Ball-jointed doll (BJD) designers (and collectors) are famous for pushing boundaries and redefining norms in the doll world. One example of that is the facet of BJDs growing in popularity which are anthropomorphic in nature. By definition “anthropomorphic” means “ascribing human form or attributes to a being or thing not human …” ( In BJD-land that’s manifesting itself in creatures that are not quite human-like, but also not entirely animal renderings either. They’re called “anthros” for short and more and more doll companies are offering their take on the whimsical “dolls” to collectors.

Do you like them? Do you hate them? I wonder what in our social-economic climate right now has

precipitated these interesting, evocative works?

Check out Pipos’ anthros and see what you think!