I have previously reviewed the DBS 1/3 body (larger doll body). And demonstrated how it can be used with a Dollfie Dream Head. The DBS 1/3 body is only available in a pale white color and is best suited for hybriding with the Dollfie Dream Semi White heads.
The problem was I had a lot of Dollfie Dream Fresh (or Flesh) (Normal Color) Heads… and not enough bodies for them… So one Fresh head was always on a pale body and just didn’t look right.
Most recently it’s been my DDP Ribbon head on the 1/3 DBS body because I had a custom Fresh head that looked cute on the DDP body. The DDP body is really floppy but that’s a review for another day lol.
So today my order from Aliexpress finally arrived. I purchased one full 1/4 doll with rooted hair, an outfit (with cats on it) and all of her accessories, even shoes. The one full doll cost about $40-50 depending (Prices change often on Aliexpress with sales and promotions).
I thought at the time I just wanted the doll because I would put her outfit on one of my other dolls – because CATS ARE CUTE lol.
But… once she arrived… I loved everything about her – her face doesn’t look cheap at all… and came with alternate hand poses too – perfect.
In the SAME order – I had also ordered a spare 1/4 body because I noticed in the photos it has the same neckpiece as the 1/3 body and knew it could be used with dollfie dream heads already.
No modding or anything is required. BUT the neckpiece is wider than dollfie dream and it CAN crack the area around the hole in the head where it slides over the neck – I want you to be aware of this “problem” To me its not a big deal because it doesn’t show even if it does crack.
To my surprise – the 1/4 body is a more pinky/flesh color than the 1/3 body… PERFECT – I thought maybe Ribbon would just look better on smaller body – even if it was still too pale — I had NO IDEA it was a darker color – the perfect color for FRESH/FLESH Dollfie Dream Heads.
So remember this:
1/3 DBS Dream Fairy Bodies = color match with Volks Semi White
1/4 DBS Dream Fairy Bodies = color match with Volks Fresh/Flesh (normal)
And with this you are good to go!
The spare body price ranges from $15-30 at times on Aliexpress.
Shipping took FOREVER – especially because of the pandemic. I ordered these in February and It’s mid June and they just arrived.
I think Pandemic aside, they’d arrive within 30-40 days usually. Seems to be my experience ordering anything from Aliexpress – but the pandemic has impacted factory workers and shipping carriers… so I had to wait 5-6 months for my order… ugh.
Totally worth it though….
I won’t be buying volks bodies and/or full dolls anymore.
I like to use Buyee – a japanese proxy to buy beautiful custom heads from Japan Yahoo Auctions. – you can often find a head for around $100 – although prices range wildly from $60 – thousands of dollars. Such is the nature of an auction site.
Etsy also has some lovely artist heads. A few are on my wishlist right now.
I’ll be hunting for a semi-white head for my headless horseman now (that Ribbon is on a much better body).
So in comparrison – Volks bodies without heads cost $300-400, and for 1/10th of that I can get a 1/3 or 1/4 body with the same or similar neckpiece – and a head for $100 (or $40 for a blank head if I wanted to paint it myself) – you can have a complete hybrid doll for $140 – $250.
They are made of ABS – as opposed to Volks that are made of Vinyl. ABS is a hard plastic. It’s also very lightweight… It can buckle when trying to move or pose it — but the DDP Volks official body is rubbish at posing too! Mine is so floppy. Move her and her arms and legs move like a rag doll – it’s almost as bad as this cheap DBS body honestly! – The MDD body doesn’t have this problem (by Volks) – it’s a lovely body – much nicer than the cheap DBS Dream Fairy Body — but is it $200 nicer? Well that’s for you to decide!!
Also if you like your dolls to be more slim and petite or have more mature figures/breasts, you will appreciate the DBS Dream Fairy 1/4 body more than the DDP or MDD or new upcoming Mochi body. This Dream Fairy Body is about the same height, but much slimmer waist/arms/legs – but the bust makes up for the difference, mine is wearing an MDD (custom Etsy) outfit in these images. It also fits on my official volks MDD and DDP bodies fine. So they can share clothes.
Photo left to right: DDP – MDD – DBS
Overall I give this 5 stars and am definitely buying more in the future. I am extremely happy and satisfied with both the 1/3 and 1/4 DBS Dream Fairy Bodies, especially when used to hybrid with Volks Dollfie Dream heads.