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I just got a female Jiaou Doll and was pleasantly surprised. This body is (so far) a superior replacement for Phicen plastic skeleton bodies in bashes. However "she" (and her sisters) is (are) no longer available from the distribution channel I bought from. Does anyone have news or knowledge about how, when, and where these bodies are or will be available, especially though retail channels in the US?
 

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Timewalker toys has a few of them on hand. I was in there yesterday and took a look at them. Didn't pull the trigger yet though, lol.
 

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Cotsworld Collectables has a few V3 Lg. bust W/removable feet. Most of the models available and probably lowest price is on ebay. I got a natural mid bust last week from a seller on ebay. Wasn't positive if it was a v3 until I got it. A lot of the ebay sellers have rather vague descriptions. (V3 steel wrist joint-older models plastic joint) I don't mind the wait buying a jiaoudoll from ebay. But not sure about China Post. This jaioudoll came fairly quickly without problems. But once had a head sculpt turn up missing in shipping. The seller sent another one which was terrific but been leery of China Post since. I ordered a few things recently from a couple different sellers and a head sculpt is past due and the tracking from another seller shows things moving back and forth from my city to Chicago. One of the items was showing tracking in the U.S. But when I checked with the post office, they said it hadn't left China yet. Not sure what to make of that. I talked to the seller about the head and he assured me it should come in a week. I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with ebay orders from China. I mention this because I think ebay is a good source for a variety of jiaoudoll bodies but not sure about reliable delivery.
 

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If no one has been paying "attention", there is a competition to earn our 1:6 $ when it comes to 1:6 seamless bodies.

PHICEN/TBL versus JIAOU DOLL

The way things are PHICEN/TBL is the default, reigning, and monopolistic champ. JIAOU DOLL is a contender, but their design and quality issues from previous offerings hampers them in making a "break through" along distribution challenges they're experiencing in Asia, North America, etc.

I like many others buy PHICEN, but I am open and willing to give JIAOU DOLL a benefit of a doubt with some guarded optimism and reservation.

Some US 1:6 vendors will carry and sell JIAOU DOLL, but JIAOU DOLL needs to earn the "trust" of 1:6 collectors based on the final production design and quality of their latest/newest bodies. They're making and taking the necessary steps, but they still have much work ahead of them compared to PHICEN/TBL.

Collectors like us are creatures of habit and we tend to go with what we know and feel comfortable with. Some are willing to give a newcomer a try.
 

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If no one has been paying "attention", there is a competition to earn our 1:6 $ when it comes to 1:6 seamless bodies. ... JIAOU DOLL is a contender, but their design and quality issues from previous offerings hampers them in making a "break through"
I ordered my "first" Jiaou Doll as a "throw in" with 3 Phicens to see what one was like. Like I posted previously, I was and am "more than satisfied" so I subsequently bought two more. I have been screwed by Asian, ebay, and web-form retailers and had to go to sufficient expense to correct/recover from those screwings to make those purchases "not worth it". Therefore I restrict the retailers I deal with to those in the US who are willing to do business via email, snail mail, or telephone (remittance by Paypal is not a problem). That said, if Jiaou Doll wishes to access the US market they would do well to build retail/distribution channels on this side of "the BIG pond". I also note Phicen/TBL's recent announcement of the S18-S23 bodies. I see this as a response to Jiaou Doll.
 
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