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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Bjd Unboxing: Surprise Again, Clover Doll Echo

Continuing on from the previous post, Anna bought not just one, but two new ball jointed dolls from the Junky Spot Black Friday sale.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

We have already unboxed the first darling doll, now let’s see what we have here.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Inside the shipping box is the doll box with an unfamiliar logo.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

It’s for Clover Doll, a company that I’ve frankly never heard of before today.  But I’m sure their dolls are lovely just the same.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Upon opening the doll box, the first sight we see is a martial arts DVD?

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.  With a few surprises in the box.

“Cool, let’s watch it now!  Can we please, Miss Ghost Lady?”

No Sakura, it is too violent for children.  And we are in the middle of something important.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Anyway, let us see what other surprises await.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

As we have learned from previous unboxings (see New Arrival: A Mystic Kids Doll Review), Junky Spot is known for including strange novelties in their packages.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

This time, in addition to the DVD we received a card game, a couple of pieces of chocolate, an animal eraser, and…

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll. And a fortune telling fish?

…a fortune teller fish?

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.  And a fortune teller fish?

It’s a thin plastic fish that tells one’s fortune based on how it lays.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Simply lay it on the palm of your hand and observe.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Sorry Yuki, it doesn’t seem to work for dolls.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Here is the doll’s card, showing her sculpt name and the date she was cast by her doll company.  So she is a Clover Doll Echo.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Now that we’ve gotten her cushion out, let us see our new companion.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Here she is all bandaged up.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

And now all unwrapped.  She is a lovely doll, but a bit of a mystery, so I will allow Anna to explain further.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

I first saw this doll over a year ago I think at the Junky Spot, but I overlooked for one particular reason.  The product photos.

The photos were mostly beautiful, but the way her mouth looked in them bugged me.  It looked a little too pouty.  And I couldn’t find any owner photos, so no way of knowing what she would look like in real life.

Over time I realized a couple of things. 

First, the over-poutiness was mostly due to her face up.  And second, every single doll I have every gotten with the default company face up has arrived looking very different compared to the company photos.

I thought that odds were more likely than not that this new doll would not look like the company photo as well, and most likely not have the same problem with her mouth.

So when I saw her at the Black Friday sale, at half price, I took a leap of faith.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

And here you can see she looks just fine.  Not at all over pouty.  She is a beautiful doll. 

And the freebie eyes are wonderful, I don’t even mind that I ended up with blue eyes, again.  So far, every bjd I ever gotten has come with either blue or pink eyes.  So much for being random colors. 

Anyway, these eyes look fantastic.  They are so shiny and realistic in person, but not in a creepy way.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

She poses pretty well too.  Obviously she can touch her face, but also her legs can do things the others can’t do.  She actually reminds me of a ballet dancer.  She has a beautiful body.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Well now, her body may be beautiful to behold, but she still needs to get dressed.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Now to present the “new doll” dress to our newest doll.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Now doesn’t she look wonderful in the dress, and in natural lighting.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Anna is right about her face up, it is gorgeous.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Such a beautiful doll, however she is a very quiet doll.  And she seems fairly out of it.  I do hope the trip wasn’t too tiring for her.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

“Where are you from?  Do you have a name?  Why do you look so sleepy?  Want to play now?”

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

“Go easy on her Sakura.  Our new friend is overwhelmed and needs to rest.”

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Momoko is absolutely right.  Even the cat doll is concerned.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Speaking of which, our little feline has shown to be quite obedient and learns things rather quickly.  Anna taught it to sit nicely for us.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Anyway, we have noticed that although our newest doll is a msd sized or 1/4 scale doll like myself and Usagi, she is noticeably smaller in stature.

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

That’s not an unusual thing.  There are many different doll companies out there making loads of different dolls.  As such, ball jointed dolls tend to vary in height and proportions among other things.  It’s why one common complaint upon their owners is being unable to buy clothes to fit their dolls. 

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

And that is precisely why I am taller than the two of you.

“Don’t be silly, Hikaru.  It’s your shoes that make you so much taller. :)

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Well, these shoes add a negligible amount of height.  I am still taller!

No you’re not, you and Usagi are the same height.

Humph!

Unboxing a Clover Doll Echo, 1/4 ball jointed doll.

Anyway, our little doll family is becoming much larger than anticipated.  I suppose a large family is a blessing.  This means there will be much more to look forward in the future.

But for now, be at peace my dear readers.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Bjd Unboxing: Surprise! Hujoo Nano Freya

Anna came home with a surprise for us.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

A new doll!

Anna says she took advantage of the Black Friday Sale at the Junky Spot and bought a brand new ball jointed doll.  All without breathing one word to me.

Still, what’s done is done.  Let us see who we have inside this rather small package.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

“…Um, what kind of doll is it, Miss Hikaru?”

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

I’m afraid I don’t know, Yuna dear.  Anna has yet to mention any details.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

“Could it be an Alien, Miss Ghost Lady? Or a bunny or a kitty…”

Enough Sakura.  And my name is not Miss Ghost Lady.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Shiro seems to have taken a particular interest in this package.  I wonder why.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Inside the box, we find more packaging, documents….

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

…Chocolate…

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

…And a tail?

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

“Yay! It is a kitty and it’s purple!”

Settle down Sakura!

Well, I shall allow Anna to explain this strange occurrence.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

This is the Hujoo Nano Freya, a very tiny cat doll.  It’s only about 12 cm. and normally available in white or grey, but I got the special edition purple version. 

It’s a doll I’ve been eyeing for awhile.  There were only two reasons why I didn’t get one sooner.  First, it’s been out of stock at the Junkyspot for a while.  And second, I couldn’t decide between white or grey. 

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

So imagine my surprise when I got an email about the Junky Spot Black Friday Sale with this lovely little kitty in purple or “grape”.  Since I couldn’t decide between the other colors, why not get this one?  And on sale to boot.

It is a little different compared to the other dolls, and not just because it’s a cat.  It’s made from ABS plastic instead of resin, making it much cheaper to buy and possibly a little less fragile.  But the way it poses it a little tricky at least for me. 

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

I found the one foot seems to constantly want to point downward.  And I’ve been having trouble getting the poor thing to stand on its own.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

But with a doll this cute, why would you want to do anything but hold it.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Anyway, the name of the company is proudly printed on the back of the head.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

And trying to open the head is a little bit of a struggle. 

I found out it takes 12 mm. eyes that aren’t included.  Yep, no freebie random eyes so the poor kitty will have to have be blind until I can buy a pair.

So that is how this purple feline ended up at our doorstep.  Getting past the shock, I suppose it is something of a novelty to have such a doll.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Shiro seems quite taken by this new doll.  They do seem to see eye to eye, in more ways than one.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

“…It’s so tiny, but its still cute..”

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, a super tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Here let me take a good look at our new little friend.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

“…Um, I think you’re scaring the kitty, Miss Hikaru…”

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Quite a skittish cat, why in the world would it find me frightening?

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“Here little kitty, kitty.  Want to be friends? :)

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll. It likes to cuddle.

Well, it looks like Usagi isn’t as scary as Hikaru, right little kitty?

(I am not scary!)

(You are first thing in the morning.)

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll. It likes to cuddle.

Anyway, the little cat seems to have settled down, but it still needs to be dressed.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

So I will now present the “new doll dress”.  Given to every new ball jointed doll to wear until something more befitting is sewn for them.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

“But Miss Ghost Lady, that is waaaay too big for the kitty.”

But it’s a tradition.  And besides that, the cat needs something to wear.  What else is there?

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Yuna has saved the day, by lending the kitty her new blouse (see Of Bjd Fashion: Birthday Surprise Outfits Part 1 with Raglan Sleeve Top Tutorial).  It’s short enough to make a cat sized night gown.

I suppose that will do for now, even if it breaks our little tradition.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.

Don’t worry Hikaru, that dress will get worn very soon.

…Dare I ask why?


Because I bought another doll from the sale.

Unboxing a Hujoo Nano Freya, the tiny purple cat ball jointed doll.  Plus a surprise!

Oh dear me, another one!


To be continued tomorrow….

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