It’s been a lonely, boring few months of isolation so I wanted to share the box opening video that I made of my Volks Dollfie Dream 2B. It’s been such a long wait for this doll – I had this teaser poster saved from May 2017!
The pre-orders for her were opened from October 20- Dec 2nd 2018 and she finally arrived last week. The 20 month wait period is something I expect from certain indie resin doll brands but this is a first for me. The delay was in part because of severe damage that affected Volks’ manufacturing facilities last October when Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan.
The delay actually worked out since we didn’t have to pay for the remainder of our pre-order until earlier this year and it helped us with our trip budget to Tokyo in January.
She’s so incredibly beautiful. This video is a bit long – putting on the socks and boots and whatnot took while. >_<" I hope that you enjoy watching!
I wanted to share the box opening video that I made of my Volks Dollfie Dream Saber. The original Saber has been one of my holy grail/ #1 wishlist dolls so I jumped on the chance to get her in the pre-order in autumn 2017.
She’s so beautiful. I hope that you enjoy watching!
I wanted to share the newly released Smart Doll Kanata with you! I ordered her a few days ago and she is already here! I fell in love with her serious face when Danny Choo shared her on his social media and have been patiently waiting for her to release.
Hi friends! This is kind of a follow up to the Stain Treatment video that I made a few months ago. I am going to demonstrate how fast and horrible staining can occur! T___T”
I’m using Sasara Kusugawa (version 1)’s default outfit, which is a notorious and known stain monster.
I always take very good care of my dolls and this “experiment” was the first time I’ve ever had anything stained so much and so intensely. (In order for the stains to show up on video clearly they actually look much worse in person T__T”) I should mention that I haven’t washed or soaked either the Saber Maid or Sasara’s outfits because they are known to continually leech black dye even after repeated washings and it will discolour the white parts of the outfit and give them a bluish tint. If you own these either of these outfits, you’re welcome to wash them but I’ve made the choice not to because I’d rather keep the outfits pristine in case I decide to sell them someday.
I’ve started filming the [Before] part of the stain removal so you can see how effective the Volks Dream Rescue cream is and I’ll post the results in a couple of days.
Err…. enjoy? *cringe*
Dec. 10, 2015 – Update:
Here’s the video showing the stain treatment using the Dream Rescue cream. It’s not a miracle product, but it does work very well.
It’s been a while since my last update but I wanted to share my unboxing video for Sheryl Nome! I ordered Sheryl and Ranka the first day they because available last November, and now after almost a full year they both arrived! I’m so excited to share this box opening with you! I didn’t realize until I was splicing clips together that it was almost 40 minutes long! >__<”
There’s a tutorial about how to put in the CoolCat aluminum reinforcement pieces in this video. If you are already familiar with them, you can skip that part of the video.
Updated information about the outfits:
Valkyrie (Default) outfit: I checked the bustier 24 hours after putting it on Sheryl to check on the blue and red threads that I was concerned about didn’t leave any stains. I’ve put some tape over them just to be safe.
Lion Dress set: the top is lined in grey on the inside. I had Constance (Alisa) wearing it for about 3 hours and the socks didn’t leave any marks on the tops of the thighs or on the bottoms of her feet.
I’ve had updated reports from XOHimitsuOX and thebobness that the threads on the top of the socks can leave stains (after a few days). I personally didn’t have this problem, but my dolls are in a cool, dark space with little humidity. If you live in a warmer or more humid climate then take appropriate precautions! The gloves can stain the hands a little bit where the seams are – it’s a problem with the thread that Volks used rather than the fabric.
Sheryl Casual Date Outfit: The inside of the blouse is not lined, but the black shorts are lined in a pale grey inside. Sidonie (Saber Extra) wore it for about 3 hours and had no signs of staining from the shorts or the socks.
I debated whether or not to do a review of the Volks Balloon Dress Set, since many people already own it, but Innocentsaké gave me a nudge, so I’ll do it – this was third outfit that I was able to get from the Dolpa 33 After Event. I was extremely lucky to be able to acquire three very sought after outfits in one click war. This outfit was originally released in April 2012 to not a lot of fanfare and then all of a sudden it became a highly sought after outfit and it was at the top of the wish lists for many Dollfie Dream owners.
I’ll be honest, I was more interested in the white shoes and the Freesia Flora set when the items of this small collection was announced back in 2012. I jumped on the bandwagon much later after seeing owner photos of the outfit. The Balloon Dress set was so popular that Volks re-released it in a pink colour-way for Dolpa 29 and it sold out right away. I wasn’t a huge fan of the pink version so when Volks announced that they were re-releasing the “Green Apple” colour-way again I was quite excited! This outfit is labelled to fit the SD/SD13, SDGrG, and Dollfie Dream (S/M/L busts). Everything except the jeggings (… jeggings. Jeans + Leggings = Jeggings) will work on the SD16 or DDdy as well, which gives it a lot of versatility. The jeggings would be far too tight to fit on the SD16 or DDdy bodies. My SmartDoll Mirai will be modelling today and she has the Small bust (which translates roughly to the M-bust on a Volks Dollfie Dream).
Yesterday I did a review of the Volks Tree Fairy set from the Dolpa 33 release and today I’ll continue on to review the Flower Fairy set from the Designers Collection. These are very similar outfits however this one is sized for the SD/ SD13, SDGr girl and Dollfie Dream (S/M/L bust). Sakura will be modelling and she has a medium bust.
I was very fortunate to be able to acquire some of the outfits from the recent online After Event from Volks Dolpa 33. Today I’ll review the Tree Fairy set from the Designers Collection. This was a very popular item since it is compatible was virtually all of the 1:3 sized dolls. The Volks website says it’s will fit SDGr Girls, SD16 Girls, Dollfie Dreams with M or L Bust and also the DDdy. Aerie will be modelling and she has a L-bust.
Most of you know that I adopted a SmartDoll Mirai a few weeks ago from TheBobness ^_^ I had her with me at Anime North at the Dollfie Dream panel that I hosted with PlasticFantastic, and she was also at PlasticFantastic’s figure collecting panel and hung out with us at the Nominoichi on Friday evening. She was extremely popular and I was pleasantly surprised with how many people recognized her.
I recently placed an order from the SmartDoll store to order some awesome boots and a couple of other accessories for Mirai and I made an unboxing video when the parcel arrived today. I rarely buy things specifically for one particular doll (I like my girls to be able to share!) but these suede boots were too lovely to pass up!
New loot from Wersaze arrived last week! I threw it in my bags and brought it to Anime North with me last weekend, but here’s a quick video talking about Wersaze’s high-heeled feet for Dollfie Dream (fits DD2, DD3 and DDS), his wrist joint piece and also the Peapod Doll ballet feet that I bought back in 2011.
Hinata was wearing the Peapod feet at the beach at this meetup a few of summers ago.
(Just a bit of clarification – I bought the Wersaze pieces from TaoBao since I was already making an order with my proxy. They were only available in semi-white skin – I don’t know if wersaze will be restocking the other skin tones. I really hope he does >_<"
I've also been unable to find anything except Peapod doll's etsy page, so it's quite possible that they are no longer making the ballet feet. That's sad news T__T" )
When Volks announced last December that they were re-releasing Dollfe Dream Sasara Kusugawa from ToHeart2 I was hoping that they would release her Valkyrie version. Since they didn’t, I did it myself 😉
I patterned & created the armor from scratch over the past few weeks. Everything was made to fit the DDdy3 body perfectly but still have flexibility to move & pose the doll. There are a few things I want to edit (the way the skirt hangs bugs me and the white sleeves aren’t puffy enough >_<") and I do plan on making her shield & halberd later this summer.
Oh my goodness! I’ve been without a computer since July? August? ARRRGH!!! It’s been absolutely aggravating. Well, no longer! Today a beautiful new iMac was delivered to my house and I’ve been uploading photos and sorting them into folders.
I posted a few “placeholder” blog posts in the past few months which I’ll be updating and I’ll be writing up some posts on the doll meets that we’ve held in the last half a year shortly. Thank you everyone for following my small updates on Facebook and twitter 🙂