April 7, 2016

Maru-chan's arrival

My first (and hopefully the only...) big Azone girl arrived yesterday! ♥ I've had my eye on the bigger Azone dolls as long as I've been into their smaller dolls, but there hadn't been "the one" for me until this new version of Happiness Clover Mocha :) The earlier version of Mocha was cute too, but I still thought that I'd wait if there'll be another doll that I like even more. It was the right decision for sure, this Mocha looks like it was made for me, hahah XD

I decided to name her Maru, which means "round" in Japanese~ I thought that the name is perfect for this round-faced cutie x3

Box wrapped inside a layer of bubble wrap! 

The box design is absolutely beautiful~






There was a plain white box inside the pretty box

And this girl was inside! ♥ I believe that some of the bigger Azone girls have rooted hair like Pureneemos, but Mocha is one of those that use wigs :) I forgot to take a photo, but there's a small area on top of her head that resembles the material of silicone caps and helps to keep the wig in place.

Maru with all the stuff she came with~

There are actually little magnets under her feet, so that she can stand on her metal stand base without any support!

Leaflet~

Some promo photos and an overview of her outfit and accessories

The backside shows some of the outfits that were available for separate purchase around the time her pre-orders started. The outfit on right actually looks like a bigger version of Sahra's a la Mode outfit ;3; It looks so cute and I would've loved to get it for Maru, but the price makes me cringe... I might try to sew something similar myself ^^;

Instructions on how the head and hands are attached. Useful information especially for people like me who have never handled nor seen this type of a doll in person XD

There are also some hair care instructions. I've never used Azone's doll oil mist before, since I don't really like the flat and wet-looking feeling the hair seems to get from it... But maybe if I used just a tiny bit, the end result would be good? I might give it a go at some point :)

Instructions on how to put on the clothes, there are quite many snap fasteners in this outfit ^^;

She also came with the same leaflet as smaller Azone dolls

Here's a comparison with Aya, one of my DD girls. She's on DDS body, which makes her about 58cm tall, DD base body is a few centimeters taller. I love the height difference, Maru looks like the perfect little sister ;3;

I love this girl a lot, she's even more cute in person than I expected and fits in with my DDs really nicely~! It was nice to receive a doll with some clothes for once, so I don't have to sew something in a hurry XD I like her fullset outfit a lot too, so I definitely don't mind having her around dressed in that ♥





27 comments:

  1. Ohh so pretty and so big!!!! Until recently I had no idea big azone dolls even existed~!!! Love her fullset ;D

    Noy a fan of the knees though, but I love the height difference between her and your DDs, makes for a perfect sister like you said

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    1. She is, isn't she? ;3; I found out about these big Azone dolls about the same time as the smaller ones, but they didn't seem so interesting to me at first.

      I wasn't a big fan of the knees at first either, but she does pose well and her cute face always distracts me hahah XD Using over-knee socks or longer skirts/pants would make the knees disappear as well! I do adore the size difference between her and DDs~

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  2. Oh wow, she's lovely!

    I really like the shade and colour of her eyes - she's really too cute. And it's great to see how she compares to DDs as well. :)

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    1. Thank you ^^
      Her eye color is really pretty, the perfect shade of blue~ It was a pleasant thing to notice how well she goes with my DDs :)

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  3. Congrats! Her outfit looks really detailed and lovely <3
    This size is also a cute 'big sister' to MDD girls. I just wish they had prettier joints, that's the thing holding me back on 1/3 azone dolls.

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    1. Thank you very much~ I do love the outfit a lot! ♥ The best part of it is that it consists of separate pieces than can be either combined together or used separately :) We're hoping to add a MDD in our doll collection at some point too!

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  4. She's adorable~ I love her dark blue eyes and cute expression.
    Japanese instruction booklets are amazing, aren't they? I always love how much care they put into explaining and introducing everything!

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    1. Thank you dear ^3^ She does have the cutest expression~
      Oh yes, I love how detailed instructions they give! Not that I understand anything from the language, but the photos are very clear and helpful XD

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  5. She is so pretty!!
    I didn't knew Azone did such big dolls, and I was wondering her height, so thank you for the photo with your DD! She is tall!! Is she vinyl?
    And Maru is a cute name too <3

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    1. Thank you Musume~ Great to hear that the size comparison was useful! I was curious about her size too, since I couldn't find many comparison photos before getting her so I wanted to take a photo in case others have been wondering about the same thing :)

      And yes, she vinyl :)

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  6. No voi että kun toinen on niiin ihana! X3 ♥ Tosi herttaiselta vaikuttava tyttönen.
    Koskakohan minä sorrun näihin isoihin... ^^;

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    1. Hih kiitoksia x3 Pidä varasi, äkkiä hiipii yksi iso Azone-tyttö sinnekin! ♥

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  7. Congrats on your first big Azone girl! She's really lovely~ <3 Her face looks so sweet! I'm really loving how diverse these bigger Azone girls look, the face shapes and decals have such variety.

    With Amane Vulpes Diva I've really come to love these bigger Azones and might even get another one someday... perhaps next time when I visit Japan.

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    1. Thank you dear! ♥ I really love her already ;3; There are indeed nice variations between the big Azone girls, much more than between different DDs, I think. They're not so easy to customize though, so having variety in the face shapes etc. is good :3

      So far I'm happy with just this one girl, but you never know... I hope Azone won't release any super adorable big girl in a while ^^;;

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  8. She's beautiful, I love the size, kinda compact! Congratulations! ^^

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    1. Thanks so much :) She is quite the perfect size!

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  9. Todella kaunis, onneksi olkoon! Ja nuo jalan alla olevat magneetit! Hyvä juttu! Olisi todella kätsyä jos muille nukeille tulisi magneetit jaloissa! :D

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    1. Kiitoksia :3 Jalkapohjien magneetit on tosiaan hirmu kätevä keksintö! Olen vastaavaan törmännyt figuureissa, mutta nukeissa tämä oli ihan uusi juttu minulle :D

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  10. Such a beauty! Loved all the photos! :D

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  11. Congrats on her arrival! I love the design of this body. Watch out for those Obitsu neck pieces, they're such a pain to put on!

    She is really adorable and I love that she can wear wigs. I always thought all Azone's had rooted hair so it's good to know some of the bigger girls don't.

    I also love the detailing in those decal eyes. I kind of wish the Pureneemo eyes were similar.

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    1. Thank you! The body seems to pose pretty nicely and I've been liking it so far :) Need to be careful with the neck pieces then!

      Someone who has gotten used to rooted hair might not like these Azones that wear wigs, but I definitely love it! The default wig is really cute though, so I haven't felt the need to change it yet ^^

      The decal eyes are really detailed! I think that Pureneemo eyes would be hard to make more detailed since they're so small in comparison to these :/ Would be great to see more details on them though!

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  12. She is super cute! Congratulations! *^^*

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  13. Hi i´m thinking about maybe getting this doll, i only have pure neemos so i don't know anything about big azones, is the face very delicate as the small ones? I mean i have read that the noses of the small ones can get stained if you rub them. Also, where could you finf hands for this doll and what color is g¿her skin? Thank you :)

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    1. Hi there :) I haven't had such problems with these big Azone dolls so far and don't think that they have delicate faces, but I still wouldn't recommend touching their faces when not necessary. Just be a little bit careful and there shouldn't be any problems.

      As for the extra hands hands, you can get Obitsu 40-50cm hand parts. At least Parabox only sells them in white skin, which also matches the Azone skin color.

      Hope this helps!

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    2. Yes, thank you very much ^__^ i can't wait for her arrival, should be next week

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