SAY WHAT?! Common BJD expressions
A glossary of general expressions used in the BJD hobby
|(A)BJD||(Asian) Ball Jointed Doll||Refers to (Asian) (usually resin) ball jointed dolls|
|BW / WS||Beauty White / White Skin||The white skin tone that some dolls have|
|Snow Skin||The white skin tone that some dolls have|
|COA||Certificate of Authenticity|
|Crazy Legs||Loose or tight legs that kick or won’t hold a pose|
|CS||Crescent Shop||A shopping service for people to purchase in Japan|
|DOA||Den of Angels||An online forum for BJD fans|
|EMS||Express Mail Service||An expedited shipping service|
|Fullset / full set||A complete set, as pictured by the artist or company. Often includes a wig, eyes, outfit, shoes, face-up. Can also include addtional products or services.|
|L||Legit||A legitimate product|
|MIB||Mint in Box|
|NIB||New in Box|
|NRFB||Never Removed From Box|
|NS||Normal Skin||A natural caucasian skintone|
|OBO||Or Best Offer|
|OOP||Out of Production|
|One-off||One of a kind|
|R||Recast||A bootleg copy of a legitimate product|
|Resin||Polyurethane synthetic resin or Polymer Environmental Resin|
|Tan||Tanned / Tanning||The tanned or light mocha skin tone that some dolls have|
|UFK||Unfinished Kit||The doll comes unassembled and unpainted|
|WIP||Work in Progress|
|WTB||Want to Buy|
|WTC||Want to Commission|
|WTT||Want to Trade|
|Yellowing||When the skintone (resin) turns yellow|
Expressions used for activities involving BJD’s
|(Body) blushing||Applying a natural looking blush with pastels or airbrushing to your doll’s body|
|Coating||Applying protective spray to (the paint on) your doll|
|Customization||This involves anything you can and want to change about the doll, for instance: wig, eyes, optional parts, sanding seams, painting, coating with a protective spray, etc.|
|Aesthetic||This term is used to sum up all the various types of customization, but is generally used for painting|
|Faceplate||For some dolls, this is the part of the doll’s head with the face which attached to the headback|
|Face-up||This refers to the facial paint / make-up of the doll|
|Headback||For some dolls, this is the part of the doll’s head that attaches to the faceplate|
|Headcap||This is the top part of your doll’s head, which can be taken off to access the eyes and the hook that holds the string together|
|Modding||This usually involves more drastic customization / modification such as drilling earring holes, sanding the face plate to alter shapes, etc.|
|MSC||Mr. Super Clear||This is a brand of protective spray coating. You use this spray to coat your paint and protect the doll from UV-rays and dirt (among other things). It comes in different types such as clear, glossy and UV.|
|(Re) stringing||To restring means to take an elastic cord and string your doll with it. This action is often necessary after cleaning, painting or other actions|
|S-hook||These are the metal hooks used for doll’s heads, sometimes feet and hands|
|Sanding||The sanding of the seam lines that are sometimes visible after casting or altering the shape of your doll|
|Sealing||Applying protective spray to (the paint on ) your doll|
|Sueding||To line joints with suede (although it can also refer to hot glue or silicone being used). This is done to provide more stability for posing|
|Testors/Testors DC||This is a brand of protective spray coating. You use this spray to coat your paint and protect the doll from dirt (among other things)|
|Wig velcro||This is actually stick-on velcro which can be attachted to the head and inside of the wig to insure it stays on.|
|Wiring||To insert rubber/vinyl coated wire into the limbs (arms & legs) of your doll for better posing|
Volks related expressions
|Dolpa||Dolls Party||A Doll convention hosted by Volks|
|DD||Dollfie Dream||A 60 cm vinyl doll line by Volks|
|DP||Dollfie Plus||A 30 cm ABS doll line by Volks|
|Dollfie||Doll + Figure||This refers to the pose ability of the dolls, which make them a crossbreed between traditional dolls and action figures.|
|MSD||Mini Super Dollfie||Mini Super Dollfie are made by Volks. |
MSD are roughly 40 cm tall, or 1/4 of an average human.
|SD||Super Dollfie||Super Dollfie are resin ball jointed dolls made by Volks. |
The term is often used to let people know the general size of a doll, even if it wasn’tmade by Volks officially.
|SDC||Super Dollfie Cute||Super Dollfie Cute are made by Volks. They are about the size of MSD, but with a more mature body.|
|SGR||Super Dollfie Graffiti|
|SD10||Super Dollfie 10||SD10 are roughly 56-58 cm tall, or 1/3 of an average human. |
They are said to look about 10 years old.
|SD13||Super Dollfie 10]3||SD13 are roughly 60 cm tall, or 1/3 of an average human. |
They are meant to look about 13 years old.
They have high-heel styled feet and a more mature, slender body.
|SD16||Super Dollfie 16|| SD13 are roughly 62-65 cm tall, or 1/3 of an average human. |
They are meant to look about 16 years old.
They have high-heel styled feet and a mature, slender body.
|YoSD||Young Super Dollfie||YoSD are roughly 26 cm tall, or 1/6 of an average human. |
They are meant to look like toddlers.
|Yo Tenshi||Young Tenshi||YoSD are roughly 26 cm tall, or 1/6 of an average human. |
They look like little angels.
|Rei Tenshi||These are the smallest dolls by Volks so far. |
They look like little angels.
|Sei Tenshi||Smaller than Yo Tenshi.|
They have a non-jointed torso and look like little angels.
|Unoss||U-noss are made by Volks, but sculpted by Araki Gentarou ( Alechemic Labo Unoa ). |
They are roughly 60 cm tall, or 1/3 of an average human.
They have a sexier, slender body, not like the SD13.
|Oldskin||The skin color they used on older dolls|
|Pureskin||The skin color they are currently using|
|FCS||Full Choice System||You can choose (for the largest part) your own parts and style and Volks creates the doll especially for you.|
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