1. It has come to the attention of forum staff that Dollshe Craft has ceased communications with dealers and customers, has failed to provide promised refunds for the excessive waits, and now has wait times surpassing 5 years in some cases. Forum staff are also concerned as there are claims being put forth that Dollshe plans to close down their doll making company. Due to the instability of the company, the lack of communication, the lack of promised refunds, and the wait times now surpassing 5 years, we strongly urge members to research the current state of this company very carefully and thoroughly before deciding to place an order. For more information please see the Dollshe waiting room. Do not assume this cannot happen to you or that your order will be different.
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  2. Dollshe Craft and all dolls created by Dollshe, including any dolls created under his new or future companies, including Club Coco BJD are now banned from Den of Angels. Dollshe and the sculptor may not advertise his products on this forum. Sales may not be discussed, no news threads may be posted regarding new releases. This ban does not impact any dolls by Dollshe ordered by November 8, 2023. Any dolls ordered after November 8, 2023, regardless of the date the sculpt was released, are banned from this forum as are any dolls released under his new or future companies including but not limited to Club Coco BJD. This ban does not apply to other company dolls cast by Dollshe as part of a casting agreement between him and the actual sculpt or company and those dolls may still be discussed on the forum. Please come to Ask the Moderators if you have any questions.
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Criteria and Submission Guidelines for On-Topic Dolls

Jan 17, 2006

    1. The Den of Angels community is built on an appreciation for resin ball-jointed dolls. Our scope is limited to dolls that meet the following requirements:
      1. Dolls must be CAST in polyurethane resin to professional standards. (Dolls or heads 3D-printed in printing-type resins are off-topic.)
      2. Dolls must not be mass-produced.
      3. Dolls must be strung with tension.
      4. Dolls must be articulated primarily with ball-and-socket joints.
      5. Dolls must have functional joints at the neck, shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips and knees. Dolls that do not have these body parts or that have non-human anatomy will be evaluated case by case.
      6. Open-eyed human dolls must have changeable eyes; non-human dolls will be evaluated case by case.
      7. Dolls must not have rooted hair. Sculpted hair must not interfere with movement.
      8. Dolls must have consistent proportion, stylization, and anatomical detail in the body and head.
      9. Dolls must have a fully rendered body that is suitable to display nude.

      On and Off Topic Dolls
      Inclusion on Den of Angels is at the sole discretion of its moderators.
      We use the criteria above to determine whether dolls are on topic for Den of Angels. Threads about new dolls may be locked while the doll is being evaluated. The decision to include a doll on this site is not a product endorsement or guarantee of quality; conversely, declaring a doll off-topic is not a negative judgment against the quality of a sculpt or the reputation of a company.

      It's ok to mention or show off-topic dolls as long as the main focus is on-topic dolls. Off-topic dolls may not be bought, sold or traded on Den of Angels.

      If a Dealer is going to be offering a new doll artist/brand that isn't already present on DOA or that hasn't been evaluated yet for topicality, the Dealer must submit the doll for moderator evaluation. Follow the submission process indicated below. You may present photos supplied by the artist. This must be done prior to making an advertising thread in News.

      Exceptions are made for some doll lines that previously fit our criteria, but which do not meet the current requirements. Please note, these specific sculpts and lines are allowed; it is not a blanket acceptance of all sculpts or lines similar to them.
      • Volks Dollfie Dream lines that use elastic stringing or the DD Inner Frame
      • Obitsu-licensed dolls that use their 40/50/55/60 series frameworks
      • Volks Dollfie Friends Baron
      • Ghost in the Shell Gynoid (2005)
      • Volks Reitenshi
      • Volks Ai-tenshi / Hikari tenshi
      All Grandfathered DD and Obitsu (mini-size and large-size) must still follow the regular topicality rules about open-eye sockets that can take changeable eyes. Only the bodies are Grandfathered, based on the internal structure first developed by Volks.

      You may share off-topic dolls in our off-topic section, and you may share off-topic BJDs that you have made in the BJD-Making workshop. Dolls posted elsewhere on Den of Angels must meet the requirements listed above.
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    2. Submission Information for Artists and New Companies

      If you have designed, created or commissioned a BJD, you must submit it for inclusion on Den of Angels. This includes heads, bodies and full dolls. Each sculpt must be submitted, even if your past dolls have already been approved.

      To submit a doll, please start a new thread in Ask the Moderators with this information:
      1. Photos of your doll from the beginning of the sculpting process to the final form you will be selling. Include any hand-drawn designs or digital sketches that show that this is your own original creation.

      2. High resolution color photos of the nude doll after it has been completed and cast in resin. Show the head from different angles and the full body, if applicable. The photos must show that the casting quality meets professional standards.

      3. How many dolls will be made?

      4. Who is casting the dolls?

      5. What kind of resin will they use?

      6. Will you sell the dolls yourself, or will they be available through a company or distributor?
      We will need time to make a decision, so please be patient when waiting for a response.
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