I've noticed a weird trend lately - Despite the cost of CCS, AE and Sekiguchi momokos going up and up on the secondary market (and being pretty high on the primary market, too!) you can still get a really good deal on an original Petworks momoko. Maybe this was always the case... I know I got a fairly good deal on my used Petworks dolls, but I've been watching a lot of them on YJA lately and their prices are lower than most Seki girls. One went for just 3500¥ recently! I wish I had the money to buy them all up :)
Anyway, noticing this has reminded me how lovely those dolls from 2001-2004 were and when you can't buy a new one the next best thing is to redress your old ones! Here's my little collection.
It was hard to get a nice close up of all of them, one or two always look like they've forgotten to look at the camera! So I took a couple of group shots.
Veronica (04NY) is wearing Spring Forest's coat and Azone t-shirt, skirt and tights.
Mack (02DD) is wearing Black Strawberry's dress.
Scout (ROBO☆CHRIS) is wearing her stock outfit (jeans version).
Lacey (03AWyl) is wearing a Momokomono sweater and Volks WTG skirt.
Moe (03AN) is wearing an Azone sweater, stock vest and Momokomono skirt.
They're also all wearing momoko birkenstocks! I was really glad to find that I had just enough for all of them. (I'd still like more though...)
Here they all are chilling out after the fashion shoot!
Sometimes it can be hard to pose Petworks momokos because they don't stand on their own and they sit a bit funny! You can see a really great body comparison on the mymomoko forum (You'll need to sign in/up to view it.) But I do like how their legs cross. Sometimes their arms seem to stick out little teapots though... It's good to have a challenge!
I'd love to add a few more to my collection but some of my favourites were very limited releases.
03AN, RouRou and 03ANsp
03DF and 04ID
You can see all the 2001-2004 Petworks momokos on the Petworks website. There's so many details about all the different dolls, it's really interesting to read (with Google translate!). I also read about the petworks album app, for iphone, on ilovemomoko.blogspot.com Unfortunately, I use android, and you need to have a Japanese address to buy it. But I love that they've made high definition images of these older dolls available and maybe one day we'll get to use the app, too.