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Omikuji T-shirts is coming!

Dear Wanda friends,

One of the most typical New Year's traditions in Japan is checking your future for the year with the omikuji. Omikuji is a piece of paper sold at shrines that tell of one’s fortune for the upcoming year. During this time of the year, many people fall in line at shrines, in anxious anticipation for what the next months could look like for them. A lot of people still follow this custom.

This year, we are releasing Wanda-sizes T-shirts with the omikuji theme. There are three designs. First is a very lucky "Daikichi", a moderately happy "Kichi", and a very unlucky “Kyou”. Which one will you get? It’s for you to find out.

The illustration of "Daikichi" is a picture of winning the lottery. If you win a lot of money, you might become greedy. The illustration of “Kichi” is that of winning a candy which depicts small sources of happiness in our daily lives. Perhaps such happiness is the most important. The last one is “Kyou” which features an unfortunate scene.

The T-shirts will be sold at the same time as the release of Jenna and Tovil, on January 28, 2023 at 7 PM Japan time. Don't forget!

Studio Uoo

The first limited doll to be released in 2023

Our dearest Wanda Family,

A new year has finally dawned. 2023 is the year of the rabbit so we would like to introduce Wanda Friends under this theme. The first dolls we are releasing this year are two very interesting characters with charming personalities. Let’s talk about the first of them.

Her name is Jenna Alphin. She’s the first to come from a new tribe of Wanda Friends. They are called "horned frogs,” a group living in a swampy area, outside of Noiel Forest. They have pointed eyelids and a large horn on their heads. Jenna is now living at Noiel. Her black eyes are slightly tilted to either side, and she is pure white all over.

Ever since she was young, she has always thought of herself as a rabbit because of her pure white complexion and the fact that she is a fast runner and a good jumper. You can say that she is a a little bit eccentric. When Jenna got lost in the forest, she was rescued by another Wanda friend, the second new doll this year.

Tovil Flame is his name. He is a tadpole person who works as a forest ranger. He has a peculiar physical attribute. For some reason, his body is naturally warmer than others. This trait seems to translate unto his personality as well, as he is very kind and accommodating. He is always helping animals and residents who get in trouble during the snowy winters.

His body is translucent red and graded black from his knees, down to his toes, with eyes that are jet black. A rather cool tadpole person, if I do say so myself.

This time, we will be selling them in a special outfit set. Jenna’s include a dress with a picture of her holding three little bunnies. The sleeves are bordered and the hem is left uncut for a casual finish. Tovil is wearing a long shirt with a patch in the front, with an illustration of Fan, an animal resembling a fox and a cat, that lives in the Noiel forest, as well as Fon, who is seen on the left side. He is Tovil’s co-worker. On the right side, you can find a tiny picture of Tovil, himself.

And what's more, we are giving away our Japanese New Year's cards to everyone who purchases this set. We hope that this gives you a more Japanese feel for the new year.

The release date will be Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 7PM Japan time.

We wish you all another wonderful year, and we hope it will be filled with smiles. All of us at Wonder Frog will make every effort to help you achieve this. We look forward to going through another adventure with you this year.

Studio Uoo

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year everyone!

The year 2023 has finally arrived! Like you, we wonder what’s in store for us this year. With great anticipation, all the residents of Noiel Forest are excited and thrilled for what’s ahead.

As for us, we will do our utmost to give you the best surprises this year. We still have many tricks up our sleeves so please be on the look out for our latest announcements through our website and socials (Instagram and Twitter).

Thank you very much for your continued support over the years.

From your Wanda Family,

Studio Uoo

A peaceful and happy holidays to all!

Dear Wanda family

The year 2022, our 15th anniversary, will soon come to an end. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you very much for your support during the past year, which was marked by the continuing threat of the coronavirus, which has burdened us since 2020. This year has been an especially difficult one, with wars erupting and extreme weather events hitting many parts of the world.

In the midst of all this, we would like to express our sincerest gratitude to all of you who have continued to support Wonder Frog, amidst some untoward circumstances. And now, as the year 2023 soon approaches, we offer our sincere hope that it will be a much better year, full of love and healing.

With that in mind, we would like to bring in the new year with a bang, so we are having a New Year's Sale for 10 days, starting from January 10, 2023, 9 PM, JST (Japan Standard Time). All products, including shipping fee, will be discounted at 10% off!

The online store will be closed from December 30, 2022 to January 6, 2023. Please note that we will not be able to ship or respond to all email inquiries during this time.

We hope you have a long and wonderful life with your Wanda Friends! A peaceful and happy holidays to all!

STUDIO-UOO

Christmas Limited Edition Wanda Friend dolls

Our Dear Wanda Family,

Happy holidays! December is the season of happiness and cheer! We, at Wonder Frog, want to spread this positivity to our loyal customers so we are launching our festive Christmas Limited Edition Wanda Friend doll. A very fitting offering to close out a very memorable year, our 15th anniversary.

When we think of Santa Claus at Christmas, we think RED! Even in the world of Wanda Friends, it is the Red Messenger who gives out gifts to the children of Noiel, during this season. But up above, on the Sky Country, a Blue Messenger is the one doing this job.

His name is Midnight Magellan. He has a beautiful blue and transparent body, white as snow from the tips of his toes up to his knees. With a golden star on his sparkling eyes, they represent a bright glow during a dark winter sky.

Riding his blue sleigh across the sky, seemingly traveling like a shooting star, he arrives at Sky Country on the last day of each year. He comes bearing gifts for the children who await his visit, ready to tell him that they’ve not been naughty.

As always, the FWF version of Midnight Magellan will also be released. He is like a spirit of the night that lightens up the dark sky like tiny stars from afar. Although it does not have a star in its eyes (they’re simply too small), the rest of him is exactly the same as Wanda Friend Midnight, except the size.


Also to be re-released this month is Lyuri Yucera, who first appeared in 2011. This time, it will be sold as a set of both Wanda Friend and Fortune Wanda Friend versions. As a special treat, it comes with a copy of “Cuddly”, the newsletter which is curated by Lyuri herself, as well as three postcards. Lyuri is a translucent green, frog fairy. She thrives in the greenness of nature.

We are going to sell these dolls starting on December 20th, 7pm Japan time.

Have a joyful holiday with your Wanda Friends!

Black Friday sale is here !

Dear Wanda Frog Family,

The mind-blowing Black Friday sale is here again!

Some dolls will be on sale for 6 days, from midnight 11/25 to 11:59pm 11/30 JST
*Only while stock last

Here’s a list of the dolls
20% off
Wanda Friend Adele Viento
Wanda Friend Solano Viento
Fortune Wanda Friend Marlo Urara
Fortune Wanda Friend Paula Shika
Meoworld Coco
Meoworld Hyu
New Bone Walker Tempest Scarlet

30% off
Wanda Friens Von Elem
Noiel Forest Friend Tykky Viti
Noiel Forest Friend Bloch Arnim

50% off
Noiel Forest Friend Walter
Fortune Wanda Friend Dreieck 5
Noiel Forest Friend Mukumu

They This offer runs from 0:00 on 11/25 through 23:59 on 11/30, giving you plenty of time to shop, but odds are the cutest dolls will sell out before the sale ends! Order yours before they are gone! Have a Wanda-ful time shopping!

Our office is closed from 10/31 ~ 11/4

Dear customers,

We are very sorry for the short notice.
Our office is closed from 10/31 ~ 11/4, orders placed during this period will begin shipping on 11/5.
We will not be able to reply to email or confirm payments.
For any inquiries, please contact us at wauoo@studio-uoo.com
Thank you very much for your understanding.

Original hand painted creations by KENZO

Dear Wonder Frog Family,

To celebrate KENZO's first solo exhibition, "Grave Ruins of Time, Act I,” which is currently being held at the Wanda Shop, we are launching new, special edition dolls.

During Halloween, residents of Noiel Forest come up with many ways to have fun together. This year, they decided to draw a ghost on each other’s chest. It became so popular that almost everybody wanted to have it. Some of them use it to scare or prank others. Wanda Friends, Jean Pierre Smiley (Mr. Debonair) and Todd Tremaine are no exception.

Their eyes are carefully crafted by KENZO, as well as the ghost illustrations on the left side of their chest. Because they are individually hand painted, please note that each ghost is unique and may be in different poses or have varied expressions.

In addition, several other creations that are also part of the show, will be sold on our online shop. First, the adorable Cat Frogs that the Wanda Friends are very fond of and keep as pets. Next, Pukla and Fan, the strange-looking animals of the Noiel Forest. Broom and Bone, the bug dolls. And finally, a pair goggles for Fortune Wanda Friends.

Cat Frogs are very cute. They have a frog-like body and face, as well as a pair of cat ears and a tail. Pukla has a very unusual appearance. It walks on four legs and carries a mushroom shell-like object on its back, and has a round body like a fat toad. Its face is somewhat tiny compared to its body, and seems to have a resting frown. Fan also wears a mushroom-like hat with a twirl on its head. It kind of looks like a fox and a cat combined. It also has a mushroom patch atop its tail. Broom Bug is a relatively large bug that FWF’s ride on like a horse. Bone bug is a caterpillar-like bug which has a backbone. It has a curved body which allows it to be laid perfectly on a Wanda Friend’s leg, as if it were crawling creepily. The goggles for Fortune Wanda Friends are very pop and stylish, giving your dolls an updated look.

Everything will be painstakingly hand painted by the artist himself, which makes them truly special and rare. Because of this, the number of dolls sold will be limited so make sure to get yours as soon as you can!

The release date will be Tuesday, October 28, 2022 at 19:00 Japan time.

Thank you and have a wanda-ful day!

P.S. Again, we want to reiterate that all these items’ designs will be hand-painted, so they may differ slightly from the photos. These are individual art pieces and as such we do not accept returns or exchanges except for defective items alone. Please be aware of this before purchasing. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email us at wauoo@studio-uoo.com. Thank you!

The 2022 Wonder Frog Halloween Limited Edition dolls

Dear Wonder Friend Families!

The fun and festive Halloween is upon us! The 2022 Wonder Frog Halloween Limited Edition dolls include the cool skeleton-painted Wanda Friend "Shadow Bone", plus two Fortune Wanda Friends and a Legged Snail kid, Popo Percy - ghost version.

Shadow Bone is a Wanda Friend who works as a grave keeper in the Black Forest, a short distance west of Noiel. His body glows in the dark and he has a matte black skeleton design tattooed on his body. The Bone family to which he belongs has been doing this job for generations. They always see Wanda Friend turn into glowing stardust after their deaths. From this, the idea of honoring their body while it is still alive was born. As a sign of this, they started drawing a full skeleton on their bodies, in order to remind themselves constantly of how precious they are.

Lloyd Bone is his older brother, released exclusively for Halloween 2021. Lucky for you, it is still on sale, so why not have fun with both Bone brothers this Halloween?

Next is one of the two Fortune Wander Friends, Devila Roro. She is a cute and mischievous little devil. A limited edition FWF from the Dollshow 67 in Tokyo held last September, she has a translucent red body with black feet. It also has two tiny wings on its back. The most attractive point, however, are the small fangs protruding out of her mouth.

Gurun Roro, the other FWF, is a troublemaking ghoul. His translucent dark purple body is painted with horizontal stripes on his upper body. His hands and feet are black and like Devila, he has fangs painted on his mouth. They’re really devilishly cute.

Last but not the least is Legged snail kid, Popo Percy - ghost version. He went to visit the black house where the ghosts stay during the Halloween season, and the ghosts played a prank on him, turning him into a ghostly figure himself! But fear not everyone, he would return to his normal self the following morning. This version, however, is what he looks like when he is in that haunted state. Translucent white body, with feet that are stained black like shadow. His eyes also turn blue. It comes with a stuffed animal, a one-eyed ghost, which comes in blue and white. Feel free to choose which one you fancy.

*Popo Percy - ghost version is translucent and you can see a little inside, so you may see lines and irregularities due to the shading of the material. This is not a defect but its natural look. Please be guided accordingly.

Make sure to join include this new collection to your Halloween festivities. The release date is on Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 19:00 Japan time. Have a Spooky and Wanda-ful Halloween!

Thank you so much!! for #mynumber1dafriend

Dear Wanda Friend Family

The hot and humid summer is about to end. We hope you all had a good festive season. Our #mynumber1dafriend campaign that was held in celebration of Wonder Frog's 15th anniversary, ended on August 31. Thank you to everyone who submitted truly fantastic photos. We were thoroughly impressed with the many number of entries.

Seeing our Wanda and his friends living happily across oceans and continents was very touching. We felt as if we were there when you were taking the pictures and it was an emotional moment we will treasure for the rest of our lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Now, as much as we want to thank every single person who participated, we are unable to due to the sheer volume of participants. So instead, we will be sending a special limited edition Wanda Friend doll T-shirt to a select number. These will be sent out in end-September and a direct message will be sent to the lucky winners.

We hope that you enjoy our little token of appreciation for all the support you have given us during this campaign and in the last fifteen years of Wonder Frog’s existence. The contest is over, but Wanda’s life goes on so we look forward to seeing more photos and tags of your wonderful Wanda friends. #mynumber1dafriend is forever

Thank you very much and have a wanda-ful life!

Studio Uoo