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Dollism Plus USA Part II – Vendor Hall 1

Welcome to the Dollism Plus USA series of articles! In the next couple of days, I will be blogging about this wonderful bjd convention, which has arrived in the United States for the first time since it was launched in 2006. Dollism Plus USA, hosted by Den of Angels, DollHeart and Mint on Card, was held on September 19-21, 2014 in Buffalo, New York, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Dollism Plus USA Banner "Dollism Welcome"
Dollism Plus USA welcome banner

What makes this convention extra special is that it’s also a celebration of Den of Angels’ 10th anniversary. I’ve been a member of Den of Angels since its humble beginnings as a Yahoo group over a decade ago, and I am extra excited to celebrate this huge milestone in our forum’s history. I look forward to sharing my experience with you!

This post is the first part of the Vendor Hall tour. It features images from Peak’s Woods, DearMine, Aimerai, Magic Mirror, Nalisinko, Princess Doll, Ruby Red Galleria, Switch and Spirit Doll booths. Dollism Plus USA Part III article showcases pictures from Soom, Darak, Lati and many others!

Want to see all the gorgeous contest entries prepared for this convention? Check out Dollism Plus USA Part I – The Contest Entries!

Peak’s Woods Booth

To say that I was impressed with all Peak’s Woods dolls is a huge understatement. I was completely blown away by the detail, quality and beauty of their sculpts! The lovely ladies staffing the booth very very friendly and welcoming; I had a lot of fun chatting with them!

Peak's Woods booth at Dollism Plus USA featuring Alice in Wickedland dolls
A small section of Peak’s Woods booth featuring Alice in Wickedland dolls

Peak’s Woods brought a lot of dolls, including those from the limited edition Alice in Wickedland series (available to order until October 31, 2014 directly from the company).

Peak's Woods Tristan sculpt as Alice in Wickedland; blue-grey resin on the left and normal resin on the right
Tristan sculpt as Alice in Wickedland; blue-grey resin on the left and normal resin on the right

The outfits on all the dolls brought to the event were amazing! The Mad Hatter (Bella the Moon sculpt on Dandy body) ensemble was particularly stunning!

Peak's Woods dolls Mad Hatter Bella the Moon in suntan resin and Vampire Tristan in grey resin at Dollism Plus USA
Mad Hatter Bella the Moon in Suntan resin and Vampire Tristan in grey resin

Most of the bigger dolls were displayed in couples. My favorite was the girl in the purple bow and her beau in platinum wig. I believe she is Wake Up Dlight in normal resin, but I am not certain.

Peak's Woods dolls on display at Dollism Plus USA
Two lovely couples and a handful of tinies
Peak's Woods dolls on display at Dollism Plus USA
Another set of lovely couples and a bunny-eared tiny

Because sculpt names were not written down for any of the dolls, I have no idea what many of them are. If you know the names of any of the ones I didn’t identify, let me know by leaving a comment below!

Peak's Woods Vampire Tristan in grey resin and another girl at Dollism Plus USA
The girl on the left was one of the first dolls to be sold, on the right is Vampire Tristan in grey resin
Peak's Woods girls at Dollism Plus USA
Two ravishing beauties; I am particularly fond of the girl on the right
Peak's Woods dolls at Dollism Plus USA
A gorgeous Steampunk-inspired lady and her beau

Peak’s Woods also brought a whole lot of cute tinies! Unfortunately most of the pictures I took specifically of them came out blurry, thanks to very poor lighting at the vendor hall.

Peak's Woods tiny Rabbit Waltz at Dollism Plus USA
The cutie on the right is Rabbit Waltz; not sure who the little girls are
Cute little Chi Chi from Into the Woods series
Cute little Chi Chi from Into the Woods series

And, to wrap up the tour of Peak’s Woods booth, the girl I missed out on. I took too long figuring out if I want to take the plunge, and by the time I decided to go for it, she was gone. I was told that Dlight will be released again shortly, but, unfortunately, she won’t be available in Tropical Tan anytime soon.

Peak's Woods Dlight in Tropical Tan resin at Dollism Plus USA
Dlight in Tropical Tan resin

DearMine Booth

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you know I am a huge fan of DearMine. If not, you can check out my DearMine BJD company review article from earlier this year to read more about them. When I found out that DearMine is going to be at Dollism Plus USA, I was very excited to meet the representative and see all of their cute anthros in person. Little did I know that DearMine owner herself is going to be staffing the booth! I was extremely happy and honored to get a chance to meet her and chat about DearMine’s gorgeous dolls! This meeting was definitely the highlight of the convention for me.

DearMine DearPets Forbidden Debon and Forbidden Dorothy Cool version
Little pirates Forbidden Debon and Dorothy Cool version

DearMine brought only anthro dolls with them, which were all incredibly cute! If I didn’t already own many of them, I definitely would have come home with one. Check out my DearMine Angela in rose resin full-set review, if you’d like to know more about the bigger cat anthro on the picture below.

DearMine Dollism Plus USA  booth collage, featuring Picasso Beans, Picasso, and Angela in rose resin.
DearMine booth collage – Beans, Picasso and Angela in rose resin.

The Picasso cats from the newly released line, Dear Beans, were present in green tea, white, rose and milk tea resins. From what I saw, they went fast! My favorites were rose and milk tea kitties.

DearMine Dear Pet Picasso Beans in white and green tea resins
Picasso Beans in white and green tea resins
DearMine Picasso Bean in white resin at Dollism Plus USA
Picasso Bean in white resin enjoying some pastries!

The original Picasso from the Dear Classic line is quite a bit bigger than the little Bean cats. The one below had an amazingly intricate face-up!

DearMine Picasso at Dollism Plus USA
Picasso in white resin with a stunning face-up and cute paw blushing
The set-up of this booth was one of my favorites. I loved how all the dolls were arranged in their own areas with supporting furniture and props!
DearMine Picasso Beans, Korat Cool version and Debon at Dollism Plus USA
Picasso Beans, Korat Cool version and Debon

Because this article is very image heavy, it is split into three pages. Continue onto the second page for Aimerai, Magic Mirror, Nalisinko, Princess Doll, Ruby Red Galleria, Switch and Spirit Doll pictures!


6 Comments
  1. Thanks SO much for this post!
    I really love Peakswood but never bought from them.

    I attend to the Doll Rendezvous in Paris this year and they will be there!
    Thanks to your pics i can see clearly how the doll are ‘for real’.

    So maybe i’m gonna die for a Tristan Alice, it’s so hard to choose!

    Cheers,

    Eldraïd~

  2. Beautiful photos! And I love all your detailed comments. There was so much at the con that I don’t think I had any time at all to stop and actually learn much about what I was looking at, so it’s nice to have some information here! Thanks for posting.

  3. Lovely photos and great info!! I’m so envious you got to be in a room with so many Peak’s Woods dolls all at once XD
    I hope PW will release other dolls in tropical tan, because that skin tone is gorgeous!! I have both type of the Dlight on layaway, but they will be in diamond grey and suntan. I’d love to have a tropical tan girl at some point as well though, so I hope PW will not give up on that skin tone.
    Again, great pictures and info! Thank you for sharing <3

    1. It was a bit overwhelming to be surrounded by so many gorgeous dolls! I certainly hope that Peak’s Woods releases Tropical Tan again, but the staff at the booth said “not anytime soon”, so I am not holding my breath.

      Congratulations on getting both Dlights! I look forward to seeing pictures when they arrive 🙂

  4. I always enjoy your reviews! Thanks for the Dollism info. Wow, is Peakswood ever gorgeous! Those hand sculpts are amazing and even more beautiful than Limwha (my favorite hands) You make them so tempting. No wonder you wanted that Tropical Tan DLight.
    I’ve decided to grab a white Bean with the Bitter faceup at last. I would have loved a green or pink one had I attended. SO glad you were able to chat with the owner of DM.

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I always love reading your comments <3

      Peak's Woods are truly amazing. And, the hands are so graceful and lovely. I love well sculpted hands! I am definitely going to grab extra pairs when I order Dlight.

      Congats on getting a Bean! Do you have a name picked out for him/her? Please post lots of pictures when you receive the package!

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