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  • For the past 20 some years, I have made several attempts to learn Japanese so that I can read/watch anime, manga and play games without having to wait for fan translation or official localization; however, every attempts I have made so far have ended up in the gutter and got nowhere because I didn't have enough motivation to keep up.  So, when Danny choo announced that he is making a hiragana learning aid called the Moekana, an idea popped up in my head... why not combine my passion for dollfie dream photography with learning Japanese?  You know, just learning a language for the sake of learning it can be pretty dry some time, so why not make it fun by mixing it up with something I really enjoy doing?  So that's how this Moekana X Dollfie Dream project came about~

    Moekana x Dollfie Dream

    For the past 20 some years, I have made several attempts to learn Japanese so that I can read/watch anime, manga and play games without having to wait for fan translation or official localization; however, every attempts I have made so far have ended up in the gutter and got nowhere because I didn't have enough motivation to keep up. So, when Danny choo announced that he is making a hiragana learning aid called the Moekana, an idea popped up in my head... why not combine my passion for dollfie dream photography with learning Japanese? You know, just learning a language for the sake of learning it can be pretty dry some time, so why not make it fun by mixing it up with something I really enjoy doing? So that's how this Moekana X Dollfie Dream project came about~

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  • As Dolpa 27 came to a close last Sunday, I am sure those of us who did not have a chance to attend the doll party are eagerly awaiting for the announcement of the After Event sale (those of you who are not familiar with After Event, please read up on my Where to buy a Dollfie Dream guide).  The actual After Event sale is on May 26th but Volks will begin accepting After Event lottery applications for limited items between May18th - 22th Japan time.  Since MDD Cirno was not available for Volks USA lottery, this After Event represent the only opportunity for those of you who are looking to acquire one directly from Volks; although it is not 100% clear at this point Cirno will be available to international lottery, but I have yet to see any indication that suggest otherwise.

    Dolpa 27 After Event International Lottery

    As Dolpa 27 came to a close last Sunday, I am sure those of us who did not have a chance to attend the doll party are eagerly awaiting for the announcement of the After Event sale (those of you who are not familiar with After Event, please read up on my Where to buy a Dollfie Dream guide). The actual After Event sale is on May 26th but Volks will begin accepting After Event lottery applications for limited items between May18th - 22th Japan time. Since MDD Cirno was not available for Volks USA lottery, this After Event represent the only opportunity for those of you who are looking to acquire one directly from Volks; although it is not 100% clear at this point Cirno will be available to international lottery, but I have yet to see any indication that suggest otherwise.

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  • It's been just over 2 weeks since the official announcement of the limited Dollfie Dream due to be available at Dolpa 27 on May 6th, today Volks USA has confirmed that Shining Blade Dollfie Dream Sakuya and Persona 4 Rise Kujikawa will be available for lottery in US.  The most notable omission of announcement is the Touhou Dollfie Dream Cirno, which is apparently not available for Volks USA lottery.  In reality, that's not totally out of the realm of my expectation since Touhou merchandises are never really officially made available for sale outside of Japan... Dollfie Dream Sakuya Izayoi recently broke that trend by exploiting the loop hole of International After Event lottery, and I expect the same will hold true for Cirno, only time will tell for sure.

    Dolpa 27 Volks USA Announcement: Shining Blade and Persona 4

    It's been just over 2 weeks since the official announcement of the limited Dollfie Dream due to be available at Dolpa 27 on May 6th, today Volks USA has confirmed that Shining Blade Dollfie Dream Sakuya and Persona 4 Rise Kujikawa will be available for lottery in US. The most notable omission of announcement is the Touhou Dollfie Dream Cirno, which is apparently not available for Volks USA lottery. In reality, that's not totally out of the realm of my expectation since Touhou merchandises are never really officially made available for sale outside of Japan... Dollfie Dream Sakuya Izayoi recently broke that trend by exploiting the loop hole of International After Event lottery, and I expect the same will hold true for Cirno, only time will tell for sure.

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  • What we have been waiting for!  Dollfie Dream Sakuya from Shining Blade, MDD III Cirno from Touhou Project and DD Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4 are set to debut in...

    Dolpa 27 Special Report Limited Dollfie Dream

    What we have been waiting for!  Dollfie Dream Sakuya from Shining Blade, MDD III Cirno from Touhou Project and DD Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4 are set to debut in...

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  • While we are still in the aftermath of the Home Town Dolpa Kyoto 9 After Event sale, Volks has already geared up to hit us with their next event!  The April Outfit Collection (not to mention we are just a few days away from the Dolpa 27 Limited Dollfie Dream announcement btw).

    Volks April Outfit Collection 2012

    While we are still in the aftermath of the Home Town Dolpa Kyoto 9 After Event sale, Volks has already geared up to hit us with their next event! The April Outfit Collection (not to mention we are just a few days away from the Dolpa 27 Limited Dollfie Dream announcement btw).

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  • I have been in this Dollfie Dream hobby for some time and have participated a countless number of epic after event sale battles, where winner get to take home the latest Volks limited dresses to their Dollfie Dream daughters... where losers get absolutely nothing.... As many of you are aware that Volks has completely redesigned their website at the end of February; however, the redesigned website in combination of this Kyoto 9 sale event has probably created one of the most frustrating experience ever for those of us who were trying to get their hands on the dresses that were on sale yesterday!

    Home Town Dolpa Kyoto 9 After Event Post Mortem

    I have been in this Dollfie Dream hobby for some time and have participated a countless number of epic after event sale battles, where winner get to take home the latest Volks limited dresses to their Dollfie Dream daughters... where losers get absolutely nothing.... As many of you are aware that Volks has completely redesigned their website at the end of February; however, the redesigned website in combination of this Kyoto 9 sale event has probably created one of the most frustrating experience ever for those of us who were trying to get their hands on the dresses that were on sale yesterday!

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  • It's been 3 years since I started this little blog and I am happy to announce that it has just successfully managed to pass its 3rd birthday!  Over the past 3 years I have most definitely came across more than a few liked minded comrades, so much that I even feel comfortable enough to traveled back to Hong Kong to attend Dollism Plus 6 (something I have put off for years!); but at the same time, I also ran into a few that don't get along with me or think of me as some sort of "elitist".  As I mentioned in my 2nd anniversary post, I am establishing my own online presence as a way to meet new friends and most importantly, since I will never be able to please everyone nor would I ever pretend to do so; so it's fair to say that I would never try to befriend those who don't like the way I do things to start with.

    Wolfheinrich’s World 3rd Anniversary

    It's been 3 years since I started this little blog and I am happy to announce that it has just successfully managed to pass its 3rd birthday! Over the past 3 years I have most definitely came across more than a few liked minded comrades, so much that I even feel comfortable enough to traveled back to Hong Kong to attend Dollism Plus 6 (something I have put off for years!); but at the same time, I also ran into a few that don't get along with me or think of me as some sort of "elitist". As I mentioned in my 2nd anniversary post, I am establishing my own online presence as a way to meet new friends and most importantly, since I will never be able to please everyone nor would I ever pretend to do so; so it's fair to say that I would never try to befriend those who don't like the way I do things to start with.

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  • I came across one of the coolest things I have lay my eyes on today, a super awesome 7ft tall Gundam MKII that's made out of paper and foam boards!  As some of you who have known me for a while would know, beneath all that Dollfie Dream photography you see here, I am still a Gundam fanboy at heart!  I even made the pilgrimage to Japan in 2009 to see the Odaiba Gundam with my very own eyes...  Not going to try to steal the thunder from the dedicated artist designer who made this, for those of you who are interested to find out more about this 7ft Gundam MkII papercraft, please head on over to VisualSpicer.com

    7FT Papercraft Gundam MKII by VisualSpicer

    I came across one of the coolest things I have lay my eyes on today, a super awesome 7ft tall Gundam MKII that's made out of paper and foam boards! As some of you who have known me for a while would know, beneath all that Dollfie Dream photography you see here, I am still a Gundam fanboy at heart! I even made the pilgrimage to Japan in 2009 to see the Odaiba Gundam with my very own eyes... Not going to try to steal the thunder from the dedicated artist designer who made this, for those of you who are interested to find out more about this 7ft Gundam MkII papercraft, please head on over to VisualSpicer.com

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  • Ogenki desuka? It's DD Saber Lily here :D, otousan is busy at work right now so he told me to write this update for him~ It has been just about a week since DD Gathering event, and otousan has just received email confirmation that his order is finally getting shipped... and just when he thought that might be it until Dolpa 26; Volks has once again updated their main site to introduce a November New Outfit Collection... I am really excited to hear about this because my sisters and I are looking forward for some new dresses!

    Volks November New Outfit Collection 2011

    Ogenki desuka? It's DD Saber Lily here :D, otousan is busy at work right now so he told me to write this update for him~ It has been just about a week since DD Gathering event, and otousan has just received email confirmation that his order is finally getting shipped... and just when he thought that might be it until Dolpa 26; Volks has once again updated their main site to introduce a November New Outfit Collection... I am really excited to hear about this because my sisters and I are looking forward for some new dresses!

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  • Roughly after two months of its initial release date during the Festival in Akihabara Event, the Dollfie Dream Official Fan Book has finally made it to my doorstep today!  And to celebrate this special occasion, I have my (yet to be introduced) daughter Dollfie Dream Moe ver. 2 here taking a photo with the book since they were both introduced at the same time!

    Dollfie Dream Official Fan Book Video Magazine

    Roughly after two months of its initial release date during the Festival in Akihabara Event, the Dollfie Dream Official Fan Book has finally made it to my doorstep today! And to celebrate this special occasion, I have my (yet to be introduced) daughter Dollfie Dream Moe ver. 2 here taking a photo with the book since they were both introduced at the same time!

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