Hi ! Polty here.
I grew up immersed in the anime culture, like many of you reading, so it wasn’t long before I became a fan of flat-chested lolis and scantily clad figures. Unfortunately, my parents weren’t fans of the latter, and definitely not of the former, as I never got a younger sister.
They take up space and collect dust (the figurines, not the sister) my mother used to say. I’ll have to admit that’s true. Nonetheless, in the end, I was only accompanied by Goku and Gohan throughout childhood (shown below); both given to me by someone other than my parents.
Took forever to pull out the right ones from Tsuki-board.
Fortunately, things changed for the better when I moved out for college. There was a friend that I would occasionally visit, and each time I went, Naru Narusegawa leaning next to his computer would smile at me seductively and beckon, until it finally dawned on me that I could now buy and display my own figures without going through any trouble.
Yes, it was just like this.
Actually, now that I think about it, it kinda looked more like this.
So very soon after, I bought my first ever figure: Alter’s Saber (Plain clothes ver.)! As of today, Saber continues to stand proudly and tirelessly on my shelf.
Proudly taking up space and collecting dust.
My knowledge of dollfies didn’t come until later. I knew dolls exist; I’ve heard of ones that look like anime characters, and also life-size ones otakus in Japan marry and try to have kids with, but I really didn’t have a clear grasp on the various kinds of dolls that were out there, and, more importantly, their differences in quality.
Images from Generation Otaku
Dolls finally came to my attention during a figure scavenging session online; I came across an image of an Illya doll on Google images — it was like nothing I’ve seen before. Apparently, it never hit me that there were dolls of that quality. So I quickly went to Hobby Search and similar sites to see if it was available (I recalled that they did have a doll section). To my disappointment, it was no where to be found. I did end up finding an Illya doll, but it was different and no where near the quality of the one I had originally seen on Google (it was the one by Azone).
After some more searching, pieces of the puzzle were starting to come together. Words like “Dollfie Dream”, “Volks”, “Yahoo Japan Auction”, and “Debt” came up. The last word having came later. Either way, at that moment, a pillar of light shone through my window and gave me the signal: Get the doll. I wind, and Illya crashes through my window several days later. I have ever since experienced true happiness.
My interest has led me to view dozens of doll sites, and every one of them has got me even more interested into dollfies than I was before. So finally, I decided to contribute to the dollfie community and created this blog, inspired by both Aquilla’s blog and chun at Puppy52.
This site aspires to spread some dollfie love amongst anime and doll fans everywhere. If you already own dollfies, hope you enjoy your stay and buy more dollfies, if you do not yet own a dollfie, hope this site increases your urge to get one!