March 15, 2016

Souldoll Junia box opening

Does it ever happen to you guys that even though you buy/order dolls and other stuff months apart, they all decide to arrive almost on the very same day/week? X'D Well, this pretty much just happened to me - I posted Kasumi's box opening last Friday and now my Souldoll Junia is here as well... Sarg also received her Tera Zenith Oscal today, even though it was ordered 2 months before I ordered Junia XD It feels a bit overwhelming...

I placed my Junia order on January 2nd (paid in full) and received shipping notice last Wednesday, so it took 2 months and a week for Souldoll to make her. Some people who ordered Junia got her much faster than I did, but I still think that 2 months is quite a short waiting time! I was honestly not expecting Souldoll to ship my Junia before my Aehael, which I ordered a month earlier XD She was on layaway though and a month ago I added a few Zenith hand parts to the order, so I guess that caused some delay... I still hope that my other little Souldoll girl gets shipped soon as well! ♥

Thank god there was no trouble with the delivery this time and the usual stalking delivery woman came to our door in the morning! Sarg was already up, so she opened the door and chatted with the woman for a bit since she asked what kind of stuff we usually order X'DD The woman has gotten quite curious apparently since she's the one delivering our many EMS packages most of the time and this is such a small town that it's easy to remember people... I wonder what she thinks our "art dolls" and "figures" are ^^;

But, let's get on with the box opening now, shall we? :'D

Don't mind the random Nendoroids in the background...

The MSD sized doll box is pretty much identical to Souldoll Zenith box, just smaller :3

I ordered my girl with the animal head (which has half-closed eyes and cute fantasy ears), human body and the bow/arrow set. Souldoll also offered an extra head as a free gift, so I chose the elf head - because who could resist gorgeous pointy elf ears?! Oh and I must say that I love the pillows Souldoll uses in their doll boxes, they're so cute >3< ♥

I really like the default eyes she came with! I didn't realize that she would come with the eyes and they didn't catch my eye in the promo pictures, but are really pretty in person ♥ They wouldn't work for my Junia's character, but might be perfect for my upcoming Aehael~

I took the rest of the photos in the evening without any natural light, so the quality isn't so good, unfortunately ^^;

This is my first Souldoll MSD and I don't recall ever seeing one in person either, so it's overall a new experience for me! I was quite surprised by her size, her head and body seem so tiny XD I really love the way the body is sculpted and also the way it moves, so smooth, beautiful and poses great~

The animal head is what I first fell in love with in this doll~ ♥ It reminds me of Soom Sweet Witch, they even have a bit similar eyes XD


Cute ears ♥

The gift head came without eyes, but I had this random pair of 12mm Souldoll eyes that looked quite nice on her ^^ I hadn't really thought about much for this head and wasn't sure if I was even gonna like it in person, but it actually looks quite cute!

I was not expecting the doll to come with two certificates of authenticity! But both of the heads have their own CoA, which I think is great since people often arrange splits and it can be a hassle if there is only one CoA for a doll that has multiple heads.




The bow/arrow set and gripping hands~

I promised Fantasywoods that I'd take some eye comparison photos for her, as she's also waiting for Junia ^^ Since the size was quite a surprise for me, I wanted to show a comparison with a yo-SD to show just how small the head is! (Lulu sends greetings to Ailene!♥)

Here's the animal head with 12mm Makoeyes. Her default eyes from Souldoll are 14mm, but Souldoll's eyes have quite small irises compared to 14mm eyes from Makoeyes and many other companies. I tried 14mm Makoeyes on this head as well, but the irises pretty much covered the whole eyes and it didn't look so good... I didn't even realize to take a photo of it for reference ^^;; For the animal head, I'd definitely recommend going for 12mm (or 14mm with smaller irises).

14mm Makoeyes on the elf head, I think it's a personal preference whether or not these are too big. The bigger eye size makes the expression cuter for sure - if that's something you're after, then these might be a good choice :)

12mm Makoeyes give a more realistic impression and it's also easier to move the eyes to look into other directions than straight ahead (since there's more empty space). The size seems like a perfect fit and there're no gaps in the corners ^^

As an extra photo, here's Junia with Sarg's Oscal who also arrived today :'D This 75cm hunk can hold a MSD without any support...

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I have to confess that I still haven't planned much for Junia... I wasn't sure what I'd think of her after seeing her in person and didn't want to end up getting disappointed, so I didn't really do any preparations before her arrival :c In a way I'm glad about this, since now I feel like the two heads could/should be two completely different characters?! I need to talk about it with Sarg and see how they'd fit in our story ^3^

I definitely do like Junia a lot and hope that I figure out what to do with both of the heads~ I'll try to write a separate post with some character plans later this week or next week o/

29 comments:

  1. Uij, onnea tulokkaasta! Niin kaunis tapaus. Nuo söpöt korvatkin ;-;

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    1. Kiitos ^^ Kummankin pään korvat on kyllä niin ihanat~

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  2. Hi Safir,
    Congrats on your new arrival. I do like your Junia, she has a gentle face with wonderful ears and nice hands. I think she will look beautiful when she's had a faceup done. The elf head is lovely too and I also like the bow & arrow.
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Thank you :3 Souldoll did great job with designing this girl. I'm still a bit lost with what kind of faceup I should do, but maybe the inspiration suddenly strikes me soon :)

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  3. She's so pretty! I love the elf eared head too--it is like getting two dolls, just with one body :D Souldolls have the nicest hands, too! Congratulations on your sweeties! I look forward to seeing what you will do with them!

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    1. Thank you :D Usually I don't like having dolls share bodies, I'd want them all to be complete! XD But I'll try to cope with these two sharing the body for now and see if I bond with both heads and characters once I get some faceupping and styling done.

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  4. Oh you gorgeous piece of white resin!!! Your girl (or should I say girls XD) is so pretty!!! Love the white skin for her, makes me wonder if I should have gone white instead of tan. I'm excited you got her so fast! And that you decided to do a BO, now I know exactly what to expect :)

    I love the bow, though I didn't order it, can't wait to see what you do with it. It was either paying for the bow or the extra for the tan skin haha

    And thanks so much for the comparison photos and the mako eyes in head review, I think I'll be making an order for 12mm eyes pretty soon~ I already picked the eyes I want for my Junia, hopefully they work, now I know the size at least haha.

    Ailene says Hi! back to Lulu and says She rocks the bald look :D! I was missing your girl, we need more photos X)!

    The elf head is my fav, that's what I chose as main head, but the animal head is stunning, I'm quite surprised! And the size difference with Sarg's boy is so much :o! Well he is 75 cm after all, but still~ I'm excited for this new size to have and play *u*

    hope MSDs work for you and your story, you and Sarg make the best character design for your stories so seeing more MSDs from you would be great too~

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    1. A friend of mine has Junia in tan skin and that skin color looks super pretty as well! I'm sure you'll love it :3 I would've chosen the tan skin as well, but I had ordered Aehael in tan and wanted something different XD I fell in love with the bow, had to get it :D

      Great to hear if you found the comparison photos helpful! Now I'm curious, which style did you order for your girl? I chose the style already as well, need to place the order soon >:3

      Hahah Lulu didn't like being bald, she thought it was weird XD Lulu should definitely get some camera time!

      It was the other way around for me hahah :D I'm happy that Souldoll had a few different head options, there was surely something for everyone~ After getting used to the SD size everything smaller feels so TINY!

      We do have a few MSDs in our crew and they do fit in the story quite nicely, but often they tend to get forgotten and we focus more on the bigger or smaller dolls ^^; But perhaps Junia and Aehael will make me more interested in this size and give more inspiration for doing something with the other ones as well~

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    2. Sure! I want Moon 016 eyes for her, though I'm debating if I should get them with black pupil or not, I want to leave them like in the promo photos, but I'm worried that they might look a bit dead. What are you planning for yours?

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    3. Sounds great! ♥ I'm planning DAN-020 for animal head and DAN-013 for elf head, both with black pupils :) I just recently learned that it's possible to order those styles with black pupils too, that's awesome!

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  5. Oijoi, paljon paljon onnea! Ihana tyttö! Kuka voisi vastustaa noita korvia, kumpiakaan! Minä tykkään niin paljon haltiakorvaisista nukeista ja nuo eläinkorvatkin on niin söpöt. Meinaatko hankkia oman kropan tuolle haltiakorvaisellekin vai mietitkö sitä myöhemmin? Ihanat! Ja jösses, kylläpä se näyttääkin pieneltä Oscaliin verrattuna. :D

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    1. Kiitos paljon :3 Korvat on kovin ihania molemmat~ Haltiakorvaiset tai ylipäätään jonkinlaiset fantasiakorvat omaavat nuket kuuluvat myös omiin suosikkeihini! Toisen kropan hankintaa mietiskelen vielä, katson nyt ensin rauhassa saanko molempien päiden hahmot toimimaan ja bondaanko niihin :) Saavat nyt aluksi siis jakaa tuon kropan ja katsotaan tilannetta sitten myöhemminkin. Kokoero tuohon 75cm Oscaliin verrattuna on kyllä aika valtava :D

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  6. Congratulations!! :D
    I'm very happy for you that you got your girl home and that you like her *^^*
    I look forward to see her with a faceup and clothes :)
    I like her curvy body too. XD

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    1. Thank you ^^
      Child-like MSDs are definitely not my taste, so it's great that there are also these more curvy bodies available!

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  7. Congrats Sherimi she is sooo pretty!!! Souldoll NL Body is great, I'm definitely considering them!
    Can't wait to see what you'll do with her, and I hope you Aehael arrives soon!

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    1. Thank you dear! ♥ I fell in love with this body right away, it's sculpted so beautifully and makes great poses :) I don't mind if Aehael takes a while to arrive, since there's a lot of work with these two heads for now, hahah XD

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  8. Ahaha, packages pile together don't they? But it feels like Christmas when you open them ~ and that's great!

    I was also surprised by the mini body, as it's quite lovely and delicate, isn't it?
    Junia looks gorgeous, even as a blank sculpt, you can see this sculpt has a lot of potential :O Can't wait to see more of her!

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    1. It sure seems so :D The Christmas-like feeling is awesome~ I don't usually have that many presents for Christmas, instead I'm apparently celebrating throughout the year ^^;

      I love the body! ♥ And there really is a lot of potential in this sculpt, there are also nice differences between the two heads so I'm excited to see how different they'll look with faceup!

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  9. Ah, nuo ihanat stalkkeri-posteljoonit :') Meikäkin kun sentään asuu Helsingissä ja silti omistan sen yhden posteljooniukon, joka aina jaksaa huomauttaa että "jahas, taas on yksi paketti sitten tilattu. Kuinkas monta meinaat vielä tilata?" >__>;

    Junia on niin nätti ja noi eläinkorvat on niin ihanat! >3< ♥

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    1. Hahah :'D Tämäkin selkeästi alkaa jo kummastella, että mitä ihmeen hörhöjä nämä on kun koko ajan jotain paketteja tilaillaan...

      Kiitos~ Tykkään niin noista korvista x3

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  10. Aaaaaa tuhannet kiitokset silmävertailusta! Itsellekin on Junia tulossa ja vieläpä samoilla päillä niin hyvä tietää että (ainakin makon) 12mm silmätkin sopivat ja näyttävät noin hyvälle keijunkorvapäässä ^^ Jään mielenkiinnolla odottamaan millaisia ihanuuksia taiot juniapäistä ja myös Aehaelkuvia tulen varmasti ihastelemaan kun sekin on niin mahdottoman nätti moldi ♡

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    1. Eipä mitään, mukava jos kuvista on ihmisille hyötyä! Junia vaikuttaa olleen aika suosittu, kun niitä on Suomeenkin useampi tilattu :3 Minkäs ihonvärin sinä valitsit?

      Täytyy vähän vielä mietiskellä ja suunnitella noiden meikkejä, toivottavasti pääsisin maalailemaan niitä pian :)

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    2. Normalin päädyin ottamaan vaikka se tanni olisi ollut kyllä mielettömän nätti varsinkin blushattuna. Valkoista en voinut itse edes harkita kun vedenhenkineitoseni tuleva tyttöystävä tulee olemaan kalpeahipiäinen lumikeiju... Haluttiin, että hahmoille tulisi lisäkontrastia sitten vielä hartsiväreistäkin ^^

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  11. Oh, she's absolutely adorable! I wanted to choose a favourite part of her face, but I love everything about her; the lips, ears, nose, lips! She's such a cutie!! ♥

    Congrats on her arrival! Can't wait to see more of her. :D

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    1. Oh yes, she does have such an adorable face~
      Thank you ^^ ♥

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  12. I always love seeing your doll openings! What a beauty, congrats!

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    1. Aww love to hear that, thank you! :)

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  13. Belated Congrats on the new arrival! She looks quite lovely. I really like the sculpting of this doll. Some really nice curves and those ears are just adorable!

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    1. Thank you :) I do love the sculpting as well, Souldoll has become quite dangerous to my wallet with their recent releases!

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