Note: The face up and body brushing of the The-wa pictured here does NOT represent the about-to-release official The-wa. For the official one, please refer to my previous blog (click here) & the official website www.devadolls.com
Before the actual The-wa open for sale online, I would like to make a review on this Asian The-wa here.
Body Figure: Although The-wa’s body shape looks so muscled and realist compare to most of the 17” male dolls in the market, he could actually fit in Matt O’Neal’s outfits without any problems. Meaning if you have any Tonner or other OOAKs outfits that fit Matt dolls, they would also fit The-wa. What a nice surprise!
I have tried 2 of outfits of Matt O'Neal on The-wa – one suit, one casual wear, to test if The-wa could share Matt’s wardrobe. The shirt and the waist of the pants are almost like tailor made. The pants length is ok, but it would be perfect if it is half a cm longer. The jacket is a bit loose though.
More Wardrobe: Deva guys are collaborated with Chewin team on the face up, wigs and outfits for this release. I am sure those who have bought Chewin’s outfits before would agreed that those Italian suits made by Chewin’s team is unbeatable. No matter in terms of cloth quality, sewing technique and fitting, they are just perfect! The-wa is sold as basic doll, other wigs and outfits are optional for purchase.
Feet Size: Regarding the shoes, it fits also! It just needs some squeezing to slide the feet in because The-wa’s sole is slightly thicker and wilder. Especially the back of the feet is rounder.
Wig Size: I tried Monique 5-6” wig on The-wa, it seems ok. But beware that even amongst 5-6” size wigs, the actual size could still be vary from wig to wig.
Joints: Regarding the joints, The-wa has the same elbow joints and thigh joints as Deva. But there is an unique design on the ankle joints by Deva guys. It looks like those on bigger BJDs but The-wa’s hooks are under the sole instead of inside the feet. It makes the feet looks smoother and allows The-wa’s feet to twist and move in wilder angles. However, it also makes it hard to stand firm if legs are spread too wild apart.
The only complain is its ordinary knee joints like the older version of Deva. It limited its articulation. I wish it would be doubled jointed!!
Picture credit: All by Cliff CHAN
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