Dolls Archive

  • It used to be that Volks would do one, maybe two alternate outfits for their Dollfies and that was it. And they were almost always event-limited and hard to get. But times are a changing! Both Sheryl & Ranka and Miku Hatsune have had quite a few extra outfits released well after they came out. I just wish this trend had started with KOS-MOS… Anyway, the new Miku outfit that Volks is putting out this time is the Ribbon Girl outfit, which I am totally smitten with. I mean, the headphones alone are enough to sway me, but add in the hoddie and the amazing wig? Oh my. Sadly, it’s insanely expensive–¥21,800. Ouch! And will probably be event limited, not an online pre-order. But a girl can dream, right? [via Volks’ Blog]

    Volks Shows Off DD Miku’s Ribbon Girl Outfit Set

    It used to be that Volks would do one, maybe two alternate outfits for their Dollfies and that was it. And they were almost always event-limited and hard to get. But times are a changing! Both Sheryl & Ranka and Miku Hatsune have had quite a few extra outfits released well after they came out. I just wish this trend had started with KOS-MOS… Anyway, the new Miku outfit that Volks is putting out this time is the Ribbon Girl outfit, which I am totally smitten with. I mean, the headphones alone are enough to sway me, but add in the hoddie and the amazing wig? Oh my. Sadly, it’s insanely expensive–¥21,800. Ouch! And will probably be event limited, not an online pre-order. But a girl can dream, right? [via Volks’ Blog]

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  • Dollfie Dream Snow Miku Hatsune went up for order ages ago, and she still isn’t out. But that’s not stopping Volks for milking the line for all it’s worth! We know that there are roughly twenty million variations of Snow Miku, so it’s no surprise that they are giving us outfit variations. Starting with the very first one, Snow Miku 2012! This is one of the less original Snow Miku redesigns so I’m not overly excited about the outfit for her. I mean, I’ll probably buy it, but that’s because I have Snow Miku DD on order and I want more clothing for her. I’d greatly prefer one of the cooler variations like 2014 or 2013 (never gonna happen, but I can dream!). Orders will open for this set on February 6th, but that’s not all! They have some leftover Dollfie Dream Mikus they will be selling–though I expect it will be really hard to get one, given past sales of extra Dollfies. [via the DD Blog]

    Dollfie Dream Snow Miku Gets A New Outfit

    Dollfie Dream Snow Miku Hatsune went up for order ages ago, and she still isn’t out. But that’s not stopping Volks for milking the line for all it’s worth! We know that there are roughly twenty million variations of Snow Miku, so it’s no surprise that they are giving us outfit variations. Starting with the very first one, Snow Miku 2012! This is one of the less original Snow Miku redesigns so I’m not overly excited about the outfit for her. I mean, I’ll probably buy it, but that’s because I have Snow Miku DD on order and I want more clothing for her. I’d greatly prefer one of the cooler variations like 2014 or 2013 (never gonna happen, but I can dream!). Orders will open for this set on February 6th, but that’s not all! They have some leftover Dollfie Dream Mikus they will be selling–though I expect it will be really hard to get one, given past sales of extra Dollfies. [via the DD Blog]

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  • You know what we need right before MegaHobby? Another figure event! What is up with how many we’ve had this fall? This time it’s one dedicated only to IDOLM@STER, and there were a LOT of figures at it. Wave, surprisingly, is making non-Beach Queens figures of some of the Cinderella Girls: sculpts for Kaede Takagaki and Miku Maekawa appeared, along with announcements for Rika Jougasaki, Miria Akagi, and Kirari Moroboshi. We’re also getting another Dollfie Dream from Volks: Rin Shibuya! Kotobukiya joined the party with the sculpt for Kaede Takagaki and an announcement for Nana Abe. Good Smile Company & Co had, of course, the most updates. Phat! Company had many of their girls, along with a brand new sculpt of Rin Shibuya. The Love Laika version of Anastasia, which just went up for order, was painted, along with the matching Minami Nitta. Good Smile’s Crystal Night Party figure of Uzuki Shimamura is sculpted, and we have figmas of Rika and Mika Jougasaki based on their anime appearance. Then we have Alter! First, three announcements from their Alpha x Omega collaboration: Rin Shibuya, Karen Houjou, and Nao Kamiya. They also showed off the amazing sculpts for Riina Tada and Miku Maekawa. Phew, that’s a lot of idols! [via taka humo, kuroneko_r, and kahotan]

    Check Out A Ton Of New IDOLM@STER Figures

    You know what we need right before MegaHobby? Another figure event! What is up with how many we’ve had this fall? This time it’s one dedicated only to IDOLM@STER, and there were a LOT of figures at it. Wave, surprisingly, is making non-Beach Queens figures of some of the Cinderella Girls: sculpts for Kaede Takagaki and Miku Maekawa appeared, along with announcements for Rika Jougasaki, Miria Akagi, and Kirari Moroboshi. We’re also getting another Dollfie Dream from Volks: Rin Shibuya! Kotobukiya joined the party with the sculpt for Kaede Takagaki and an announcement for Nana Abe. Good Smile Company & Co had, of course, the most updates. Phat! Company had many of their girls, along with a brand new sculpt of Rin Shibuya. The Love Laika version of Anastasia, which just went up for order, was painted, along with the matching Minami Nitta. Good Smile’s Crystal Night Party figure of Uzuki Shimamura is sculpted, and we have figmas of Rika and Mika Jougasaki based on their anime appearance. Then we have Alter! First, three announcements from their Alpha x Omega collaboration: Rin Shibuya, Karen Houjou, and Nao Kamiya. They also showed off the amazing sculpts for Riina Tada and Miku Maekawa. Phew, that’s a lot of idols! [via taka humo, kuroneko_r, and kahotan]

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  • It’s almost time for another Dolpa, and you know what that means–new Dollfies! I’ve had to bow out of the Dollfie Dream scene recently since they’re just way out of my budget (and, you know, the 10+ we have are kind of enough), but this one is really tempting me. Because we’re getting a re-release of one of my unicorns, Rin Tohsaka! For the low low price of ¥59,000, and the luck of winning the lottery, you too could own this gorgeous doll. The lottery will open on November 28th JST and close on the 13th of December, with winners notified in early January and shipment in February. You can also enter for her alternate outfit, which comes with the red jacket. Then we have IDOLM@STER’s Takane Shijou, who is just SO PRETTY. It’s the purple eyes, they’re drawing me in. We don’t have a price for her yet, but I assume it will be the same as Rin’s. Takane also has an alternate outfit, her Star Piece Memories garb. Miku’s Siren outfit (¥11,800) will also be included in this Dolpa, and while I don’t have my Snow Miku yet this one is tempting! [via Volks’ Blog]

    Preview Dollfie Dreams Rin Tohsaka & Takane Shijou

    It’s almost time for another Dolpa, and you know what that means–new Dollfies! I’ve had to bow out of the Dollfie Dream scene recently since they’re just way out of my budget (and, you know, the 10+ we have are kind of enough), but this one is really tempting me. Because we’re getting a re-release of one of my unicorns, Rin Tohsaka! For the low low price of ¥59,000, and the luck of winning the lottery, you too could own this gorgeous doll. The lottery will open on November 28th JST and close on the 13th of December, with winners notified in early January and shipment in February. You can also enter for her alternate outfit, which comes with the red jacket. Then we have IDOLM@STER’s Takane Shijou, who is just SO PRETTY. It’s the purple eyes, they’re drawing me in. We don’t have a price for her yet, but I assume it will be the same as Rin’s. Takane also has an alternate outfit, her Star Piece Memories garb. Miku’s Siren outfit (¥11,800) will also be included in this Dolpa, and while I don’t have my Snow Miku yet this one is tempting! [via Volks’ Blog]

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  • Ever since the announcement of Dollfie Dream Miku, I’ve been hoping for more Vocaloid dolls. Well actually, I’ve just been hoping for a DD Luka… and my dreams are not coming true, at least today. Kind of shockingly, they’re going to be making a DD Rin Kagamine next! Before Luka! Madness, I tell you. But hey, really great news if you’re a Rin fan–especially if she ends up being a pre-order doll, which seems likely since both the regular Miku and Snow Miku were. Then we have a Len announcement. A… Dollfie Dream Len. What?! I mean, so far we’ve only had girl Dollfies, so this is a huge turn of events. Will we get more male DDs? DD Kaito?! I’M TOO EXCITED [via Figure/gk]

    Rin & Len Kagamine Join The World Of Dolls

    Ever since the announcement of Dollfie Dream Miku, I’ve been hoping for more Vocaloid dolls. Well actually, I’ve just been hoping for a DD Luka… and my dreams are not coming true, at least today. Kind of shockingly, they’re going to be making a DD Rin Kagamine next! Before Luka! Madness, I tell you. But hey, really great news if you’re a Rin fan–especially if she ends up being a pre-order doll, which seems likely since both the regular Miku and Snow Miku were. Then we have a Len announcement. A… Dollfie Dream Len. What?! I mean, so far we’ve only had girl Dollfies, so this is a huge turn of events. Will we get more male DDs? DD Kaito?! I’M TOO EXCITED [via Figure/gk]

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  • It’s really the prime time to be a IDOLM@STER/Cinderella Girls fan. It used to be that we basically got MegaHouse figures and… that was it. Now? Living in the golden age, I tell you. Today we have four updates: two new sculpts, and two new announcements! Let’s start with the sculpts: Phat! Company have their Anastasia and Azusa Miura finally finished. Azusa is one of my top IM@S girls, and while I prefer her with long hair I am head over heels for this figure of her. And Anastasia?! I am such a sucker for lying-down figures. Slay me. The new announcements are a figure of Minami Nitta from Phat! Company in her Love Laika outfit (which will match Anastasia), and a Dollfie Dream of Takane Shijou. Yes, finally! I mean, Ranko will always be #1 in my heart, but I adore Takane so I can’t wait to see what she will look like. [via Phat!’s Twitter]

    New IDOLM@STER Figures And Dollfie Dreams Are Coming

    It’s really the prime time to be a IDOLM@STER/Cinderella Girls fan. It used to be that we basically got MegaHouse figures and… that was it. Now? Living in the golden age, I tell you. Today we have four updates: two new sculpts, and two new announcements! Let’s start with the sculpts: Phat! Company have their Anastasia and Azusa Miura finally finished. Azusa is one of my top IM@S girls, and while I prefer her with long hair I am head over heels for this figure of her. And Anastasia?! I am such a sucker for lying-down figures. Slay me. The new announcements are a figure of Minami Nitta from Phat! Company in her Love Laika outfit (which will match Anastasia), and a Dollfie Dream of Takane Shijou. Yes, finally! I mean, Ranko will always be #1 in my heart, but I adore Takane so I can’t wait to see what she will look like. [via Phat!’s Twitter]

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  • I’ve been trying my hardest to stay away from the world of Dollfie Dreams because, well, they’re hella expensive. One DD is roughly half of a monthly AmiAmi order, so getting one severely limits figure purchasing abilities (and, you know, things like food. eating is good). But sometimes I just… I want more so bad. Like today! Because it’s always been my dream to own a Tony Taka elf girl DD with real elf ears AND NOW THERE IS ONE, be still my heart. Coming to Hometown Dolpa in August are Kirika Towa Aruma from Shining Resonance and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella from God Eater. Both are totally gorgeous but Kirika, oh my god. Perfection. Then we have yet another version of Mariko (this is 3, if you’re counting) which will be at the Dollfie Dream Fest on July 25th. I’m happy with my Mariko so she doesn’t tempt me at all but man do I want to enter the lottery for Kirika… and maybe Alisa… [via the DD Twitter]

    Kirika Towa, Alisa Amiella, and Mariko Are The Next Dollfie Dreams

    I’ve been trying my hardest to stay away from the world of Dollfie Dreams because, well, they’re hella expensive. One DD is roughly half of a monthly AmiAmi order, so getting one severely limits figure purchasing abilities (and, you know, things like food. eating is good). But sometimes I just… I want more so bad. Like today! Because it’s always been my dream to own a Tony Taka elf girl DD with real elf ears AND NOW THERE IS ONE, be still my heart. Coming to Hometown Dolpa in August are Kirika Towa Aruma from Shining Resonance and Alisa Ilinichina Amiella from God Eater. Both are totally gorgeous but Kirika, oh my god. Perfection. Then we have yet another version of Mariko (this is 3, if you’re counting) which will be at the Dollfie Dream Fest on July 25th. I’m happy with my Mariko so she doesn’t tempt me at all but man do I want to enter the lottery for Kirika… and maybe Alisa… [via the DD Twitter]

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  • I have always viewed Azone’s 1/3 line of dolls as less-nice versions of Dollfie Dreams: the faces are less detailed, there are decal eyes instead of glass ones, and the joints just aren’t as nice as Volks’. But every once in a while, they announce something that I absolutely have to own. Actually, it’s only happened once (with Black Raven II Lilia), but I might have a second Azone doll to add to my wishlist. It’s not, as you might have guessed, the Madoka in the header. Uniform version, yawn. They’ve already made her in her magical girl uniform, which is her superior look in my opinion. No, my excitement is for the announcement that accompanied her: Devil Homura! IN DOLL FORM. Be still, my heart. [via madopillow’s Twitter]

    Azone Announces New Dolls of Madoka & Devil Homura

    I have always viewed Azone’s 1/3 line of dolls as less-nice versions of Dollfie Dreams: the faces are less detailed, there are decal eyes instead of glass ones, and the joints just aren’t as nice as Volks’. But every once in a while, they announce something that I absolutely have to own. Actually, it’s only happened once (with Black Raven II Lilia), but I might have a second Azone doll to add to my wishlist. It’s not, as you might have guessed, the Madoka in the header. Uniform version, yawn. They’ve already made her in her magical girl uniform, which is her superior look in my opinion. No, my excitement is for the announcement that accompanied her: Devil Homura! IN DOLL FORM. Be still, my heart. [via madopillow’s Twitter]

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  • After Dollfie Dream Asuna, I expected us to be swamped with a lot of Sword Art Online dolls. I mean, the series has had huge success in the figure world, and I thought a DD Leafa would be right behind. But we didn’t get any new announcements, so I assumed that ship had sailed. Well, I was wrong, because here’s Dollfie Dream Sinon–totally out of nowhere, and fully unveiled! I really love her design, but honestly the face sculpt isn’t quite doing it for me here. It’s somehow both too angular and too childish? But I’ve become super picky with DDs, so I’m sure fans will be pleased! [UPDATE] Mio Honda will be joining her! Image in the gallery below–she’s cute, but the outfit is kind of plain. Ranko & Rin spoiled me! [via Volks’ Twitter]

    Dollfie Dreams Sinon & Mio Honda Are Coming To Dolpa 33

    After Dollfie Dream Asuna, I expected us to be swamped with a lot of Sword Art Online dolls. I mean, the series has had huge success in the figure world, and I thought a DD Leafa would be right behind. But we didn’t get any new announcements, so I assumed that ship had sailed. Well, I was wrong, because here’s Dollfie Dream Sinon–totally out of nowhere, and fully unveiled! I really love her design, but honestly the face sculpt isn’t quite doing it for me here. It’s somehow both too angular and too childish? But I’ve become super picky with DDs, so I’m sure fans will be pleased! [UPDATE] Mio Honda will be joining her! Image in the gallery below–she’s cute, but the outfit is kind of plain. Ranko & Rin spoiled me! [via Volks’ Twitter]

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  • Dollfies are great and all. I mean, I have like 20 of them so I’m certainly a huge fan. But it’s missing something–we’ve got oodles of wigs, clothing, accessories, even pets… but no guys to go with them! Sure, Volks has resin lines with lots of gorgeous guys, but resin can be intimidating for a first-time doll owner. And the Dollfie Dream line has a really distinctive anime-style that’s just lacking in the boy doll world. Well, that’s about to change because Volks is doing a all-male Dollhe Dream line. Get it, DollHE? I wonder who they will be adding to it–maybe a Vocaloid like Rin, given Miku’s popularity? Or one of the Fate boys? Personally I’d really like the DRAMAtical Murder crew and they definitely seem popular enough to get the nod. [via Volks’ Twitter]

    Volks Announces An All-Male Dollhe Dream line!

    Dollfies are great and all. I mean, I have like 20 of them so I’m certainly a huge fan. But it’s missing something–we’ve got oodles of wigs, clothing, accessories, even pets… but no guys to go with them! Sure, Volks has resin lines with lots of gorgeous guys, but resin can be intimidating for a first-time doll owner. And the Dollfie Dream line has a really distinctive anime-style that’s just lacking in the boy doll world. Well, that’s about to change because Volks is doing a all-male Dollhe Dream line. Get it, DollHE? I wonder who they will be adding to it–maybe a Vocaloid like Rin, given Miku’s popularity? Or one of the Fate boys? Personally I’d really like the DRAMAtical Murder crew and they definitely seem popular enough to get the nod. [via Volks’ Twitter]

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