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Thanks to Volks News being published online we now have a better idea of who Lorina II is, what changes have been made and if she will be available. It’s really a good news bad news scenarios, I’m afraid.
It’s that time again: time to wildly speculate whether or not a beloved Volks sculpt will be available for the general public or limited to a special event doll!
Thanks to some mediocre translation, I’ve removed a bit of the uncertainty but there are still many questions for those saving their pennies for this girl. (Me)
Lorina II appears to have been made specially for an event in Kyoto that takes place in one of the most opulent department stores: Kyoto Takishimaya. On the bottom floor of this facility is an exhibit dedicated to the legendary Junichi Nakahara’s artwork. (To read more about how beautiful this department store is click here) If you plan on visiting Kyoto this spring you should definitely make time for visiting this beautiful place!
All the information I can translate indicates that this is a “presale”. This should theoretically mean that she will be available for sale via lottery later this year at some point- likely in conjunction with an event (?). The latter is my speculation, of course, and it could be possible that this is the only time she will be available for sale. Volks Inc is definitely a metaphorical a honey badger and they do as they please!
Congrats to everyone who said that there was only an change to Lorina’s mouth- you are correct! In addition to the slight sculptural changes she is sold with special Zoukeimura ‘deep purple’ eyes, a color usually reserved for FCS orders only.
Please enjoy the translations and if you have any questions or comments, let me know! ❤
As of 3/10/2018 I have heard from a source that it is very likely Lorina will be available as a doll at the May Dolpa. This is good news for everyone interested in her!
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