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Roxanne

Volks SD Harry Potter Collaboration

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Roxanne

I didn't see a topic about them yet so I hope it's okay I'm making one.

 

Volks will be releasing Harry Potter dolls! For now Ron and Hermione have already been revealed, with Harry and Draco said to come at a later point in time.

They are currently already available on Mahou Dokoro (Wizarding World JP site), priced 110,000 yen, with pre-orders starting today and ending august 31. With actual shipments planned to start end of april 2023. 

Link to Hermione

Link to Ron

 

I haven't seen them pop up on the official Volks website yet so I'm waiting for that. I really want to get these, I love them!

 

Twitter post link: here

 

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lmnprty

Interesting to see that they need a minimum order of 200 per doll to get them made - I don't think we usually see preorder stipulations like that?

Hermione's sculpt is really charming, and the yen exchange rate is so good right now that it's tempting to order. I know I'd only keep the head and the wig, though.... not much of a HP fan.

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marishade

The 200 minimum is so strange to me, not a fan. Especially since there is no mention of them on the official Volks site. It's all very odd.

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monkeypizzasonic

I like Ron's cheeky sculpt, but I'd want him bigger than SD and I'm not interested in any of the HP stuff...plus I'm still paying off the Frozen gals. Maybe he'll pop up secondhand someday, but they'll probably be really expensive.

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Roxanne
14 hours ago, marishade said:

Link for official page on Volks:

https://dollfie.volks.co.jp/sd/special/harrypotter/

So it's pretty much confirmed Volks themselves will not sell them? As it's linking to that site at the bottom of the page.

I kept waiting for them to pop up there. I'm not a fan of having to order them somewhere else. It seems odd to me that is the only option. Other licensed ones in the past I was interested in always appeared for sale on Volks' website as well, but then I'm from the vinyl side of the hobby and these would be my first resins so I'm not sure if these work in the same way the Vinyl ones do usually.

 

I also agree it's odd they need to have at least 200 made or they'll cancel. These dolls really seem like something totally different than what we're used to. Though I don't think getting 200 orders will be a problem with how popular HP still is to this day.


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SMD family: Mirai (Classic) || Kizuna (Anniversary milk) || Ariana (Classic Journey) || Hana (Prowess) || Shiki || Kurenai || Faelyn (Entropy)

 

 

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Roxanne

Oh no, I just read this site doesn't even deliver outside of Japan! That makes it even more sad and inconvenient that Volks' themselves aren't selling them.

Will need the whole workaround of finding an agent again to order it for you and then send it to you and it makes it even more expensive that way... *sigh* Really Volks, why 😭


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SMD family: Mirai (Classic) || Kizuna (Anniversary milk) || Ariana (Classic Journey) || Hana (Prowess) || Shiki || Kurenai || Faelyn (Entropy)

 

 

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marishade

Yea, the whole this is weird. I have never seen Volks do something like this before. Maybe WB is really insistent on how they are sold? IDK. Volks has done Japan-only releases, but it's usually for in-store or in-event only limited dolls. Not pre-orders.

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Misuka

I believe the cash down is due to the sheer size they believe they will get. It might exceed what Volks normally gets for dolls, hence they need more production money up front. HP is huge. This doll will bring quite a few new owners.

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monkeypizzasonic

I'm wondering how they're both 1,000+ when the Frozen girls were (except for big Elsa) less money + had more complex outfits + unique skin colors + weren't basic SD sizes. Is the HP license that much more expensive? 

Maybe I'm just extra cynical because I jumped off the Potter train at book 5, but these look more 750 - 950 to me.

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Misuka

It's most likely the HP license, going to the original creator, and WB

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