Okay, just a fair warning. I advise anyone who wants to buy this to be really, really careful, as I suspect this is a recast. Culur is a well-known recast owner, and she has passed her recasts off as legits many, many times before (to be frank, I have not really seen her state that her dolls are recast on any other site than Castaways, and she was banned from DoA for something related to posting her recasts on there, and she posts her recasts to the Resin Aperture challenges despite the group stating that they don’t accept submissions (or however it works) of recasts). The price is a bit too good for this one to be legit, so if you are to buy, I advice you to ask for any proof that the doll is legit beforehand.
(I don’t normally reblog dolls I even suspect of being recasts, but I think this is important to warn about)
~Doll Chateau Christina~ FOR SALE!
She’s my beautiful fixer-upper project that I spent a lot of time with other the summer. But it’s time for her to fly!!
Everything in the pictures included; $380 including shipping~
She has a few knicks here and there from her previous owner, but nothing terrible.
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Boost. Thank you, Winonaflammery.
I am fairly sure she listed it as recast in one of the Facebook groups
Thanks for your (sorta) confirmation! Someone tell
about this so he can sass up this post; I don’t have something good enough to add off the top of my head
[You complete the ritual perfectly to specification, with the full teacup, bar of tar-soap, and wreath of opium poppies. EasilyAnnoyedCamwhore appears on your dashboard in a haze of cigarette smoke, raises an eyebrow and coughs loudly.]
Good evening, Tumblr. I’m not feeling sassy, but I’m feeling longwinded, so sit on my lap and listen to your bedtime story.
Firstly - I am so disappointed that this is a recast (Why yes, I do just believe everything that WinonaFlammery says. WinonaFlammery could say that the sky was green, and I’d immediately go and get an eye test, that’s how good her judgment is) because someone has evidently put a lot of time into making a fake look really good. That’s a waste of effort comparable only to plaiting a horse’s tail when it’s on its way to the dog food factory.
Secondly - This is exactly what the problem is with recasts. It’s difficult to tell that they’re recast unless you have them in your hand, and even then it’s not always easy. And since prominent and well-liked figures in the recast community are willing to sell fakes as legits, it’s really reasonable to assume that most people in the recast community are fine with that (Sort of like how it’s reasonable to assume that a fan of Henry Rollins might be straight edge). Thus adding “Happy to defraud people ‘in their community’” to the list that we already have of their flaws as a group, which includes “Do not care about the rights of artists” and “Do not care about the legal position of the import of counterfeit goods in most of the Western world”.
Thirdly - You might spot that I put “in their community” in quotation marks. Those were scare quotes, because I really don’t think that you can claim to be “All one doll community” when fake-collectors are happy to defraud BJD-collectors into thinking that they’ve bought a BJD when they’e actually bought a fake. That’s not the action of a good neighbour, and since this is supposed to be a community of shared interest, you’d think that we’d all stick together and not try to scam each other. I’m not saying that BJD-collectors as a whole don’t sometimes turn out to be scammers - As someone recently pointed out, Kazakai was a walking cash-vacuum and he didn’t own recasts - but we tend not to try to sell our dolls as being something that they aren’t. There’s not a large section of the BJD community trying to pass off standards as limiteds, or Bobobies as Sooms, but there is a well-accepted section of the fake-collecting community who try to pass off fakes as legits.
Fourthly - If fake-collectors were actually doing what they said they did; Basically what Atuno does (I have a lot of time for Atuno), of tagging her fakes as fakes and making sure that they don’t get spread around into the BJD-collecting community as far as she’s able to stop them being spread, I’d still think they were a problem, but they’d be a different kind of problem. They’d be a problem to the artists, but not a problem to the community, and thus the community would be in a stronger position to actively remove them from BJD-collecting forums. The fact that fake-collectors aren’t willing to share their fakes solely with other fake-collectors, whereas BJD-collectors are more than happy to only share their BJDs with other BJD-collectors suggests that on some level the fake-collectors know that fakes are inferior.
Fifthly - Oh sod it, I’m tired and this is getting long and I’m sad about it, because now I really don’t want to buy dolls off anyone that I don’t know personally, which puts a lot of the older dolls that I want out of my reach. See my earlier post on buying secondhand and also that if everyone feels like this on an individual level the secondhand market is going to completely collapse, and probably take a good chunk of the community spirit of the doll hobby with it. Get your own cocoa, I’m going to bed.
[EAC vanishes back to his study, leaving nothing but a fading smoke-ring and a handful of pins.]