Name Origin: Inspired by “cocoa” and “hot cocoa”, which some of the pink/brown tones of her faceup remind me of.
Name Pronunciation: koh-koh
Birthday: Thursday, June 19, 2014
Coco is reserved, gentle, and kind.
Purchased: Volks USA Renewal One-off Lottery 2014
Lottery Period: May 1, 2014 – May 10, 2014
Lottery Results Announced: May 15, 2014
Confirmation Date: May 19, 2014
Ship Date: June 13, 2014
Arrival and Open Date: June 19, 2014
Type: Super Dollfie Miruku One-off
Body Type: Volks SD Girl Pureskin / UV Protect (original)
Skin Color: White Skintone (original)
Makeup: One-off by Kinoko (original)
Eyes: Zoukeimura Glass Eyes / GE-14 / White Ash Gray / 20mm (original)
Wig: Volks W-357D-B552 (original)
Favorite Color: Dove gray
Loves: Stormy weather
Hobbies: Listening calmly, wearing black clothing, poetry, and crossword puzzles
I didn’t realize initially that Volks USA would be having a one-off lottery to celebrate the branch’s renewal. When I did learn, I didn’t anticipate participating. The beauty of the Miruku one-off overwhelmed me, and after much deliberation I submitted an entry. I fully expected to lose. When I saw the email in my inbox from Volks, I clicked on it thinking, “Ah, here’s the message telling me I didn’t win.” Oh wait, it was the message telling me the exact opposite!
There’s something really wonderful about having a Volks one-off. It feels extra-special, somehow, even though the doll I won is the product of someone else’s design thoughts and execution. There’s always a lot of focus, at least in the English-speaking ball-jointed doll communities, about originality and customizing a doll… but I feel a shocking amount of admiration and excitement to have this doll that instead expresses someone else’s ideas.
Coco’s Pictures (on Flickr)