So, i'm sitting here after work, chilling out with my Amazon Kindle and a whole metric butt load of fox dolls...and i got to thinking: For those of us with Anthro dolls, which ones do we find MOST successful? Now, just in case you think i am being a rampant speciesist ^_^, i'm not out to diss different dolls because they aren't my favorite animal, etc...i am mostly concerned with what most BJD owners are i suppose....poseability, weight, value of doll, versatility, style, etc...i hope we can sort of start a little 'potential buyers database' or something, so that those of us interested in the fuzzier children can have some comparisons about those tiny details that the human BJDs get to enjoy. bear in mind, i am really quite new to this hobby, so i may be getting it wrong, but here's my role call so far, with the dolls i own, and ones i have ordered or are planning to order: PIPOS DOLL: (Heero, Limited Bao, basic Bao, Pipos Rooney, Pipos Ringo) In my opinion, Pipos has some of the most delicate, ethereal sculpts and fullsets. they really have fine tuned and cornered their little market on gorgeous, skilled craft...their face-ups are some of the most beautiful i have seen...they seem to come closest to the same aesthetic on the human dolls that lots of people go for...they seem to be pretty reasonably priced as far as dolls go, their fullsets can be pricey, (450 or up) but as tinies go you get really nicely crafted clothing, although their little extras can leave to be desired....My Limited Bao's mail bag is cute, but could be more intricately detailed but his face up is so gorgeous i forgive him XD the same goes for the Rooney i have just ordered. they also have an interesting note that each body is different..the bao is slimmer, more mature, the Heero/Nero/Baha is more childlike, etc. i think that their resin is a little lighter in weight than some of the same sized dolls, but still silky and pleasant to hold. DOLLZONE: (Fox doll, Sheep) Dollzone has some craaaaaaaaazy looking fellows XD it looks like these guys have a tendency to push their sculpts, and they end up with some very unique, sometimes almost odd or frightening faces. In my opinion, their size, coupled with the fact that they have avoided the 'tail' issue altogether, makes them very versatile to dress...they also seem to invite a lot more modding. The sculpts all have the same body type....and it's just a little awkward for me...their shoulders and hips have the same sort of blocky proportion, and there is no distinction in the toes and feet of each different doll. they are really reasonably priced...a fullset doesn't go over 300, and the basics don't go over 200. i haven't purchased a face up on one of these little fellows, so if anyone has some info, pass it on! Luts Zuzu Delf: (Doctor Persi, Nurse Papi, Pilot Papi) I am really impressed with these little guys. out of my 4 different brands of doll, these have the best poseability, hands down (even out of the human dolls i own) although their sculpts are not as delicate as that of Pipos, they have way more articulation, and hold it better. they also have very diverse, beautiful costume sets. At about 330 dollars for a full set, they're a good deal. They have really dear little accessories...well made and detailed. Their resin is weighty and pleasant to hold, and their face ups, while not as...help me out here...soft handed? as Pipos,they have a lot more character. they have magnetized tails (well, the cats do) so that's a plus for clothing! DollFactory PoPo (Pet Fox) These guys get my seal of approval for being so TINY yet detailed! if you get in close to their faces, you find that they have some of the best little details...tiny tiny claws, little nostrils, lips, tear ducts....and that's more than some of the tiny people dolls i've seen. their face ups are a little thick and shiny for my tastes, but they're still lovingly painted. i love how small they are...definite plus for me since i'm not into big hulking monsters...8F...(no offence to the Mecha Angels out there ^_^) they are not very poseable, perhaps because i do not have much experience with restringing/sueding and the like, but they do what they are supposed to, they just don't hold anything too well. They're about 175 dollars with face up, and to my knowledge, they don't do fullsets yet on Dollfactory. Anyway, that's my very rambly information! i'd love to read what others have to say about their dolls, and about dolls that i don't own especially!