Please delete or lock this thread if this topic has already been done. I did a search and could not locate a similar topic. BJD companies have multiplied over the past few years. As a result, more dolls are available to more people in a variety of styles, price ranges and materials such as porcelain, resin and plastic. The DOA forum has thousands of members. Formerly shops specializing in artist dolls carry BJD items and even doll artists created their own version of BJDs to better appeal to a larger customer base. Would you consider collecting BJDs a mainstream versus unique kind of hobby? Why or why not?