I hopped on ebay and bought this:
She's a Korean doll called 'Berry' by Hujoo. (the seller is Junky Spot - and this arrived in under ten days from America - awesome service!)
(Side rant - According to a BJD forum I belong to, this doll apparently doesn't qualify as a proper ball jointed doll because she doesn't meet the aesthetic guidelines of an Asian Ball Jointed Doll.
Uuuuum - she's ball jointed, strung with elastic, customisable, made in Asia and has very Asian features - how is that not meeting the aesthetics?
It's probably because she's made of cheapish ABS plastic, and not fancy-pants polyurethane resin...)
Anyway, I wanted her so I could have a closer look at a commercially produced doll's joints and she was within my budget. I wasn't intending to paint or dress her - I just wanted to take her apart and check out her knees work and stuff...
This and the top photo were taken by the Sprog - who is far too interested in this doll for my liking...But now I have her - I am compelled to complete her - she has such a cute wee personality even without a face - and did I mention I'm going mad?!?
I've prepped her for customising - sanded off her seams, trimmed her eyes and coated the head with three layers of sealant, but now I'm stumped - she needs a face & a wig & a costume & (gods help me) a name! And I can't make up my freaking mind.
So - does anyone have any ideas?
(and thanks for the awesome birthday gift Mum! Love Ya!)