Paint them the way you want.
Mask painted heads
Machine painted heads.Face-up is painted using the mask painting method. Less expensive than hand-painted heads. You can put additional face-up over it.
Face-up is done by a face-up artist.
More expensive than mask painted heads
Painted heads are recommended for custom beginners.
Parabox offers a variety of mask-painted heads and hand-painted heads.
We also offer so many choices of eyes and wigs to go with your choice of head!
Soft Vinyl Heads
All the heads that Parabox sells are made of soft vinyl, the same material that Barbie dolls are made of. Soft vinyl, by nature, softens in the summer and hardens in winter. Soft vinyl can be categorized into three degrees of hardness, they are; hard, semi-hard and soft. Most Parabox heads are considered to be in the semi-hard category. We recommend that you store these in a place with constant ventilation, avoid sunlight and keep them clean.
Soft vinyl can be categorized into three type of hardness, which is hard, semi-hard and soft. Most Parabox heads are considered to be in the semi-hard category.
There are two colors available: fleshtone color and white skin color.
Due to a small lot of head production, each lot might have a slight difference in colors.
The 1/3 scale head offers white skin color only.
Eye opening type
Used with doll eyes.
Eye-pocket type and Non eye-pocket type available.
Molded eyes type
This type of head has molds to guide you for drawing eyes. Also, you can cut out eyes along the mold, to make an eye opening head.
Solid eyes type
You can paint any design of eyes. Also, you can use decals with this type of heads.
About soft vinyl deterioration over time
The soft vinyl head is made of acrylic resin mixed with a material called a plasticizer that softens the resin.
It does n’t turn yellow in years like a resin cast, but If it is exposed to sunlight or dirt for a long time, it may turn yellow or become sticky with oil called bleed.
It is recommended to keep it clean and free from sunlight, with constant ventilation.