Azone International is bringing you a new original series!
It’s called the Iris Collect Petit series.
You maybe thinking, seriously?! Yes, seriously.
Azone is adding more cuteness to their already popular Iris Collect series. The first character they’re introducing is Koharu.
She’s a lovely girl who just moved into a seaside town and as to be expected, she’s feeling a bit anxious to meet new friends (oh, so sweet).
Pre-orders will begin: May 16, 2019
Expect her arrival: Late May
You may remember seeing Koharu at Doll Show 55 Spring Asakusa.
- Body: AZT8-45 Body – S Bust
- Hair Color: Almond Brown
- Eye Color: Happiness Blue
- One Piece Dress
- Knee High Socks
- Magnet Stand
Where to Buy
- Fabric Friends & Dolls
- Ami Ami
- Hobby Link Japan
- Hobby Search
- Play Asia
- Additional Shops
Release Date: End of May 2019
Price: ¥49,000 about $446
I like Koharu’s expression and that outfit . . . boy, it’s extremely cute!
But, why Azone? Why May? Between my “human responsibilities” and dolly addiction, there’s so much going on that my budget is stretched too thin.
I really wanted to add Koharu to my collection but I was hoping her release would be in late summer.
Oh, well. I’ll have to settle for admiring her from afar or I could buy a bunch of lottery tickets. And maybe I’ll hit the jackpot and get the $$ that way (nah, like that would ever happen).
What do you think about Azone’s new, Iris Collect Petit series? How many characters do you think this series will have?
Will you add Koharu to your collection or will you skip this release? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.
I look forward to chatting with you.
Checkout the original Iris Collect series here
Source: Azone International
I’ve been on hiatus from the doll hobby for a while, but when I saw this girl it was love at first sight! I think I will get her on layaway, that price is a bit hefty to pay all at once right now ^^;
One thing that I noticed is that she looks a bit different from when she was previewed back at Doll Show 55? I don’t know if it’s just me or they made adjustments to her head sculpt a bit, maybe even made her skin tone lighter.
Oh, that wonderful feeling of love at first sight . . . It’s the best!
Since she was a prototype at the event, there’s a good chance the Azone team made some adjustments to her for the official release.
The skin does look a bit lighter but I wonderful if that is due to the lights at tbe event and camera used to take the picture. Other photos had some color/light issues as well.
We hope Koharu will be a part of your doll family.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts about her.
Come back anytime to chat with us,
I’m super smitten with her! I inquired about doing a layaway, but I’m honestly not sure I can manage it. It doesn’t hurt to ask though! Maybe it will be do-able…
Oh, layaway makes her even more tempting!
I considered it myself but . . . it’s simply not in the cards for me right now.
I hope everything works out for you 🙂
I wonder If her hair can come off??
The previous Iris Collect girls had wigs that could be removed. I believe Koharu is made the same with a removable wig.
If you have any additional questions please feel free to ask 🙂
Alasse Carnesir says
I don’t really know a lot about the series she is from but I think the doll is quite cute. I really love her expression, it’s shy, innocent and sweet. But her price point made my jaw drop a little. After conversion from USD to AUD, this doll would be near the 600 mark for me. I think I will have to pass sadly. I have other dolls higher up on my wish list but she is a great looking doll. Here’s to hoping they do a smaller version of her, maybe Pureneemo size?
Hi Alasse Carnesir,
There seems to be a lot of dolls that cause the jaw to drop lately.
I’m not sure if companies are slowly raising prices or something else is going on.
It’s good you’re prioritizing your dolls. I’ve started doing that with my non-doll related spending. It’s so challenging (but I can keep it up, I hope) 😉
Thanks for chatting with us about Koharu,
She absolutely adorable!! I’m assuming the 45 in the body tag is meant for 45 centimeters? I wish she was just a little smaller….
Like everyone else my wallet is saying NO!
Here’s hoping she doesn’t sell out! I’m going home to Maryland in July and might be more convinced after seeing her in person when I hit up Fabric Friends and dolls.
Yes, 45 refers to 45cm.
Have a safe trip to Maryland.
I’m sure there will be plenty of cuties to checkout at Fabric Friends & dolls.
Getting to see the dolls up close seems like a fun experience though it probably wouldn’t be for my wallet.
I can barely control myself over the internet. I’m sure I’d be a mad woman inside a shop like Fabric Friends and dolls. 😉
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us about Koharu.
Nadia Andersen says
Why does it have to be a may release???? ?
Hopefully I will still be able to get her in September/October when my wallet is a little fatter!
Oh, I know how you feel. I too was surprised by her early announcement.
I don’t know why my wallet has to be so lean this summer? 😉
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
She is so cute! <3
She is a sweetheart.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment 🙂