UPDATED November 11, 2015: PetWORKs Global Store will take pre-orders for PW-momoko ae Risa Nakamura. From November 16 - December. 12, 2016.
Just a forewarning before you get your hopes up, this latest girl from PetWORKs is a Hobby Japan exclusive 🙁
PetWORKs captured the glamor of fashion and the beauty of Risa Nakamura with their PW-momoko ae Risa Nakamura doll.
Risa Nakamura is a model from Japan, her style is Larme fashion which is a style concept highlighting the sweetly cute girl.
Larme takes bits and pieces from various fashion trends and transforms them into the sweet, cute and girly aka Larme Style!
Risa Nakamura's signature Larme style is Pheromone Fetish.
It consists of lace & sheer fabrics and light pink & black colors.
The Risa Nakamura momoko doll was 1st seen on the cover of Dollybird Vol.24.
She's siting on top of Risa Nakamura's head.
AND now collectors have the chance to bring home this cutie!
Doll artist Miyuki Odani directs the costume design, and momoko's makeup will be based off of cameraman/custom writer Momiji's custom models.
Too much of a luxury to mass produce, this ae model will be limited edition, made-to-order only.PetWORKs
This release is beyond gorgeous.
The pink and black hues remind me of a romance novel/movie set in the past.
Usually too many bow details on a dress can be overwhelming but the amount of bows for this release is fitting since the lace fabric really balances out the look.
When I saw this look it reminded me of the previously announced AE Momoko, Liz she too has a delicate lace trim.
I imagine both girls would look remarkable together!
The clothing designer for PW-momoko ae Risa Nakamura is Miyuki Odani.
You may remember this designer, she made the outfit for Middie Blythe Melanie Ubique Girl.
The makeup was done by the well known doll photographer Momiji.
Hobby Japan will begin accepting Pre-orders on September 30, 2016 through December 12, 2016.
Hopefully you are a patient dolly collector because ae Risa Nakamura is expected to come out December 2017 to January 2018
Whoooa such a long release period.
Typically the wait for a ae doll is 8 months, so the additional 4 months may have many collectors anxiously awaiting this release.
She is priced at ¥25,000 about $248 making her the 4th expensive ae Momoko:
- five colors momoko ¥76,125 about $754
- PW-momoko ae <A line> ¥50,000 about $495
- PW-momoko ae <CLAMP> ¥28,000 about $277
- PW-momoko ae Risa Nakamura ¥25,000 about $248
Where To Order
Orders Start September 30, 2016 through December 12, 2016
- PetWORKs Global Shop (Nov. 16 - Dec. 12, 2016)
- Hobby Japan (you will need a proxy service like From Japan to order)
Release Date: December 2017 - January 2018
Price: ¥25,000 about $248
Mini Rant Time Yay:
No but seriously, what is going on with doll companies offering Hobby Japan exclusives?
I have no issues with items being sold exclusively however at the same time it is a disservice to International collectors since Hobby Japan doesn't ship outside Japan.
Yes, I know you could just use a proxy service . . . but I'm lazy and I have a difficult time justifying the price when you include all the fees/shipping.
I know it's typical for Anime collectors to use proxy services to buy shop exclusive figures/products.
But it's a bit uncharacteristic for the doll community to regularly use a proxy service.
For doll collectors this latest trend of exclusive dolls is disheartening . . .
Literately a week ago Sekiguchi announced their Hobby Japan exclusive, a gorgeous redhead.
Why are doll companies punishing international collectors when they know they have an International Fan Base?
It would be nice if they would allocate a small amount of dolls for their global audience.
So far the doll companies that went the Hobby Japan Exclusive route are:
- Groove Inc
- Pullip Alura Dolly Japan Vol.4 October 2015 (Side note: Sadly Dolly Japan Magazine is no longer in production)
- Azone International
- Wake-Up momoko DOLL WUDsp Dollybird By Sekiguchi March - April 2017
- PW-momoko ae Risa Nakamura Dollybird By PetWORKs December 2017 - January 2018
We're just missing a Blythe Hobby Japan Exclusive . . . who knows the next announcement just might be one.
You can connect with Risa Nakamura by following her here:
It's Opinion Time
Did you fall in love with PetWORKs' heartthrob Risa Nakamura or will you wait for the next model?
What feelings do you have about exclusive dolls sold only in Japan?
Does it make you desire the doll more or does it leave a bad taste in your mouth?
Share your opinion below!