Being a dollfie owner you come to think of them as the world to you. Well at least I do with Erika. But soon enough you realise you want to take them out with you to see the outside world perhaps to visit a park, or take them to friend’s house, or perhaps even to meet other dollfies so they can be friends. But you come at a dilemma on how to carry your dollfie with you since you don’t want them to be damaged. Well finally I have come to solve that issue by buying myself a VOLKS violin dollfie carry case.
I’ve had my eye on getting one of these carry cases for quite some time, probably since I saw one in Japan back in August last year. However every time I visited the VOLKS Japanese site it was always out of stock, and the VOLKS USA site had them in stock, but doesn’t ship outside the USA. Wanting a carry case badly, I started to look for alternatives but luckily one day I found that the Japanese site had restocked them. Thus I ordered without hesitation.
Eventually the package arrived, on a day where I had to be at work and along with other packages. It was rather amusing trying to carry all these items to the car as the box was long and awkward to carry. So taking everything out and found the invoice where someone had signed “Thank you”. Don’t get that on many invoices.
Taking the violin case out of the box it was pretty amazing. The one that I purchased was the hard case version, which ended up being about ¥3000 cheaper than the soft version. Although Roobar bought himself the soft version as well but it was exactly the same as the hard version. Except that it has a soft fabric wrapped around and it has straps to carry on your shoulders. This hard case also has 3 clips to secure the lid whilst the soft version has one clip, but a zipper on each end to zip the fabric up. To distinguish that this is a dollfie case, a small logo is attached to the lid of the case.
Opening the case I was wondering how close would Erika fit inside this case and to my surprise, she fits perfectly. There are also two velco straps to secure her in place but I find it annoying to strap her in. At the top end of the case there is a small compartment for you to carry some small items like extra hands, shoes, or small items of clothing. I’ve given the case a road test already and it is definitely handy. Being able to carry around Erika knowing that she is safe and sound means I can carry her around anywhere. Also the case itself is rather stylish and most people would be thinking I’m carrying a violin.
The downside about this case, well both hard and soft version, the lack of compartments. But given the fact it is a violin case that can’t be helped. The other problem is carrying dollfies wearing large dresses. Since the legs go into the neck of the case and is narrower, it means you’ll have to squeeze in the dress, and that’s what I had to do with Roobar’s dollfie. Overall a very happy purchase and for those starting on a dollfie journey and looking at a carry case, I suggest getting something else.