A lot of people start out with the "cheap" dolls and move up to the expensive ones. Since I rarely follow any kind of pattern whatsoever, I did the opposite.
I got myself a Hujoo last week. He's a Yomi boy and if he's not the most adorable thing on the planet (other than Baby Alex of course) I don't know what is.
I bought him for two reasons.
1. I was browsing Junkyspot and he was so freaking cute and a total impulse buy...
and 2. I've been wanting a Pullip Dal for months. I know, Hujoo's, Dal's = totally different things...but I have had a hard time deciding on a Dal. They're all fullsets and I wanted to just customize mine...so spending so much on something I know nothing about just to pull it apart and rework it made me nervous (Yet I dropped over 800 on Alex plus a bunch of clothes when I fell into the BJD thing knowing less than nothing. I never said I made sense).
The Hujoo seemed like something I could get for way less and do pretty much what I was going to do with a Dal anyway...make yet another Alex.
Crappy phone-pics aside...I told you he was teh cutes!! I love him, this is only outfit he has (til the stuff I ordered comes in - if it fits), but that coffee I've had forevers is a great size for him, and he can wear Ken doll shoes. Or, er...Justin Bieber doll shoes >.<
I know, but Biebs has great clothing sets! I had to get that purple hoodie for Baby Alex anyway...Now that I have a use for the shoes I want all of them!! I wish he wore punk/goth boots. Alex would would be thrilled. He needs some. For now he's happy to not be barefoot. I have to get a teeny brush and paint his toe/fingernails black. Eventually I'd like to blush his body and give him all Alex's tattoos but I have a few (4) Kara Klums in line for that plus Mini so I'm a little overwhelmed. III is first...he has to have at least his arm tatts for BJDC, and I have to get that rose done. The wings can come later *ded*
As far as the Hujoo goes, I was VERY pleasantly surprised with how nice they are. I will admit, I expected NOTHING and got something that want more of. His body is nice. He poses! His joints work and work well! His head is a little bobbly but I think he needs to be tighter and that will fix him up. I love the eye mech, though holy crap 20mm eyes! That's what Wyn wears (though Wyn's are glass and like giant marbles XD). They're huge in his tiny self. He's about as tall as Baby Wyn only way skinnier and with a huge head...I think he wears about a 7/8...that's what I tried on him the day he came home. I want to get him a blond Alex-wig too (I refuse to have multiple versions of Hujoo Alex!! Srsly). He stands like a champ (maybe it's the Bieber shoes?) and for fun I wired him with pipe-cleaners...though I'm not sure he really needed it.
He's just so fun! I think part of it was the price XD
I'm totally getting another one. I want a tan girl to be a Ganguro girl...I just want a fun, punky girl I can make fur wigs and go crazy with....I've wanted one for a while but since I don't do well with dolls that aren't my characters I never got one...this is perfect! I'm thinking Wing or Berry....
So there you go, my foray into "cheap" bjds XD
Actually it's nice to have a doll I can recommend to people who really like them and are afraid of the price-tag..... :)