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Volks teases 3 new Character Dollfie to their collection


Something old, something new, something older... and really damn expensive!
Nov 15
// Chris Seto
[UPDATE: Twitter user @TonyBSD added prices on his tweets for the three ladies from his copy of the magazine! Belldandy comes in at ¥120,750 (told you she would break ¥100k!) while Yaya will be ¥59,850 and Erica c...

Anime Expo 2013: Danny Choo's Culture Japan panel

Jul 05 // Natalie Kipper
A big chunk of both the press conference and the panel concerned the new Mirai Smart Doll, which actually started off as an April Fool's prank on his blog. At the time, Danny had been working on a 3D-printed ball-jointed doll and posted on his blog that there was a terminator-like robot inside. The post sparked the imagination of several robotics companies, leading to the birth of the Smart Doll prototype.  This Mirai doll is the first Android-controlled robotic doll. It has bluetooth capabilities (but lacks wifi - no room for it). You will have the opportunity to download more motions and voices via Google-Play. The Mirai Smart Doll has two power modes: "Home" and "Away/Idle." In the "Home" setting, Mirai will do more motion and voice actions. In "Away/Idle," Mirai will be able to tell you when you have new Facebook, Twitter, or other social media updates as well as email. There will also be a traditional non-robotic version of the Mirai doll made. No price has been set but they should be available by the end of the year. Danny's Mirai character will also be entering the world of anime with the upcoming 13 episode series, Mirai Millennium. An as-yet unnamed Scenario Writer famous for working on such projects as Eureka Seven, Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell, and Eden of the East helped with the series. New characters will be joining Mirai in her exciting adventure to protect Japan, including her rival, Kizuna, Eiji, a young man, and Chitose, who was originally (and unflatteringly) referred to simply as "white-haired loli." Mirai and her friends will taking on the forces of the Genjitsu, a race of beings that appear in our world through time-halting "Millenium Gates." Only Mirai and company have the ability to battle the Genjitsu when these Gates appear, seeing as how everyone else is frozen and all. No word on when this anime will be released. Danny would like to explore the light novel route first potentially. Danny talked in the press conference about working with Good Smile Company to make his Mirai Nendoroid. He worked closely with the company when picking out the way Mirai would look as well as her accessories, like her MoeKana cards. After getting back the initial sketches, he tweaked a few details, like the eyes, and sent it back. Danny mentioned that the majority of the process is pretty automated, given that GSC has been producing Nendoroids for so long. He also said that Good Smile Company is very pro-active in globally reaching out to other countries and cultures. He is hoping other companies move in that direction. This Anime Expo is the first time Good Smile Company has had a booth in the United States, in fact.
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Plus additional information from the press conference
Danny Choo of Culture Japan was not only a Guest of Honor at this year's Anime Expo but he also had his very own panel and press conference to boot! He shared his spotlight with his original character, the lovely Mirai S...

Tomopop About Town: Dollfie World

May 03 // Chris Seto
Firstly, lets have a quick look at where the shop is. Remember that I said that the building which houses it is non-descript? I wasn't kidding: this is the entrance! If it helps, the entrance is practically next to the CTMA Centre, which I spoke of before in a previous post. There's also usually a queue to look out for as well as there are only two lifts which service the building and there are quite a few other stores in there! Things are very easy once you get in, though. Take the lift to the 18th floor and then hang a right. The shop entrance will be practically staring you in the face. Lighting in the building is horrible, though, so it kinda gives off an impression of "the light at the end of the tunnel" look as the shop door is glass and the store itself is very brightly lit. I'm not kidding here! Light at the end of the tunnel ... The shop itself is pretty big by Hong Kong standards, with lots of items on display at the shop. The website also stocks the same items, so some rarer items are often in flux when it comes to availability. But aside from selling dolls and parts, there are two other major functions which Dollfie World does. Firstly, the store provides a proxy service for those who wish to buy dolls which are only available at Volks events in Japan, like Dolpa (the most recent of which, Dolpa 29, was where you could purchase the DD Asuna from Sword Art Online). Note that this service is not part of the lottery, so you're pretty much guaranteed a purchase (albeit with a bit of a premium on top of the base price). It's somewhat safer than leaving things to chance with the after event lottery! The store also does a layaway service if you wish to spread your payment over a longer period of time. The second reason is that Dollfie World acts as a social gathering place for many of the Hong Kong DD owners. In fact, Natalie told me that there's usually a regular meet which occurs where many doll owners get together at the store before moving on to another venue. So if you're interested in meeting other doll owners and getting some advice or photo opportunities, Dollfie World can help you out. The owner is very friendly, if rather shy and has a pretty good grasp of English, which should make things easier for non-Cantonese speakers! Whether you're new to doll collecting or looking for something specific, Dollfie World is worth checking out, especially if you're in town. But check out the website as well if you're looking for something a little more specific!
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Every city has its secrets
If you consider yourself a bit of a doll fan or even if you're just a little curious, there's a place in Hong Kong which you should check out. Hidden (and I mean REALLY hidden) in the 18th floor of a very nondescript building...


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765Pro and the Hangumi get their own Dedicated Volks Site


Jul 08
// Chris Seto
A couple of days ago, we got the first few shots of the new Shinguji Sakura Dollfie Dream on the Volks DD blog but now, they have made their dedicated website live with additional details, shots of her combat uniform and, mos...
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Volks USA's lottery for Persona 4's DD Rise starts May 6


May 08
// Jonathan Tubbs
[Reminder: You have one day left if you're seriously considering wanting to try and own one of these dolls. Deadline again is Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. PST.] Did you want to get your hands on Volks' Dollfie Dream Rise...
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Volks USA brings you the Dollfies of Dolpa 26 and Kyoto 9


Mar 13
// Jonathan Tubbs
For those who have been wanting to get their hands on Volks' Dollfie clothes from Dolpa 26 and the exclusives from Home Town Dolpa Kyoto 9, your chance is now available. Volks is taking orders on the clothes and lottery entri...
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PhotoKano and ToHeart2's schoolgirls hit Home Town Dolpa


Feb 14
// Jonathan Tubbs
So, yeah, I'm still into that doll thing. Doesn't help that I now own my second doll with Volks' Dollfie Dream Saber given to me by my awesome best friend who spoils me. So my interest has been captured with Volks revealing t...
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Mariko-sensei is a magical Dollfie Dream teacher


Nov 17
// Jonathan Tubbs
With Dolpa 26 happening next month, a few new announcments have been made including some new SD16 and Yo-SD dolls, a Dollfie Dream Sister of Milihiore from Dog Days, and the next in line for Volks' After School Akihabara Girl...
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Details released on the Dog Days Milihiore Dollfie Dream


Nov 16
// Jonathan Tubbs
On Monday, Volks released details on the releases for their next major gathering, Dolpa 26. One of the reveals was the release of the next anime inspired Dollfie Dream dolls, Milihiore F. Biscotti from Dog Days. At time of th...
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Volks' Dolpa 26 reveals a Dog Days Dollfie Dream and more


Nov 14
// Jonathan Tubbs
Major Japanese dolls producer Volks has announced their next big doll gather, Dolpa 26 (Dolls Party 26) will be happening on December 18, 2011 at Tokyo Big Sight. As this is the next big event for the company, there is much n...
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Less than a day left to convince you to pre-order Volks' Dollfie Dream Saber


Oct 29
// Jonathan Tubbs
This will be the last time I hound you folks about Volks' Dollfie Dream Saber releases. Why is that? Because the deadline is just around the corner! The Volks DD Blog has been posting several photos of what you can do with th...
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Dollfie Dream Saber shows her fashionable side at the many Volks Show Rooms


Oct 21
// Jonathan Tubbs
With Volks releasing a new Dollfie Dream Saber from Fate/EXTRA and an updated version of Saber Alter from Fate/hollow ataraxia, the company has been promoting her left and right throughout the month. Now the company's various...
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Volks' Aoi models the Lady Vampire Set and will suck more from your wallet in October


Oct 19
// Jonathan Tubbs
Volks released several outfits as a part of their September collection which were released on September 24, most of which followed a haunting theme in time for Halloween. The collection included little wolves and cats for the...
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Volks unveils their new Dollfie Dream Sabers


Sep 23
// Brian Szabelski
Doll fans have probably been paying attention to Volks as of late, as they've been teasing some new Saber Dollfie Dreams, and now, they've revealed the two of them on their blog. On your left in the header is the Saber Fate/E...
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The Volks Dollfie Dream Trinity just became a quartet with their latest teaser


Sep 10
// Chris Seto
Dolls in general are not my cup of tea (and being a Brit, I do love my tea!) but I know that there are some Dollfie Dream fans in our community who will enjoy this bit of news far more than I. So I have put on a large number ...
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Volks announces 3 new Dollfie Dreams!


Jul 04
// Tomopop Staff
Well it's that time again, Tomopeeps, time for Volks to taunt us with photos of beautiful dolls that cost a fortune! Home Town Dolpa Kobe is fast approaching, in fact it will take place on July 31st, so Volks has taken the li...
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Spring has sprung, and that means one thing: taking figures outside for photos! Or at least that's what it means for many of us here at Tomopop. Stephen and I realized that we had yet to take any of our Dollfies outside, alth...

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Now that I've finally bought outfits for my dolls, it seems like their style changes all the time. Mari's hair has gone from brown to pink to blue, Soniko has tried on a variety of outfits, and even Saber has new duds on. ...

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Volks shows off two pretty new dresses for the upcoming Dolls Party 25


Apr 21
// Colette Bennett
We've been keeping you up to speed on the special Dollfie releases for the upcoming Dolls Party 25, such as the alluring Airy and Neris from Shining Hearts. These dolls look very pretty to me from further away, but get too cl...
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Volks' Dolls Party 25 limited items lottery information up on Volks USA


Apr 19
// Tomopop Staff
Dolls Party 25 is quickly approaching at the end of April in Japan, but for those of us across the ocean who can't attend, we have good news: Volks USA's lottery information is now available! Lottery information is now up for...
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When I got Mari for Christmas, I swore two things to myself. First, that I was not going to go doll-crazy. One or two is enough, right? Wrong! I already have well over that amount. And the second thing I promised myself was t...

Tomocast 19: Dolls!

Feb 23 // Pedro Cortes
  Dissidia Final Fantasy Play Arts Kai   Groove's March 2011 Isul   Volks USA Doll clothing   A+'s Kanu...eww...   Also, here are a bunch of links courtesy of Brigitte! Groove Dolls in the US Enchanted Doll Birthday Contest Cool Cat - Pullip/Blythe Eye Chips Junky Spot - US Seller of Obitsu bodies MDoll Wigs both BJD and Fashion Leeke World Luts Cotin Doll Doll Forums Pullip Style - Groove only Plastic Paradise - all dolls We Play With Doll - primarily Blythe This is Blythe - primarily Blythe Den of Angels - BJD
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Hey everybody, it's time for your biweekly audio/toy fix. Here comes Tomocast! This episode I'm joined by Colette Bennett, Jennifer Johnston and Brigitte Coovert to talk about the world of dolls. I'm not talking about Barbies...

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Hey everybody, it's almost time for another Tomocast! This episode I'll be joined by Colette Bennett, Leah Bayer, Jennifer Johnston and Brigitte as we'll discuss dolls of all varieties. Ball-Jointed Dolls, Dollfies, it's all ...

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It's a parade of fashion for your dolls at Volks' upcoming Home Town Dolpa Kyouto 8


Feb 18
// Jonathan Tubbs
We know Volks will be releasing a few new dolls at the upcoming Home Town Dolpa Kyouto 8 in March but it's not always about what new faces you can own. The event also introduces new clothing from the many brands of Tenshi no ...
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Volks adds Kud Wafter's Noumi to their Mini Dollfie Dream line with a slew of outfits


Feb 17
// Jonathan Tubbs
Volks recently announced that they would be adding the Golden Witch Beatrice of Umineko no Naku Koro ni to their line of character-related Dolffie Dream dolls. However, she wasn't the only character doll announced. To be rele...
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Umineko's Beatrice appears in doll form, will still kill you


Feb 16
// Pedro Cortes
I've never found dolls to be of particular interest. Perhaps it's the natural "RAWR male hate girl toy RAWR" mechanism in my brain, but I've rarely found myself looking at a doll with any particular capitalistic lust. A few y...
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One lucky person has their creation join Volks' Akihabara Girls Dollfie Dream series


Feb 10
// Jonathan Tubbs
Have you ever daydreamed of your creation ever being produced whether it's a figure, a game, a comic, or anything creative in general? That's what happened to one lucky person and their original design. Submitted to a contest...
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There are many things us anime and gaming fans enjoy. One of them definitely is cosplay. Who doesn't enjoy dressing up as a character they like? And who would not want to own a doll of a character they like? This week's galle...

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Returning home to my freezing apartment and bundling under my blankets has reminded me exactly how chilly it can get out there. So it only seemed natural that this week's What Dolls Are Up To focuses on the dolls keeping warm...

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Well, no real rocking going on but it's that time of the year where many are propping and decorating their Christmas trees. Even I have my poor looking Charlie Brown tree all pretty (to the extent I can). That's also what the...

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What Dolls Are Up To: I love a man in uniform


Nov 21
// Jonathan Tubbs
First I want to thank the community for their response to the very first What Dolls Are Up To. The feature is still young and I will do my best to bring you more variety with every new week. It will certainly be a l...
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Volks' Dollfie Dream Dynamite Alna Dolpa 24 exclusive details emerge


Nov 15
// Jonathan Tubbs
A few days ago, Volks' Dollfie Dream Blog showed photos of two new outfits for their After School Akihabara Girls Dollfie Dream Dynamite Alna that had me squealing with much joy. No other info was available at the t...
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We've always spied into the lives of the toys, seeing what they are up to but with the increase of a different collectible presence on this site, it's finally come time to see what dolls are up to.With our incr...

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Volks Blog reveals more pics of the Limited Edition White Christmas Ver.


Nov 11
// Colette Bennett
Do you remember those mysterious, blurry photos we saw a few days ago on Volks blog, teasing for the future releases to be shown at Dolpa 24 (Doll Party 24)? Well, even though we had a blurry peek at her before...

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