Hey there! My name is Danny Choo and I am the creator of Smart Doll. I will walk you through what you need to know when choosing a Smart Doll.
Smart Doll is an investment that should be taken seriously which is why we require folks to read about our company philosophy and product quality before buying. Smart Doll is not for everybody and we want to set expectations even if it means that you choose other brands instead.
Smart Doll's (Apart from the licensed anime, game or movie ones) are available in two different flavors - a "Sports Bra Set" & "Apparel Set." The Apparel set usually consists of a top, bottom and footwear which is great for first timers. The Apparel set is now seasonal and you can see on this page whats in the current set - that page also covers whats in the Sports Bra set too.
The problem with Smart Doll is that there are so many cuties! When I first launched the product back in June 2014 there was only Mirai and now there are loads!
If you cant choose then go for Mirai Suenaga - everything I do revolves around her and she is the result of my beliefs that I stuck to while building my career, starting up my business in Japan and is a symbol of my life philosophy.
In Smart Doll Land we call our skin colors Milk, Tea and Cocoa. Take note when ordering additional busts or hand parts - the product detail pages state what color they are.
All Smart Dolls come with their default hairstyle already - you do not need to purchase additional ones unless you want to customize the look and feel. Check out Smart Doll hairstyles here.
Our Smart Doll girls come with a Small bust by default and are the only ones without headlights. You can also buy additional larger bust sizes too which you can easily swap out. But as the larger busts have headlights, I recommend that you do not take your girls out n about in them unless they are wearing a bikini (which hides the headlights to a certain degree) as headlights showing through a T-shirt has known to cause road accidents.
Smart Dolls comes with a "default" pair of hands but if you want to broaden the types of poses you do then you may want to get optional hand parts.
All Smart Doll's come with their default eyes but if you want to change them then you can pick up different designs and replace them yourself. This involves opening the head and replacing the eyes that are held in place with blu-tac. If you do not want to change the eye design in your chosen Smart Doll then you do not need to buy them. Do be careful not to place the eyes in a manner so that they look deranged because if that happens Smart Dolls will cry - crying dolls is never a good sign.
Check out Smart Doll eye collection here.
Smart Doll's are designed to stand on their own two feet but come with a telescopic stand when you require additional support when out n about. While you do not need to, you can buy an additional Air Stand or Tripod Stand for extra stability. The Air Stand is really meant for displaying a Smart Doll and leaving them on display. The Tripod Stand is designed not only for extra stability but to also take out n about too. I personally recommend the Tripod Stand due to its durability and portability.
Check out the available stands for Smart Doll here.
Smart Doll's are categorized into Culture Japan Characters and Licensed Characters from anime, games and movies. Licensed characters are limited editions due to the way the contracts work with the license holder. Culture Japan characters are further categorized into Frontline and Seasonal.
Frontline characters are available all the time - stock may run out but we make more. Seasonal Characters are available from time to time (at no particular time). If you are after a Seasonal Character who has been out of stock for what seems like forever then keep an eye on my Twitter to see when they will be available again.
You can pay using Credit Card or Paypal and start shopping on our Online Store. We usually ship within 2 - 5 business days and how long it takes to get to you after that depends on how fast your pilot wants to fly.
Shipping is a whole new science which you should read about here.
Where possible avoid using Hotmail, Yahoo, Comcast, AOL as your email because these "providers" bounce our emails - or if you are lucky then they may end up in your spam folder. In any case, check your spam folder if you don't get an email after you placed your order.
All Smart Doll's are hand crafted in Japan - the frame in Yamagata Shinjo, Outer Shell in Tokyo Katsushika and then assembled in our Gotanda offices in Tokyo - it is there where we ship from.
But whether you chose to buy a Smart Doll or not you must read the Welcome Guide!
This page will be updated regularly - check back often!