In 2001, a Japanese software company decided to create a doll division (only in Japan!). The doll they created, Momoko, was a 1/6 scale fashion doll whose production and design was spearheaded by a super cool woman, Namie Manabe.
I’ve been eyeing Momoko and the other characters in the Petworks family including Ruruko and Odeco-chan for years now, but they’re a little out of my daily price range. That’s why the Happy Box is so exciting for doll collectors – considering each Momoko and Ruruko is between $100-200 and available for about the duration of a sneeze before they get marked up by third parties. For about $200, collectors get a surprise “Happy Box” that includes three dolls and other goodies like shoes and accessories. I was tipped off about this awesome box last year, and this year I ordered in the first few minutes before they sold out.
First up were some cute postcards plugging recent releases of Ruruko (not so secretly my favorite of the bunch). I actually ordered that little curled blonde “Bird Cage” girl on the left. I couldn’t help myself.
I actually opened this in my car on a lunch break from work (yes, I’m obsessed), and enjoyed the surprises! Here’s Ruruko!
And a very stylish Momoko….
Odeco-Chan – I had never seen one in person!
And last but not least, some accessories.
I was super excited to get a Ruruko in this box, and pleasantly surprised by the Odeco-chan who looks like my sister. Here’s the full set:
And Momoko with a makeover:
Check out my video review here: