Wow, it’s been a while since I updated! I’m back in the UK now, and I’ll cover more personal stuff in another post at some point, but for now have some doll photos. This is a sort of redux shoot in a way. The first shots I took of Maya other than the unboxing were of him in this outfit, and his looks have been updated a little since then (plus I have a nicer camera) so I decided to take some new photos.
Model: Maya (Volks F-17 SD13 boy)
Outfit: Volks SD13 boy Omukae set, Japanese style
As always, click for full images.
I couldn’t miss the opportunity to go to a Volks Dolls Party event while I’m in Japan, and the Tokyo Dolpa 23 was held in Golden Week so I made sure to attend. I got my copy of the guide book (which serves as the entrance ticket) in advance rather than at the door, which allowed me early entry to the event. While most events go on during the day, two of the most important ones require you to turn up early: the Tenshi no Sumika shop and the limited edition lottery. The Sumika shop the Volks official store for the event, and sells various things like regular edition dolls, stands and also a whole range of new, limited-edition clothes and accessories. This is what attendees turn up early to the shop for. The Sumika event outfits are only sold at the Dolpa event, and then at the after-events online and in their stores, always in limited numbers so you have to be fast to get what you want. The limited edition lottery is for attendees who want to get hold of one of the limited dolls Volks is releasing for an event. This time there were two YoSDs, an SD girl, an MSD boy and three DD girls. Attendees had to line up to get a ticket with a number on, and the lower the number the earlier they could go and try to buy a doll so the better chances they had of getting what they wanted.
Note: this post is very image-heavy. As usual, click on any image for an enlarged version.
I had a surprise arrival yesterday evening in the form of three parcels all in one go! One I was expecting that day, the other I had been expecting within the next few days and the other was quite a bit earlier than I expected.
Yesterday’s arrivals: Figma Canaan, some bits and pieces from Volks, and… my brand new Super Dollfie!
Note: this post is very image-heavy and contains censored doll nakedness.
I made my second trip to Akihabara today, as I’m fortunate enough to have no classes on a Friday, and it will be my last trip there for a while because I spent an awful lot of money today!