What options are available to customize my companion?
There are no limits! Sensu-Dolls can be configured in every range of skin tone and body type; pale alabaster to deep ebony; and waif-thin to “generously padded.” We can make a doll with any hair color and style, natural or not, and any iris color/pattern as well.
But, this kind of custom work is VERY expensive, which is why most of our customers opt for one of the dolls from our prefabricated lines. So someone looking for a short and petite companion might look at the 4-foot 6-inch Asian Annie model, while someone looking for a tall and thick companion might try the 5-foot 5-inch Healthy Helga. And people looking for something in between may find the sweet spot with our 5-foot German Goldilocks model.
But these options still feel too limiting. Can I customize my companion myself?
Of course! In fact, there is an active online community of Sensu-Doll “modders” who make a hobby of creating exotic fantasy looks for their companions. Many have made elves with modifications to the face and ears, or with complete changes of the outer skin for exotic skin tones like light grey or frost white. And then there are “nekos,” which are made by affixing cybernetic tails and ears to the companions. In some cases, neko modders even went so far as to make new iris covers with elongated slits instead of round pupils. So just with these examples, it’s clear the only limit for your companion’s appearance is your own imagination.
However, be aware that any modifications made to the hardware or software will invalidate your warranty. This is not to say Sensu-Doll Corp. will not service your custom companion. We will help to repair any Sensu-Doll to our customer’s satisfaction, but for custom companions, we must charge for out of warranty work. This includes the cost of parts and the engineer’s hourly fee.
How long can my companion “live?”
This depends greatly on the options you choose for your companion, and upon you, the owner. Many companions often have equipment malfunctions around 4-6 years, but if repaired, these same companions could have a useful service life of up to 20 years. Whether your companion has a long “life” is entirely up to you, but most owners who experience a mechanical failure of their companion opt for repairs. We’re fairly confident that after you’ve owned a Sensu-Doll for a while, you’ll feel the same way.