The Basics:

Care:

Doll Companies:

Japanese

Korean

Chinese

Western

Clothes/Accessories:

High Tier:

Mid Tier:

Low Tier:

Eyes:

Wigs:

Japanese 2nd hand doll stores:

Many Americans think their used doll is worth a lot of money, therefore a lot of used dolls will go for a lot cheaper in Japan. You can also find rare Volks limiteds more easily there. Non-Japanese dolls are fairly hard to find.

Shipping:

Most companies use EMS only, which means you’ll be paying $20 at the least.
Estimations for EMS shipping (varies by company):

SD sized doll - $50 - 70

MSD sized doll - $40 - 50

YoSD sized doll - $

Some companies have dealers in the US. Check VolksUSA, Mint on Card, Denver Doll Emporium, and Fabric Friends and Dolls. Will usually charge for only domestic shipping. This also means longer wait times, as they order all at once. They also usually have clothes and accessories in stock.

Avoiding recast scams:

This is NOT pro/anti-recast, this is how to avoid scams.

Customization:

Faceups

Body Blushing

Modding

Dollhos:

They will not fit on MDDs, Obitsu ⅙, etc. Stop asking and just get the big doll.

Doll Websites and forums:

http://www.denofangels.com/

http://www.dollfiedreams.com/

Twitter - @ziti_ebooks (DOA news feed)

Contact:

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