This girl already arrived yesterday, but much later than I had expected so I didn't have the energy to write the post and edit the box opening photos last night =.= Getting her was quite a complex process right until the end, so I wanted to share the whole story!
I originally lost Takane in the Volks lottery, but managed to buy her from a person who had won and didn't want her anymore. This great person even sold her to me for the lottery price without asking for any extra, even though Takane was so popular that she was going for almost double price right away... Most of the winners seemed to be in Japan and apparently many of them just scalpers, so I feel so lucky with this amazing deal! ♥
Yesterday I was up since 8am, anxiously waiting for the mailman to deliver my packages. They usually come somewhere between 8am and 10am, but that was not the case this time. Finally, at around 1pm I saw the mailman drive behind the building to the yard and was expecting the doorbell to rang any second. But nope. A few minutes later, I saw how the van just drives away...
Apparently the usual delivery person wasn't at work or something, and this other person didn't have the keys to get inside the building =_= If I had known this, I would've run to the front door. But of course I had expected that it's the same woman who always delivers our packages and has the key.
Then, I had to wait for the tracking to update that the package can be picked up from the post office. I had a few other packages waiting there as well, so of course I wanted to pick them up at the same time to save some trouble. They just recently closed our post office and moved their services to a little kiosk, which is a bit farther away from our apartment. At 4pm I was finally able to pick up Takane and the other packages.
The long-waited box!
The inner box
What the heck is wrong with that one eye X'DD
All the accessories were packed carefully
VERY carefully :'D The hairband came in a plastic cover that was inside the little white box...
So pretty! ♥
The boots, these are quite cool XD
The wig, which was quite disappointing... I'll talk more about it a bit later!
A little leaflet that has many useful things, like instructions for doll care, measurements for all the different Dollfie Dream bodies and photos of the different standard head models/eye collection/wig collection.
Another leaflet for Takane
This one only has these two pages - first page just shows the accessories that came with the doll piece by piece
Instructions on how the belt works and how the hands and feet need to be removed to put on the wristbands and pants. My brain was apparently not with me when I took this photo and looked at this page, since I started putting the pants on Takane without taking off the feet and wondered why it doesn't work ^^;;
Back cover of the leaflet
Moving on to the
mummy doll itself!
Yaaay, pretty face! ♥♥ I'd already admired some owner pictures of her, but I have to say that she looks even more stunning in person *3* The faceup looks really pretty too, though I'm not a big fan of the grey eyebrows. I'm planning to re-paint her at some point after I manage to paint my Saber project head first and figure out what kind of faceup I want this girl to have.
A little bit of the side profile, gotta love that cute nose! ♥
Tried the default wig on her and now you can probably see why I mentioned that this was quite a disappointment... First of all, the fiber quality feels really cheap, like 80s Barbie hair or party wigs D: It's super shiny as well and the curls are really messy. The fiber quality didn't really inspire me to try to do anything to the curls and I doubt you could use heat on this, at least it looks like the whole thing would just melt XDD As a cherry on top of the cake, the head cap shows through on top of the wig.
Better view of the head cap showing through... I tried to move some of the hair to cover it, but they just won't stay there and want to part right there >_<; Usually it doesn't bother me if the wig cap shows where the side bangs part, but this wig has straight bangs so there shouldn't be a parting at all, lol...
It's not so obvious if you don't take closeups and the hairband covers it as well :'D I also dressed Takane in her default outfit. It's pretty and otherwise functional, but the vest thing won't stay on nicely... I was planning to keep her fullset stuff, but I don't like them that much after all so I'll probably try to sell them to someone who's a bigger fan of the character :)
Super shiny plastic hair...
After these fullset photos, I removed the default eyes and started trying out other eyes and wigs. The eyes that I had bought for her didn't look so nice, the style was a bit too round and the blue color too bright. I'm gonna have to order a new pair once I figure out the right color :3
I haven't even mentioned her name yet, have I? I decided to name her Kasumi, which is often translated as "mist". I thought that this name suits her more mature face and a bit mysterious personality perfectly. She's like a big sister / onee-sama type of figure to my other DD girls, who are a few years younger than her ^^
I fell in love with this eye style, though the color is wrong :'D These look pretty for sure, but since Susu already has purple eyes, I don't want another girl with the same eye color.
This wig is one of the two that I bought for Kasumi~ It's more of a casual, daily style for those days when she doesn't have a lot of time for doing her hair and makeup, or doesn't want to look too over the top. She classifies her dressing style as a hime gyaru.
This super poofy hime gyaru wig is for the days when she wants to go the extra mile and look like a true princess~ I wish this style was available in the same color as the other wig >3< I like that color a lot more, but couldn't resist getting this style since it's so perfect for the hime gyaru look! Perhaps the platinum blonde is her "own hair", while this one is just a wig? :'D
Did some eye color testing in Photoshop, need to figure out which one of these I like the most ^^; Right now I'm leaning towards brown...