Wednesday, August 5, 2009

DollPlus 4 - The Only BJD Convention in Hong Kong

DollPlus is a small scale big event for BJD lovers in Hong Kong and Asia countries nearby. It was the 4th time held in Hong Kong on 25th July 2009 (Sunday). DollPlus is only a half day event started from noon till 6pm on the same day. I have heard about it 2 years ago but only able to attend this year. To be very honest, I was quite shocked and impressed by the whole event. I thought that I would only spend an hour there and then back home, but I actually stayed till it closed.
It was my first time to visit any doll conventions in such a big scale in Hong Kong. (We have Toys Convention every year here but mainly with designers’ action figures). I was surprised that there were over 100 of booths by individuals, organizations or shops from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea etc. There were so many collectors, regardless their gender or age. Everybody was having fun, bringing along their boys and girls shopping, dressing up, displaying and photographing on spot. One phenomena of this BJD convention is that most of the booths allow your boys and girls try on wigs, outfits before you decide to buy! I did not bring along any of my BJD, yet I have bought quite a number of cool items!

So many booths, so many goods, so many doll lovers!
Collectors found their spots here and there, and then started to redress their dolls with the new hunted treasure!

I have take about 120 pictures, so if you want to see more, please visit my facebook album!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

New Exclusive Sybarite Doll and New Sybarite Items

Sybarite fans are probably trying hard to save up enough fund to catch up with the speed on how soon Sybarite items are releasing this year. There are convention dolls, store excluisives, new accessory items on its online store coming out one after another. C&D do not seems to slower down on releasing new items in the first half of 2009 so far. I am sure it is good news to all Sybarite die-hard fans!

I have just visited the Superfrock online shop and found that there are new items available. Such as scarf with glasses set, some new color sunglasses, plus a long-waiting rolling cloth rack with 11 hangers, are all selling at lesser than GBP40!
Humm...but sorry none of these new items suprised me at all. To be honest, they are all quite disappointed in certain ways. I have expected these items to be more funky and to be more "Sybarite". It seems that new releases of Sybarite items are kind of toned down (conservative) since the Paris Convention dolls.

Meanwhile, the exclusive Sybarite of Marl & B, Santuary, is now open for pre-order.
SYBARITE DOLL - "SANCTUARY" - MARL & B EXCLUSIVE! - LE150 Venus doyce?clone #: 777.
Golden blonde apoleonic?ringlet and braid wig (attached). White plumed apoleonic?headpiece. Fresh oyster coloured eyes. Gold & latte eye shadow. Pink lips coated in pearl. Transparent layered gown over lace trimmed panties, double hose and gold knee high platform boots. Gown is slashed up and down the front encapsulated with eatbelt?corset in gilt eather? Doll stand and riding crop included. Production may vary from prototype shown. LE150. DUE in at end of Aug. Item Number: 09-SANCTUARY PREORDER DEPOSIT $100.00 Our Price: $789.99

Picture credit: Superfrock, Marl & B