In more exciting news for 2018 we have ‘The Dollfie 20th Anniversary project’! Volks INC has planned a year long celebration filled with activities, goodies and participation… if you live in Japan. We’re not yet certain what Volks USA is planning to offer to US residents for the Anniversary Project but we’re hoping for the best. While we’re waiting to hear from Volks USA, let’s look at what is going on in Japan. Of course all of this information is also available on Volks’ special website commemorating the event found here.
This project happened in January in Japan where you could apply for an enormouse number of One-Off dolls created specifically for this birthday celebration. All the favorite sculpts were there in special skin color, wig and eye combinations by beloved Volks artists. This One-Off event was, of course, only open to residents in Japan.
As mentioned and linked in my previous post, this is one of the events outsiders can participate in! We are able to choose and vote for our favorite Super Dollfie, Dollfie Dream and FCS welcoming outfit which will then be released later this year. It’s a fantastic time to let Volks know what you dream of buying! I truly love that Volks hosts this survey for all of their customers! (get on there and vote for Suigintou!!!)
Project# 03 Dollfie ® ☆ Fan Meeting
This appears to be a meet and greet done by Volks staff at different sumika locations throughout Japan. As of this post Volks has decided to host their first meet and greet of the year in Hokkaido. Luck fans in the north of Japan!<3 It looks like it will be a lot of fun, like a mini dolpa and will include:
- Dolphy ® ☆ thank gifts
- Dollfie ® LIFE advice board
- Beauty salon business trip version
- Question / requested section
- ANGEL’S DEPT. Special sales
Additionally the venue is spectacular!Hotel Monterey Edelhof Sapporo is very, very beautiful and the banquet hall appears to be the perfect place to take pictures of your dollfies with the Volks staff.
Dollfie ® ☆ Fan Meeting Schedule:
Sunday, April 8, 2018 (Sun) 1st Dollfie ® ☆ Fan Meeting in Hokkaido (Tohoku, Hokkaido Region)
June 2018 Chubu, Kanto region
September 2018 Kansai, Chugoku Region
November 2018 Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa Region
Unsure about the title on this event but let’s dig a little deeper. So it appears that every time a customer makes a purchase at a sumika this year in Japan they will be rewarded with Dolpa Money which can be used to purchase special items such as discontinued furniture or special eyes or wigs or whatever you like Dolpa 40 which will occur this year. Apparently this money comes in denominations of 1, 5 and 10 and is called “Qun (Kyun)”.
*UPDATE* Apparently Qun is given in exchange for special stamps given at different sumika locations in a special booklet for customers. More stamps = more Qun.
I wonder how much Qun it takes to buy the Flower Crowning Chair?
So this is a pretty cool project and very smart of Volks. Again customers in Japan only can mail in pictures of their precious dolls that will be pixel montaged into a giant beautiful work of art. This sends both a message of beauty and harmony. I think it is one of the best projects that has been announced! The artist is Utamaro Kenji and his website can be found here. Apparently you simply need to bring your photos to a Volks sumika and apply there. The information for application can be found here.
UPDATE: You are allowed to submit your own photo online. Please use the form located here. You can apply multiple times for photos and the requirements for application are listed on the page! Yay to inclusion, Volks!
Please also be aware that while Volks has included a form for you to submit your image, if you translate the form in to English you will not be able to see the “submit” button at the bottom of the page. Simply opt to see the “original” post in Japan located at the top right and then click on submit to send your pictures!❀
Finally there is a super special order form available in Volks News 78 that allows you to order a special birthday ring for your super dollfie. I absolutely love these sorts of promotion! It is only open to Volks VS/VP Members. The rings are absolutely adorable and come in a gold tone with a birth gem set in the top of the ring.
There are certain more events waiting to be announced and I will update this blog with more information as I see it come up! There is mention of special Komame cookies… who knows what else awaits!❀