Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Bigger BJD with Finger Prints - Another Innovation

When I first consider adding a bigger BJD in my doll collection, I had my eyes on SOOM’s BJD. Their dolls usually have more mature look and more muscular body for male and full figure for female characters, while most of the same kind in the market are with cartonist young boy look with ultra long feet, and slender body.
Since SOOM are releasing one LE (limited edition) doll every month with a special theme, such as the overwhelming Zodiac characters, I used to check back every month to see if I like any of the new releases. SOOM’s BJDs are full of fantasy, they always come with extra animal feet parts, crawls or extra face with different expression, such as sleeping face, scared face, animal heads etc. You can see the bold creativities of the creative team of SOOM, who are pushing their own boundaries of imagination and creativities. About 2 weeks ago, SOOM has announced a completely new series of new BJD, IDEALIAN, which is very similar to Iplehouse’s EID which has excited many BJD collectors. As you could see from the sneak peek pictures of this new hunky BJD, it has a very detailed muscular body and clearly crafted fingers and finger nails. Most interesting of all, it has “finger print” on each finger.


While many collectors are so exciting about this innovation, out of a sudden, unfortunatley, SOOM announced the cancellation of this doll. I am not sure if it is because they found that they could not bet the EID of Iplehouse, or not being able to fulfill the long overdue orders? Acutally, there have been many complains about their long overdue orders. Some people have been waiting for over 7 months, yet do not have a sign of their dolls!

What a pity that SOOM has to concel this doll. However, just a fantasy thought of mine – How nice would it be if each limited edition of BJD has individual finger prints to indientify them like human being? It should also come with a birth certificate with that particular doll’s finger prints on it too!!!
Picture credit: SOOM Dolls

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