If you want to take your doll realism to the next level you can select our “Painted Skin” option. This is essentially some extra touch ups on the doll to give the impression of skin blemishes and blood vessels. The process is considered to be permanent but a few people have reported it coming off in areas. The factory have done extensive tests and found that with normal washing and maintenance there is no loss, so it’s possible that some particular cleaners may cause an issue but you’re welcome to consult with us on any products before use.
One of our great customers (Anon) took the time to show the effects of our stain remover over time. It really is miracle stuff which does the job for you.
It was Wednesday 16th of July 2020 when it happened. After spending the best part of 2 years lurking around the Lovedoll website, I finally took the plunge and bought a doll. So there you go, it’s done and it doesn’t matter what doll I bought or how I specced it. No, the key question here is why it took all that time to make the decision to buy. So I gave it some thought, reached some conclusions and decided to share the results with you, a reader that might be stuck in the ‘buy or not to buy’ rut.
What about the Doll?
I recall that I decided very early on what model I wanted. That decision was easy, I remember seeing it for the first time and was sold there and then. I admit that I did look at some others from the site, but in the end, I went for the one that just felt right which is a subjective, personal decision that I cannot really explain to you. I went for a pre-specced model, where the key decisions have already been made. I like that route because if I’d gone down the Doll Builder route I would have been swapping specs from now til kingdom come.Continue reading My Doll and I
Let’s face it, all our dolls are pretty heavy and, if you’re not used to them, you can get quite a shock when you first start to move them around. Here, I’ll give you a few options of how to shift your lady lover depending on her weight and your strength.
The easiest way to move a standing doll is simply to pick her up under the arms, move her a short way and then put her back down again. You need to be careful with the soles of her feet because, if you put her down too quickly on a hard floor you may damage her soles (not her soul – as she may not have one). You can avoid damage to the feet by putting her down on carpet or putting socks/shoes on her.
Another option, especially if you’re carrying a doll up some stairs, is to put her over your shoulder. This can be hard work on the legs but it can save a lot of time if you’d got some distance to cover and is a lot easier on the back.
You can also cradle her in front of your but be careful as this takes a lot of strength and can really hurt your back, especially if you’re bending down to pick her up in the first place.
If anyone has any other suggestions please add them to the comments below and I’ll update this article.
Over the last few days I’ve received a number of comments and messages regarding our recent posts showing some product defects. Some messages have been encouraging, others have warned us that it might cost us business, others have been worried that their doll might have an issue.Continue reading Worried About Manufacturing Defects?
We delivered a doll to a customer today and they were super happy but the head connector had broken. They told us that they were going to super glue it and see how they got on. If it becomes too much of a problem, I’m sure we can replace this but he asked if we had any suggestions if that didn’t work. I’ve only seen this once before a long time ago and I can’t even remember what I did to fix it.
Has anyone experienced this who has a better memory than me?
We recently delivered a doll to a customer and one of the legs was a little floppy. He used the fix we showed in another post and this solved the problem for front and back motion but the leg remained slightly floppy in a sideways manner. He was largely happy with the doll so simply asked if there was a method of tightening up this action. Presently, we’ve sent the following video to the manufacturer and are awaiting a response.
Has anyone else experienced this and/or have a fix?
[Update 15/6/20: the factory have said that this is fairly normal and can be fixed much the same as the other problem, where the leg flops forwards and backwards – let’s see if this helps the customer]
We shipped a new doll to a customer with gel filled breasts. However, upon receiving the doll, the customer said that they were not gel filled but appeared to be air filled.
What do you think guys – gel or air?
[UPDATE 13/6/20: The factory have confirmed that the breasts are in fact gel filled. The customer is happy with the purchase, though I’m still waiting to confirm if he believes this, is unsure or still thinks they are not.]
In the spirit of being more open and transparent, I wanted to kick this off with a product issue a customers is having with his doll. On the second day the customer emailed to say that he believed the left leg had become detached from the skeleton so I asked him to send in a video.
I could see from the video there was a definite issue as the leg does not hold any position and simply flops back to the bed. Having seen this a few times over the years, I believed this was simply a loose joint, rather than a detached joint. Having read something on a forum the customer thought it might still be detached so I advised him to put the leg straight and then pull on it, i.e. as if trying to pull it out of the socket. From this, he saw that it was not detached and felt a little better about the situation.Continue reading Loose Leg
I want to share something with you. I love this work and I think it’s very important. It has helped so many people and right now I can’t think of a better contribution to society than this. However, it also brings with it a lot of problems and they’ve been tough on the soul. I’ve thought long and hard, how to solve many of these problems and I think ultimately, it just requires more openness.
With that in mind you may see me posting a lot of things that would ordinarily be kept under wraps. I hope you appreciate this and that it helps all of us grow…