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Today I’m excited to introduce you to the 6th doll in our Let’s Meet, doll review series.
Her name is Fluorite U-noa Quluts Light HANON ver.
You’ll learn what is an U-noa Quluts Light doll & who is Fluorite. I’ll then share with you my likes, dislikes and conclude with my final thoughts about the doll.
I’m excited to introduce you to her.
So let’s get started!
Who is Fluorite U-noa Quluts Light HANON ver.
These dolls were different from the BJD versions. The 1/6 scale dolls were vinyl and had rooted hair compared to the BJDs who were resin & needed a wig.
The line consisted of a male named, Azurite, at 27cm tall and a female named, Fluorite, at 26cm tall.
Sekiguchi produces & sells the U-noa Quluts Light doll. The dolls sell out quick.
On some occasions, Sekiguchi and Araki Gentaro collaborate with others. They’ve worked with Hobby Japan/Dollybird.
HANON designed the hairstyles, outfits, fabric and makeup.
I Like Fluorite’s
Facial Expression – She has such an angelic look. And the soft colors of her eyes & makeup all go together. It’s simple, soft and oh so lovely.
Hair Style & Color – it’s called the short, platinum white bob, with loose curls. I wasn’t sure I would like the short bob but the platinum white transforms it from a boring, ordinary bob into an extraordinary & stylish hairdo.
It’s also a beautiful complement to her angelic face. It keeps in line with her soft and sweet appearance.
Outfit – again I didn’t think I would like the country, floral as much as I do. It’s not my usual style but it works for Fluorite. I adore her shoes!
HANON did an excellent job designing & styling her.
Love Extras: hands, bag, feet and instructions on how to change the hands and feet
What I Dislike About Fluorite
I dislike how I’m both super excited and super nervous to have Fluorite in my collection.
My nervousness comes from me worrying about a dolly injury like a cracked ankle or broken wrist.
I felt the same uneasiness with momoko DOLL Kirby Hoodie Set.
Sekiguchi’s doll bodies have a reputation for being fragile & unexpectedly breaking.
And since Sekiguchi manufactures the U-noa Quluts Light dolls in the same facility as their momoko DOLL, you can understand why I worry.
I’m always imagining how I’ll move Fluorite the wrong way and … CRACK! I break her wrist, ankle or something much worse.
My usual emotion in situations like that is to panic.
But I’ve received several recommendations from Momoko collectors. They’ve shared ways on how to handle dolly injuries as well as tips on how to reduce them.
So I’m prepared to handle these types of doll injuries. But Sekiguchi dolls will always make me nervous.
For now, Fluorite is healthy with no injuries. She’s enjoying her new home with her new roommate, Momoko.
I also don’t like Fluorite’s hands. It’s not due to the size or shape. It’s because they’re too hard to remove from the arms.
Sekiguchi includes instructions on how to remove the hands, ankles & leg from U-NOA Quluts dolls. But the hands are a bit tricky for me to master.
With Azone International dolls, the hands literally pop off whether you want them to or not. With Fluorite, it took me several tries to remove her right hand. And it was also challenging to insert the new right hand into the arm. But I did it, yay! (see image above)
However, it wasn’t a complete victory. Because I had the same issue with the left hand.
When I tried removing the left hand, I painfully discovered, that my own hand had become fatigued & sore. All that pulling and pushing I did in replacing Fluorite’s right hand affected my right hand.
Talk about embarrassing and frustrating. I couldn’t remove Fluorite’s left hand. It was too hard & my right hand hurt too much.
And even while I’m typing this section, I’ve paused several times to remove her left hand . . . and I’m still not able to remove it, despite gaining full strength in my right hand.
I don’t want to inadvertent damage Fluorite while trying to remove the hand. So I’ve decided to come to terms with the fact that the default left hand is there to stay.
Besides, who needs to switch out doll hands anyway (uh, I would like too) 😉
Side note: removing her feet and legs are easier than her hands
Harmia’s Likes & Dislikes
Fluorite is extremely nice. She’s super talented. And creative.
She promised to make me something really nice and pretty someday. I can’t wait to see it.
When I first saw a U-noa Quluts Light doll in Dollybird vol. 20, I instantly fell in love with Fluorite. And when I discovered Dollybird was offering her in vol. 27 I knew I had to have her.
I am so happy Fluorite U-noa Quluts Light HANON ver. is a part of my dolly family. I’m looking forward to dressing her up in different outfits.
Despite my nervousness of owning dolls produced by Sekiguchi, I would love to add another Fluorite to my collection. She’s so darn cute and her sweet expression . . . I can’t resist it. She has my heart & wallet.
If you would like to welcome home Fluorite U-noa Quluts Light HANON ver., you may find her at the following sites:
What About You?
Do you own any U-noa Quluts Light dolls? Have you experienced any issues with your dolls?
Share your story in the comment section below.
I look forward to chatting with you.
I’d like to thank the following Momoko collectors who kindly shared their Momoko experience, tips and recommendations: Alasse Carnesir, Marna and Wendy Dirks
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