Bobobie (or BBB) is a Chinese BJD company formed by Dennis of Mythdoll, and launched in 2006 with a 60cm girl doll named Sweet. Since then, they have diversified into many different sizes of doll, from 14cm to 1/3 scale. Typically, their dolls are fairly stylised, featuring prominent noses, large eyes, gentle expressions and simply sculpted bodies, although some sculpts do vary from this style. Their prices are comparatively inexpensive when compared to most other companies, and Bobobie has a stated philosophy of making beautiful ball jointed dolls more accessible.
They also sell clothes and accessories, and most ResinSoul dolls are available from their website. They have not launched any new sculpts or bodies since their 50cm line launched at Christmas 2008, leading to speculation that they are focusing on their casting services and their relationship with ResinSoul.
Typically, Bobobie is abbreviated to BBB, and ResinSoul to RS.
Relationship with other companies and casting services
Bobobie is a sister/parent company to ResinSoul and casts their dolls. ResinSoul dolls are also sold on the Bobobie website, although ResinSoul does not sell Bobobie dolls. ResinSoul dolls are not distinguished from Bobobie dolls on the Bobobie website (or on various retailer's sites that stock through Bobobie).
When ordered from the Bobobie site, ResinSoul dolls will by default have ResinSoul bodies. However, it is possible, when ordering from Bobobie or some dealers, to request ResinSoul sculpts on Bobobie bodies, or Bobobie heads on ResinSoul bodies; this service is not available from the ResinSoul website.
The close relationship between the companies has led to some confusion, with ResinSoul dolls occaisionally being referred to as Bobobie dolls. They use the same resin and are cast in the same factory, but have distinct head and body sculpts, and some difference in size in equivalent size ranges.
Default body types and hybridising between the two companies
By default, Bobobie and ResinSoul dolls with come with bodies from their own company; however, ResinSoul dolls ordered from Bobobie’s webpage can be requested with Bobobie bodies, and vice versa. Bobobie heads and bodies are not available from ResinSoul. Some dealers, however, that stock dolls from both companies will label dolls from both companies as Bobobie dolls, which can cause some confusion. In that case, the default body will be determined by the company which designed the headsculpt.
It should be noted, however, that Bobobie heads and bodies are in general larger than ResinSoul heads and bodies, and may give a different proportional effect. The size of individual doll head sculpts may also vary within the same line by the same company, meaning that some heads are more readily hybridised with bodies from the sister company than others. Please see the pages for individual doll lines or sculpts for more detailed information.
Bobobie offer a casting service on request. This seems to be intended for people intending to sell their own doll line, rather than a Minimee type service.
Bobobie and Resinsoul are remarkable for their wide variety of resin colors. They are made from polyurethane resin. The resin used to cast dolls by Bobobie and related companies is comparatively light in weight, sturdy, smoothly sanded and features a distinctive waxen sheen. Colored and tanned dolls are evenly tinted throughout, allowing sanding and modification.
The company's original tan skin, now called dark tan or chocolate, was withdrawn from sale and replaced with their current light tan/coffee shade after problems with streaking and flaws, but can be requested as a special order.
- Normal skin and white skin (no extra charge)
- Light tan/coffee, pink, original blue, sky blue, red, gray, green, lilac (additional charge)
- Dark tan/chocolate or dark grey skin can be specially requested by contacting Bobobie or ResinSoul (additional charge)
- 70cm (68-70cm) (ResinSoul only)
- 60cm (58-60cm)
- 50 cm (Bobobie only)
- 43cm (40-44cm)
- 27cm (27-28cm
- Tiny (14-15cm)
- ResinSoul Animal (18cm) (ResinSoul only)
Dolls come with sanded seams, free acrylic eyes, and are sent with a yellow sleeping bag.
- Basic face-up (+$10)
- Horns, hooves, heads, bodies and hands can be bought separately by email request. Or in the parts sections on Bobobie and Resinsoul's official website.
- Angelesque (UK) (ResinSoul sculpts only)
- Denver Doll Emporium (U.S.) (listed under Bobobie)
- Junkyspot (U.S.) (listed under Bobobie)
- Think Pink (NL) (ResinSoul sculpts only)