Friday, January 30, 2015

Azone Update: Osaka Store's 6th Anniversary Doll

The Osaka store is having it's 6th Anniversary,
and in the tradition of Azone store Anniversaries, 
they will be releasing a special doll to commemorate the event!

She will be a limited release on February 7th, 2015

She is the Normal Version Winter Vacation Mia head
with a new outfit!


It looks like they took the beloved kitty hat and made it into a bunny one for the occasion :)
Plus she has the adorable little bunny purse!
I have this purse,
I love this purse!

She also appears to have another dress...
but thanks to online translations,
I'm not sure if this is just something that comes with her,
or if this is for dolls being sold at places other than Osaka:

 Her price will be 11,000 Yen.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Do you ever take your dolls to work?

Do you ever take your dolls to work?

If you do, do you have somewhere special on your desk where they sit?

Monday, January 26, 2015

Enchanted Doll Ebay Auction, you've gotta check this out!

I just have to share this link with you guys...

Enchanted Doll is having an ebay auction for her Cinderella...

©Enchanted Dolls/Marina Bychkova

Now, Enchanted Dolls by Marina Bychkova are beautiful.
True works of art,
especially when she makes them one of the full clothing ensembles like this Cinderella gal has...

but man oh man...
there are still 5 and a half days to go,
and she's already been bid up to $40,000!!!

Granted, she started at $10,000...
but still...
this is going to be one of those insane, awesome auctions to watch.

My life would be so much easier if I had $40,000 to spend on ONE doll.
I can only imagine what kind of folks are bidding on this gal.

Hopefully more reliable ones than bid on my $50 dolls on ebay and then say
"Oh wait, no, someone was using my account without my permission."
(I've heard that excuse enough times for me to write it off as total BS now)

My husband and I could each get a new car for $40,000 0_0 
I'm not going to lie, I'm curious to see if this doll sells for more than the price of our house.
I think it's seriously worth it to watch this auction,
for the sheer insanity of it all!
Plus, if you'd never heard of Marina Bychkova's dolls,
you should really check them out.
They really are works of art!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Not quite what you intended?

Have any of you out there ever found yourself
owning a doll you never intended to own...

or maybe two or three of them?

Who did you buy that you weren't planning on buying?
How did you feel about them after you got them?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


I will often times have two of the same kind of doll,
especially with Pure Neemos...

but I rarely consider them "twins"...

but these two girls, my little Rabbit Mia gals,
are absolutely twins,
even if they're not identical!

Do you have any doll twins?
Are they identical twins, or not?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Do you have a favorite local miniature artist?

Do you have a favorite local miniature artist?

Is there someone you see at local craft fairs, or who is nearby
that makes amazing miniatures in 1/6th, 1/4th or 1/3rd scale?

For me, for years,
at our local craft fair there is the most adorable little lady who sells miniature flowers.

Her website doesn't list any merchandise,
so I have to wait for the Summer and Christmas craft fair to buy from her...
but every year now she recognizes me.

My little garden has grown immensely XD
I love it too, because every year she adds something new... 
a new plant to the garden!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Planning ahead? What's that?!

I'm trying to plan ahead this year.

I know... I know, insane, right?

Anyways, Aika is all for this "planning ahead",
especially since she's going to get to be part of the fun!

Hmmm... it's like her color scheme is perfect for a certain
upcoming holiday...

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Mystery Gloves?

I got these white gloves in the mail... Outer packaging from Integrity Toys, Hong Kong.

Inside, an unaddressed envelope with Integrity Toys, MD address on it... 

Does anyone know what this is about?!?!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lien's Haircut: Step 2

So I trimmed off a good deal of Lien's hair,
and this new short haircut is so cute! XD

She's still getting red hair though...

Monday, January 12, 2015

What do you guys think about all the Dollshow 42 Azone dolls?

Azone dropped quite a few new releases at the latest Doll Show...
What do you guys think of them?

Series 11 was announced!
It's called "Wonderland"
and it looks like it will be filled with collaboration work between Azone and popular designers.
I'm interested to see what they come up with!

Here are the four that were announced at Doll Show 42:

Little Briar Rose Lien

Little Red Hood Koron
designed by Sleep

Wolf Koron (Azone Direct Store Limited)
designed by Sleep

Swan Lake Raili
designed by sister

Next up are some A la Mode gals!

The theme?
Pink! Pink! a la mode

Sahra Pink! Pink! a la mode
(Normal Release Version)

Sahra Pink! Pink! a la mode
(Limited Release Version)

Maya Pink! Pink! a la mode
(Normal Release Version)

Maya Pink! Pink! a la mode
(Limited Release Version)
 Then there are three new Lil' Fairy designs (these guys we've already seen around though!)
They are calling these guys the "2nd Series"
which makes me think there will be a new series of Lil' Fairy every year too... maybe XD



Sunday, January 11, 2015

A friend's resin sales

A friend of mine is selling some of her dolls...

If you're interested in any of the following,
you can email her at:

Ok, so here goes!

Luts Chiwoo Head $60

Unoa Lusis with headback SOLD

For the Latidoll, there is only one body, but two different Rucus heads to choose from.
The head and body combination will cost $250
The remaining single head will cost $70

Latidoll Rucus (Head 1)

Latidoll Rucus (Head 2)

DIM Archenar $350

Littlefee body, Normal Skin $200

Rosette Body $200

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Movie Night?

The Adventure this month is "Movie Night"
... a few days ago, I was watching Netflix on my computer,
a way I often enjoy movies,
and some of the Neemos joined me.

I was, perhaps unwisely, watching
I, Frankenstein

Alisa: Heather, this movie SUCKS!
Miu: I like these gargoyles... I want to be a gargoyle...

Alisa was right...
that movie sucks XD

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Changes ahead?

I almost ordered the 10th series red headed Lien...
but then it occurred to me...

I have red hair,
and a silver haired Lien whose hair color I've never much cared for.


Monday, January 5, 2015

Adventurers Club: January


So the format for the Adventurers Club is changing a little...
because I was posting stuff to just too many places, and I really want it all in one place, 
all Adventurers Club activity will now take place on our flickr page!

This month's theme is...
Movie Night!

If you want to participate, head on over using the links above (either one) and join in the fun!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Friday Azone Update!

Just a little update!

New info on the Kikipop girls!
This is another awesome collab between Azone and Kinoko Juice.

First the sad news,
they're both Azone Direct Store Limited Editions.

But! If you're lucky enough to nab one, they're only

¥ 24,000

Which makes them way more affordable than the $900+ folks have paid for one of these dolls.

**EDIT** They're made of plastic, Pure Neemo style.

You can reserve one on 1/16/15,
and they are *expected* to be released this month.
Let's look at some pictures!

Next up, a whole lotta clothes,
especially for the 1/12 scale Lil Fairy gals.
... admittedly, I'm pretty psyched I don't want too many of them,
after having ordered almost 100% of the last two releases -_-

I am excited to see them paying some attention to the XS Ex Cute crew...
I hope this means that they'll see even more attention in the year to come!