Jump to content

Jezrah

Veravey

di-chan123

ChrisFhey

Tierparkzone

Kotone

puxlavoix

Chiakisenpai

apag22

DesertPhantom51

BeyondTime

Deyja

Monty

MADh Vinyl

Chise

Testament

Yami Usagi

Kizuna & Chitose

Baldylox

Guest

Creepy Doll Comments

Recommended Posts

Wasabi
3 hours ago, xtedvisuals said:

For my personal experience, people not in our hobby basically find my dolls creepy.  From IRL friends/family to online communities.  Most notably, for FFXIV now that Y'shtola was announced.  A shame but it is what it is.  When I finally started doing toy photography, I am slowly learning to just not care if it's towards mine.  That said, I do take exception to people that take their time to shame us and our hobby on social media like it's the most disturbing thing in the world.  At this point, I will just think it's out of ignorance or malice.

Ah yeah... I wandered over to Reddit to see how the general fanbase reacted and it was a bit depressing. Hardly anyone talked about it at all, and most comments that were made were along the lines of "looks weird", "looks nothing like the character", "way to expensive". 

The "too expensive" comments I expected. Anyone not in the hobby will probably get a shock first time they see the price. But I honestly expected more people to like her, even if she is out of their budget. 

I wan't in the hobby when they announced the Nier collaboration. Was the reaction to those dolls similar? Because I remember seeing the 2B doll, and I was genuinely so impressed by how close her likeness is. She's the first Dollfie that I legitimately considered buying (apart from the fact that I only found out after the pre-order already ended).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
xtedvisuals
1 hour ago, Wasabi said:

Ah yeah... I wandered over to Reddit to see how the general fanbase reacted and it was a bit depressing. Hardly anyone talked about it at all, and most comments that were made were along the lines of "looks weird", "looks nothing like the character", "way to expensive". 

The "too expensive" comments I expected. Anyone not in the hobby will probably get a shock first time they see the price. But I honestly expected more people to like her, even if she is out of their budget. 

I wan't in the hobby when they announced the Nier collaboration. Was the reaction to those dolls similar? Because I remember seeing the 2B doll, and I was genuinely so impressed by how close her likeness is. She's the first Dollfie that I legitimately considered buying (apart from the fact that I only found out after the pre-order already ended).

To be fair, I don't think they (FFXIV reddit) expected a doll, they probably expected something like a statue from Prime One Studios since that's something Square-Enix did for NieR just recently despite releasing 2 Dollfie Dreams 2B & 9S a year or two prior.  But I think they will still find something to nitpick like the price, she doesn't look like her, size of the statue (I imagine they would do a 1/4 scale), etc.  But they got Y'shtola in doll form.  The "dolls are creepy" stigma definitely hit home for the FFXIV base because we have a dungeon boss in the game that consists of dolls that were intentionally made to look creepy so that's one heck of a PTSD for them.  

That being said, I think some of them just want to give negative feedback "dolls are creepy" "she doesn't look like her" "who wants to spend 1k on that!?" just to troll each other.  I think a lot of them secretly want her but just not in a position to do it.   

I think the NieR collaboration reaction was fine.  At least for our side anyway.  Since both 2B and 9S were both realistic in their design, they had to use the Super Dollfie look despite not being Super Dollfies.  We were more concerned about if the blindfold visors had any sort of white lining so we don't stain their faces. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
apag22
17 hours ago, Bellatrix said:

Most of my friends find my dolls creepy lol I am used to it by now. But it always breaks my heart a little.

my friend's husband won't even let us discuss dolls in our group chat. I think he is being over dramatic for the lols, but in reality it upsets me how mean he is to dolls.


🎎instagram🎎

Doll Family: SmD Mirai, SmD Felicity, MDD Liliru (Yuki), MDD Mochi Ashi (Sakrua), Volks YoSD Lin (Eleanor)

Waiting on: Isla Dolls Raspberry, Volks SDM-F-45, Volks SD-F-22

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Wasabi
7 hours ago, xtedvisuals said:

The "dolls are creepy" stigma definitely hit home for the FFXIV base because we have a dungeon boss in the game that consists of dolls that were intentionally made to look creepy so that's one heck of a PTSD for them.  

Calcabrina scaring people is, I think, more of an exaggerated reaction for most people and somewhat of a general meme. There are definitely people that dislike the Anti Tower dungeon because of the final boss fight, but overal the reception of Calcabrina was very good. Most likely because it is a throwback to the FFIV(?) boss.

I do think that you make a good point about people making negative comments because they are not in a position to purchase her. I had not considered that yet.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Monty

I think a lot of the negativity toward Y’shtola is also because she’s on the log in screen (or she was, I don’t know if she still is) as an advertisement, so players are ‘forced to’ see her whenever they log in. A lot of the complaints I see are acting like having to see this doll every time they want to play the game is something horrific being inflicted on them.

I personally think the most hurtful comments are the people who seem to think that the doll could only possibly have erotic purposes (because ‘a doll aimed at adults and not kids’ can only possibly be THAT kind of doll…) and that anyone who wants her is some kind of pervert. I saw multiple comments of people expressing horror and disgust that they ‘heard those kind of dolls are anatomically correct’. (A friend of mine even had an argument on reddit with someone  about this - they kept saying that the doll had to be for perverts if it had ‘that’ kind of detail, and when my friend told them that actually no DDs barely have any detail, they tried to argue that they did??)

Sure there’s a subset of people who want to know their dolls in the biblical sense but they’re not the target audience, especially not for Y’shtola, and I personally feel offended to be lumped in with them. I can’t change someone’s mind if they genuinely find dolls creepy (even though I think a lot of people only say so because it’s ‘funny’ to act like dolls are scary) but it’s way more frustrating when people have misconceptions about the entire hobby and insist that misconception is correct.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BeyondTime
22 minutes ago, Monty said:

I can’t change someone’s mind if they genuinely find dolls creepy (even though I think a lot of people only say so because it’s ‘funny’ to act like dolls are scary)

The point made in the article I posted a few posts back was that because dolls look human but aren’t it’s unsettling to us. They have faces, but don’t give the normal social queues and that bothers us on an instinctive level.

It might be interesting to see a study on why we think they’re cute when others find them creepy.


The difference between Dollfie Dreams and Heroin? Heroin is illegal, Dollfie Dreams probably should be.

“Empty wallets, full hearts.” That’s probably an apt description for the effects of DD addiction

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ragnamuffin
2 hours ago, BeyondTime said:

It might be interesting to see a study on why we think they’re cute when others find them creepy.

I’ve wondered this too. Even within the community, everyone has a different standard for what constitutes “cute” and “creepy”.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Tasuke

 

some people just take to the stylized cuteness generally portrayed in girls and women in Anime and Manga, while others simply do not.

indeed, a deliberate study on the subject really would be most appreciated...


 

Konomi_Yuzuhara_Sig_5-25-21_CROP_RESIZE_

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BeyondTime
1 hour ago, Testament said:

213969491723620dea2b7347a5433c013ec30747


We’re an apex predator whose only predator is us, so looks human is probably good reason for your instincts to get triggered. 


The difference between Dollfie Dreams and Heroin? Heroin is illegal, Dollfie Dreams probably should be.

“Empty wallets, full hearts.” That’s probably an apt description for the effects of DD addiction

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

I have read and agree to the Privacy Policy.