How to Remove & Change Eyes on an older Dollfie Dream (with video!)

Time to re-visit the topic of removing eyes from DD’s again! I’ve previously written a tutorial on this topic, and made a short video showing how I removed the eyes from DD Rise Kujikawa. I received some feedback saying that although the tutorial was helpful to show how easy it is to remove eyes out of a new doll made with the soft vinyl, older DD girls pose different challenges.

I wanted to test this out, so here is the lovely Sakura Matou to help me out!
Sakura Matou eye change
Sakura was released at Dolpa 23 in May 2010, so she’s made of the old harder vinyl. I had a nightmare of a time trying to pry her headcap off! T___T” I had to use my blow-dryer to warm up the vinyl and then apply brute force! >__<”

Rather than document with photos (since I’ve already done that previously with Hinata), I made a real-time video of me removing Sakura’s eyes. I really wasn’t sure what to expect o_0″


Here’s a close-up of Sakura’s face with her default eyes.
Sakura Matou eye change

And here’s Sakura with the purple CoolCat eyes that I installed in this video. Until some new eyes that I just ordered arrived, she will be wearing these for a little while ^__~”
Sakura Matou eye change

I hope this was helpful to those of you that have older Dollfie Dream girls!

– ♥ Archangeli

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