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Odeco & Nikki patterns

Here are the patterns that you can find in the last issue of DollyDolly magazine (vol.19).

They were exhibited on Petworks’ booth at the Dollshow. They were using the exact same display they used for the magazine. The outfits are from allnurds. They were selling a colour variation at their own booth:

And at A-line’s booth we could see the outfits they made for DollyDolly magazine vol.18. I had shown a crapy picture from the magazine at the time. Here is a better one:

As usual you can find all pictures from those booths on my Flickr stream.

P.S.: by the way Songes de poupées will be moving soon. I’ll let you know as soon as I have the new address.

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Travelling

I’m in Kansai for almost a week. Of course some of the little ones came with me. ^^ Hopefully you’ll see some pictures of them during their sightseeing. I’ll be checking my emails but I won’t have much time to write, so do not worry if you write to me and I take a little while to answer. Everything should go back to normal after the 26th. For those who might be interested in Dollshow items, you can still contact me of course, I’m going! 🙂

And now off to bed!

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Mike no Odeco-chan

This cute little doll is one of the one of the one of a kind dolls that were sold and then exhibited at the Odeco & Nikki anniversary event. I got lucky and won the right to buy her through the lottery. She’s number 035.

Isn’t she cute? I’m not usually a big fan of tanned Odeco-chan, but I have to say this one is really adorable. I love the combination of tanned skin + freckles + bright blue eyes + pink eyeshadow. It seems they all had pink eye-shadow (or most of them had at least). I think it looks really cute. And original for a tanned dolls. The long multi-colored dark hair work great with her skin, better than it did with the fair skin dolls.

Saddly I won’t be able to keep this cutie at home. I’m in need of money right now. So I guess my loss will make someone else happy. ^^ She’s already been put for sale on some forums (TIB, myMomoko, Shopadollic), if you’re a member of those you can go check it out. Or you can go check my sales blog to find the details.

Since the doll wasn’t “nrfb” at the beginnning (she’s been exhibited at the show for a few days, then put in her box still wearing her wig and clothes), my girls claimed they had the right to at least get a shot with our “famous” guest while she was still here. So that they have a souvenir of meeting a limited doll. Here it is:

I’m happy I got to see her close and I hope she will find a good and loving new home. 🙂 She deserves it.

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I just wrote a review of the book for another website, I thought it could be interesting to add it here also. For those of you who are curious. ^^

はじめましておでこちゃんとニッキ (よみきかせえほん) はじめまして おでこちゃんとニッキ by まなべなみえ

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book is based on a series of dolls created by Petworks (a Japanese company): Odeco-chan and Nikki. One of the doll, Odeco, is a little girl, and the other, Nikki, is a cat. They’re always released two by two, one of each type, and are supposed to be best friends. Each release comes with a cute card featuring an illustration and sometimes a little comic strip. They’re always very cute. I started collecting the cards even before I got really interested in the dolls.

This book is an illustrations book, mainly targeted at children and fans of Odeco-chan & Nikki. The illustrations were made by the usual illustrator and author who work of their story. It tells the story of how Odeco-chan and Nikki got to know each other and become friends.

It’s a very cute story. Of course it’s in Japanese, but since it’s targeted at children it’s very simple japanese that any beginner should be able to read (it’s written in hiragana and katakana) and understand. And I guess the illustrations are probably enough to understand what’s happening. I didn’t except to really like that book (I had a look at it because I collect the dolls), but I did. After reading it I had to get a copy. It’s so cute and refreshing. If you like children illustrated books and cute little friendship stories (it’s quite simple and short though), you might like this book. 🙂 Or if you like the Odeco & Nikki dolls of course!

In other news, I came back one again to the anniversary event on Saturday. They were doing a small signature session! I got my copy signed, as well as the copy I was offering for sale. And I got two more copies, one for a present and another one for you to get (aka, to sell)! So now I have two signed copies that I won’t keep. I’ve been contacted by two persons for them though, so they’re on hold. I’m waiting for their definitive answer. If you’re interested you can still contact me and I’ll put you in line in case they don’t take them. Both authors were here, the illustrator and Manabe-san. I’m not sure what was Manabe-san’s role? Invent/write the story? Write the text? I didn’t think of asking. ^^;

But I did ask some questions to Sekiguchi/Petworks’ manager (actually I’m not sure exactly what his role is, but he’s always there to the events). The PostPet plush that was displayed will be released. But they don’t know yet when or how (like in CCS/deconiki handling stores or PostPet stores?). The future key-chains (the pink ones and the Mirai no Odeco&Nikki ones) should be out by the end of summer. And they still do not know whether they will release the cloth Odeco & Nikki dolls. They want to, but they’re studying the cost and how it could be made. And I got the confirmation that there won’t be any piece of CCS clothing for sale outside of the CCS09S/S sets this summer. Only the sets. And maaaybeeee, some yukata dolls. But it’s not for sure. If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, you should have a look at my pictures from the event on Flickr. 😉

I’ll leave you with a panoramic view of the one of a kind Mike no Odeco-chan & Nikki dolls, taken by a friend. Very impressive picture. ^^

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Funny surprise

I went back to the Odeco & Nikki event today. I wanted to take part in the lottery, and it was the last day to do so. And I had the suprise to find Siu Ding there! For those who wouldn’t know here, she’s the one behind Ixtee. She’s really nice, I’ve had the occasion to meet her a few times before while she was in Japan (for the Dollshow). I didn’t know she was in Japan now. She almost scared me: I was looking at something and suddenly I felt something jumping in my back. I turned and saw it was her! They’re in Japan for a few days for some holidays. She heard about the deconiki event and since she likes those dolls (it seems she has many) she thought she would go see it. They took some pictures, you should go check her Flickr maybe she will upload them later.

Saddly she won’t be here at the next Dollshow, there have been problems with her application. But she will come back at the end of April for another event. Their common brand with Momolita, Mottee, should be launched in April. I can’t wait to see what they will create! The drafts I got a glimpse of when I last saw Momolita-san were very exciting. 🙂

In Flickr-oriented news, one of the friends I was with today took a panoramic picture of the Mike Odeco-chan & Nikki (the one of a kind dolls). I don’t have it right now, but as soon as I can I will get a copy and upload it on Flickr. 🙂

And just to let you know, I went to the Momoko Ninita event on Monday, and have lots of pictures and news to share from there (future releases!!). Some of you probably already saw them on Japanese blogs. I’ll talk about it as quickly as I can.

Related posts: My sweet deconiki

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It’s the third anniversary event for Odeco-chan & Nikki. They organize such an event each year. This time it’s held at Parco (Shibuya, Tokyo) until April 1st, for those who are in Tokyo and are interested. It’s a cute little event.

I’m going to describe quickly what was there, you can find all the pictures on Flickr.

This is the birthday cake they made that displays all the releases so far. It’s a pièce montée, the dolls standing up at the border of each floor. It’s nice to see them all together!

Two dolls whose outfits were made by Kanihoru for a photoshoot published in Spoon magazine. The issue is about forest, so those are “forest girls”. They wear natural clothes and are in a nice forest display. I really like their clothes!

A second book about Odeco-chan & Nikki is about to be released. It’s a illustration book, as good for children as it is for Deconiki fans. ^^ It’s really cute, and talk about how they met and got friends. The event exhibits some of the drawings in bigger size and the real dolls based on the characters.

There’s having an early sale of the book at the event. When you buy it there you get a folded card with a drawing and a picture of the dolls and the pattern of their dress.

A few custom dolls made for an earlier event and exhibited again here.

They have past releases of Odeco-chan & Nikki redressed in various clothes from stock outfits, outfit sets and CCS clothing. Some of them are wearing shoes from two new shoe sets that are going to be released next month (and presold here at the event). Il really like the colors of those new sets (the types of shoes are the same, only the colors change). You can see the sets here and here.

Impressive, isn’t it? This is a wall of one of kind Odeco-chan and Nikki. There are 150 dolls of each, and all are different. Variations for Odeco are: skin color (fair, normal, tan), hair cut (bob or longer curly hair), hair color (a mix of different colors) and the eyes. Variations for Nikki are: the eyes and the shape and color of her patches (always two different colors, the base being white). And they have different kinds of dresses. All are based on the under-dress/slip from the Dreambox dolls, but in different colors: plain blue, pink or mint green, or two kinds of paid. They all are very lovely, it’s very difficult to pick a favourite! They are sold via a lottery. You can choose up to three of each (so six in total) until March 25 (tomorrow). They will announce the winners later, who will then be able to buy them. They’re at 10,500 yens each. I tried to take pictures of lots of different kinds so you could have a good idea of what they created, the pictures are on Flickr.

A great thing was that they are showing future releases. Here are the next Odeco-chan & Nikki dolls, “Aozora no Odeco-chan & Nikki” (“blue sky”):

They have the same characteristics as the dolls sold at the anniversary events the previous years, even though they’re not sold at the anniversary event. They’re planned for May. I don’t like Odeco’s wig, but I like Nikki’s color. It’s very bright but I like it.
Here are the next key-chain dolls to be released:

They also had Odeco & Nikki fabric dolls, and a Post-Pet plush, but I’m not sure whether they will release them or not. And about key-chains, they are selling a new type at the event, which looks like the one of a kind dolls. They’re really cute! I didn’t take a picture at the event, so here is one taken at home:

They also had the first Odeco & Nikki book, so finally I was able to look at it. It’s very cute, much more than I thought! It tells small stories through drawings, like a mini-comic strip. It the same style as in the latest cards that come with the dolls. After each story you have a picture of the related dolls, and at the end of the book you can find the patterns of the outfits. I’m totally adding it to my wishlist for later!

And as we speak about products for sale, I have a few items from the event available for sale. They’re not sold anywhere else for now, it’s your chance! Here they are:
– one copy of the new book with its limited card
– one of each of the new shoes set
– one of each of the new key-chain
You can send me an email at lholy_chan [[at]] yahoo [[dot]] fr for more info.

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Obake no Odeco-chan & Nikki

The Obake Odeco-chan & Nikki are out since last week! Odeco-chan seems to be very popular: Azone didn’t have any left when I went there on Saturday. So I only took Nikki’s picture. But I had pics of Odeco-chan taken at the Dollshow. You can find them on my Flickr (in the “Dollshow 24” set).

This Nikki is nice, but not for me after all. I like the idea of a pink x purple cat, but the pink is too bright for me. she wouldn’t fit well with my little Lili (Vacances no Nikki).  I’d love a pale pink x light purple Nikki. Mmm, yummy!  So I guess I will just admire her on other people’s picture. Odeco is another story! I really like her. But you will probably read more about that later…

I love the little drawing on their box:
Each deconiki box is plain brown with a little sticker that shows a drawing and a picture of the doll inside, so you know which one you’re buying. And this one is really cute! Look at their spooky faces! ^_^

And for those worrying about Odeco-chan’s make-up after the officiale pics were released: I think she looks the same as in the pictures of the Dollshow I uploaded. She’s very very pale, has pink blush and dark purple (I think it’s purple) shadow around her eyes. Here is a picture of both of them that show her skin color quite well I think (the eye shadow might be slightly darker) :

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