Name: Roise (Der Ring des Niebelungen)
Body: Volks Elegant body (tanned)
Original Price: 15,800 yen
Limited to ??? pieces
So I decided to test the waters with Crescent Shop. I hadn't ever dealt with them directly, but I had been planning on ordering some customizing materials from the NDR Japanese site anyway. I asked them to look into Roise and Ryundel, and, wouldn't you just know it, Roise was still available in the Volks showroom they shop at! ^o^ With the fees she ended up costing me $180. Not bad considering her original price, huh?
I haven't been too impressed with Volks' recent 1/6 scale dolls, but they did a fantastic job on this doll! Her eyeprint is as gorgeous as Zarla's. From what I've seen of Olphe and Ryundel, they're just as pretty. If I didn't know better, I'd think Roise's eyes were hand-painted. Such lovely shading! ^___^
I admit that her bangs are a little long (it's too bad, because she has nice eyebrows!), and her hair has a tendency to stick to her body. Other than that, she's one of the nicest commercial dolls I've seen. Volks will be releasing more of these dolls in 2004. I can't wait to see them!