Dollfie Dream meet at Doll North (Anime North) next week!

Any Dollfie Dream owning comrades out there coming to Anime North 2013?

If so, bring the girls out for a meetup at the Dollfie Dream panels at Doll North on Friday, May 24, 2013.

PlasticFantastic and I will be presenting 2 panels on Dollfie Dreams and we’d love to have you and your dolls attend. Our panels will be starting at 7:00pm and 8:00pm in the Crowne Plaza Toronto Airport Hotel (33 Carlson Court, Toronto, Ontario, M9W 6H5)

Each panel will have a slightly different focus – so we’ve nicknamed them Dollfie Dream 101 and Dollfie Dream 201! ^__~”

Melisande & Gabrielle

We will be discussing things such as:
– A brief history of Volks and Dollfie Dreams
– Basic care and maintenance
– Evolution and differences between body types
– How to get a DD
– Modifications
– Customization

If there are other topics you’d like us to discuss, please leave a comment!

Here’s a picture from the Dollfie Dream panel last year 🙂

Doll North at Anime North 2012

For more information about 6th annual Doll North, visit the Anime North website! There is lots of exciting doll programming and it’s not only about resin BJDS’s – Blythe dolls, Monster High, all are welcome!

I hope to meet some of you there!

♥ Archangeli

Holiday Mini-Meets

Happy Holidays everyone! I’ve had a few small Christmas doll gatherings at my house in the past few weeks but I’ve been quite busy at work so everything will be lumped into one long post!

A few weeks ago PlasticFantastic brought Nia, Lily and Maya over to help decorate the Christmas Tree!

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Holiday Doll Meet in Vancouver – December 15, 2012

Last weekend I had the good luck to be in Vancouver the same time as the big holiday-season doll meetup in Vancouver! I was only able to stop by for a couple of hours before running off to work, but it was so nice to see my Vancouver-based doll friends and meet some new ones too!

The meet was in the party room of one of the member’s condo, and it was a nice casual meet with many different types of dolls. I’ve never attended such a large meetup before but I felt right at home since the members are very friendly and I’ve met several Vancouver-based doll owners over the past year or so ^__^”

Christmas Doll Meat in Vancouver

Unfortunately I left my brain in Toronto, and forgot to bring my doll carrier bag with me (*sigh*) so I had no dollies of my own with me, so I went around taking pictures of everyone else’s dolls instead.
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Welcome Home Dollfie Dream Sakura Matou!

Today a few of my girls helped me to formally welcome home the newest Dollfie Dream the family! Aerie, Serena, Lily, Rin and Médée would like to introduce Sakura Matou!

Sakura Matou Arrives!

I’m very excited to have Rin Tohsaka’s sister from Fate/Stay Night, but she is also Serena’s sister since I adopted her from my late friend D.ark. I’m very honoured to be able to give this pretty girl a loving new home.

Sakura Matou Arrives!

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Dollfie Dream Hallowe’en Meetup in Toronto – October 27, 2012

Last Saturday some members of the local Dollfie Dream community got together for a nice afternoon out with our dolls! We met for lunch downtown at the Marché restaurant and there was a wonderful gathering of beautiful dolls! This is an early group shot – a few girls came later ^__^”
Group

I guess I’ll start by introducing some of these lovely girls!
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A Small Doll Meat in Vancouver!

Last Saturday I was in beautiful Vancouver and met up with puppy52, bluestarbaby, LightningSabre, ItSid8 and Kentaro for breakfast downtown. It was a gorgeous day – and also bluestarbaby’s birthday! We met up for breakfast at De Dutch at the Vancouver Convention Centre and gorged ourselves on tasty Pannekoeken and other breakfast fare. The Vancouverites have an inside joke of calling doll meets “doll meats” – mmmm sexy meat! LOL

Meiko, Annalise, Saya and Lin at De Dutch
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Mini meet-up at my house!

Today whitefrosty and Machiko came over for a little bit to hang out and play around with my dolls. Machiko’s yo-SD Sora was still at my place, but she also brought over the LUTS winter event head from last year to try out on Thaddeus’ body.

Thaddeus, Annalise and Sora look like a cute BJD family – except that Anna isn’t resin! ^__~”
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Sora Dreams of London

Last Saturday I had my sister’s little yo-SD with me when I visited the Volks USA showroom. Little Sora got very comfortable on this bench, fell asleep and had a strange dream. It must have been influenced by the Olympic Games and London themed photo-space he was relaxing in.

Sora relaxing on a bench

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It’s a lovely day in merry, old England. Sora is sitting on a bridge of the Thames River in London with the London Eye slowly rotating in across the way.
Sora in London

Check it out – it’s Big Ben! And is that a red double-decker bus that just zoomed by?
Sora in London

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Welcome Home Annalise d’Archangeli (Dollfie Dream Rise Kujikawa)

This afternoon Serena, Rin and Médée were playing with the new London skyline blocks that I bought for them. This basically consisted of Médée ordering Serena about, and Rin supervising! >__<”
Playing

Suddenly Angry Bunny hopped in the room with some news.
Angry Bunny comes in the room

Apparently a big box has arrived! This looks interesting with all the “FRAGILE” markings all over it! Gabi and Angry Bunny brought the box into the room.
Gabi brings over a box

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Dollfie Dream Natsuki v. 2!

Volks recently re-released one of their popular Dollfie Dreams from the Akihabara Girls series – Natsuki! I entered the lottery for her on a complete whim and was completely shocked when I won! 0__0″ I’ve been known to have horrible luck with lotteries and to win was very exciting! As much as I don’t like splitting up full sets, I really wasn’t interested in keeping Natsuki since I already had her twin sister, Moe. Luckily, some friends in the hobby purchased the items I wasn’t interested in.

Natsuki arrived today, and I took a few photos of her box opening since I had to check that everything was ok.

Rin was taking advantage of the nice weather today to take some photos of Gabrielle and Moe.
Gabi, Rin & Moe hanging out
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What Hinata Came Home To . . . (Welcome Home DD Rin Tohsaka!)

This past Thursday evening I met up with some Japanophile friends for dinner in London, UK. Fransgaard, Jezatron, GabrielVH, CookieDude_2332, UiNeonskittles and I met up at a fantastic sushi restaurant in Camden called Asakusa. I had been hoping to take time to fly to London in June to attend the memorial doll meetup for our late friend D.ark Dollhouse, but circumstances were against me and I couldn’t get the time off work. It was really nice to just hang out with these guys again. Gabe and I had brought a couple of DD’s with us but the restaurant was so crowded and busy that it didn’t seem appropriate to bring out our girls. Instead, Mr. Snuggles popped out to visit –
Deserts, triforks and @archangeli's cat #camden #london
Photo by: fransgaard

Hinata and Mr. Snuggles settled in for a good nights rest before traveling home (in my suitcase >__<“)

When Hinata woke up, she was already home! She slept the whole way home from London!

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Doll Family: July 2012 Portrait

With the addition of three new dolls to my doll family last week I felt it was time to take an updated photo of my doll family. Here are my girls having a welcoming party for Thaddeus, Siobhán and Sidonie!

July Group shot

My goodness how my collection grown in the past year and a half!

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It’s a boy! It’s a boy! Welcome home Thaddeus d’Archangeli

It’s been a very busy week in the Archangeli household! A few months ago, I started a layaway purchase for one of my dream dolls – a Volks Yukinojo Sawaragi and he finally arrived today! Gabrielle was up early and noticed this big box sitting in the hallway. Angry Bunny wasn’t amused since it was in his way!
1 - Hey Angry Bunny! What's this big box doing here?

Gabi being a good little girl moved the big box into the room so that it was out of the way, and there was more space to open it.
2 - Let's move it over to the bigger part of the room

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Welcome Home Dollfie Dream Saber Extra & Dollfie Dream Alter

Last fall I pre-ordered 2 beautiful new dolls from Volks – Saber Extra and Saber Alter (v.2) It’s been a long wait for these girls to arrive, with production and shipping delays from Volks adding hiccups along the way. Folks who pre-ordered from Volks Japan have been receiving their Sabers since February but since I ordered from VolksUSA I had to be patient.

After many months, I’m delighted to introduce these girls as part of my growing Dollfie Dream family! I have decided that having 3 “Sabers” in the family would just get very confusing, so I’ve decided to rename Saber Alter to Siobhán and Saber Extra to Sidonie. Siobhán is pronounced “Shi-VAWn” and I’ll be calling her “Shiv” for short. It’s a beautiful Gaelic name that means “White Fairy,” which I only found out after I had chosen the name so I think it’s rather serendipitous. Sidonie (“See-don-EE”) is a lovely French name, but I’ll refer to her as Sid for short – Sid & Shiv ^__^”
Sidonie & Siobhán

Here is the box opening for these 2 lovely girls! Let me warn you now – there will be lots of pictures! 😀
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Photos from Doll North at Anime North 2012

As promised, here are more photos from Doll North at Anime North last weekend!

PlasticFantastic, myself, T-Rho and Meo were the only ones that had picked up our passes early on Thursday so it was only our Dollfie Dreams at the start – although a few more attendees arrived later on.
Intro to Dollfie Dream Panel

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