All prices are in GBP (£). Last updated June 29th, 2020.
The size of your doll is measured from the top of the head/ears to the bottom of the feet. For quadrupedal creatures, this is measured the same way (as if it were standing on its hind legs), minus the length of the tail (although if the tail is a large feature, this may result in an additional charge). Heights are approximate; the size brackets are more of a general idea of the finished size. If you’re unsure of which bracket you want your doll to be in, please ask!
Medium Doll Base: £700 starting price
Height: ~13” (33cm)
Large Doll Base: £800 starting price
Height: ~16” (40cm)
In many cases, quadrupedal characters will stand better on their own, with bipedal characters becoming more unstable while standing on two feet. If stability is an issue, bipedal characters will need a stand (which is included).
The armature of your doll is like its skeleton. It gives it structure and allows for articulation. Below are the three main options I offer:
Aluminum wire (included in base price) – this is the most economical choice. This is the perfect option for a display only (with the occasional posing), low-maintenance doll. The wire is prone to breaking the more you move the parts around.
Plastic ball-jointed and aluminum wire mix (starting at £40) – the plastic armature is incredibly strong, and will not easily break. Perfect for bigger dolls and for snake-like creatures with long limbs, tails, or bodies. This is a mix of plastic and wire, as some parts could be too small for the plastic armature alone (fingers, arms, wrists, ears, etc.).
Steel ball and socket (starting at £275) – this is the most expensive, but the most durable option. This is closer to a working stop-motion animation puppet and will not easily break. This makes for a much heavier doll but it is very strong. This also included plastic armature for tails and spines. The premium and professional option.
I am happy to announce that ALL dolls are now automatically upgraded to resin parts, printed in a durable ABS-like resin for a higher quality and finish.
Moveable Jaw (starting at £50) – Jaws are set on a steel ball-and-socket joint, providing strength and smooth movement.
Real feathers (starting at £80 for small, £150+ for large, for a pair) – Made with dyed duck craft feathers, these can get tattered if handled too much or not gently enough. Great for a realistic looking wings.
EVA foam (starting at £150 for small, £225+ for large, for a pair) – these are more durable in the sense they won’t get tattered, although the foam is still fragile and can bend easily. Great for cartoony-looking wings, but also works for realistic looking wings.
Needs to be discussed. Cost will depend on the complexity of your requested piece. In some cases, if the clothing is too intricate or detailed, I won’t offer this option.
Length of doll/extra limbs
Complex armatures will take more time and will affect your quote.
Complex paint patterns and fur patterns will take more time and will affect your quote.
Needs to be discussed. Complexity/amount of accessories will affect your quote.