So I er, ordered myself a new resin doll this week. I’m selling quite a few anime figures in return, but it will be worth it! I’ve actually sold quite a few anime figures over the last couple of months (not to mention one of my SD-sized dolls – not Maya of course). I’m not going off collecting them or anything, but I simply can’t support the hobby in the way I did in Japan, and I’ve had more pressing financial concerns (and I’m not talking about dolls – I mean my rent!)
In any case, after working out that I’d have enough money by selling the right things and being careful with money, I went ahead and ordered the doll. I’ve now got a wait of a couple of months or so ahead of me, but I’m sure the time will pass quickly with ‘delightful’ things such as my 15,000-word dissertation to deal with in the meantime…
And this is my new purchase! Another boy doll, since the female and neutral dolls I want are way out of my budget range right now. He’s MSD-sized (about 43cm high) and this time I’ve gone for a doll with tan skin. Tan dolls are actually kind of a pain to get hold of, not to mention considerably more expensive. The colour is more delicate and not as stable and easily affected by humidity levels, so companies may have to cast more dolls in order to get one of suitable quality, and often there are small flaws in the colour anyway so many companies (especially the pricier ones) are reluctant to offer them as standard releases. I’ve wanted a tan doll for a while, but the companies that sell them have been either too expensive or not appealing to me (several of the cheaper companies like Bobobie offer a range of colours as standard, but alas I’m not a fan of their sculpts).
He’s by a Korean company called Angelheim who I think are one of the newer companies around but their dolls are lovely, especially the fantasy parts. He’s limited to 15 (and his ‘twin’ doll is also limited to 15). Originally they were supposed to be time-limited ending on January 31st, but they had a 50% off sale on all of their older dolls running at the same time and most people opted for those instead, so they didn’t sell many of the twins and switched them to quantity limited instead. That was when I caved and ordered him. I had expected that I wouldn’t be able to justify getting him within the time limit and gave up originally, but seeing such a beautiful pair of dolls neglected like that I couldn’t restrain myself ^^;
He comes with human parts as well as the fantasy ones (including horns not shown in the image) and I’m getting him full set except for the painting on the fantasy parts, so he’ll have the same wig and outfit and the faceup, although I think the eyes will be random.
Images are from Raul’s page at Angelheim.