The Hetalia characters are back and tinier than ever!
Azone International is releasing new Hetalia dolls but this time their 11cm in height and part of Azone’s new line of dolls called DOLPokke (Doll Pocket).
DOLPokke features dolls with inset eyes & 11cm Obitsu body.
Italy is the 1st doll from the new line and the 1st Hetalia World Stars character.
Japan and Germany are expected to join Italy as DOLPokke dolls.
Italy’s Product Info
- Head: AZ11-01 Soft Vinyl Head
- Eye Size: 10mm
- Body: Obitsu 11 cm without Magnets – Height approx: 13cm
- Skin Tone: White Matte
- Costume Set
- Hand Parts: 6 Black Gloves
- Special Stand (when purchasing from Azone labelshops)
- Pre-orders for DOLPokke Italy will begin April 17, 2020
- His expected arrival date is: Late September 2020
Where to Order
Release Date: September 2020
Price: ¥17,000 about $158
Italy is cute. But what I’m most interested in . . . is this special neck pin Azone is creating for the DOLPokke dolls (under development).
The neck joint will allow you to place the new soft vinyl head onto a pure neemo body.
I’m excited to see how owners will display their DOLPokke dolls . . . will it be on the Obitsu body or Pure neemo body?
What do you think about DOLPokke Hetalia World Stars Italy?
Will you add him to your collection or will you skip this release?
Is there anything you’d change about Italy or the DOLPokke line?
Share your thoughts in the comment section below. I look forward to chatting with you.
Source: Azone International
So cute!!! The chibi look is right up my alley, and the fiber hair and inset eyes are a definite plus as they add realism. DOLPokke would be perfect for translating many popular characters to a chibi form, which is a likely route for Azone to take. . . . I’d love to have Hakumei & Mikochi (from the story by the same name) dolls and DOLPokke is the first line I’ve seen that would work well for them. <3
Azone did a great job with infusing tiny Italy with a large amount of cuteness.
I’m looking forward to seeing more adorable DOLPokke characters (I’m sure I won’t be able to resist this line for too long) 😉
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about Italy.
Amy Creamer says
This particular outfit doesn’t do much for me. Seems like a challenge to Nendoroid which are also amazingly cute but I don’t buy because I don’t like plastic molded hair. So this new Azone line fixes my one issue with Nendoroid, abd has so much potential- with the cuteness factor and draining my wallet! I wonder if they will stick to just copy-righted characters like Nendroroid.
Amy, I think you’re right about DOLPokke competing with Nendoroid. They have a similar chibi form with the advantages of fiber hair and inset eyes for a more realistic look. It would be cool if they release blank heads for customization! They do offer blank heads for their PureNeemo line after all. Do you think it’s likely? ?
Hi Amy Creamer,
I once again agree with you. Azone is claiming their piece of the small doll pie.
With Germany and France expected to come next, it seems this series may be for licensed characters but we’ll see in time 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment.
I’m honestly disappointed ? first I’m sure many like myself want to know what happened to the new body that’s been under development for almost a year now!
I think it’s very unprofessional to make such a big announcement and then just drop it like that.
Also…. why Hetalia?!?! I get that it’s a good anime, but there are SO many to choose from and they already have Hetalia 11cm dolls. Plus there are already Hetalia small scale options out there as well (nendoroids on doll bodies).
I don’t see this going over too well just because this is a character that’s already out there. Maybe hardcore Hetalia fans will order him but not many.
I hope they continue with the DOLPokke series and circle back around to the newer body development. I also hope that they chose newer series as well, like Myne from “Asendance of a Bookworm” would have been a PERFECT choice to me to start the series with. It’s growing extremely popular, it’s currently on its second season and will more than likely go for a third. The light novels are popular in multiple languages.
The main thing is there are NO other small scale dolls/figures out there of her.
I understand licensing rights do come into play but I feel like something went wrong behind the scenes and they just settled on something. I mean the new body was still naked, no face-up, no character, during Wonfes a few months ago….
Sorry for the novel, but I was genuinely looking forward to this new doll series.
You are free to express your joy or disappointment with any releases here. Especially since you never know if someone from Azone may come across it.
I understand your disappointment with the lack of news about the new body and the extreme tease Azone made of its release.
It reminds me of the time when Azone teased about these racing uniforms that they displayed at an event. It got a lot of fans excited and for a while they hinted that we may someday have them soon but in the end . . . no outfit.
However I don’t feel that’s the same fate for the body. We’ll see the new body . . . Someday 😉
They are working on a new version of the head. So maybe the next character will have the new head as well as the new body.
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts about Azone DOLPokke Italy
My goodness! I am so sorry I was on a roll that day ??♀️. So sorry! That novel…. I need more dolly friends to vent to I think. ?
No need to apologize. You were feeling it 🙂
Your comment shows how passionate you are about the hobby.
Ain’t nothing wrong with that 😉