One of my favorite BJD companies is Hujoo. My love for them started a few Christmas’ ago when I was shocked to find a Hujoo Wings full set under the tree from my brother. I fell in love with the affordable, customizable BJD’s and have continued following the line ever since.
Along the same line, I am a huge fan of the Hujoo/The Junky Spot collaborations of the past few years, namely cat anthro’s Freya and Freyr (as well as their tiny Nano line). Just when I thought they’d cornered the market on cuteness, they go and release another anthro, this one a completely new animal.
I’d like to introduce you to Phoebe, the newest 1/6 anthro Hujoo/Junky Spot collaboration. Phoebe is part mouse, part girl. Currently, she’s available in two colors: white and light grey. She is made of ABS plastic, which makes her really affordable! Like other ball jointed dolls, Phoebe (and her anthro friends) are strung. They hold poses well and can stand on their own.
At 23cm tall, she’s the same height as most of the human sized Hujoo’s and anthro releases. Her body seems unchanged from Freya’s release. Phoebe has joints at her shoulders, elbows, wrists, waist, hips and ankles. She has double jointed knees, as well. The joints ‘click’ into place, so don’t worry if you hear the joints as you pose your Hujoo. Her neck has a wide range of motion thanks to the much improved headcap, which we’ll get to in a bit!
Phoebe has the same claw like hands and feet as Freya, as well. Her body size allows her to wear most clothing aimed at other 1/6th size dolls.
My dolls, for example, wear a lot of Barbie and My Scene outfits.
Gone are the troublesome headcap issues! Hujoo/The Junky Spot did fix the first editions terribly hard to use headcap for the second edition Freya’s and male anthro Freyr, but have now given Phoebe an entirely different heacap.
I can’t stress enough how amazing this new headcap is. It works magnificently. Unlike the older headcaps that sometimes needed the use of kitchen utensils when pulling them off, this new headcap is off in seconds. Instead of trying to line pegs up into the right spots, Pheobe’s headcap has four insert points, at the top and bottom and on either side. There are no pesky magnets inside the headcap, either.
There is now a stopper inside the headcap and a silver loop that holds the strings, as opposed to the two plastic pegs that used to hold the strings. Because they went away with the pegs inside the head, the eye mech is no longer included. You will need to use eye putty to keep the eyes in place. I’m fine with that, as it frees up space in what was a very cramped head.
Now, onto the fun part, the actual face mold. It’s adorable. Honestly? I think I prefer this to the cats, which says a lot. The recommended eye size for these guys is 14mm. I think that may be a little too small, at least for my taste. The light grey mouse is wearing two different 14mm eyes. The white one is wearing larger teddy bear eyes I received at Puddle 2014.
Phoebe is sold blank, meaning there is no face up option. A few years ago, this would have scared me, but now it doesn’t bother me. I know my face up’s will never be as good as others on the internet, but it won’t stop me from trying to do my best on these blank faced Hujoo’s! If the blank face idea is at all a deterrent to picking up these anthro’s (or any blank doll), don’t let it be. It may seem like a daunting task and it may be hard at first, but at the end of the day, you’ll have a 100% unique BJD.
If you were to try to wig Phoebe, she’d wear a 6.5 wig. However, these were designed to be wigless, like Freyr and Freya. Of course, you’d have to modify any wig you bought to fit the mouse ears.
Gone is the embossed Hujoo logo on the back of the headcap. Phoebe was released with a BJD Shop logo, which is the name of Hujoo’s factory store on their website. Personally, I prefer the logo for Hujoo on the headcap, mostly because it’s way less pronounced and blends into the ABS much more than this new logo, which is very noticeable.
Of course, I’ll put up a post to show these guys off with their new face ups, but until then, all I can say is this. Phoebe is a fantastic little Hujoo. The collaborations between Hujoo and The Junky Spot keep getting better and better. I love the new headcap and the ease at which it can be pulled off or put on. Also, the face mold? Too cute for words.
To order Phoebe, visit The Junky Spot. Click Hujoo on the sidebar and select 24cm. I would recommend ‘liking’ The Junky Spot on facebook, too, for site updates, product promo’s and contests. And stay tuned– I’ll make sure to post photos of Phoebe with her brand new face up soon!!!
What do you think of Phoebe? What animal would you like to see next? Who do you prefer– the cats or this new mouse? Share your thoughts below.
Sample Phoebe’s were sent to me for a fair and honest review. The opinions stated here (as always) are my own.
It looks like Hujoo has something new in the works and it’s a 60cm anthro named Amie!!
And look, it now has a product page! This anthro is made of ABS and will retail around $195.00 (no face up). The face up option will cost you $25.oo more. Of course, for $50.00 Hujoo will blush the body and do a face up. One unique thing about this new BJD Amie is that Hujoo constructed it with plastic joints. I imagine that this doll should pose really well because of that!
This is a strange mold and honestly? I’m not sure what I think about it yet. It looks unique, for sure. It will be fun seeing what people do with this!
Also new on Hujoo’s site is Baby Janus. This one is really weird, but super intriguing. Not much is known about it, but as you can see in photos, this doll has two faces– one human, one animal (cat or mouse). It’s 1/6 in size and will most likely be ABS plastic. Wigging will be a nightmare on these, I think, but the two faces look adorable! The human face on the cat model is so sweet and very Hujoo!
Last, there is Io, the 58cm female. Without a face up, this ABS plastic bjd costs $195.00. Want a face up? Add $35.00. They also have other options available if you want a full set. Io has rubber joints, just like the anthro Amie. Just like Amie, I want to see this in person before making a true judgement. At first glance, however, she looks nice! She’s not as aesthetically Hujoo as I would like, but she’s an affordable SD sized doll and there is nothing better than that!
What do you think of these three new Hujoo‘s? Share your thoughts below.
Hujoo is on a roll. New to the Hujoo 12 cm family is Nano Rabi, an anthro bunny! I’ve been asking for some variety in their anthro line and this definitely fits the bill!
Nano Rabi is a 12 cm rabbit. While I’m not sure what wigs will fit this little rabbit, she wears 12 mm eyes. Nano Rabi currently comes in three colors- white, light grey and pink.
As usual, Nano Rabi is made of strung ABS plastic. She’s sold without a face up, eyes or wig.
For some of us, hearing ‘no face up’ is a bit scary sounding, but here’s the thing– Hujoo’s are pretty easy to customize. If I can do it, you can do it!
Nano Rabi’s body is the same body used for the Nano Freya, right down to the clawed hands and feet.
She’s strung tightly and holds poses well. Nano Rabi has joints at the shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees, ankles and chest. Of course, the head tilts up, down, left and right, allowing for lots of movement!
The thing that I think is most important to talk about regarding Nano Rabi is the unique face mold created for this ball jointed doll. Nano Rabi has an egg shaped sort of head with short pointy bunny ears. The head cap, that has in the past been complicated to take off/put on, works fine. Instead of having two pegs inside the head, there is just one. It’s pretty easy to twist Nano Rabi’s head cap off.
The eye holes are round, not almond shaped like most bjd’s I’ve seen. That worried me a bit, as I wasn’t sure if that meant we would need different eyes for this anthro.
Thankfully, though, my worries were in vain. Nano Rabi takes regular 12mm eyes. They look, to me, very different inside a Nano Rabi head than a traditional almond shaped eye- much more animal like. I really like the effect!
One very important thing to note is that unlike the large Hujoo’s, you will need putty to hold your eyes in. Nano Rabi doesn’t come with eye attachments. It is a little tough putting the eyes into these guys, because their head is so tiny, but hang in there and you’ll get it!
While I would have preferred more floppy ears, I understand that may have been a little difficult to do. I’m very happy with how these guys photograph and am loving that they are pretty much to scale for MiWorld and AG Mini rooms.
Overall, I think Nano Rabi is super cute. The 12 cm size is perfect for a pocket or purse doll, easy to customize, and most importantly, affordable! Nano Rabi is available at The Junky Spot or wherever else Hujoo‘s are sold.
I posted a video review of these cuties on YouTube. Watch it below!
I also recorded footage of the face up process, in hopes of turning it into a video! Stay tuned for that!
What do you think of Nano Rabi? Share your thoughts below!
Earlier this month, I did a quick write up on the new Nano Freya, the new anthro cat from Hujoo and The Junky Spot. Here is the review!
Let’s start off with the basics. Nano Freya is 12cm tall and takes 12mm eyes. While she shares the same name as the 27cm female cat, you can choose to make this little kitty male or female. Nano Freya comes in two colors– white and light grey. Nano Freya is sold without a face up. Also, you’ll need to supply your own eyes for these guys.
I know that some of you aren’t fans of animal dolls. I, however, am a sucker for most anthro BJD’s and these Nano Freya’s are no exception. Starting from the top, Nano Freya’s face is super cute. She has large, round eyes that fit with the Hujoo aesthetic and cat-like features. The head is a similar size to the Hujoo Babies that were released a few years back.
Compared to the 27cm Freya and Freyr, the headcap on these guys is fantastic. No special tools are required to detach the head from the head cap besides your nail. And you don’t even have to break that to take it off! Unlike the 27cm anthro’s, the eyes you use in these must be held in with eye putty. They do not come with any sort of ring to hold the eyes. This works in our benefit, I think, because the head is so small that the less you have to jam in there, the better!
As always, Nano Freya is made of ABS and is strung. Her body is almost exactly the same as the Hujoo Babies. The only difference I can see is that instead of hands and feet, Freya has paws. One thing I really like about this baby body is that it doesn’t have that annoying ‘ring’ around the neck that the 27cm dolls have. It helps make poses look more natural.
This tiny Hujoo body has joints on the shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees and ankles. While the body is tiny, it poses well. I was able to put Nano Freya in a bunch of really cute poses. On top of that, she stands well.
One thing I really like about these Nano Freya’s is that they are very much ‘pocket pets’. They’re inexpensive, which means you don’t have to worry too much about traveling with them. Nano Freya isn’t heavy, but she feels like she has ‘substance’ to her. These are the perfect size to put in your purse and take with you wherever you go.
I quite like these Nano Freya’s. They are a great size and pose well! Better still, they’re affordable. My only concern with this line of exclusives is how many anthro cats can you produce until the concept becomes stale. I’m not sure, but it would be great to enhance this anthro line with a new animal or two. Nano Freya is exclusive to The Junky Spot.
For those who care to watch, I put a video review together on Freya, as well!
What do you think of Nano Freya? Leave a comment down below!
Sample Nano Freya’s were sent to me for a fair and honest review. The opinions stated here (as always) are my own.
It’s no secret that I tend to buy the majority of my ball jointed dolls from The Junky Spot. There are a few reasons why. First, Emory, the owner, only lists products that he has in hand. I’m not the most patient person when it comes to waiting for dolls to arrive so that is a huge plus! Second, he ships super fast and since we’re both based in the US, I get my new doll in days, not weeks or months!
The Junky Spot has two new items that I thought I’d spotlight. First, they’ve added a new resin BJD to their already diverse line up of doll manufacturers- Mystic Kids. I went to the Mystic Kids website to learn a bit more about them, but alas, the ‘About Us’ was a blank page. While I can’t share any company history with you, I can at least share some promo shots of the dolls produced by Mystic Kids.
What I’m really interested in with this doll company are their 58cm dolls. At US $398.00 with a factory face up, they seem pretty well priced. Don’t get me wrong, they’re still a lot of money, but much less expensive than some other BJD companies that want upwards of $600.00 for their SD sized dolls.
Lawrence is my favorite, I think. My BJD collection consists of many female dolls. For years I’ve been on the look out for the perfect male SD doll and he’s definitely a contender. Many male dolls have sculpts that look very, well, female. Lawrence does have some ‘pretty boy’ features, but also has (as my mom put it) an anime sort of look about him, that keeps him looking like a guy. I like it!
The MSD dolls are also reasonably priced at just over US $200 with a face up. These 45cm dolls have faces that are priceless. They also have that anime sort of vibe going for them. I really like their large eyes.
While I’m not over the moon about the 27cm dolls, I thought I’d post a picture of Vanetta here because I instantly saw a character in her– Cardcaptor Sakura.
You may not see it, but I think this sculpt would be the perfect Sakura!
There’s a new anthro in town over at The Junky Spot and it looks adorable. You’ve read on my blog about the Hujoo/Junky Spot collaborations Freya and Freyr. Another new anthro has been introduced– Nano Freya.
Nano Freya is 12cm tall, which is the same height as the Hujoo babies (according to specs) that were released a few years back. Nano Freya comes in two colors– white and light grey. They are made from ABS, just like the other Hujoo’s.
These guys are available now and priced at the very affordable price of US$27.99. Awesome price, right? Like the other anthro’s from Hujoo/Junky Spot, there is no face up option. These guys arrive strung, but without a face up, eyes, wigs, or clothing.
There will be more Hujoo fun coming to the blog in future weeks. Until then, you can check out The Junky Spot to see the new Mystic Kids and Nano Freya’s.
What do you think of these new additions? Do you own a Mystic Kids doll? What’s their quality like? Are you looking forward to adding a Nano Freya to your collection? Share your thoughts below!
Hujoo‘s are triple threats– they’re adorable, affordable, and easy to customize. And here for you today is a review of the newest Hujoo to hit the market, Freyr! Freyr is exclusive to one of my favorite online shops The Junky Spot and is the male counterpart to last years Freya (also exclusive).
If you missed my Freyr box opening, you can check it out here. Here’s a little back story on this little guy. Freyr is 23 cm tall, is strung (like other Hujoo’s and BJD’s), made of ABS, and has the same ‘clickable’ posing ability that traditional Hujoo‘s have. He is an anthro BJD, meaning he’s made to look like an animal.
In this case, Freyr was created to look like a cat. 18mm eyes are recommended and if you were to wig him, he’d be a 6.5-7. Keep in mind, you’d have to OOAK the wig a bit to make room for his ears. Freyr comes in two colors– white and light grey. I received both for this review.
A very important thing to note is that Freyr, like his female companion Freya, arrives at your door without any sort of face up. It’s up to you to create Freyr‘s character with a custom face up. I decided not to jinx myself by doing both face up’s myself, so I asked my mom to do the white Freyr‘s look. In the end, both Freyr’s turned out very different and, if I may say so, very adorable! (As a side note, my light grey Freyr has a dark grey face up, so you’ll notice he’s a bit two-toned at the moment. I plan on blushing his body later to make the difference in tones less harsh.)
Let’s go top to bottom, shall we? As many of you Freya owners are probably wondering, how’s the head cap? Is it a pain in the neck like Freya‘s? Do you need sharp objects to take it off or put it on? Do you need to remodel the pegs that connect the front to the back? Nope. None of the above. The head cap goes on ten times better than Freya‘s. No knives or sharp objects required! I still used an icing knife to get the head cap started, but once I separated it the front from the back, it was off in under 4 minutes. Putting it on was much easier, too.
You’ll notice the difference in the head cap design here. The mold itself has thicker sides and is designed to encompass less of the back of the head, as opposed to Freya, who has a head cap that nearly cuts her head in half.
A big thank you to Emory at The Junky Spot for listening to his customers concerns about the original Freya head cap. This is much, much better!
Freyr‘s face is adorable. I’m not usually crazy about dolls with narrow eyes, but Freyr has won me over. His eyes are slightly more narrow and slanted than Freya‘s open eyes. He has a more ‘cat like’ look to him, actually. You can see clear differences between him and his female counter part.
As far as his body goes, he has he same amount of joints you’d find on other Hujoo‘s, along with his special claw like hands and feet.
His arms and legs are essentially the same as Freya‘s. Freyr holds poses well, as I have come to expect with well strung Hujoo‘s.
The one downside is the knob at the base of his neck. I never noticed it on my Freya, because her head cap never fit well enough to notice, but you can see it plainly with Freyr. There is a knob where his head cap meets his neck that you can see when you tilt his head at various angles. Sometimes it makes his neck area look really strange for photo’s. It would be great if they could make it slightly more ‘fluid’ looking.
As far as clothing goes, just like Freya, he can wear Barbie clothing with a little tweaking. Our Freyr‘s are wearing some of the few Ken clothes we own. The white Freyr is sporting some My Scene surfer shorts that have been fitted for him with a few stitches. The light grey Freyr is wearing some of Ken’s wardrobe. The waist is big in both cases. I hope to pick up some cooler Ken clothes for him next shopping trip.
Overall, I like Freyr just as much as I did Freya! They really are adorable. And even better, they’re an affordable BJD for those of us who don’t like spending hundreds of dollars on one doll. I think The Junky Spot and Hujoo should look into possibly seeing if they can make the neck knob a little less noticeable, but that is my only real issue with Freyr. They did fantastic things with the head cap (yay!) and I look forward to seeing their future releases? I, personally, would like to see a new kind of animal. A dog? Bunny? I’m sure they’d make it super cute! I highly recommend Freyr. He’s a great BJD!
To see the video review, look below!
Do you have a Freyr? What do you think of him? Have any questions? Let me know with a comment below!
I talk about Hujoo‘s a lot on this blog and why not? They’re affordable, crafted well, and easily customizable. Back in September, I added two new Hujoo’s in to my BJD family, Tegan and Rose-Marie, both of whom are The Junky Spot exclusive Hujoo Freya. My Hujoo family has just grown a bit larger with the arrival of the new male anthro BJD from Hujoo, Freyr! Sold again exclusively at The Junky Spot, Freyr has a different cat like head mold and male body. He comes in two colors- white and light grey. Freyr retails for $44.99 and is 23cm tall.
Here are some pictures of a few Hujoo Freyr‘s that arrived at my doorstep this week!
For those that like video’s, I recorded the box opening for these guys!
I’m working on getting these guys proper face ups, eyes, and clothing. Once I do, I’ll be doing a full out video review on Freyr!
Until then, what do you think of Freyr? Did you order one? What kind of face up would you give him? Share your thoughts in the comment area!
A few months ago, I wrote about a new ABS anthro ball jointed doll manufactured by Hujoo called Freya. 23cm Freya is a Junky Spot exclusive release and currently comes in two colors- light grey and white. Because Freya is made of ABS, she is quite affordable– always a plus! The Freya’s below are in white and the limited dark grey (currently sold out). She wears 16mm eyes, which are held in with a mechanism unique to Hujoo. No putty needed!
Freya’s arrive without a face up, so it’s your job to decide what they’ll ultimately look like . We have three Freya’s in our house– two are mine, one’s my moms. As usual, they were strung good and tight upon arrival. Freya holds poses well and her joints seem to click into place more easily then my original Hujoo’s.
The headcap, which has been reworked since I ordered mine, is the only downside to this anthro bjd. Hujoo’s use a peg system to attach the headcap which, to be honest, is always a bit hard to maneuver. Freya’s headcap, however, was incredibly hard to work on and off. My two Freya’s headcaps still don’t fit as they should, which limits their mobility a little.
My Freya’s don’t wear their tails, but they are packaged with tails. The tails themselves use powerful and very tiny magnets, so for safety’s sake, keep the magnets away from your young children and animals.
Clothing Freya is easy because she wears Barbie and MyScene clothing!
All in all, Freya is a great anthro for both those who are just starting to collect BJD’s and those that have large collections. Her face is adorable, her size is perfect, and the price is fantastic! You can find out more about Freya over at The Junky Spot!
For those that like video, I posted a video review on these guys over on my Youtube channel. I’ve embedded it for you below!
What kind of face up did you give your Freya? What do you think of Freya? Share your thoughts below!
Last week, I received three little Hujoo Freya’s in the mail, two grey and one white. Of the three, two of them are mine. The third belongs to my mom who has already given her girl a face up! (Way to go, Mom!). My two Freya’s are still in ‘pre- face up’ mode– meaning they’re hanging out on their paper plates waiting for me find the time to give them pretty faces! I know you’re all anxious to see these new additions to the Hujoo family, so without further ado, here are a few photos I’ve taken of Freya!
Until then, I’ve gone ahead a posted a ‘box opening’ video on my youtube account. I’ve never recorded one of these before, so it was an experience! I hope you enjoy this little ‘sneak peek’!
When the dolls have face up’s, I plan on posting an actual video review and tons of photos, so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Did you order a Freya? What do you think about her? Share your thoughts below!
The Junky Spot is the leading online BJD retailer in the United States. Owner Emory runs a very tight ship with a great line of ‘in stock, ready to ship’ dolls and super quick shipping times.
Over the years, The Junky Spot has been a strong supporter of Hujoo, a BJD company known for high quality, inexpensive ABS ball jointed dolls, and (I think) has had a lot to do with the success of the Hujoo line here in the States.
Emory has been ‘teasing’ his facebook followers with images of his newest exclusive and I’m here to tell you a bit more about the awesome’ness is that about to hit The Junky Spot!
I’d like to introduce you to Freya, one of the first affordable ‘cat’ BJD’s to hit the doll scene. Freya, the newest Junky Spot exclusive, will retail at the crazy low price of $50.00 (US), which is much better for the wallet than, say, ordering a Pipos cat (however adorable they are!). Freya is around 23cm tall.
Please note: The pictures used in this post were originally posted on The Junky Spots homepage/newsletter. The dolls pictured are prototypes, so there may be changes in the final release.
Freya will be debuting in white and dark grey. The original release is limited to 250 per color, but a wide release for the white cat is in the works. There is no face up option, but it can’t be that hard to do a face up for a cat, right?
Hujoo has created a few new elements for this exclusive, mainly creating super cute cat paws and a tail! The inside of the head has changed slightly, as well, and has been updated with a new, more stable way to install the eyes in this adorable kitty cat.
You can see Freya in action in this official Youtube review. It’s a little long, but it gives you some great insight into what makes Freya unique among other Hujoo’s.
I am loving the grey Freya. Seriously. I’ve always wanted an anthro BJD, but could never warrant paying upwards of $200 for something so small. Freya is definitely in my price range AND adorable! Hujoo keeps improving with every doll they release, so I expect that Freya will not disappoint.
You can see a ton of photos of Freya in The Junky Spot forums. Freya is set for a September release, so keep your eyes peeled to The Junky Spot! I’m pretty sure the limited releases will go *very* fast!
What do you think of Freya? What color do you prefer? Are you excited about the idea of an affordable anthro BJD? Share your thoughts!
EDIT (early 9/12): As of last night, the first shipment of Freya (both colors) has arrived. The White Freya is (as of this writing) still available. The Grey Freya is currently sold out. If you are looking for the Grey Freya, don’t worry just yet– there’s another shipment due into The Junky Spot before the limited 250 run is over! Head over to The Junky Spot, click ‘Hujoo’ on the side bar, and then ‘Hujoo 24cm’ for details on the adorable BJD’s!
EDIT (late 9/12): Looks like the first batch of both colors is sold out. Keep an eye on Junky Spot’s page for more info regarding the second shipment!