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On 9/9/2022 at 6:14 AM, ninagrim said:

Just checked my Macha and Yumepi lottery entries. Macha has been cancelled but Yumepi is preparing shipment. I’m surprised I was able to win one of these girls I’m so excited! Good luck to everyone that entered the lotteries!

Ooh congrats!  I ended up winning Yumepi from the JP lottery so I entered for Macha from USA and ended up winning her too so I'll have both coming.  This year is really expensive lol.

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Hello everyone!

I have a couple of questions regarding the purchase of Volks Super Dollfie dolls on Yahoo Japan Auction through a Japanese proxy known as Buyee.

1. Did you add "protective packaging" for an additional charge? For those of you who did NOT add "protective packaging", was the doll perfectly fine?

2. When Buyee takes photos of the product for an additional charge, did they actually open the doll manufacturer box to reveal the doll body contents and take photos of the inside of the doll box? Or did they take photos of the outside of the doll manufacturer box?

Thank you so much!

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2 hours ago, Reitsuyu said:

1. Did you add "protective packaging" for an additional charge? For those of you who did NOT add "protective packaging", was the doll perfectly fine?

I've used their protective packaging and it's pretty solid. I've also gotten dolls without it, and they arrived fine. I see protective packaging as added insurance, but you're probably fine without it. 
 

2 hours ago, Reitsuyu said:

2. When Buyee takes photos of the product for an additional charge, did they actually open the doll manufacturer box to reveal the doll body contents and take photos of the inside of the doll box? Or did they take photos of the outside of the doll manufacturer box?

They photographed the contents.

 


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19 hours ago, BeyondTime said:

I've used their protective packaging and it's pretty solid. I've also gotten dolls without it, and they arrived fine. I see protective packaging as added insurance, but you're probably fine without it. 
 

They photographed the contents.

 

Thank you for your response!

Just to clarify, So if I order an unopened Super Dollfie, Buyee staff would OPEN the manufacturer box to reveal the doll and take photos (if you paid for the service)? Eek, that would invalidate having a new unopened box then...  

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On 10/1/2022 at 7:13 PM, Reitsuyu said:

Thank you for your response!

Just to clarify, So if I order an unopened Super Dollfie, Buyee staff would OPEN the manufacturer box to reveal the doll and take photos (if you paid for the service)? Eek, that would invalidate having a new unopened box then...  

Yes, but if you want them to verify it you would need to do that. There are no returns once the item is shipped to you, so if the seller cheated on the transaction, you'd have no way to back out on your end except to stiff Buyee with a credit card chargeback, which wouldn't really be fair to them since they acted in good faith. 

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Volks USA will be doing it's Holiday Greeting one-off SD sale again this year.

Lottery is Nov 1st to the 10th @ 4:00PM Pacific.

The link in the email isn't working yet, or I'd link the site.


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Ah, they decided to overlap the one-off entry periods again... Hopefully no one on Volks USA tempts me too much~ If there's a Victorique or Alice I'm in danger 😪

Already picked out six for JP lottery to enter for... Even if the chances of winning them all are slim, I don't want to go over eight entries. 😖


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I know the one off models are one of a kind but what does that mean in terms of stock like how many of the same type of doll is being sold.

Do the one off models have multiples of the same stock or is it just the one doll that's up for lottery?

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1 hour ago, Reitsuyu said:

I know the one off models are one of a kind but what does that mean in terms of stock like how many of the same type of doll is being sold.

Do the one off models have multiples of the same stock or is it just the one doll that's up for lottery?

There is only one each. The whole point of oneoffs is that they use existing/previous sculpts, but coordinated in a way that hasn’t existed before - their faceup, wig and outfit will be completely different to what the original doll had (note that the online ones and some of the physical store ones have outfits that are either existing Volks outfits, or mixed and matched from existing Volks outfits, whereas the more special ones at Dolpa or the Harajuku/Kyoto stores (and occasionally other stores) will have special outfits made in collaboration with dealers.) It’s a cool way to see previous releases reinterpreted. Sometimes they’ve even changed gender.

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On 10/16/2022 at 1:47 AM, Monty said:

It’s a cool way to see previous releases reinterpreted. Sometimes they’ve even changed gender.

There are the charity auction ones too. With those they do some wild stuff, with special one of a kind hand made outfits.

Here are two Disney characters they did for charity. I think the cheapest Disney charity doll went for about $10k.

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Belle was an Ami Ayase sculpt, and iirc she went for around $30k.

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@BeyondTime Belle and Ariel look amazing. Ariel is my favorite Disney Princess so it would be amazing to see if Volks will do another doll of her. I love her blue dress in that photo. I think that Ariel charity doll is a Jun Tachibana

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1 hour ago, dollbaby said:

I think that Ariel charity doll is a Jun Tachibana ?

I think you may be right, it does look like Jun.


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Volks announced that GL members will be able to visit Tenshi no Sato without reservations soon, along with plans for other services in the future being available to foreigners (omukae and trade-in), no specific mention of FCS though.

https://www.volks.co.jp/cs/news/20221021_01.html

 

 

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