The following modification isn't my idea. There are various Japanese language doll blogs which explain the exact same thing but they're entirely in Japanese. This might be the first English language blog to describe the procedure. At the very least, I hope it's the first.
If you've been frustrated with the range of movement your Dollfie Dream has with her legs, here's a mod for you.
If you own some version of a Dollfie Dream III or Sister, you might recognize this part as the chest and neck frame. I decided to run an experiment for increasing the movement range by putting together a custom neck joint.
EDIT: If you perform the procedure mentioned in this post, the masking solution will mix with the putty adhesive holding up the eyes. If you ever remove those eyes, you won't be able to reuse the putty adhesive. Yes, I learned this the hard way long after making this post.
Having a few ongoing simultaneous doll assembling projects, one cyborg I built was Platina. (Yes, I named her after the Valkyrie Profile character.)
I decided to build my own 60cm/2-foot-class doll using off-the-shelf parts because I thought doing so might be fun.
I made some rules for building this doll. Those rules are: All the parts and tools used must be off the shelf. They must be parts and tools which can be purchased online, from a national (or international) retailer, or common enough so they can be purchased just about anywhere. No "limited edition" parts or tools are to be used. (Specialized or proprietary tools are OK as long as they can be purchased easily.)
On a different blog, I tried a faceup. I didn't like the sticky residue the matte spray I originally used left behind. I decided to clean things up a bit and while I was at it, I would try to reduce the black around the eye holes.
Let's say you couldn't find a metal doll stand online or at the last Dolpa in North America. Let's say you settled for the plastic DD Stand to tide you over until you could find a metal one. If you did that, you would have quickly discovered the DD Stand is extremely poor in quality and will not support your Dollfie Dream (or another comparably sized doll) to stand upright. If you're such a person, DON'T THROW THAT STAND AWAY. I'm here to help.
Specifically, I wanted a doll stand which would allow a 1/3-scale doll to take a seat. Unfortunately, thechairs being discontinued items made that idea much more difficult to implement than it needed to be. Not seeing any doll stands I want available, I decided to make my own.
Dolls generally include fixed pose hands. The fingers and thumbs can't be moved individually, or more like they can't be moved at all. If you want to have the dolls making different gestures, you have to buy hands in specific shapes.