How durable are the skeletons? Is there a tested limit to how many times the doll can be posed and flexed without issue? I don't mean twisting them like a pretzel or any of that insanity, just regular range of motions. Like one test I'd be curious to know about is durability from repeatedly moving from the sitting to standing position. I've heard the hip joints are fragile from some other vendors.
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Edited: Mar 09, 2019
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Yes, please keep us updated, as the other gentleman said, we are all learning about these things. I have read many posts about repairs and recolonization and skin stains... it is all helpful information. Best of luck to you, and sorry about your problem, I hope you get it all resolved
Ive had my doll less than a month and I have a "broken" hip on my 163. Considering its been lying down (rolled on its side a few times) since Ive received it Im somewhat surprised. I was hoping it was a loose nut, but judging from the photos of frames, its likely a weld snap at the T joint. Im weighing what I might do.
"I'll reflect this issue to the factory and get back to you ASAP!" is what MLD customer service replied to my email about the hip fail. That was 12 days ago. David didn't even bother to respond to the email I sent, at his request, claiming he would "work something out with me". The $518.95 I paid for the doll is of little consequence, to put it in perspective, I blew off over $1800 worth of fireworks on my birthday in 17 1/2 minutes! I'm not rich by any stretch but a $500 hit I can handle and chalk it up to "live and learn".
However, if MLD had any confidence in their product they would have at least tried to make this situation right. Instead, they deleted my thread from the forum and are apparently trying to sweep it under the rug. Potential customers should know that there is a possibility of this situation happening to them as well. I'm happy for those of you who have not experienced any problems with your dolls and sincerely hope that remains the case. For many people $500 is a huge extravagance and I'm sure after spending that much most would be really piseed if they used their doll for a couple months and then...snap!
My pictures are a PSA for potential customers like the "unplugged vagina" post, which MLD also deleted from this forum.
Why the hip joint seized I can't figure out. I put some penetrating lube into the joint and was able to move it but believe it has seized again. Though, moving the joint this time was a half hearted attempt, so it may be ok. Just out of curiosity I have decided to see if I can repair her but don't have much hope she will ever be functional to move that leg fully. Not even sure I can get it reattached at this juncture. If I succeed I will be posting the fix on TDF if not on here. (They don't seem to like having an open forum here! Which, in my mind, kinda defeats the purpose of a forum.)
Omg i just lost $500 in this doll
IMO the skeleton durability...SUCKS!!! Hip joint broke in 2 months and 1 week of recieving my doll. Posted a thread (or should I say reposted since MLD seems to have deleted the original) so you can see the damages.
I actually leave mine somewhat loose so I can turn her head eaisily.
Dumb question.... how far do you screw in the head to the body? I've noticed on the standing doll photos the heads look they stay upright like a mannequins.
My 100cm seems the heads weight will not do that with out being propped up against something. I'm afraid to turn it any more. Ideas please! HELP😀
I have a two year old knock off 140 that does that effortless. (Ankles behind ears)
The skeleton seems to be of reasonable quality I believe.
I had an issue with a shoulder coming loose, but was able to repair it.
Hopefully it isn’t a common issue.
I do find that there seems to be a real effort in joint tension consistency. Which should be indicative to overall good workmanship hopefully.
Also, I’ve noticed that the hip, knee, and waist joints are slightly tighter than the shoulder, elbow and waist rotation joints on mine, not sure if that’s only on standing models or not, but again it shows some attention to detail.
Hip joints are the most common failure points I’ve heard about.
This includes virtually all doll makes.
I believe it’s an area that receives quite a bit of stress.
Good question, maybe some other longer time user/owners could chime in on this as well.
The "Standable" dolls have much stronger skeletons than the non-standable. I have a "non" 100cm. Honestly I haven't tried sitting up positions, she mostly lays down or is propped up by pillows. I have bent her knees, moved her wrists and arms. The dolls feel substantial and are much more sturdy than other types.
If you are concerned about posing moving the doll frequently be sure to chose a standable! The screws bolts and structure of the larger dolls is awesome.
Hopefully a few regular posters will help you out!