The DoA Mod team regrets to inform the community that Mirodoll is now banned from Den of Angels. For a quite a few weeks, we have been examining Mirodoll's recent releases; specifically, their newest 1/4 girl body. The moderator team immediately and unanimously recognized this new body as a minimally modified copy of Iplehouse's JID girl body. We believe it is likely that Mirodoll 3D scanned the Iplehouse body, then modified it in a 3D modelling program, before printing it and subsequently casting it in resin. Mirodoll has shared photos of their 3D 'sculpting process' for this body on their Facebook page; however, they do not show any process of sculpting the actual joints, nor any photos of very early stages. Iplehouse has not yet made an official statement regarding this situation. Many years ago, it was strongly believed that Mirodoll had modified and recast a Dollstown 18 years girl body. At the time, Dollstown did not made any public statements, nor pursued any legal action, so the mod team took no action here on the forums either. We did continue to keep an eye on the company from that time on. At this time, we believe all of these different situations add up to Mirodoll habitually and shamelessly copying other company's dolls to modify and market as their own. They appear to follow a trend with these situations - they slim down the doll they are recasting, remove muscle/bone definition from the pieces, modify the joints slightly, and use their own heads, hands, and feet; sometimes interchanging limbs from previous bodies. It is obvious that the Mirodoll heads, hands, and feet do not fit stylistically with the rest of the body, nor do the hands and feet sit well in the sockets. There is also no logical progression in sculpting quality between any of Mirodoll's offerings. With exception of some identical bodies with height and/or bust differences, each body type is drastically different from all of the others. It has taken us some time to work out the best solution for Den of Angels and the community here. As such, Mirodoll is banned from DoA at this time, as are the following: "70cm Girl Body" (modified Dollstown 18 years body) "70cm Girl Body With Big Chest" (modified Dollstown 18 years body) "New 43cm girl body" (modified Iplehouse JID girl body) "28cm girl Candy" (released after the modified JID body) "28cm girl Polly" (released after the modified JID body) All future releases of new bodies and heads are banned. Mirodoll dolls/bodies/heads that were released prior to March 26, 2018 will still be allowed, regardless of manufacture date, as long as the mod team does not consider them to be suspect. Please note, the mod team is still reviewing all of Mirodoll's dolls. Considering both history and recent news in this situation, we are concerned that most of (if not all) of them may be suspect. We have concerns for some specifically, although we do not have definitive proof at this time. We will continue to research Mirodoll's other offerings. In the future, if we believe that our research proves another body to be a modified recast of something else, we reserve the right to ban any other Mirodoll bodies at that time if we so choose. Spoiler: Currently Permitted Mirodoll Heads and Bodies Heads: Annie Apollo Bunny Daisy Hector Iris Jared Lele Lightning Lili Mika Orlando Peace Peng Rain Sally Thunder Wallace Wind Winnie Yaya Bodies: 1/4 boy body 1/4 girl body 44cm boy body New 1/4 Girl Body 60cm boy body 60cm Boy body with Thicker Neck New 61cm Boy body 60cm girl body 60cm girl body with small chest 62cm Girl Body 65cm boy body 66cm Muscular girl body New 66cm Boy Body 68cm boy body 72cm Boy Body --Note for dollmakers and companies-- Please take some time to review Mirodoll's website. You may want to consider if they have modified and recast a body that you have made. If you think this is the case, please create a new thread in Ask the Moderators, so the mod team can evaluate any comparisons. DoA members can feel free to do so as well, if you come across something you think may be suspect, or if you have any photo comparisons of your own to share. The mod team is willing to rescind Mirodoll's ban in the future, as long as certain criteria are met, of which we have informed Mirodoll. This is a unprecedented situation. Mirodoll has been very popular for many years now. Their affordability and custom resin colors have made them into one of the most-recommended companies for hybriding purposes. However, we believe their low prices are a direct result of them stealing the work other companies have done. With the recent trademark situation, the mod team feels that we cannot allow Mirodoll to continue on as they have been with no consequences. For people who own any of the now-banned bodies, we will ask that you please refrain from sharing them here in the future. If you have posted them here in the past, we will not search out these posts and photos specifically, but we will remove them should we come across them, or if they are reported. No one will receive any disciplinary measures for having posted these bodies before. We realize that this will put many people into a difficult position. It is not our intention to punish people who have purchased from Mirodoll in the past, but we do not see any alternatives at this time. For anyone interested in discussing this situation, please do so in this thread. Discussions about banned companies and recasts are not allowed elsewhere on the forums. Discussion about non-banned bodies and heads may continue in the following discussion threads: 1/3: 2018 Mirodoll 1/3 discussion thread 1/4: 2018 Mirodoll 1/4 Discussion thread If you have any questions about this situation, or concerns that you would like to address with the mod team, please create a new thread in Ask the Moderators. We will be happy to help you there.