If you follow me on Instagram, you might've seen me hype about this, but I wanted to make a blog post for it too :D
In late June I was just randomly browsing Twitter when I noticed the news of the re-release of Volks Dollfie Dream Mariko!!!
At first I couldn't believe my eyes!! *O* I had already pretty much given up the thought that I'd ever own a Mariko, since she's so rare and the second-hand prices are just too much for me... But then I got a chance to at least try my luck at the lottery! ♥ (In case you're not familiar with Volks' lottery system, basically you enter for a chance to buy the doll. Sadly they're not giving them to the winners for free, hahah XD)
On a funny note, the news of this release were posted on the next day after my birthday :D It might seem like a coincidence, but as a silly person I like to believe in fate and somehow I just can't help thinking that this was meant to be ; . ; They even used my favorite colors for the outfit and cat plushie...
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Photo © Tensinokizuna
I entered the lottery right away when it started, on July 11th. I think earlier the entry period for Volks' lotteries has only been a few days, but now there was time to enter until August 3rd and they wouldn't notify the winners until today, August 21st... So mean to have to wait for the results for so long >////<
This is me while I was waiting for the results lol... X'D Especially the last day was so painful!
Never in million years would I have expected it, but... I WON HER!!!
I'm so thrilled about this, I'm finally getting my own Mariko ;___; ♥ Besides being a grail doll, she's also going to be my first Dollfie Dream! Can't wait to shop for different eyes, wigs and clothes for her, and I'm super excited about sewing clothes for her too!
Sarg drew me this cute chibi Mariko, uguu ;____;
My natural hair and eye color are actually the same as Mariko's default, so she's like a (prettified) version of me, hahah ♥ I'd really love to get a matching outfit with her and take a cute little doll & owner photoshoot >3< We'll see later whether that's with Mariko's default look or with a custom wig and stuff~
Volks should send the dolls out in beginning of September, so I need to wait a bit more before getting my girl home, but at least I'll have time to figure out the perfect name for her! I didn't want to plan anything beforehand since I was so sure I'd not win her and just end up being disappointed... ^^; But now that she's paid and everything, I can finally breathe!