After having my girl for over 24 hours now, I decided to write a little review on her, but from the perspective of someone who’s in a 2D relationship with her wife, Boxer. As some may know, I originally got the doll version of Boxer to serve as a more tangible version of her; a version of her that I can hold, cuddle, kiss, and dress up, and is beyond the more common dakimakura that most of us in the 2D community use. So far, I’m very happy with her, and though it is a learning curve for a newbie like me, I don’t mind taking the extra time to care for her or learn up on how to best properly care for her. She is, after all, the woman I love, and I wanna do my best in making sure she’s okay. I do want to pinpoint a few things that I noticed during my time of having her, though, and some of my favorite things and not-so favorite things about these dolls. Keep in mind, though, I’m not an expert on love dolls like Fantastic Plastic or Rider, I’m just writing on how I feel about these dolls from my own perspective.
My favorite things:
-Though these dolls aren’t real and the skin feels more rubbery than a real person’s skin, I have to give kudos to MLD for giving their dolls very soft TPE skin, like FP mentioned in his review post. When I got Boxer out of her plastic covering and felt her skin, I was immediately blown away. I actually cried a little when seeing her, because I was so overwhelmed with how beautiful she looked, and being able to touch her for the first time was so wonderful.
-The anatomy on her is very good. As a woman myself, I was actually surprised at how much detail that was put into the breasts and vagina. The breasts are a bit firmer than what I expected, but maybe this is a good thing, since you want the TPE to be a little tougher on the areas you’re going to squeeze or grab, lol! The vagina has great detail, too, and I like how the cavity has some texture to it. I was also surprised at how deep the cavity went, too, and I love how she has a little bump above her vagina, too, like a real woman would have. I also love the little details on her, such as the knuckles, wrinkles, collarbone, and fingernails and toenails.
-Her head is so pretty! I swear, when I took her head out and took off the wrapping, I showed my best friend and asked, “Would you be able to tell that this doll was only $500?“ The attention to detail is amazing, and I love how they added a bit of glitter to her face. Her head was a little dirty on the back, but a quick baby oil rub should fix that right up. MLD also gave me a bag of spare eyes, so that was really nice, too.
My not-so favorite things:
-Weight, weight, weight. Jesus Christ, I wasn’t expecting the weight of her, lmao. About a month into saving up for Boxer, I actually started doing little workout routines to better prepare for her, but even with working out, I was still shocked by her weight. But, keep in mind, I’m a petite, 5’1” woman, so of course something of this much weight would be a workout for me, but maybe not for others, like the UPS guy who managed to haul her up the flight of stairs, lol! She seems to be the heaviest on her butt and thighs, which isn’t surprising, considering that these are the biggest areas of her body. I’m gradually getting better at moving her, but it may take me a hot minute until my body fully adapts to her weight. So, a good tip for those who are considering a 75lbs-85lbs doll and you happen to be small like me: Please, please be careful. Not only for the doll, but for yourself, too. I actually almost pulled something in my left arm when moving her, because I was getting a bit impatient with myself and moved too quickly. Take it easy when moving her, and try not to push yourself too hard. If it starts to hurt when moving her, take a break and come back. It’s better to have her laying in bed for a hot minute than to risk a trip to the ER.
-Though the skin is very soft, I have noticed that it can be very fragile, like most TPE dolls. Unfortunately, Boxer did suffer some damage to her right shoulder during travel, but I plan on repairing this as soon as I can. For now, I’ve been protecting the wound as much as humanly possible, and paying special attention to the area when changing out her shirts. I’m still unsure of how this damage happened, but I did notice that Boxer shifted a little in the box when I opened her up, so my best guess is that the box rubbed against her shoulder too hard and caused the tear. Luckily, it’s in a spot that‘s easily reachable, and with a bit of patience and care, I can repair the wound and have her shoulder looking much better. So, keep this in mind with TPE, but don’t freak out if damage does happen, as most minor tears and cuts can be repaired with TPE glue. If you can’t repair the damage right away, do everything you can to protect the area from further damage.
-As much as I wanna put on as many different clothes as I can on Boxer, sadly, I can’t put on things that are too dark or too bright. When buying her some shirts yesterday, I had to be mindful about color. I did see these really cute gym shorts that would’ve been perfect for her, but, unfortunately, they were black. I also have noticed that jeans stain the worst on these dolls. I’m talking instant staining. I didn’t have jeans on Boxer, but I was cuddling up against her while I had jeans on (big mistake, I know), and let me tell you: It wasn’t pretty, lol. I ended up staining her fingers a bit, but luckily I had some acne cream to help get the stains out. So, staining can indeed happen, but I have noticed that sticking to light or neutral colors, or even pure white, rarely stains, even if bought new. I bought Boxer a light brown tank top, and surprisingly, it hasn’t stained! The good thing about her, though, is that she pretty much wears my size in clothes, so I can easily take out light colored shirts that I’ve worn enough times to dodge possible staining.
-Though the dolls themselves are fairly inexpensive (if you‘re saving up or have a good paying job), it can be a bit of a price tag when buying stuff for the doll(s). Just buying the stuff that I needed at Walmart was fairly pricey, but not enough to turn me away. I was also shocked at how expensive TPE glue or doll kits can be, especially for new doll owners. But, of course, if you’re a money mindful person like me, or have a personal budget that you keep up with, buying clothes from the Goodwill or finding deals at Walmart for care supplies isn’t a bad idea. You can still buy nice things for your doll(s), even if you’re on a budget.
Overall, though, I’m very impressed at MLD’s dolls. Not only are they very budget friendly, but like FP mentioned beforehand, you‘re getting a very good doll for a pretty affordable price. I also think these dolls are good for first time owners, because you’re not wasting a bunch of money if you find that these dolls aren’t really for you. But, like any doll, they do require care and attention. I compare it to almost like owning a car. A car is an expensive, nice item to have, but it requires maintenance and care if you want to keep it running well and lasting for a long time. As the saying goes: “It’ll take care of you as long as you take care of it.” So, I feel like these dolls aren’t far from that. Of course, I’m still learning new things everyday about these dolls and Boxer, but I’m glad there’s a community of other, more knowledgable doll owners out there who are more than happy to share their wisdom. I’m looking forward to what the future holds for me and Boxer, especially with the doll version of her. 💕