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!
– ♥ Archangeli
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" )
– ♥ Archangeli
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.
I’m so sorry for the lack of posts and updates! In addition to sorting out the mess from finishing up our renovation, my desktop computer died in mid-July >_<” I have had so many lovely photos from our doll meets and am only finally catching up on uploading them.
In mid-July we planned to meet up on the Toronto Islands for a lovely beach picnic, with special guest Otakusan167 visiting us too! However things don’t always go to plan. Otakusan167 had a family emergency so his travel plans changed and he wasn’t able to join us, and also the day turned out to be gray and rainy so we had to hide indoors at an alternate location. Luckily Marché is not too far away from the ferry terminal so we were able to regroup and meet there instead.
Despite the poor weather there was great turn-out and lots of beautiful dolls!
I had a short layover in Vancouver earlier this week, but the timing worked out so that puppy52 and her hubby were able to meet up with me for breakfast! It was a short little meetup, but I brought Gabrielle (Volks DDS Akira) with me to visit.
We went out to a Hong Kong-style diner called Lido for breakfast. I really felt like I was transported back to Hong Kong – fast paced vibe, a bit noisy, fast and tasty food, and amazing pineapple buns (Bolor bao)! Since there was a lineup of customers, and the tables weren’t the cleanest (>__<“) we migrated over to the Aberdeen Centre before bringing out the dollies. Puppy52 brought her newest girl – the manual version of Smart Doll Mirai!
Mirai is the product of a lot of hard work and dreaming by Culture Japan founder Danny Choo. She’s similar to other 1:3 vinyl dolls on the market, but since Danny is also a collector himself, he took it upon himself to tweak certain things that he didn’t like with other dolls available on the market. Here she is standing next to Gabi, who is a Dollfie Dream Sister. You can see they are quite similar in height and overall proportion – well, except that Mirai has a lot more going on in the bust area! (She is wearing the optional Large bust).
I got to pose and play around with Mirai’s body, and the built-in telescopic stand that she comes with. It’s very handy and makes her very stable – so stable in fact that I decided to goof around a bit and be a bit daring! I remember reading a long time ago the Volks designed their DDS (or maybe it was the DD3?) body so that it was strong and stable enough to support the weight of another doll! I wanted to see if Mirai could do the same – and she can!
I met up with my cousin, her boyfriend, as well as fransgaard and GabrielVH this past weekend for lazy Sunday dim-sum at Ping Pong. I was a bit late since my flight was delayed but the point of lazy Sunday is taking things at a very slow pace. (At one point our food was taking a bit too long, and after we inquired about it we were offered a round of complimentary drinks!) After lunch Gabe and I went for a walk to try to find the bus stop made entirely of LEGO in front of Hamley’s toy store.
It was quite cleverly done!
Since Gabe and I both had DD’s with us, we went out to a nearby park to take a few photos while there was still sunlight.
I love being able to see my London friends on my layovers 🙂 but on this particular visit I was bringing home a very special parcel. Here’s Alice helping me out with it. Can you guess what’s inside? ^_~”
– ♥ Archangeli
Our fabulously girly drinks from Ping Pong –