Statement from Pidgin Doll I've been asked to prepare a statement regarding the similarities between my new 1/4 scale Pidgin Doll and Fairyland Minifee: 1/4 Pidgin was digitally sculpted using my previous 1/6 scale Pidgin sculpt and tweaking her proportions to be a littler fuller and more youthful (less fashion), and more like my early soft-bodied dolls. She was then digitally printed as a solid sculpt, cast in resin, and her joints were then cut by hand. Here are some photos of this process. I do admit I was inspired by the Minifee, a great doll design that I admire, and that I wanted 1/4 Pidgin to be compatible with her and other slim minis. I did NOT however do any sort of recasting and in every way 1/4 scale Pidgin is a unique sculpt. If you'll notice in a side-by side comparison to Minifee - Pidgin's head is smaller, her face is larger (in proportion to her head), her inset eyes are a smaller gauge, her neck is thicker, her shoulders narrower, a smaller bust, smaller waist, wider hips/buttocks, longer legs, shorter torso, shorter arms, smaller hands, smaller feet. In literally no measurement is she a copy of a Minifee. Some of her joints may be visually similar but when you look at each one in a side by side comparison they are obviously different and suited to each of the dolls sculpt. Pidgin parts wouldn't fit into a a Minifee and vise versa. Art is not created in a vacuum. It is part of the creative process to be inspired by the world around you and to take a good idea and apply it to your own work. This is how all art and technology move forward. That said, I respect the Fairyland Minifee and I did make an effort to make sure literally every element of my doll (while still compatible) was my own expression. I would also like to submit this side-by-side comparison of the Pidgin doll's aesthetic consistency from 2013 - 2017.