.
Her faceup is very light, and I may do a touch-up just to give it more depth sometime in the future.
Another thing about the Resinsoul Mei is that she is much more slender than other dolls her size. I will be drafting my own patterns to make clothing for her, but I did buy some ready-made patterns, because I liked them. But even though the patterns were designed for dolls of her same height, they are much too big.
I can't say I'm disappointed with Mei. For the money she is really nice. I can;t afford more expensive dolls yet, so she is perfect for me at this point.
07-17-2011, 04:30 AM
Yeah, a lot of artists use the same resin-casting place as bobobie/RS... those dolls can be pretty expensive because you're paying for a particular artist's sculpt. So the resin itself isn't cheap/bad perse... but you'll need to check out what owners say about their experiences for for different sculpts.
I'd still say that if you REALLY fell for a BBB/RS sculpt, then go for it, nevermind the price... just take into consideration the stringing might be a problem and the faceups might be light--as people have mentioned here...
07-19-2011, 01:51 PM
I own a few BBB dolls, and I can say that you will learn all the customization skills by having them, because you'll need them to make these dolls behave their best. This includes restringing, hot-glue 'suede' in the joints, wiring (if you feel you need the poses), eye beveling, and face-up. I would say if you are looking to use all these skills, then it's a good first doll. If you want a 'low maintenance' doll (ie. pretty but not a lot of work on your part), then spend the extra. : )
-The face ups are light and generic, but you're paying $10 for it. It will give you something to work with until you decide on a face up and artist.
-The stringing is thin, and usually loose, so they don't chip in transit.
-The resin is smooth, and there are no seams.
-They do the best with low-dome eyes. They come with random color acrylics. You can get low-dome glass eyes, but they are harder to find.
-The newer bodies from RS appear more beautiful and have better jointing than BBB dolls.
-RS comes out with new face sculpts pretty regularly, and often experiments with legs/horns/hands.
-They run contests fairly often for prizes (usually a discount coupon)
There's a community of BBB/RS owners here: http://grumpyangel.net/bors/
I hope you find the perfect doll for yourself, whatever it may be.
07-19-2011, 04:27 PM
My first doll is a RS Mei, January of this year, who has the single-jointed body. When she arrived her stringing was perfect and came with S-hooks. She stood by herself straight out of the box. I did my research, starting many years before I even purchased her, so I knew I'd probably have to restring or suede her. Her posing was okay without having to suede her joints. I did wire her arms and legs, though. Only because I like to play around with crazy poses.
I've always felt that if you were really interested in the hobby you'd at least know the basics ahead of time, at least how to restring and suede. I know BBB and RS aren't the Cadillac of the BJD world, but I wouldn't consider them to be a clunker. I'm not biased toward RS/BBB. I know they're lower quality when compared to something that costs more money, obviously. I have a SD male from Blueblood Dolls and he's far higher quality, but four times the cost.
I just think it's ridiculous that someone would consider them low-quality, only because some maintenance may be required...
That happens when you expect something for nothing.
If you don't want to have to do anything with your doll (Which I've found maintenance to be half the fun.) then save for something more expensive.
If you are like I was and just couldn't wait to get one, watch some videos and read some tutorials.
I realize I sound like I'm saying everyone should be able to do everything when it comes to doll maintenance (perhaps even minor modifications), but I think if you're going to invest in a BJD it would be foolish not to be able to care for it properly.
BUT that's just my opinion.
07-19-2011, 10:38 PM
There is a good restringing tutorial on Deviant Art, which made it possible for me to restring my RS Mei easily.
I haven't gotten brave enough to re-do her faceup yet, but it isn't bothering me, so there's no hurry on that.
07-20-2011, 02:53 AM
My first was a Bobobie Ya. I completely fell in love with her, the second I set eyes on her. I'll just say that it was a week before I purchased a bobobie Sprite. I was a little disappointed with the body Sprite came with, because I had grown used to the thinner body that Ya has. My take on it is, when you buy a bobobie doll, you only invest around 100-200$ vs. 400-900$. So even if you find that bobobie isn't your thing, you're not investing that much. I would definitely recommend restringing/hot glue suedeing, and buying new eyes for a bobobie doll. They have some great plastic eyes at http://www.kemperdolls.com/, that's where I got both pairs of mine. 16mm for Sprite and 14mm for Ya.
Hope this helps!
07-22-2011, 12:55 PM
I own a Resinsoul Li in grey skin on one of their new Double Jointed bodies (the one with the immature bust which come with Li).
I also own an Iplehouse JID Asa and a Fairyland MNF Shushu in this size (MSD).
My RS Li is very petite and slender which I love about her and I do love that RS have a wide range of resin colours available. Their face up as others have said is generic, I got a custom face up from them and while it does differ from the default, the style is still very much in the same vein as the default.
I don't think these dolls are low-quality, they're just different. While their posing isn't as good as an MNF or Iple body, I've found glue sueding and restringing with a thicker string does help the RS bodies pose better.
Having said that, I do get frustrated with the RS body and its posing limitations BUT I still adore my RS Li despite this fact. I find it was a good doll for me to learn glue sueding and restringing on as I had not done glue sueding before and had only restrung an SD doll once prior to Li (who I restrung six times within two months of having her!).
Good Luck on finding your first doll!
07-22-2011, 11:33 PM
I agree with the others in that Bobobie and Resinsoul are good beginner dolls, but ONLY if you want to put in some work. My cousin's first was a Bobobie, and she is not the least bit interested in learning how to care for her dolls even now nearly 2 years later - she can't even take their heads off even though she's been shown how and even has hemostats to use! Hers arrived so loose he was literally falling apart and couldn't even sit. I imagine she wouldn't have ANY dolls now if I hadn't re-strung him and sueded him for her immediately. He still sits awkwardly and looks very doll-like.
I have a Resinsoul Ni, who is adorable and cute - but she did need restringing with thicker string, sueding, and wiring to pose to my satisfaction; and I beveled her eyewells and re-did her faceup within days of her arrival. I adore her though, and she can wear Barbie clothes and Liv doll wigs, so she's got TONS of stuff! I also have Dollzones, Minifees, a Withdoll, a Dollmore, Dolkot, Fantasy Doll bodies (those need a little work too, but not nearly as much as BBB/RS), an older Souldoll body... you DO usually get what you pay for, as far as quality of sculpting and engineering goes. I'm not saying BBB/Resinsoul are bad, because they're not, but they do need some work to pose their best, and have much more simple sculpting than the more expensive dolls have. I personally think Resinsoul has better engineering and sculpting than Bobobie, in my experience.
I say get the doll you like best, no matter what company it is. If it's a Bobobie, that's awesome! If it's from Fairyland or Volks or wherever, awesome! One will require more saving, but better to save longer than to buy one and not like it and end up losing time and (probably, the market's down a bit) money trying to sell it on causing you to wait even LONGER for the doll you really want. It's also better to buy the cheaper doll if that's the one you really want, rather than saving for a more expensive doll just because it's considered "better".
The best doll for you is the doll you like best.
07-25-2011, 10:31 PM
The Bobobie dolls are so cute, I was really hoping to buy one because of the price including the face up. But I'm really glad I found this thread, and know why the price is so much cheaper. I personally would rather save up for something nicer now, but that still doesn't take away from the fact that they are cute looking dolls that would probably be worth it if given the appropriate care and effort. Thanks to everyone for posting their experiences with them. :)
07-26-2011, 08:14 AM
I agree with just about everything that's been said about BBB/RS, but I'd just like to toss in a plus with them.
I've seen MANY BBB/RS heads that have gotten some TLC and a good faceup, and BBB/RS head molds are REALLY REALLY LOVELY. Don't let the company pics trick you with their unflattering faceups! I think that there's a decent number of molds from them that can really shine as bright as more expensive dolls with a good quality faceup. If you're thinking of going BBB/RS, make sure to check out some owner pics first and find a head you REALLY like.
08-02-2011, 06:18 AM
I have a 1/4 Bobobie Song Boy and I adore him! <3 The quality is not bad at all for its price- I would not compare him to a Doll Zone, a DoD, or a Luts, but his quality is dang good considering I had some booboos with him and he remains unscathed :D
The face-up is good too, again not uber good as some other companies, but for what you pay, its GREAT.^^;
The only down side about my Song (which members mentioned before about these dolls) is he needs restringing *badly* which is not hard, I just have not gotten around to doing so yet.
08-06-2011, 02:54 PM
When it comes to buying your first doll I say choose him/her based on the sculpt & size. The company shouldn't matter if you look at his/her picture everyday & think how bad you want him/her to be home. So if you have already fallen in love with a particular doll then just save up for him/her. Otherwise you may just feel you went with your second choice.
I have a tiny RS & she is adorable. I bought her at a convention so she automatically came with a face-up. The face-up lasted maybe 6 months but I take her almost everywhere in her little carry bag. She has been strung 5 times in the past year & she can stand when she feels like it. I haven't suaded her at all but with her being so tiny I'm a little afraid of doing such. Her legs do like to flop around & hardly ever stay in the correct position. She fits some barbie sized doll clothes & shoes. Also you should know she is called purple skin but it looks more gray.
I have 2 minifees & a yoSD sized Soom and she is the hardest to pose & has been restrung the most, even though I have had the minifees for longer. I also suggest if your going to do your own face up anyway start buying the supplies. They are cheaper and that way you can do the faceup as soon as he/she arrives. :) And try to use Mr. Super Clean, Testors wears out too quick.
10-05-2011, 01:11 AM
I LOVE Bobobie and Resinsoul! My first doll was a Dollzone, and while I love her, I was still pining for a BBB or an RS. My second doll was an RS Li (secondhand). She's so beautiful. ♥ I also bought an RS Lan head (working on bodies for both my floating heads at the moment) and I'm just so in love with the sculpt- and she was a complete impulse buy- she was second hand and the price was so ridiculously low, I couldn't pass it up!
And I want MORE! Even with all the money in the world to spend JUST on BJDs, I would but BBB/RS dolls. They're gorgeous, they're just... more like diamonds in the rough rather than other dolls that right out of the box are "perfect". I like it, because the point of the hobby is customization- what a better way than to fix a doll who's a little rough to your liking?
Trixa is completely right - the company pictures are TERRIBLE. They're very unflattering.
Tosspot made a bunch of good points also. And I'm definitely checking out that forum! ♥
01-03-2012, 06:07 AM
My two cents on the matter is to never let the cost affect the choice of the doll. If you settle for one that you don't really like, then chances are that you'll resent it in the future. This is not to say that RS or BBB is bad, just that if you don't love them, you're better off with one you do love. ( Much like AmyAngel and beth-chan said)
From what I've seen in person, the resin tends to be shinier then resin from fairyland, CP, loongsoul, or dollzone. the faces are also noticeably asymmetical. the eyes are rarely even, the noses tend to be rather large, and the mouths can be crooked. Again, this is not bad, it is fact. I think it could give a doll character. The two that I've seen in MSD size that were the most symmetrical were the Mei and the Song. The site pictures are also seriously poor lighting and quality, so the dolls look very different in person.
MSD size poses better then the super tinies and the sd body. The sd body, even with fresh string and sueding will be floppy and awkward. This is a matter of engineering, which is at the heart of all BJD companies. Soom gem and minigem are the only two I've dealt with in person that are harder to pose. (sooms have extremely teeny hands and feet proportionally, so the balance is a huge issue.)
For tan resin, bbb/rs and iplehouse are my two favorites,. they're the most natural and non orangey in person.
When it comes down to the price of the matter though, you're not really saving money either way. For a RS/BBB your time (which would amount to what you're paid per hour at a job) plus costs of elastic, hot glue and a hot glue gun or the materials to suede with fabric, the faceup, and a wig all probably amount to.. we'll say 40 for a wig if it's fibre and not fur, an easy 40 for the faceup, 10-20 for the eyes, 1.50 and shipping and time for the elastic...it adds up quickly! The costs of this hobby are not for the faint hearted, but they're really worth every penny imho.
And regardless of what one person likes in a hobby, the time, money, and dedication the artists who create these dolls put into bringing us a company is definitely not something I would ever call bad or junky. There are things that I know a lot of companies can work on, and I'm rooting for RS/BBB to hang in there and keep getting buyers and releasing new sculpts. <3
02-18-2012, 06:18 PM
I've heard that the loose stringing is for safety in travel, and its not that hard to just pull up on the strings and re-tie them. I have a BBB Espree and I love her!
02-18-2012, 09:22 PM
Wow this is so useful! Thank you everyone!
03-01-2012, 09:13 AM
They're not the most posable, but they aren't badly made. I have a resinsoul Mai, on the single jointed body... I will say, if you're going to get one, order double jointed. There's only so much the single jointed body can do.
But I found my Mai to be a very nice gateway drug into BJD's. They're pretty inexpensive, so there's also less fear of modding and face-ups and stuff.
You may or may not need to restring him. Some feel tightening fixes it, and some don't have their issues resolved until they restring them....
But they neeeed sueding, it helps sooo much, you would not believe.
My opinion is, if you like the sculpt, go for it. They aren't bad dolls. They're nice for the price, nice resin, and bobobie also sands all its dolls, so no icky seams.
But I only know about the MSD, and seriously... Double jointed body.
03-09-2012, 11:34 PM
I love Bobobie/Resinsoul. I first saw an Isabelle for sale on eBay; tried to save up to buy it but missed my chance. So I started looking online, and seeing all the pictures that BBB/RS owners had posted made me fall in love with them even more.
There are drawbacks. Like others here have pointed out, they don't pose very well. I bought a white RS Bei secondhand off of eBay that had been restrung by her previous owner, and the poor girl can't sit up properly without assistance (and I'm too chicken to try and restring any of my girls at this point). And when my RS Ni arrived the S-hook in her head hadn't been twisted perpendicular and I was able to pull it off very easily, so I had to fix that. But I wouldn't trade any of my girls for anything.
03-10-2012, 03:54 PM
Although I don't own any, I have played with and handled a few Bobobies and Resin Soul doll. I wouldn't say that they're badly made, but BBB RS dolls aren't my cup of tea. I own Doll Family, Elfdoll, Angelsdoll, and Iplehouse, and by sheer comparison, they're just not quite there for me.
They are casted extremely thin, which makes them very light and possibly more fragile. Their proportions are less than perfect, they're all slim, with large heads, and it's more noticeable as they get smaller in size. And they all have the same look, I've seen a ton of different BBB RS dolls throughout the net, and they all look the same. To me, these dolls, especially the MSD's, are bigger, better quality versions of Monter High dolls. So, with all that being said, quality isn't in queation, just a matter of personal taste.
My suggestion to you, and I know this is probably a redundant statement, but, don't buy from them because they're cheap. Just keep saving and keep looking until you find the doll that enraptures your soul through the monitor. Plus, if you do buy a BBB and you don't like it, their resale value is pretty low.
If you're on a doll budget, try Doll Family, Fantasy doll, DollZone, Angelsdoll, and so on. There's even a thread for cheaper dolls on DoA. I'll provide a link whenever I find it.
04-05-2012, 07:12 AM
Well, I had to make a choice between bobobie/Resinsoul or Fantasydoll and i went for fantasydoll immediately. I just heard so many unfavorable stories from those dolls that I just knew that it wasnt going to work for me.
like the The S-hook setup. I read someone got so fed up with the feet, that they made their OWN S hooks out of a paper clip. I also found the larger sculpts (SD size) to be rather...Ew.
sooo yeah. no. Maybe their little ones are worth it though. I can only speak for the SD sized ones.
04-11-2012, 11:40 PM
I've only really seen the SD/larger sized bobobie/resinsoul and I'm really not a fan. I don't have a problem with their head/face sculpting and I've seen owners make them look absolutely beautiful, but it's the BODIES that put me off. IMO they are too thin in a way that just looks awkward to me. But that is only because I like my dolls to be proportionate and more human looking (while still being thin) so it's not an ugly doll just not MY type. Then again their bodies look okay once covered in clothing (it would still bug me though).
As for resin and quality I think they are acceptable. I've never owned one but I don't know many people that have had problems unless it was a result of their own carelessness. I would still only get a doll if I found it to be absolutely flawless. I'm not saying the most beautiful doll, I mean a doll where I'm in love every piece of it. Otherwise it will keep bothering me and I'd regret buying it.
05-10-2012, 03:39 PM
I couldn't reccommend them highly enough.
They aren't the best posers in the world, but they are amazing for the price. I personally love a lot of thier faces, and have owned many in the past before reshelling and upgrading.
I have never once recieved one with a seam, and they have never charged me to remove it, which bothers me about a ton of companies.
Due to thier low price, they are also AMAZING canvases, and some of the best mod work i have seen has been on a bobobie and resinsoul dolls.
I don't think they deserve the hate that they sometimes get at all. Bobobie and resinsoul are both amazing companies who really put themselves into thier dolls, and they do a lot that is outside of the box. Honesty some of the mroe expensive dolls I can't understand the appeal of, and Resinsoul's sculpt give them a run for thier money. Plus they are getting more adventerous will dolls like Pixiu.
And Don't judge them by thier god awful company pictures, they really don't do the dolls justice. You may end up falling in love with them in person <3
05-26-2012, 05:39 AM
I'm having the same problem, saving up for school and wanting a doll is so hard! T_T don't want to settle on a doll just because its cheaper, but at the same time its so hard on my wallet.
06-17-2012, 07:34 AM
my first resin girl is a Bobobie Ariel and i LOVE her. i've restrung and sueded her, and eventually plan on wiring her, but i was prepared to do it and i love to tinker, so all that was really a plus.
she's just so loveable.
06-20-2012, 01:02 PM
My first two dolls were Bobobie and Resinsoul. I also have a 5 Star Doll and a Ringdoll with another on the way. Like others have said, buying a doll should be about personal aesthetic and not about price. That being said, I totally decided on the Bobobie Apollo sculpt mainly because of price and it was in stock. He's frustrated me sometimes, but he's by far my favorite doll. I really fell in love with his face sculpt, and I experimented with my first faceup with him.
Some have made a point about s-hooks. I don't know if this was an early design, but the SD boy I bought in 2010 came with s-hooks. So did my RS Ju (MSD girl). They're both floppy - really floppy - and needed to be restrung. I was terrified at the thought, but after looking at some videos on youtube I gave it a try and they're better than they were. Their design is fairly simple, so re-stringing was pretty easy. And even though they are light in comparison to other dolls, they're rather sturdy. My RS Ju has had one or two heart-stopping falls but came out without a scratch.
Though I love the Apollo sculpt, i'm not in love with all of BBB/RS sculpts, so again, it comes down to personal preference. My doll works for the character I had in mind. If you like a specific doll, you should get that doll, and make it your own. Every doll has its pros and cons regardless of price, and you won't know what you're willing to deal with and what you're not until you physically get your hands on the doll. My suggestion is to attend some doll meets in your area if you can. Buying the doll that you want is worth the wait and the saving. :D
06-25-2012, 09:48 PM
I love mine. They're beautiful sculpts, and pose okay (not great. I suspect the double jointed bodies are better) with tightened strings. One of mine stood straight out of the box, the other was was practically falling apart. Haha.
The default face ups are actually really cute. I love June's faceup, and haven't changed it. Darcy's wasn't bad, it just didn't suit who I wanted him to be. They all come perfectly sanded (I'm baffled by the fact that other brands don't do this) the resin colors are gorgeous. I've had June for a year and a half and her color (normal skin) is still beautiful. I just had someone at a meet (who, I might add, had a Minifee and an Iplehouse with her) ooh-ing and aah-ing over June's sculpt and color. Also, on a totally random note, they have beautifully sculpted hands.
RS/BBB's product photos are indeed horrifying. They're very pretty in real life, and photograph beautifully in natural light. Don't let the god-awful company photos put you off. I suggest looking over owner pictures in the DoA "Bobobie & Resinsoul mini discussion" threads. No horror stories here! If you love an RS or BBB sculpt, buy it! And...if you love an RS or BBB sculpt and want a super-poseable gymnast doll, buy an RS/BBB head and put it on a different body! xD Because much as I love them, I'd be lying if I said their poseability was outstanding.
06-26-2012, 12:34 AM
I'm absolutely with everyone who's said choose the doll you fall in love with. It sucks to wait and save, but I wouldn't want to do it any other way. I look at appearance first and if I fall in love, then I look at the price, if they're cheap, awesome, if they're expensive, well, it'll be worth the wait. (saying this as a broke retail worker with lots of bills.)
Onto opinions about bobobie or resin soul themselves, they're nice dolls for the price, the resin seems plenty durable to me, I do love their colors and some of their faces are quite pretty, but again it all depends on what you want out of the hobby. What I want out of the hobby are realistic, very lifelike, natural looking posers, which bbb and rs are not. I find their posing obnoxious, sadly even with suede. They're stubborn, floppy and even on their best day pose like a rigid clunky doll. RS has much prettier bodies, but they are still incredibly stylized, skinny and not realistically proportioned to their heads. If you want a cartoony or fantasy type creature, and like them better as display characters I would say they're awesome, but not really my thing.
And just as a closing I would like to point out that there are plenty of expensive dolls out there that are terrible posers, with unrealistic sculpting, and I would not recommend buying them either, unless you want a stylized display piece.
06-27-2012, 02:43 AM
I have a Resinsoul Rong body and it poses like a dream compared to the floppy Resinsoul Mei my friend has. I love that they offer such a wide range of colors,and their staff is so helpful! My first stringing adventure I had no idea what I was doing and ended up contacting the company for help. They were very kind and walked me through it (via e-mail with broken English :P).
So yes, they are awesome for the price! If you're looking for a starter doll, I would go with the cheap end, so if you happen to drop/stain/crack/scratch/melt/etc you won't have wasted too much money. (Plus they are good practice dolls for modding I've seen!)
08-30-2012, 04:17 AM
I really like RS as a company. I have a RS Ming and I adore his sculpt very much. However his body, mainly his elbows and pelvis are not the best. Since he is double jointed in his arms they tend to slap me, even with suedeing. His pelvis won't let him sit up half the time. I haven't had time to look at his bottom jointing to even think about modding it to help him sit.
In comparasion, I also have a DollZone Feilian and her jointing is better than Ming's but half the time my Ming stands better then my Feilian. In overall quality, I think DZ is better, faceup, resin, and posing wise, but RS is really great for the amount of money. If there is another sculpt of their's I like I would get it most likely.
I don't really know much about Bobobie to be honest. I was able to hold one at a meet not too long ago and I thought she was cute, even if she wasn't my favorite type of doll. Her jointing seemed pretty good though she had a time standing in boots.
11-02-2012, 11:58 AM
I don't think they are badly made at all. I made friends with BBB and RS owners and they put alot of work into their dolls. I think that's the best way to describe them--they can easily reach the beauty of other dolls (especially Apollo from BBB) but it requires work. I don't think first time buyers should get them though because they are so much work. I have a DF-Yanji and stringing him along terrified me at first. If I would have brought a BBB Apollo or a Gang I would be so afraid of the things I would have to and would want to do to it in order to make it what I envisioned. Now that I am further into the hobby though I am completely comfortable with all that including drilling so... Yea XD don't think first timers should buy it unless they are courageous in customizing. I wasn't at first ^^;
11-02-2012, 03:40 PM
Just to mention, if you're looking for a cheaper doll, check out Magical Angel. They're a new company, and their dolls are cheap right now, but they look nice, mine is on the way!
11-06-2012, 04:14 PM
I don't like the actual bobobie sculpts at all. They're so chunky and inelegant, if I was going to buy a doll cast by them I would buy a resinsoul sculpt, which are cast by the same company but are in my opinion so much prettier dolls. The faces and bodies are both a lot moe detailed and beautiful than those of bobobie which to me just look cheap and rushed.
12-23-2012, 04:55 AM
BBB/Resinsoul make really good quality dolls. They sand the seams-leaving no sanding marks,their resin is colored all the way through which is great for modding,and so far I haven't experienced any marbling in their resin colors. All in all,it's a good buy given the price,considering you can buy from much more expensive companies and still have problems. :)
01-04-2013, 08:55 PM
I love my Ya.
Her strings aren't loose at all and my next doll will be from resinsoul again.
I'm in love with those faces.
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