I didn't exactly know how to pose the title question, but... a lot of people think BJDs are very realistic looking/feeling (including myself). I can't really figure out why that is though - I mean, compared to other dolls, what's so different about them? Obviously there's differences in posing, materials, crafting, etc. - but how do they manage to seem SO realistic? Also, although they are realistic, even without seeing their joints, most BJDs can be clearly distinguished from real people. What exactly is it that makes this so? As for my own opinions, I have no idea on how they manage to look so realistic. Even with how they're crafted, it's still really odd sometimes. As for why we can distinguish them without seeing joints and things - I think that's probably because they're completely devoid of any physical flaws. You know - how humans will have lingering scars that don't look quite right, have uneven eyebrows, enlarged pores, etc. etc. Ideas?