Episode 23: Ghost in the Resin Shell
Our doll hobby has this odd thing we call “shelling a character”. We enjoy adding a little character to our hard resin human forms. But why? And where did this tradition come from?
16 Aug 2018
Episode 25: 2B or not 2B? Art is in Question.
Why do we spend our hard earned money, and sometimes large sums of it, on dolls? Lindsey and Rebecca discuss the value of art, both monetarily and the benefits it can add to our lives.
3 Nov 2018
Episode 12: Rescue Can Be Fun! Doll Repairs
Last month we covered willingly changing the color of your resin… but what happens when it isn’t a planned change? UV rays can yellow resins, and pigments from fabrics can stain vinyl… and then what do you do? Learn how to repair these and other common issues with ABJD and vinyl dolls.
7 Mar 2017
Episode 17: Basic Camera Shenanigans
Photography is a great way to play with your dolls. But, when you look at photos from other collectors, your own may seem… lackluster. Learn some basic tips and a bit of science to take fantastic photos!
11 Nov 2017
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Episode 21: Recasts
What are recasts? Why do people buy them? Why shouldn’t you buy them? How can you avoid buying them? Learn all this and more in this rather long episode!
14 May 2018
AnimeNYC 2017: Smart Doll and Danny Choo
Join Rebecca as she interviews Danny Choo at AnimeNYC 2017! Learn about Smart Doll, and the design choices that Danny Choo has made for the dolls and company.
27 Nov 2017
Kogaracon 2019: Shizusan
Last Saturday Rebecca caught up with Shizusan at Kogaracon. Listen to a fun chat pulling away the curtain on the media creation process.
16 Apr 2019
Episode 19: Enabling- Better Than It Sounds
Those within the hobby will often feel flattered to be called an enabler. Those outside the hobby have negative feelings towards the title… So what exactly is a “Doll Enabler”? Special guests Professor Darren Ashmore and Katizua.
20 Feb 2018
Episode 16: Body Image, BSI, and BJD
Dolls start as but a ball of clay… or a blank digital file… which means every curve and joint and measurement and color are an active choice. Join Rebecca and Lindsey as they muse over how these choices affect their collectors.
24 Oct 2017
Episode 9: A Not so Brief History of the Super Dollfie
There is a lot more to Volks than we can cover in one hour! We go over the humble beginngs of the Super Dollfie, then go through a timeline, trying to put the development of the Super Dollife in context within the hobby as it the Super Dollfie develops into the modern day models. Also, Happy Birthday Volks!
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Episode 24: The Eyes Have It
Perhaps it was the entrancing, captivating doll’s eyes which brought you into the BJD hobby. They seem to follow you, just a bit. And if you ask someone not used to our dolls, perhaps they stare into our souls. Learn about making, buying, and placing eyes in your dolls!
22 Sep 2018
Episode 14: Get Your Face On
Painting a Face-Up can be one of the most rewarding projects to work on with your doll. And it’s not as difficult as it seems, though it does take practice to get professional looking results. In this episode we discuss techniques, materials, and common Face-Up blunders.
15 May 2017
Episode 11: Beyond the Face-Up- Working with Resin
Okay, we'll admit it. Resin isn't the easiest material to work with. The dust can be toxic, sculpting new parts is hard, and dyeing doll parts can be messy and finicky. But we believe in you! Sit back and learn a bit about the wide world of doll modifications!
1 Feb 2017
Episode 29: Crunchyroll Hime Project Reflections
Our first project review! Hear what it takes to create a 1/3 scale cosplay of Crunchyroll Hime.
15 Sep 2019
Episode 26: AnimeNYC 2018
Volks and Smart Doll attended AnimeNYC 2018, and Rebecca did too! A fun and friendly chat about cons, anime dolls, and how the two companies approached the convention.
23 Dec 2018