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Volks Dollfie Dream Rem - Jointed Hand ModVolks Dollfie Dream Rem - Jointed Hand Mod

Hey there DD fans. Recently I got into Dollfie Dreams and Rem was my first DD and my first 1/3 as well.

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Upon getting her, she only included one pair of hands and they were clenched leaving her not able to do much. Kind of sucks considering she was nearly $700...they could've included some hands.

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So I looked into hands and some options. I noticed some custom BJDs or different brands have a different hand mounting then dollfie dreams using wire hooks instead of DD's plastic J hook.

I asked around and nearly all the info I keep finding was that none were compatible with Dollfie dream or can't be done etc etc. I didn't believe that at all personally. So I ordered a set. Cost around $35 on eBay. Preassembled too.

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So naturally the pin doesn't match the dollfie dream pin at all and the j hook doesn't fit.

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The width of the Gap is 1/8th inch so that's the Dremel bit or drill bit you'll need to drill out a channel for the j hook. A lot needs to be removed.

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After you finish boring out a channel it'll look like it has a lot more room.

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Slowly remove material until the hook fits with a little snug movement so it's not loose. It'll hold perfectly just like a OEM hand. You'll only loose the ease of rotating the wrist so you'll just need to pull out the j hook and rotate it then push it back in the forearm.

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Hope you guys enjoyed this mini tutorial if you ever were wondering how to put jointed hands on a dollfie dream.

The beauty of the way I did this mod allows you to use your stock parts without damaging any original parts so you can put your OEM hands back on no problem.

Thanks for reading :)

In the future I may try to get a spare set of wrist rotators and try and attach the jointed hands to those so it'll have easy rotating wrists and a cleaner wrist joint aesthetic. That'll be a bit of a difficult transfer as you'll need to re-tie the bands for the fingers.
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littlebirdzoom (4 dager siden) #68386482Pretty sure you bought counterfeit/recast resin doll hands. So, that sucks a lot because it hurts resin doll companies very very badly. I'd stay off eBay. There's plenty of other websites to buy dolls that are usually significantly cheaper than eBay anyway.
Jointed DD hands exist on YJA, or I'm sure of it. I've seen them many times. Those ones you got are cute, but they look way too big for her.
You can also go to Volks website and buy other hand poses for cheap. It's typical that Volks only gives one pair of hands. With certain sets, like Miku, you get an extra pair of pose hands because she has her nails painted and they needed to be special. Otherwise the price tag is focusing on a lot of other things. There is no "give" or "throw in" because they're not cheap plastic toys. It's very uncommon like the other person said for large vinyl dolls to come with extras unless needed.
Echoing this! I've been in the resin BJD hobby for 15+ years and the vinyl internal frame doll hobby for probably 5 of those 15 and I have never seen a pair of jointed resin hands go for less than about $80. This hobby is unfortunately very expensive (even more so on the resin side of things) and prices that low are always too good to be true for a genuine item. It's really sad when people, especially new to the hobby, get ripped off like this.

Recasting (what the hands you bought almost 100% are) is a big problem within the BJD hobby, especially when counterfeit goods are passed off as legitimate and sold to unsuspecting buyers. If anyone is interested in reading more about it and how it hurts the artists and companies (which are generally made up of only one or two people!) who make these dolls, here's a very good post on the topic: denofangels.com.... Sadly the term "recast" doesn't make it abundantly clear that they're actually counterfeits. I really wish the hobby would make a shift away from calling them "recasts" and towards what they are, counterfeits. Same goes for figures, too.

If the OP is interested in purchasing a pair of legitimate resin jointed hands for their doll, Alice Collections carries stock from a variety of companies! www.acbjd.com/j...
That's not an exhaustive list of jointed hands available, either! Just the first place I could think of that sells a variety of different types.
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Rajke (4 dager siden) #68447664Just an off topic question; How did you see those hands are recast?
not the person that posted that comment and i also dont really get how you would assume they are fake but considering they were on ebay and were that cheap without being secondhand (presumably) theres a decent change they are fake?

actually the price this person stated is pretty damn close to a couple of listings on there of recast hands that look the same as the ones here so there's a big chance these are fake

unrelated but i wouldnt blame the op since if you dont know much about the resin bjd hobby its super easy to get scammed into buying fake stuff. its... a really common problem since recasts are sadly a big part of the hobby.
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She looks great with her new jointed hands. At first comparing the jointed hands with the closed hands the fingers are looking too long. But when you see Rem actually wearing them i think they look perfectly sized. :)

littlebirdzoom (4 dager siden) #68386482Pretty sure you bought counterfeit/recast resin doll hands. So, that sucks a lot because it hurts resin doll companies very very badly. I'd stay off eBay.
Just an off topic question; How did you see those hands are recast?
4 dager siden
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galablue (5 dager siden) #68351803Pretty interesting. I know nothing about Dollfies, but it seems a hefty price tag at 700 dollars to not include hands that open. Is this typical?

Apparently rem is an oddball with closed hands. But she should've came with 3 pairs of hands in my opinion at that price. Open palm, clenched, and pole hand.

Thanks for commenting!
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moeronpan (4 dager siden) #68356189It depends on the doll, but most only come with a basic pair of hands in a neutral pose, so I was actually surprised to read this and learn that Rem came with the clenched hands as her defaults. Those hands are super cute and I like to put them on my own dolls a lot, but being stuck with them would get kinda boring after a while because they're not the most versatile. I'm puzzled why Volks decided they were the most in character for Rem.
There are a few that come with some different pairs - I think Miku had a few different ones and Luka came with the basic hands and some hands that let her hold things like a mic. I know Sailor Moon came with a bunch in different poses too. Otherwise you can buy the various hands separately. They're expensive, but so is the rest of the hobby. It's pretty uncommon for any large doll like this to come with extra hands and I dont actually know any that do other than select Dollfies like the ones I mentioned. (Never heard of a resin BJD coming with them, Smartdolls don't, and 95% sure Azones dont...although their smaller dolls often do)
Congrats on the mod though, I sometimes wondered if it could be done but figured the skin tone difference would be too offputting, and I dont really like the appearance of the segmented fingers anyway. There is actually a dealer that sells jointed hands especially for DDs called GensouDoll, but not outside Japan, and mostly only at conventions.


Yeah that's such a hard thing for anyone to obtain outside of exclusive conventions. Anyone know if GensouDoll sells DD jointed hands online?
This is exactly why I made this tutorial.

Yeah I was so shocked when it was only clenched hands and I was like oof I can barely do any poses with her. So I wanted to make something immediately.

I actually like the segmented fingers as she's a doll so it feels very appropriate. I do Photoshop in many of my serious photos anyways so I'll be repainting the joints as I always do. But yeah I know it's a personal preference but that's why we modify out BJDs.

And yeah my Azone pure neemo 1/6 come with many hand sets. Like 5-6 pairs. They cost like $120-$150. Why can't a $700 doll come with at least 3 pairs. Honestly. Seems like cutting corners and petty.

Thanks for commenting!
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littlebirdzoom (4 dager siden) #68386482Pretty sure you bought counterfeit/recast resin doll hands. So, that sucks a lot because it hurts resin doll companies very very badly. I'd stay off eBay. There's plenty of other websites to buy dolls that are usually significantly cheaper than eBay anyway.
Jointed DD hands exist on YJA, or I'm sure of it. I've seen them many times. Those ones you got are cute, but they look way too big for her.
You can also go to Volks website and buy other hand poses for cheap. It's typical that Volks only gives one pair of hands. With certain sets, like Miku, you get an extra pair of pose hands because she has her nails painted and they needed to be special. Otherwise the price tag is focusing on a lot of other things. There is no "give" or "throw in" because they're not cheap plastic toys. It's very uncommon like the other person said for large vinyl dolls to come with extras unless needed.


Hey there! Thanks for commenting!

I wouldn't think these are counterfeit I'd say aftermarket accessories and they aren't designed for dollfie. I modified them to work with the dollfie. If they are bootlegs of some product that sucks as it wasn't dead obvious it was a bootleg of someone's product and they should make jointed hands for dollfie so that's not my fault. They are actually made for general bjd bodies. If it didn't exist as aftermarket I'd just 3D print a set anyways.

I'd say due to the nature of the modification and the gamble I took to make them work and fit. It's better that these are aftermarket or even a bootleg as there was a high chance of failure or damage.

Nearly 99.9% of my stuff is authentic and I support official companies all the time. Probably got $20-$30k+ of figures and dolls at this point. I also believe in supporting the aftermarket as well. Not everything is a bootleg though I do know bootlegs are a common major problem. Hence why I bought an expensive official rem dollfie. Don't worry about what I buy or the industry. They are making plenty of money off crazed fans. (I see rem, I buy for example...)

Anyways I didn't want to go to volks to buy their hands as I wanted jointed hands specifically and didn't see any options at all for dollfies. So that's why I made this DIY how to.

I personally still think they should include hands as Azone dolls include multiple hands with their dolls. Why can't a $700 doll include more hands especially if they are cheap? It's not an extra or a throw in. It should be a standard with the base bodies to have a set of standard hand options (open palm, pole hand, and clenched)
They can sell fancy ones separately.
Not looking to get in a debate over that.

Anyways again this is a tutorial to put jointed hands on a dollfie as I have not found options online how to do so.

As for the hands, they actually are the same size hands she had on but the fingers are definitely longer and more womanly realistic then short and anime like. I'm actually fine with that until I find a better set to modify as finding matching color and size is hard. This is really really good considering those odds. Can't expect it to be perfect when options are super limited.

If you know of a pair of Dollfie Dream Jointed hands that are available to purchase please feel free to post that. Legitimately interested.

Thank you for reading!
4 dager siden
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Pretty sure you bought counterfeit/recast resin doll hands. So, that sucks a lot because it hurts resin doll companies very very badly. I'd stay off eBay. There's plenty of other websites to buy dolls that are usually significantly cheaper than eBay anyway.

Jointed DD hands exist on YJA, or I'm sure of it. I've seen them many times. Those ones you got are cute, but they look way too big for her.

You can also go to Volks website and buy other hand poses for cheap. It's typical that Volks only gives one pair of hands. With certain sets, like Miku, you get an extra pair of pose hands because she has her nails painted and they needed to be special. Otherwise the price tag is focusing on a lot of other things. There is no "give" or "throw in" because they're not cheap plastic toys. It's very uncommon like the other person said for large vinyl dolls to come with extras unless needed.
4 dager siden
4pt
galablue (5 dager siden) #68351803Pretty interesting. I know nothing about Dollfies, but it seems a hefty price tag at 700 dollars to not include hands that open. Is this typical?
It depends on the doll, but most only come with a basic pair of hands in a neutral pose, so I was actually surprised to read this and learn that Rem came with the clenched hands as her defaults. Those hands are super cute and I like to put them on my own dolls a lot, but being stuck with them would get kinda boring after a while because they're not the most versatile. I'm puzzled why Volks decided they were the most in character for Rem.
There are a few that come with some different pairs - I think Miku had a few different ones and Luka came with the basic hands and some hands that let her hold things like a mic. I know Sailor Moon came with a bunch in different poses too. Otherwise you can buy the various hands separately. They're expensive, but so is the rest of the hobby. It's pretty uncommon for any large doll like this to come with extra hands and I dont actually know any that do other than select Dollfies like the ones I mentioned. (Never heard of a resin BJD coming with them, Smartdolls don't, and 95% sure Azones dont...although their smaller dolls often do)

Congrats on the mod though, I sometimes wondered if it could be done but figured the skin tone difference would be too offputting, and I dont really like the appearance of the segmented fingers anyway. There is actually a dealer that sells jointed hands especially for DDs called GensouDoll, but not outside Japan, and mostly only at conventions.
4 dager siden
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Pretty interesting. I know nothing about Dollfies, but it seems a hefty price tag at 700 dollars to not include hands that open. Is this typical?
5 dager siden
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