A couple days ago, I got a large package from UPS. It came in “signature required,” and fortunately I was home that day working on flooring. Being busy all day with manual labor and then fireworks in the evening, I didn’t have much chance to really do a large batch of photos. I did, however, manage to get her unpacked and dressed.
I’m very impressed with the level of detail in the Dollfie and the ease at which she’s posed. There are a lot of little nice touches with the clothing, from the buttons on the sleeves to the shoes and stockings. The wig was also pre-styled, which is good for me as I would have had a heck of a time trying to get the bows on and the hair in the right place…
Here’s the box that Rin came in. It was fairly light, ship weight was no more than 3lbs. Even though I’d seen a couple of boxes on other blogs, I’d never realized just how large the box was, or how big the dolls were. Post-purchase research revealed that Dollfies stand around 60cm (about 2 ft).
Initially, I was planning on putting her in the display case with some other figures, but once I saw the box, I knew that was going to be impossible. She’s simply too large to stand without first removing one of the shelves. That still may happen at some point in the future when I get a couple more displays.
Here’s a quick look at what’s in the box itself. At top, all of her accessories, including shoes, wig, and full set of clothing. At bottom, the doll itself, wrapped in plastic and attacked to the backing with ribbons.
Here’s a closer look at the shoes. If it weren’t for the scale, you’d probably think they were real shoes. They even come with little balls of paper in them, just like at a real shoe store!
Once everything was unpacked, I set to getting her dressed and ready. For a Dollfie n00b like me, I really wished she came with a manual telling me how to get the clothes on. At minimum, a cheat sheet with some tips would have been helpful. I discovered that the best way to put on her top was to first remove the hands and reattach them later. The stockings also proved to be particularly difficult, and I ended up first removing the foot and stretching the stockings around them. I also hadn’t realized that the shoes weren’t symmetrical… there is a distinct shoe for the right foot and one for the left. Talk about being detailed!
Tonight, I finally found some time to take some photos, which immediately presented a problem. The lighting setup I normally use for figure photography was too small for a 60cm Dollfie. As a result, I had to get creative and decided to do some posing in the Otaku lounge. I got quite a few shots (all of them are available in the full album), but here are some of my favorites.
I’ve already put in a second order with VolksUSA for some accessories that I didn’t realize I needed. First is a stand and second is a head cap for the wig. Apparently the darker colored wigs have a tendency to stain (design flaw, perhaps?) and a head cap will protect the head from taking on too much color. Similarly, the clothes will do the same, however since Rin’s clothes already have a white lining, she’s pretty well protected. Until the head cap arrives, her wig is being kept in a plastic bag and she’s being displayed bald. Looks a bit odd, actually…
Be sure to check out the rest of the photos in the shoot!