Wikipedia+: Ball-jointed doll

Wikipedia+: Ball-jointed doll

by Tom Tonthat

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Overview

This book is part of Hyperink's best little books series. This best little book is 3,600+ words of fast, entertaining information on a highly demanded topic. Based on reader feedback (including yours!), we may expand this book in the future. If we do so, we'll send a free copy to all previous buyers.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Dolls have a long history. Archaeologists have unearthed dolls with movable limbs that date back as early as 600BC, and have found early dolls from Egyptian grave sites dating back to 2000BC. Since that time, dolls have gone through major innovations to better resemble the people who play with or collect them. 1999 marked a new beginning in doll collecting when Japanese figurine manufacturer Volks introduced the Super Dollfie, the first modern Ball-Jointed Doll (BJD).

With articulating ball joints and a solid resin casting, the BJD is a doll that looks, poses, and feels more intricate than the average Barbie doll. The BJD became a niche hit among anime fans, Gothic Lolita fashion, still life photographers, and doll collectors interested in creating and customizing their own dolls.

MEET THE AUTHOR

With a BS in Business Administration, Tom Tonthat has written anime reviews for "The Escapist," video game and television articles for Yahoo!, and the occasional instructional manual. He loves anime, origami, toys, films, television, and comics.

EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK

The titular ball joints in a Ball-Jointed Doll are the source of the BJDs articulation. The ball-joints are located in the dolls neck, abdomen, shoulders, elbows, wrists, ankles, knees, and hips. The ball-joints allow for numerous articulation and posing possibilities that, at most times, are similar to human joint movement. The joints connect together through a thick elastic cord housed inside the BJDs body. The elastic keeps the joints tight and holds the poses together.

Volks was among the first to manufacture BJDs in three popular sizes scaled to human proportions. Other BJD manufacturers have crafted their dolls similar to Volks sizes to the point to the point of being standardized among the BJD community. Yet more doll companies may come up with their own designations to differentiate sizes between their doll lines.

The largest BJDs average 60cm tall, are regarded as being 13 scale to humans, and are commonly noted as SD-sized (Super Dollfie). They tend to look like fully grown teenagers or adults. On the other end of the spectrum are 16 scale, 26cm BJDs that are commonly classified as Yo-SD sized with the yo being translated from the Japanese word infant.

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CHAPTER OUTLINE

Wikipedia+: Ball-jointed doll
+ Introduction
+ The History of the Modern Ball-Jointed Doll
+ Features of a Modern Ball-Jointed Doll
+ Selecting Your Ball-Jointed Doll
+ ...and much more

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014270670
Publisher: Hyperink
Publication date: 02/29/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 513 KB

About the Author

With a BS in Business Administration and a Technical Writing Certificate, Tom Tonthat has written anime reviews for "The Escapist," video game and television articles for Yahoo!, and the occasional instructional manual. He loves anime, origami, toys, films, television, and comics. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/kvalentine Twitter: TravelValenti Site: Travelingvalentine.com

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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