What No-Buy?

Did I say I was on a No-Buy?

Apparently, I must have been mistaken. On particularly trying days, I find myself browsing eBay, etsy, and sales group on facebook for good deals on doll clothes and dolls. I think of it as window-shoppng. I’ll cave every once in a while on a new outfit, but I’ve been pretty good about not making any big doll purchases (I don’t really count my Hujoo Nano Rabi because of how small he is, and with shipping, he costs the equivalent of 3 lunches… Priorities, amirite?). This morning, I decided to check my Promotions folder in Gmail (mostly to see if Knitpicks or Michaels had a good promo code up), and I saw a newsletter from the Junky Spot saying that they have the Hujoo Janus Gato in stock!    

Both photos are from the Junky Spot website. I had the doll in my cart for about five minutes, before I pulled the trigger.
I’ve actually first saw the Hujoo Janus Gato when I was researching anthro cat bjds. I really liked the look of the doll’s face(s) and body, and I thought it was super interesting that the head had two faces on it – a mostly cat face and a mostly human face. The cost also priced it way under most of the resin anthro cat bjds on the market. However, at the time, the only place I found that I could order the Janus Gato was on the Hujoo website, and I didn’t want to pay a lot for shipping from S. Korea. So, I proceeded to put this doll out of my mind, as I had come to terms with the fact that I would probably never own it. Imagine my surprise when I saw the doll’s sweet mug(s) in an email!
Now, I’ve mentioned that I didn’t think I was a very good BJD owner, because of a few reasons. I guess I felt overwhelmed with all of the extra things I felt I needed to buy, but knew very little about, and also I was afraid of yellowing and the idea that the doll would lose value for simply being exposed to light or age. The only BJD I’ve ever owned, a DearMine Dorothy Anthro cat girl, spent 98% of her time with me in a box in a closet. 

I think things will be different with the Hujoo Janus Gato, because the doll is made of ABS plastic and also while not cheap, it’s nowhere near as expensive as a resin bjd. I also don’t have to worry about wigging this guy because of his unusual head. 

I also already have a character planned for him, which I will go into when he gets here ^^ (already shipped, Boom!). Sooo, for the next month or so, I shall be packing my lunch. 

8 thoughts on “What No-Buy?

  1. Oh it sounds like a good buy though. I am interested in bjd but never owns any as I dont want to spend another load of them on them (blythe is already so costy you see lol) can’t wait till yours comes 😀

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  2. Wow, what a cool doll! Hujoo’s always a good choice; they’re much more affordable than so many other companies (probably because, as you said, they’re working in plastic instead of resin) and they have a lot of unusual dolls like this one, too. 🙂

    That newsletter must have gone out right after I last checked my e-mail; I wouldn’t have missed something like this in my in-box! (Now I feel compelled to head to the Junky Spot and see what else they got in stock….)

    I’m having a buy/no-buy crisis right now, myself. I just said a few days ago how I was gonna stop buying stuff, from a space perspective as well as a financial one, right? Only when I said it I’d forgotten that there’s a new Middie Blythe coming out later this month, one I’ve been wanting ever since they put out some promotional shots that were clearly doing “Tangled”…

    Still not sure how that’s gonna turn out; there’s a lot of pros and cons to weigh, and I’m not so good at that. 😛

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    • I honestly never thought Junkyspot would sell this mold! I hope I can give him a good face up, if not, I may send him away for a professional one.
      Ahhhh you mean the rampion girl with the rapunzel hair? She is really cute, and she would be your first middie right? Just to be an enabler, I think you have quite a number of dolls that size (Lottie), so they can share clothes XD. But also, I know you Kickstarted dolls that should come soon right? I don’t think I’m helping weighing pros and cons either…

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      • Yup, the Rapunzel-esque Rampion has been calling to me, begging to be my first Middie. It’s a tough call, between cost, space and trying to be good. (Okay, actually, trying to be good rarely gets a lick in…)

        The Kickstarter dolls don’t come until November…which is definitely an agonizing wait! I just filled out the questionnaire about resin colors and stuff, though, and I’m suddenly filled with self-doubts along the lines of “wait, did I pick the right colors?” (There are four color choices, two pale and two dark. Eliminating the most pale was easy, but trying to decide between tan and dark tan…*that* was hard!) I’ve started thinking up their personalities and stuff already. 😛 No clue of their names yet, but I’m getting an idea of what kind of characters I want them to have. Not sure how I’m going to handle their face-ups, though. I’ve never tried to give a resin doll a face-up before; it’s kind of a scary thought. (But goodness only knows if I’ll be willing to pay someone else to do it!)

        The new Middie’s ship date is like the 22nd, so I figure I can dither for at least another four or five days before I need to make a firm decision. 😛

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  3. So, this is your “Oops!” lol When you already have a character planned for him, how can you resist? He’s definitely an unusual and cute little guy. Can’t wait to see him!

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