It’s really a shame that neither forum can really dig in and discuss this product because I think it is perhaps one of the most interesting developments in the Volks product line.
Dollfie Icon is truly a special and interesting evolution of Volks Inc product lines. She uses the same skeletal frame as the Dollfie Dream (as noted particularly be the wrist joints) but is sculpted a step away from it’s anime counterpart. The sculpting of the body is more akin to the dimensions and proportions of the SDGr body while the head sculpts have a fantasy aesthetic. Personally the first glance reminds me of the stylings of Peak’s Woods.
There’s a frailty to the size and sculpt that is fascinating and alien to Volks Dollfie lines. They don’t seem to embrace the larger Dollfie Dream proportions and the sculpt is nothing like I have seen from Volks past body of work. Perhaps she is similar to what a modernized F-08 might look like? I really feel the blend of older head sculpts in a new proportion. I have to admit, I’m really impressed with just how different they look. They truly look like they are from another world entirely. How delightfully unexpected!
Some Volks enthusiasts who were able to visit Dollfie Icon in person liken the styling to that of Visuadoll. Another Dollfie Dream forum contributor, JadePixel, gave insight into product line comparisons:
“The fantasy skin tones and stylized heads are going to be popular with BJD fans of fantasy dolls like Soom, Peaks Woods, Fairyland, etc.”
“…the colors are still works in progress – they weren’t as finalized as, say, [Dollfie Dream] tan skin now is, I thought. The fantasy-colored vinyl for Dollfie Icon looked partially-dyed or perhaps painted on top of DD normal skin, where I recall the skin tone having color variations especially on the hand parts. It didn’t seem like a new color baked into the vinyl itself, at least thus far.”
“It’s an early prototype they showed. A doll that is a hybrid of SD and DD. So vinyl dd body with a vinyl SD styled head. The three they showed were fantasy colored, pink, pale green, and blue-grey.”
If you are looking to welcome these dolls you might have a bit of a wait according to SakuraSylph:
“For those who weren’t at the Tea Party, Volks made sure to point out that Dollfie Icon was a prototype that isn’t expected to come out for 2-3 years, if they decide to actually go further with it at all…”
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