Welcome Sakura!

I’ve had a rash of Dollfie related updates lately and today will be no exception! After several months of waiting, Sakura has arrived at my home! Dressing Dollfies has become somewhat second nature to me by now, as has taking pictures of them in public places. I’m not sure whether or not to be happy about that or to be worried… ^.^;;

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Isn’t she cute? The thing that took the most time was getting the wig on. It was hard getting it on in a place where her hair wasn’t hanging in front of her eyes. It was also the first time I’d used a silicone wig cap instead of a cloth one, so it took lots of adjustment to get everything in the right place!

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Volks had some odd packaging practices. When I cut open the top of the box, I was greeted by another box closure. It wasn’t exactly another box, but rather the inner box was wrapped on 5 sides by another box and taped shut. I’m not quite sure what they were trying to accomplish doing that…

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Once I got through the second level of packaging, I was greeted by Sakura’s box. I didn’t win anything else from the lottery, so it was just the standard Volks Dollfie Dream packaging encased in bubble wrap.

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Inside Sakura’s box was the standard items, DDII body with L bust, custom Sakura head and eyes, school outfit, apron, wig, and shoes. Also included was a small pamphlet talking about the concept behind Sakura.

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The macro lens came in handy with taking close ups of the head and eyes. It even helped me identify that there was some extra glue that needed to be removed…

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Before

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After

I also never realized the texture that was in the eyes! To clean off the glue, all it took was a cotton swab and a little isopropyl alcohol. With that, her eyes were as good as new and had a little extra polish to them!

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Since I’d recently acquired Rin’s school uniform set from a member of Den of Angels, I thought it fitting to dress Sakura in her casual wear. Of course, that outfit had arrived months ago since that was won from the international lottery… Nonetheless, Sakura looks good in her casual clothing!

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Unfortunately, the cat decided to check her out while she wasn’t looking… Bad kitty! With the outfit in place and adjusted, it was time for some long awaited reunions!

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Rin was the first to notice her and came to exchange pleasantries. I think they were happy to see each other!

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There’s a bit of family resemblance, especially in the eyes. Of course, I’m sure there’s a bit of jealousy from the smaller one…. ^.^;; Yoko had also decided to join in the festivities!

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Welcome to your new family, Sakura!

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