Note:: This thread has no intention of bashing, complaining, or whining about the price of any BJD. ^_^ Okay, I got the question today >_< A friend of mine asked why are BJDs so expensive? I was planning to answer with something witty, like "It's because they'll be a memorable friend for life, so the quality counts," or something like that. But somehow... it didn't sound very convincing. ops: So I suppose my question is... why are BJDs so expensive? Is each individual piece/part hand-carved (i.e. feet, hands, faces, ect.), or are they produced my machine? Are they difficult to assemble in general (though I don't think this is the case), or is the resin type simply an expensive quality? I realize the answers to some of these questions may vary between companies, but I'd like a general overall answer, if possible. ^_^ Thank you!