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Obitsu-Azone-Parabox-Dolly Pop (DP) Doll Discussion Thread

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I couldn’t find a thread dedicated to the discussion of Obitsu-Azone-Parabox-Dolly Pop (DP) dolls, so I decided to create one myself. I put all of these brands together in this in thread due to the similarities of their bodies.

To clarify, if the doll/head/part is outsourced, sold or manufactured by:

1. Parabox (They are partnered with Obitsu and sell exclusive Parabox head sculpts, clothing and wigs; 40cm-47cm Obitsu bodies are exclusive to Parabox)

-Parabox sells repair parts, clothing, wigs and heads. Parabox Shop is an all-around good place for your Obitsu needs. This link will send you to its mobile website.

2. Obitsu/オビツ (the original company)

-This link will send you to its mobile website in English. You will need a proxy to order from here.

3. Dolly Pop (sells Obitsu 48 to 60 bodies with incorporated 3-piece sets and original head sculpts; sells 52cm and 58cm DP-designed Obitsu-framed doll body)

-This link will send you to its website (in Japanese only). I can’t tell if this is the mobile or desktop website.

4. Azone (Has Obitsu-framed bodies but Azone-exclusive skin parts)

-Azone’s skin parts are curvier than any other brand’s parts.

5. Visuadoll/Vdoll/Wow Factory (sells Obitsu bodies with Vdoll heads)

-Visuadoll’s heads are human-like and are not sold individually. Mandarake is an official seller of Visuadoll.

Angel Philia/Yamato/VMF50 brands are not included on this list and have their own thread here. Warning! This thread is NSFW (not safe for work) and may not have content that is appropriate for all viewers.

Disclaimer: The list above is not a mandatory set of rules to follow, but a guide to what this thread is about.

Then this thread is dedicated to the discussion of them and their quirks!

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Adding in new info. Still need to add in Nanika’s information (with permission)!

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Rneiro

Well, I’ll start.

I currently have a female Obitsu 50 doll named Meigana. Meigana is the second Obitsu doll I purchased/won in January, but was delivered to me first. The first one, an used Obitsu 60cm, was sent out in December and is somewhere on the Pacific Ocean.

However, I decided to have the 60cm sent using Japan Post’s surface method, which I regret. She was sent out on December 12th and still hasn’t been delivered to me!

I ended using FedEx Intl Priority as my shipping method and finally, Meigana was delivered to me on January 26th!
 

Meigana is wearing a hand-painted Parabox Luna head (D version) and Parabox’s size 7.5 white girly short wig. I plan on purchasing the same Luna head design for the 60cm doll once she is in front of me.

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Rneiro

Well, I got text updates from USPS about the Obitsu 60 doll I purchased and sent via surface back in December being on the way home to me today! I’m so happy! Finally! It’s about time since I’ve gotten an update about her/him!

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Testament

Sometimes we must be VERY patient.

Congratulations!


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Posted (edited)

Yeah, so much has been locked up in ports!  That’s why I’ve been shipping everything DHL or the expedited EMS.

I have an Obitsu with Dollypop parts who has been exhibited doing death defying feats of contortion.  I really want to swap some parts on my Lucy Maria DD because she’s my ballet dancer.  I want a three part torso on her, and possibly also to replace her spine so she can get more fluid movement.  I am very inspired by the idea of individual modification and customization.

Edit:

Also BANZAI!  Ever since @K-2 mentioned Visuadoll Takashi Oda being on the Obitsu 65 body, I have been hunting him, and after a lot of fruitless searching I found and secured him!

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5 hours ago, Gabihime said:

Edit:

Also BANZAI!  Ever since @K-2 mentioned Visuadoll Takashi Oda being on the Obitsu 65 body, I have been hunting him, and after a lot of fruitless searching I found and secured him!

Congrats! Where did you manage to find him?

I also have a Takashi, and I love how his broader torso allows him to wear Volks boys outfits and fill them out better than my Smart Doll and Volks boys.

However, be aware of his ankle joints at all times, because they're a weak point. My boy was standing super solidly barefoot on his magnetic stand, and one day I came in to find him on the floor. My cat probably knocked him over. But the force of him suddenly falling and being pried off of his magnetic stand broke one ankle, so his foot fell clean off. I have to get around to epoxying him back to health now that it's warmer.


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Ooo, are Visuadolls on taller Obitsu boy bodies? I might have to start paying attention to them when I see them on Mandrake... 

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Rneiro
On 3/11/2021 at 9:52 PM, Testament said:

Sometimes we must be VERY patient.

Congratulations!

I was/I am being so patient it hurts! USPS says my package is in transit to its final destination, but I haven’t received a specified delivery date. It’ll show up when it wants to show up I guess!

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MrFjmg03

I’m very curious. Honestly I don’t think I have never hear of this type of doll.What’s an Obitsu-parabox-dolly pop? I don’t think I have never seen one or may be I did. Can somebody please share pictures? I will be very thankful.

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Rneiro

Oh. What I meant by Obitsu-Parabox-Dolly Pop in the title is about the bodies that are sold or manufactured by above companies.

Parabox sells Obitsu bodies with exclusive head designs and clothing, DollyPop is an Obitsu outsourcer and sells 48cm-60cm Obitsu bodies outfitted with their 3-piece sets.
 

And of course, Obitsu sells Obitsu bodies and are used by Azone. Azone has their original 50cm and 60cm licensed character dolls. Azone uses the use the same body sculpts as Obitsu-Obitsu but are licensed character dolls with painted eyes.

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Posted (edited)

Here is a link from DollyPop containing photos of their 48cm and 50cm Obitsu dolls outfitted with their  original 3-piece sets.

https://www.eonet.ne.jp/~dollypop/seihin/dollypop_50body.html#dp50_48_ll_sotai

Here is another link containing DP’s Obitsu60 outfitted with their original 3-piece 60M set. 

https://www.eonet.ne.jp/~dollypop/seihin/dollypop_body_01.html#pop_60sotai01

Further down the page, you can also find DP’s Obitsu 58cm doll body outfitted with the same set but with differing chest sizes. 

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Gabihime
16 hours ago, Jezrah said:

Congrats! Where did you manage to find him?

I also have a Takashi, and I love how his broader torso allows him to wear Volks boys outfits and fill them out better than my Smart Doll and Volks boys.

However, be aware of his ankle joints at all times, because they're a weak point. My boy was standing super solidly barefoot on his magnetic stand, and one day I came in to find him on the floor. My cat probably knocked him over. But the force of him suddenly falling and being pried off of his magnetic stand broke one ankle, so his foot fell clean off. I have to get around to epoxying him back to health now that it's warmer.

I actually found him randomly on yahoo!japan.  I had him on my watch list at Mandarake, but he hadn’t pinged, and so I just randomly looked for him on Y!J at the moment he was listed.  I thought about it for about fifteen minutes, and then bought him, because of how uncommon he is at this point.  Whenever I have missed snagging a really hard to find wishlist item because I waffled too long, I always regret it.

And thanks for the heads up!  I’ll keep that in mind.  Yeah, I usually keep my mag feet dolls on metal plate stands too, even my gigantic Vindoll, so that’s good to know.

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Rneiro
On 3/13/2021 at 1:35 AM, Gabihime said:

I actually found him randomly on yahoo!japan.  I had him on my watch list at Mandarake, but he hadn’t pinged, and so I just randomly looked for him on Y!J at the moment he was listed.  I thought about it for about fifteen minutes, and then bought him, because of how uncommon he is at this point.  Whenever I have missed snagging a really hard to find wishlist item because I waffled too long, I always regret it.

And thanks for the heads up!  I’ll keep that in mind.  Yeah, I usually keep my mag feet dolls on metal plate stands too, even my gigantic Vindoll, so that’s good to know.

Do you know if Visuadoll still sells dolls on discontinued Obitsu (55cm and up) bodies?
 

I was beating myself up for missing a 2.5k yen Miko outfit on Mandarake a few weeks ago! It would’ve looked so cute on Meigana! The same thing happened with a Volks DDdy Tenshi-No-Koromo blue-striped underwear set around the same price.

However, I still need to find clothes for my 50cm and 60cm OBs. They don’t have anything to wear despite me having spent so much money already. They’ll have to be in the nude until I save up enough money to buy them more things.
 

I haven’t seen any updates from USPS about a specified delivery date for my Obitsu 60cm. I’m assuming it’ll be delivered sometime this week or next week!

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I have not received any updates from USPS about the package containing the Obitsu 60cm doll I bought in December. I’ll have to wait around and maybe it’ll pop up and surprise me during class one day.

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Posted (edited)

My Obitsu 60cm doll will be considered officially missing by USPS in 4 days. I sent in a missing mail search request to USPS on March 27th, but haven’t gotten a response back since then. I’m so upset! 😭

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Part 1: I bought a shrine maiden outfit and a babydoll dress for Meigana. I prefer the babydoll dress because it is very lightweight, light-colored and easy to put on Meigana. The shrine maiden outfit on the other hand is unbelievably difficult to put on Meigana as it has multiple parts and is made to fit a Dollfie Dream (looking into one, more about that in part 2)and not an Obitsu 50cm. I don’t think I even got it on her right! It’s too long and complex!

Part 2: I contacted USPS customer service about locating my missing package. I sent in a missing mail search request on March 27th and have not gotten a response about it yet. So, if my Obitsu 60 doll is not delivered by Friday, April 16th, then I will look into buying a Dollfie Dream to replace it. Also, my package will be considered missing on Saturday, April 10th according to USPS missing mail policy.
 

Part 3: I made a Flickr account! I haven’t posted any pictures yet. I’m too nervous to post anything as I feel Meigana looks too plain and basic. There is something missing on her, but I don’t know what it is!

I also think it’s because other users’ [multiple] dolls look so much more impressive, intricate and creative compared to Meigana. Yes, she is my first and only doll, but I don’t know what else to think other than the sentence above.

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Testament

I'm really sorry for your shipping trouble, I hope someday the package will pop up at your door, I had a pair of missing package lost in some postoffice that eventually arrived...

I have the obitsu50 shrine maiden, but mine is very simple, 3 pieces: top, bottom and obi (+socks and sandals), some other yukata style dress are very complicated almost as the real thing...

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Don't rush, it's your first doll, the right accessories/dress will come with time and patience 😉

 

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Rneiro
On 4/9/2021 at 10:48 AM, Testament said:

I'm really sorry for your shipping trouble, I hope someday the package will pop up at your door, I had a pair of missing package lost in some postoffice that eventually arrived...

I have the obitsu50 shrine maiden, but mine is very simple, 3 pieces: top, bottom and obi (+socks and sandals), some other yukata style dress are very complicated almost as the real thing...

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Don't rush, it's your first doll, the right accessories/dress will come with time and patience 😉

 

I filed another claim with USPS early this morning. I hope USPS helps me this time instead of telling me to take steps I already took!

I know now to take the complexity of doll clothing into account when I go doll outfit shopping in the future! I have never considered it before, but I will now.
 

Meigana is wearing thigh-high socks instead of the traditional Tabi socks so her legs don’t get stained from the red skirt.

She was once heavily stained all over from a red-green plaid dress I had her wear when she first got home. I have since replaced those stained parts, but never again will Meigana wear dark-colored clothing without body tights and then taking it off immediately afterwards.

I have also been wondering what to do about Meigana’s squeaky joints, I read that Obitsu dolls have squeaky joints, so I know this isn’t an isolated issue. Do you recommend putting Vaseline or canola oil on the joints to help them move more smoothly?

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Mmmh I wouldn't mess with the joint. You risk the opposite effect with low friction to sustain a pose. Also I don't know the interaction between ABS/PVC and lubrificants.


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On 4/12/2021 at 4:48 AM, Testament said:

Mmmh I wouldn't mess with the joint. You risk the opposite effect with low friction to sustain a pose. Also I don't know the interaction between ABS/PVC and lubrificants.

Well, okay! I won’t mess with it! I’ll use the noise it makes to scare my pets instead! 
 

I got a reply from USPS today. It turns out that my missing Obitsu 60cm is still in and never left customs since it arrived in the United States on March 11th. Aside from that, no information about a future release or delivery date for it was given. I mean, it’s still confirmation that it hasn’t been stolen, lost or destroyed!

For now, I’m going to buy a Dollfie Dream to replace it. The classic Dollfie Dream is around the same size as an Obitsu 60 doll, right? 

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On 4/9/2021 at 12:22 AM, Rneiro said:

Part 1: I bought a shrine maiden outfit and a babydoll dress for Meigana. I prefer the babydoll dress because it is very lightweight, light-colored and easy to put on Meigana. The shrine maiden outfit on the other hand is unbelievably difficult to put on Meigana as it has multiple parts and is made to fit a Dollfie Dream (looking into one, more about that in part 2)and not an Obitsu 50cm. I don’t think I even got it on her right! It’s too long and complex!

Part 2: I contacted USPS customer service about locating my missing package. I sent in a missing mail search request on March 27th and have not gotten a response about it yet. So, if my Obitsu 60 doll is not delivered by Friday, April 16th, then I will look into buying a Dollfie Dream to replace it. Also, my package will be considered missing on Saturday, April 10th according to USPS missing mail policy.
 

Part 3: I made a Flickr account! I haven’t posted any pictures yet. I’m too nervous to post anything as I feel Meigana looks too plain and basic. There is something missing on her, but I don’t know what it is!

I also think it’s because other users’ [multiple] dolls look so much more impressive, intricate and creative compared to Meigana. Yes, she is my first and only doll, but I don’t know what else to think other than the sentence above.


Trust me that’s how our first doll looked for most of us. I remember my first Dollfie ever. I shared pictures of her without a face up and a wig. Also she was wearing a dress made out of a sock (new) LOL 😝 . I shared her pictures on the Dollfie dream forum and Flickr and everybody was very supportive. So don’t feel bad and shared pictures of your gorgeous girl. I will love to see her.

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7 hours ago, Rneiro said:

Well, okay! I won’t mess with it! I’ll use the noise it makes to scare my pets instead! 
 

I got a reply from USPS today. It turns out that my missing Obitsu 60cm is still in and never left customs since it arrived in the United States on March 11th. Aside from that, no information about a future release or delivery date for it was given. I mean, it’s still confirmation that it hasn’t been stolen, lost or destroyed!

For now, I’m going to buy a Dollfie Dream to replace it. The classic Dollfie Dream is around the same size as an Obitsu 60 doll, right? 

Good! At least she's not lost.  I don't own a DDs but for what I can see online (here for example https://sakuradreamsdollfiedreamshop.com/pages/dollfie-dream-sizes) they're circa 60cm.

 

7 hours ago, MrFjmg03 said:


Trust me that’s how our first doll looked for most of us. I remember my first Dollfie ever. I shared pictures of her without a face up and a wig. Also she was wearing a dress made out of a sock (new) LOL 😝 . I shared her pictures on the Dollfie dream forum and Flickr and everybody was very supportive. So don’t feel bad and shared pictures of your gorgeous girl. I will love to see her.

LOL for the sock.

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On 3/12/2021 at 8:59 PM, Rneiro said:

And of course, Obitsu sells Obitsu bodies and are used by Azone. Azone has their original 50cm and 60cm licensed character dolls. Azone uses the use the same body sculpts as Obitsu-Obitsu but are licensed character dolls with painted eyes.

Just a little bit of clarification.

Azone no longer makes 60cm dolls, as far as I know.  The original Sahra's line-up of dolls was 60cm, but that has been discontinued for years.  For the 1/3~1/4 range, they are mainly 50cm, but there are some variations (45cm, 48cm, and 51cm (male)).

The inner frames are all standard Obitsu parts, although the outer skins can vary.  Azone has many of its own custom outer skin parts manufactured by Obitsu, such as the AZO2 lineup.  The AZO2 outer skin (shell) parts are pretty much curvier all around. 

Hands and feet are standard Obitsu parts.

Azone has been moving towards licensed character dolls with changeable eyes.  This is the "Another Realistic Characters" series.  The entire "Is the Order a Rabbit???" 45~50cm dolls have changeable eyes.

  • Black Raven Series: Primarily uses standard Obitsu frames and outer skins.  Only a few, such as Cecily, have on occasion used the AZO2 outer skins.
  • Happiness Clover Series: Uses standard Obitsu frame and AZO2 outer skins.  The AZO2 shins sort of fell out of favor, so most AZO2 bodies now use the standard Obitsu shin.  
  • Iris Collect Series: Uses standard Obitsu frame and AZO2 outer skins, except for the shins being standard Obitsu.
  • Iris Collect Petit: Uses standard Obitsu frame and AZT8-45 outer skin.  I haven't had the opportunity to compare it to an Obitsu 45cm standard body, as I'm not really sure if it has been used yet.  
  • CCT (Hybrid Active Figure, Another Realistic Characters): Licensed characters using standard Obitsu frames.  Depending upon the character, they may have a mix of AZO2 and standard Obitsu outer skin parts.  Hybrid Active Figures (HAF) have painted eyes, and Another Realistic Characters (ARC) have changeable eyes..  

 

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On 4/16/2021 at 10:21 PM, nanika said:

Just a little bit of clarification.

Azone no longer makes 60cm dolls, as far as I know.  The original Sahra's line-up of dolls was 60cm, but that has been discontinued for years.  For the 1/3~1/4 range, they are mainly 50cm, but there are some variations (45cm, 48cm, and 51cm (male)).

The inner frames are all standard Obitsu parts, although the outer skins can vary.  Azone has many of its own custom outer skin parts manufactured by Obitsu, such as the AZO2 lineup.  The AZO2 outer skin (shell) parts are pretty much curvier all around. 

Hands and feet are standard Obitsu parts.

Azone has been moving towards licensed character dolls with changeable eyes.  This is the "Another Realistic Characters" series.  The entire "Is the Order a Rabbit???" 45~50cm dolls have changeable eyes.

  • Black Raven Series: Primarily uses standard Obitsu frames and outer skins.  Only a few, such as Cecily, have on occasion used the AZO2 outer skins.
  • Happiness Clover Series: Uses standard Obitsu frame and AZO2 outer skins.  The AZO2 shins sort of fell out of favor, so most AZO2 bodies now use the standard Obitsu shin.  
  • Iris Collect Series: Uses standard Obitsu frame and AZO2 outer skins, except for the shins being standard Obitsu.
  • Iris Collect Petit: Uses standard Obitsu frame and AZT8-45 outer skin.  I haven't had the opportunity to compare it to an Obitsu 45cm standard body, as I'm not really sure if it has been used yet.  
  • CCT (Hybrid Active Figure, Another Realistic Characters): Licensed characters using standard Obitsu frames.  Depending upon the character, they may have a mix of AZO2 and standard Obitsu outer skin parts.  Hybrid Active Figures (HAF) have painted eyes, and Another Realistic Characters (ARC) have changeable eyes..  

 

I knew I was forgetting to fix something! I am still learning about these dolls. I will add in the info you gave me, if that is okay with you? And giving credit to you, of course.

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