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Over the years we have released many different Smart Doll kits ranging from Home Kit, Workshop Kit, Vinyl Kit, Samurai Kit, Final Boss Grade Kit, and so on. Today we talk about the simplest vinyl kit we have ever released and thus we call it "Simplicity." The limbs are pre-assembled so all you have to do is slot and click everything together.
Once you have assembled all the parts, you will notice that each vinyl part wobbles slightly - this is because the vinyl is essentially covering the frame and not latching onto it.
Simplicity does not come with the sports bra or Keep Calm Tote bag but does come with the telescopic stand. The first few batches of Simplicity are priced at a slightly lower price point but not enough difference to enable you to buy a Porsche.
At the time of launch, one does not simply buy Simplicity - you have to be in the right place at the right time to see a magical portal open - you then have to be brave enough to step through it.
The first few batches of Simplicity may be characters that are not out yet, that you have not even seen before, be in any of our skin tones including Interstellar Blue, be prototypes in a different color palette for the face design or come with prototype resin or acrylic eyes or wigs that are not default.
However, Simplicity may also be a character plucked from our current selection of available Smart Dolls but may come with different eyes or wigs - or they may come as their default self. You cannot choose which character you get.
Simplicity comes with the usual 1-year warranty (most doll makers that I know of only provide two weeks), but we do not entertain replacement requests such as "I already have this doll" or "This is not her default wig or eyes yo" or "I don't like blue" as we have already mentioned the obvious.
Before you start, make sure you are assembling the kit in good lighting conditions to reduce the risk of attaching something the wrong way.
And if you manage to get hold of the guy kit then this is the video to watch - a must-watch or you will break something.
If you don't bend the knee shaft then the whole frame can fall into the shin and you won't be able to insert it into the thigh. If this does happen then just push the foot back into the shin.
The thigh frame socket will wobble inside the thigh until you insert the knee shaft. Move the thigh so that you can see the socket inside.
Push and then wriggle the shin shaft into the thigh frame socket. Make sure the shin shaft has been inserted into the thigh frame socket. Some folks miss the thigh frame socket and just insert it into thin air in which case the shin will fall off.
This is what it looks like from the back of the shins which will wobble if you...wobble them. This is normal ;-)
Bend the knees and place the body on a soft surface so that you don't damage the knees when attaching the head.
Place the bust on the torso. You will find that the bust wobbles around - this is by design and nothing you should worry about. I just realized what I just wrote...
This photo shows you which way the elbow should be facing - do not attach the left arm in the right socket or your Smart Doll will cry.
Putting the wig on is actually the most difficult part of the whole process. It's like "this really fits?!" The reason why wigs are generally tight is because I hated them blowing away in the wind when out n about and leaving our girls with the Jean-Luc Picard look. Have a look at this YouTube video to see how to put our wigs on.
Now its time to put the head on the body. Hold the bust at the shoulder with one hand, hold the head with your other hand and push down on the neck peg gently while slowly applying force. Twist the head slightly in a left to right motion.
The head must be put on gently and not with brute force. Make sure to avoid touching the face as you could push the eye inwards by accident. If this happens then look away immediately as a Smart Doll with one eye falling inside its head is something that cannot be unseen. If this does happen (make sure it doesn't for your sake) then remove the head cap and then push the eye back into place BEFORE looking at your Smart Doll's face again.
If you are lucky then your Smart Doll will forgive you - if not then you better make the call quick.
The hand joints should be inserted by twisting the shaft back and forth into the forearm. Make sure not to leave gaps.
As with all Smart Dolls, the vinyl may have some lubricating grease on the surface that has seeped out from the joints during transit - just wipe with some tissue.
If you got an Interstellar Blue Kit then the cap will be orange. The heads are designed to be worn with a wig so the cap will be covered. If this is a deal breaker then that's great! It will mean that others will get a chance to own one.
The Quality Control is now managed by stickers on the internal frame. We have a record of who bought what and when from our online store. The card that used to be inside the torso is no more.
The telescopic stand should not be pushed all the way in. You should leave a gap regardless of whether your Smart Doll is wearing anything or not. The reason why there is a gap is so that the stand can be attached through holes in the back of various apparel items.
Pull the rod gently and bend the toes forward slightly too. This will create three points of support. When closing the stand - do so slowly as some folks have managed to bend it. If you bend it then you may cry like the devil.