Phoenix Doll

Oct 12, 2017

    1. Website
      Etsy

      Elle Review
      (Anne Pecaro)

      Current Available Heads:

      - Elle
      - Mei
      - Android Mei
      - Liu

      PhoenixDoll's Own Hybrid Recommendations (found in a section referencing Elle specifically, but likely would work for all):
      - Dollstown 18
      - Dollshe 26F

      Resin Colors:
      - Normal (which they have formulated to match Dollshe/Dollstown Fresh)
      - Tan (which they refer to alternatively in the resin color choice drop-down as "Oriental" and is meant to match Dollshe/Dollstown Oriental)

      Has anyone purchased any of these heads and want to talk about them?

      I'm very interested in Liu--I like that the roundness of her face does not result in a lack of detail (she has soft angles to her face).
       
    2. Hi, I'm Lucille Faulkner of Phoenix dolls, I hope you don't mind me commenting in your thread :) Although I can't speak for our customers one or two of them have shared their experience with us.

      Three days ago the lovely Lynn Perkins posted on her blog about her experience with Android Mei

      DollsArtCats: Phoenix Dolls Android Mei

      She even tried her new phoenix doll head on a huge selection of dolls to check the fit and colour match. Very informative.

      then we have Carrie from the youtube channel Carries Doll's and Crafts with this video



      She's seems to really like here new android Mei head as well :)

      If no one else posts here you could try our facebook page, lots of Phoenix dolls owners there
       
      #2 lucillem, Oct 14, 2017
      Last edited: Oct 14, 2017
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    3. @lucillem

      I appreciate the extra resources! I've actually already preordered a Liu in oriental/tan skin (although she may be dyed a darker tan to match the new SupiaDoll 65cm body in tan--still haven't decided, but I want a chubbier/stouter body for her, so the lack of the hip joint will make a mod easier).

      I'm definitely more of a "what I have in mind I'll make it work sort of person, but knowing what bodies fit is definitely nice for those who might otherwise be anxious to be forced to hybrid a doll. And I may have to check PhoenixDoll Facebook through my sister's account (unless I can stalk it without a login--I tried Facebook, but I'm not tech savvy in that way and it ended up representing a version of myself from 7 years ago, which doesn't really help with applications).

      I really love the sculpt--one of the first dolls I fell in love with years ago when I started seriously considering joining the hobby was Bimong Mindulrae (Dandelion), but her face was too young for the type of dolls I liked and I thought she only fit MSD. This past year, I learned she could actually fit small SD bodies and began seriously shelling her as a character, but again, I knew that the sculpt wasn't perfect for what I had in mind and I'd likely have to mod her.

      Then I saw Liu and saw a face with the fullness I liked of Mindulrae (many asian sculpts--like my Or-Doll Anderl, Dollclans Vezeto, and UniverseDoll Blanc have very narrow faces), and a similarly distinctive nose, with more realistically-detailed lips and eyes.

      I still love Bimong sculpts (and I will probably look to acquire one of his super-posable 60cm female bodies at some point), but I very much believe in finding the right starting canvas for a doll. (They tend to get altered even if they're the perfect sculpt.)
       
    4. oh wow awesome :) You seem like you have a plan for Liu then, I'd love to see what you end up doing with her. Will you be making a work in progress thread like with your other projects?
       
    5. @lucillem
      I will make a project thread for this doll. Unfortunately, I am back in school and have not yet purchased the body, so it will be slow going (like my other projects).

      All I can really manage right now is stop/start work on lace wigs, but I do now have holiday breaks which will allow me to get larger chunks of my projects completed.