What do you get when you bring together an Azone International EX-Cute character, a talented doll designer, and a popular doll magazine . . .?
One of the cutest dolls of 2016, that’s what!
My jaw literally hit the floor when I saw these beautiful Aika dolls.
Azone International and doll designer Kanihoru along with Hobby Japan’s doll magazine Dolly Bird, are bringing fans 2 adorable girls, Otogi no Kuni – Snow White Princess Aika and Otogi no Kuni – Snow Black Princess Aika, this summer.
However like previous Azone doll releases, one doll will be a regular release and the other doll will be an exclusive.
You’ll be able to purchase Snow White Princess Aika, from your favorite hobby shop.
However for Snow Black Princess Aika, she’s a Hobby Japan exclusive doll which means if you live outside of Japan you’re gonna need to ask your BFF for a favor.
If you don’t have a friend in Japan then you’ll want to get familiar with a proxy service so that they can help you bring Aika home.
Snow White Princess Aika Images
Snow Black Princess Aika Images
I have feeling these girls are going to sell-out super quick.
And why wouldn’t they? Azone, Kanihoru and Hobby Japan’s Dolly Bird have a fantastic doll on their hands.
You know it, I know it and they know it. I mean, Hobby Japan already has a cute promotional page set up in preparation for orders.
Aika will be at Wonder Festival Winter 2016. If she looks half as good as she does in the promo photos I imagine there’s gonna be a feeding frenzy like the Cabbage Patch Kids in the 80’s and the Tickle Me Elmo in the 90’s.
Pre-orders for the Snow Black Princess Aika, Hobby Japan’s Limited version, begin February 26, 2016 – June 21, 2016.
I’m not sure if Snow Black Princess is a made to order doll or will they close orders after they reach a certain number?
There is no announcement on when pre-orders will begin for Snow White Princess Aika. We’ll update this post when new information becomes available.
So What Do You Think?
How do you feel about the Otogi no Kuni – Snow White & Snow Black Princess Aika? How does she compare to the other Fairyland Azone dolls?
Will you try bring either girl home?
We’re all use to Azone direct store exclusive dolls but what are your thoughts on Snow Black Princess Aika being a Hobby Japan exclusive?
Does this make you desire her more or less?
Leave a comment in the box below I look forward to talking with you about Otogi no Kuni – Snow White & Snow Black Princess Aika.
Where to Order Snow White Princess Aika (orders open April 26)
Where to Order Snow Black Princess Aika (orders now open)
Release Date: January/February 2017
Visit here to see the EX-Cute Release List
Oh my g**! They are so beautiful! I didn’t expect any release in the ex-cute family since we see a Sara of babbles doll at doll show… But why not? 😀 I will not complain about it! Well, Azone please take my money! Those two are everything I love! Classical lolita outfit with ribbon and lace… So bad that one of them is a store limited version… I will pray for seeing her one day on eBay website. >.<
eBay maybe your best bet to get the exclusive doll if you do not wish to deal with a proxy service.
With the Sahra line and EX-Cute line . . . My money is gonna be in my hands for a brief moment before going straight to Azone.
Like you, I’m not complaining. These girls are so cute and I feel so happy just looking at them. I can only imagine what joy I’ll experience if/when I get them home.
Best of luck getting either girl in your collection.
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Finally I can’t resist to the tempation and I used the proxy service in this article and… Am I really going to get this beautiful Snow Black Princess Aika?! *O* It’s just too beautiful if it’s true! Somewhere inside my head a little voice still repeats that it’s impossible… There must be something I don’t read or understand and my order will be cancelled just like three or four years ago when I tried to order gothic lolita clothes on well known proxy website (it begins with a Ta… and ends with a -bao). So until I don’t get a confirmation mail for this beauty I will continue to be sceptical…
Congrats on purchasing Snow Black Princess Aika.
We too couldn’t resist her and caved 🙂
A big Thank You goes to SailorMoonCollectibles for the proxy recommendation.
From Japan has a very easy & pain-free shopping process.
I’ve also tried ordering from Tabao.
I used a fairly good proxy service.
I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get the order just right and on a few occasions my order was cancelled.
So being a little skeptical is normal.
You are not alone on this journey for Snow Black Princess Aika. We’re right there with you.
Here a scary story about me ordering Snow Black Princess Aika:
After I filled out all my info, on From Japan, and hit the submit button, the payment process was spinning on the screen and then I got this red notice that my credit card was declined.
You can imagine what was going through my head “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Why is this happening!”
I knew I was not over my balance (yet) because I had checked my credit card statement before ordering.
I was confused and worried.
Luckily, after some investigation (calling my credit card company) it turned out it was fraud protection (sigh of relief).
Within 24 hours I was able to order Snow Black Princess Aika.
Talk out a scary situation, lol
Now the fun part . . . waiting
Alasse Carnesir says
Ah, I’ve been waiting for you to post about this one when I saw the photos on the Azone News blog. I suspected the Snow Black Princess Aika might have been a Japan exclusive so I’m glad to get this confirmed now. Which is a shame but seems to be the norm for Azone.
Lucky I also like the Snow White Princess Aika as well and will try for her. I already have an Aika but she has silver hair and I kind of prefer Aika with blonde hair so wish me luck!
And I have to agree with you, I reckon both girls will probably sell out pretty quickly.
Hi Alasse Carnesir,
Yes, Azone is loving their exclusive dolls.
Why do they have to make the exclusive dolls so darn cute?
I’m going to try my hands at getting the Snow Black Princess Aika.
But I really want them both . . . ugh, Azone not fair. You’re making me choose :O
Alasse Carnesir, we wish you the best of luck in getting Snow White Princess Aika.
If Aika is anything like Little Briar Rose Lien . . . we’ll all need to keep our fingers on the trigger (the mouse or refresh button) in hopes of capturing Aika.
Sigh . . . now the tough part, waiting for Azone to announce when pre-orders will begin for Snow White Princess Aika.
I don’t know which is worst, the waiting or the choosing? 🙂
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They’re both so beautiful. I thought Little Briar Rose Lien would end up staying the most beautifully detailed of the otogi no kuni girls but looks like I was wrong.I would love to bring both girls home but Snow Black Princess Aika is my favourite ♡ I guess I’ll end up having to hunt her down on YJA or Mandarake later in the future assuming she’s the Direct Store version.
I totally know what you mean. I get the same vibe from Aika as I did with Lien. Stunning!
Best of luck with getting Snow Black Princess Aika from Yahoo! Japan Auctions or Mandarake.
I believe Hobby Japan will be offering the Snow Black Princess Aika for sale. We’ll know for sure Feb. 26 🙂
If my money holds steady, I hope to place my order through a proxy service by the end of February – beginning of March.
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