As much as I appreciate Volks for releasing their doll related products, one thing that I’ve always found irritating is the fact that it takes them forever to release spare parts like the DD inner-frames should a girl with one break, or a MDD white bodies in case somebody with a limited/custom white DD starts needing them. Sora has broken both her arm and back in the past but because of the scarcity of inner frames in the market, I had to buy a whole new body from Volks to replace them. Xera additionally will have to wait until somebody puts their MDD white bodies on sale at YJA since her face-up was designed to fit a MDD. While we can still keep hopes up for the DD inner-frames due to increasing demand, the chance of MDD white bodies coming out is pretty slim given Volk’s poor reputation for after sales service and the fact that the there were only 2 limited MDDs with white bodies (Al Azif and Etheldreda).
Wish I’d known this ahead of time but thanks to my followers on twitter, I’ve found an alternate solution for a MDD white bodies. The process is quite simple too :3 All you need is a 40 cm body from a manufacturer called Parabox (related to Obitsu?) and a DD Head/Obitsu (40cm) neck joint converter which looks something like this. Although it’s from a different company, Parabox 40cm bodies are about the same height as an MDD and the skin tone is lighter than a MDD normal skin bodies (See comparison here). The body structure is also slightly different but fits MSD and MDD sized clothing (Was warned by an owner of a DD head/Parabox40 body doll that MDD sized ones might be tight around the legs).
Fortunately enough they had one stock left in their store in Yokohama and even discounted it by 15% rounding the price to around 17000 yen. Added with a MSD dress I found at Tokyo Dolk Akihabara, Xera here is finally completed…(*´ω｀)
Xera : ….it’s okay
Me : Thank god, she speaks ;3
Xera : What does this pose mean?
Me : It’s umm…a way of saying good morning or good night when dolls like yourself greet their masters.
Xera : Really?
Me: Yes really. And when you talk, you’re supposed to add a “~nyan” in the end ;3
Xera : Anyways, Master why did you make me shorter?
Xera : Sisters?
Me : Oh, right I didn’t introduce you the other girls yet. They’re out in the yard fighting so they should be back soon I think.
Me : Honestly, I don’t know what they’ll do to you when they see you so here’s a halberd to protect yourself.
Xera : i..is this really necessary?
Me : Well, one of them is reasonable but the other one is a complete menace. She began fighting the nice one the minute she laid eyes her so it’s best to be safe^^;
Xera : (…sisters huh…)
Xera : (…I wonder what they look like…)
Me : Oh hey, Sora, Aura you’re back.
Xera : !!!???
Me : …and from the looks of it I’m guessing that Sora won this time?
Sora : ♪
Aura : Shut up worm. How am I supposed to win when she can stop time and summon machine guns?
Me : You do have a point^^; Anyways , I wanted to introduce you to a new gir…..
Me : Huh? Where’d she go?
Me : um…kay, maybe next time when she’s ready.
Now that you’re here, why don’t you girls show us the new weapons I got for you at Dollpa?
Aura : Don’t you mean “please”?
Me : Y-yes PLEASE (´ω｀;)
(Memory is getting fuzzy so can’t remember the name of the dealer^^; The price was around 5000 yen which is quite reasonable for a weapon this size with this much details. Probably around 80 cm? Shame tho that the rod doesn’t separate like Baradanji-san’s Kyoko’s spear.)
Me : May I?
(This Homura bow is also made by the same dealer whose name I forgot ;3 The price for this one was about 4000 yen and is also a fine replication. One thing that’s bothered me about this was that the paint still hasn’t dried in some areas and leaves marks on Sora’s hand. Easily washable but must be handled with care^^; )
And this pretty much concludes the goodies I’ve bought in Dollpa 26. Not as plenty as it used to be but well enough to last until the next doll event which is in January. Let’s hope Xera will be ready to go to the Doll Show with Sora and Aura by then^^;
This is probably the last post I’ll make for this year so have a happy new year everyone~