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 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!
The bow/arrow set and gripping hands~
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...
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/