Statement from Fairyland

nobjdrecasts:

Here is a reply from Fairyland, the company who produce the dolls sculpted by Cerberus Project. Hope you find it as enlightening as I do.

"Thank you for your interest in our FairyLand dolls and here is the translated reply from one of our administrator. He would like to let you know that this…

I’ve put this up before but think its very important to read. So many people think BJD companies are huge.

jenkatdollsnfurryfriends:

SayNoToRecast on Flickr.
Seeing a lot of pro and anti recast confessions passing by my dash again lately so thought it was time to re-blog this here again. Whether or not you believe that recasting hurts the Ball Jointed Doll “industry” in a financial sense, what you have to understand is how this hurts the artists and creative minds behind the dolls. The emotional and psychological distress of knowing your work is being stolen and reproduced at a price that oftentimes seriously undercuts what you can potentially afford to charge and still earn a living / be able to pay for materials and pay the other artists / casting services / other people who help bring your dolls into being can have a realistic and physical effect on people and their ability to still continue to produce the amazing work we all know and love. I have had some experience myself in the past of work that was my personal intellectual property being stolen and I know the impact can be devastating to your ability to want to keep going, feel inspired and continue to produce creative works. I would never be the kind of person to hate or seek hurt on others for their choice to buy or own recasts, that is a personal choice and as someone who is more of a humanist and just not a hater I just can’t bring myself to be like that. All I ask is for people to think about the true impact that recasting can have on the people who produce the amazing ball jointed creations we all know and love.

Well said!

jenkatdollsnfurryfriends:

SayNoToRecast on Flickr.

Seeing a lot of pro and anti recast confessions passing by my dash again lately so thought it was time to re-blog this here again.

Whether or not you believe that recasting hurts the Ball Jointed Doll “industry” in a financial sense, what you have to understand is how this hurts the artists and creative minds behind the dolls. The emotional and psychological distress of knowing your work is being stolen and reproduced at a price that oftentimes seriously undercuts what you can potentially afford to charge and still earn a living / be able to pay for materials and pay the other artists / casting services / other people who help bring your dolls into being can have a realistic and physical effect on people and their ability to still continue to produce the amazing work we all know and love. I have had some experience myself in the past of work that was my personal intellectual property being stolen and I know the impact can be devastating to your ability to want to keep going, feel inspired and continue to produce creative works.
I would never be the kind of person to hate or seek hurt on others for their choice to buy or own recasts, that is a personal choice and as someone who is more of a humanist and just not a hater I just can’t bring myself to be like that. All I ask is for people to think about the true impact that recasting can have on the people who produce the amazing ball jointed creations we all know and love.

Well said!

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So hi. I’m back. I forgot my log in password and had to reset like 3 email address passwords to get it lol! Sorry for vanishing!

bjdconfessions:


I have no respect for recast buyers. It’s not about the money, it’s the lack of respect for the original sculptor. If you can’t show the sculptor/company enough courtesy to get an authentic product, you should be without.

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bjdconfessions:

I have no respect for recast buyers. It’s not about the money, it’s the lack of respect for the original sculptor. If you can’t show the sculptor/company enough courtesy to get an authentic product, you should be without.

Image by +Monica+

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Fairyland’s notice 10th Feb 2014They will now be introducing certificates of authenticity.

Fairyland’s notice 10th Feb 2014
They will now be introducing certificates of authenticity.

If I accidentally get a recast what am I supposed to do? People tell me all the time "Recasts are bad and hurt people, and anyone who buys one is bad too." But if I go on ebay, or doa, or somewhere else and buy a doll I think is real, and when it gets to me I discover it's not what am I expected to do? People judge people for dolls they don't mean to have. Just cause it's fake doesn't mean I love it less or intend to smash it just because. Money was spent, what's done is done.
─ Anonymous

Well I do believe it is each person’s responsibly to follow up on false transactions, by reporting to eBay, forum moderators or Paypal (one or more depending on the situation). After all its only fair on yourself to follow up if you are tricked into buying something that isn’t what you thought it was, especially with Paypal involved as you will be liable for a full refund.

However I thoroughly agree that no one should be judged or picked on for ending up with a doll they believed to be legit. Buying one knowing it is recast is completely different to being tricked by someone, the latter is by no means your fault if it happens to you. Obviously I wouldn’t advise trying to pass the doll off as legit if you know its a recast. In honesty I feel really bad for people that get sucked into this situation by bad sellers. 

I just wanted to say I came across your blog and I appreciate what you've posted. It's not preachy like down your throat but very informative. I'm anti recast, when I first got into dolls you didn't have to worry about getting a fake. Keep up the good work!
─ Anonymous

Thank you very much, some of my posts might be a bit more anger fuelled because the subject does get me a tad…enthusiastic. But I will try my best to keep things on the same level as they have been so far. I’ll admit before we had fakes around the doll market was a lot more trustworthy/trusting. I think trust is one of the biggest things affected due to recasting. I’m glad you appreciate my blog :)

I understand your intentions, but I dont think its your place to 'persuade' someone to sell their recast to buy a legit version. Its their doll, not yours :/
─ Anonymous

I didn’t go out of my way to persuade her. We were talking about her doll and all I did was point out that what she’d paid would have almost been enough for a legit anyway. She wasn’t 100% happy with the recast version so decided the legit was better for her, though she had been somewhat ripped off with what she’d paid for her recast.