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On sale Valentine limited edition dolls

Hello, our dear Wanda Family!

The love month has come again. In Japan, Valentine’s Day is when women are given the opportunity to confess their love to men, by giving them chocolates. On the other hand, men usually give back sweets to the women who gave them chocolates on Valentine’s Day, as a thank-you gift. That is why, from February to March, so much love is in the air. This season is the same at Noiel Forest. Many residents show their love and feel their hearts flutter in excitement, during this time of the year.

This month, Florent Femme, our Valentine’s doll will be released. With an irresistibly adorable, gliterry pink body, she is sure to delight you all. To complement her shiny complexion, she also has golden sparkles on her black eyes. Her feet are white gradient, from below her knees. As a bonus treat, she comes with her favorite "OTOME” glasses. The unique design is inspired by Japanese girls' manga (Shojo Manga) and includes “anime” eyelashes. When she wears them, she easily changes into an avant-garde fashionista. We hope that these glasses will become a valuable addition to your collection, as you enjoy styling your other Wanda friends with them.

A little story about Florent Femme; she runs a drink stand that is known for it rich chocolate drinks. Her popular store offers everything from slightly bitter flavors for adults, to sweet and fancifully decorated parfaits, that children love. This time of the year, her store is inundated by people who are keen on getting into the love season.

As always, a cute Fortune Wanda Friend will also be released. FWF Florent Femme has the same clear pink and glittery body as Wanda Friend Florent, with a pair of black eyes.

In addition, our Valentine’s special limited edition doll, My Wanda friend Chocolate, will also be released. Enjoy this delectable treat of a doll, who looks exactly like a piece of chocolate, as a Valentine’s gift or just an addition to your collection. My Wanda Friend is a new series of dolls that are weighted with 21 grams of pellets, which is said to be the weight of the human soul.

Along with these dolls, we will be re-selling Hapi, who was so popular that the last time, she was sold out in a few days. Hapi comes with a mushroom umbrella, which has the same pink glittery design. Her baby pink complexion and sparkly, bashful eyes are the cutest combination!

You think that’s all? Wait until you meet Hapi's friend, who is scheduled to be released in March.

We are so excited for you to meet all of our dolls this month. Please note that Florent Femme - OTOME glasses set are priced differently, however you can purchase the doll without the glasses too. We hope that your life is filled with even more love, from us and from our lovely creations.

The sale will begin at 7:00 p.m. Japan time on February 20, 2024. Please mark your calendars!

Have a Wanda-ful Valentine’s season!


Love,

Studio-Uoo

New event on Instagram!

Dear Wanda Family!

This year's Wonder Frog theme is colorful, in celebration of the diversity of Wanda and his Friends. In line with this, we will hold a photo contest on Instagram, where we will ask Wonder Frog fans around the world to post their best Wonder Frog doll photos, based on the color of each month. The selected photos will be featured in a free monthly calendar, which will start in April. This will then be included in every purchase of any Wonder Frog doll, this year. The submission period for the first calendar month which is April, is from February 7 to March 7. Please submit photos of your Wanda friends, Fortune Wanda friends, and other Wanda family members, from all these years. We hope to collect many wonderful submissions, even as far back as 2007.

It’s the month of love so naturally, we choose the color red, for our first color theme. Take out all your red Wanda dolls and take the prettiest photos you can! The next two months, the colors will be Pink for March and Purple for April.

We are really looking forward to your entries. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram, @wonderfrog_j with the hashtag #wonderfrogcolorful.

We hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane with us, as we look at all the past dolls, that we have all come to love and cherish.

Thank you and as always, have a Wanda-ful day!

Studio Uoo

2024 The first sale new dolls!!

Dear Wanda Family,

Happy New Year! We would like to aanounce our first line-up of dolls for this year.

2024 is the Year of the Dragon, so our first doll is inspired by this year’s zodiac sign. Dorako Green Jasper is a boy from the Dragonite tribe. He has a crocodile-like face with horns on his head. His color is deep green with a golden-yellow painted belly, and pitch black eyes. His father is the head priest of a shrine built in a cape on the Togo Peninsula. He hopes to one day become a great Dragonite and follow in the footsteps of his father.

Together with this new Dragonite doll, Fortune Wanda Friends Kiono and Sena, will be released. They are the miniature versions of previously released Wanda Friend dolls in 2023, that were very popular. Kiono is translucent moss green and Sena is beige. Like recently released dolls, they have built-in magnets in their heads, so various accessories can be attached to them. This time, as a gift, we have included a set of felt ball accessories that resemble Japanese oranges. The reason for this is that in Japan, New Year’s rice cakes or Kagamimochi, is traditionally served. It is topped with an orange. Such is the image we had envisioned for these new FWFs. Being our first release this year, we hope the they bring luck to all of us. In addition, we will also be re-selling the Wanda Friend versions, to coincide with this release. If you missed out on them last year, then you are in for a treat.

We have one more product in store for you! This is something that has become a tradition for our local sales, and we want to sell them more internationally. Our "Omikuji T-shirts" with original illustrations by Ayumi Saito, the principal illustrator of Wonder Frog. The Omikuji, is a piece of paper which can be taken at shrines during New Year’s, that shows people their fortune for the year. This tradition is the source of inspiration for this Wanda Friend T-shirts. The illustrations feature the My Wanda friends characters, which represent three kinds of fortunes: Very good luck (Daikichi), Fair luck (Kichi), and Bad luck (Kyo). (New bone walkers and Legged snails can also wear the T-shirts.)

The release date is January 30, 2024, at 7:00 P.M. JST. We hope you will continue to have fun in Wonder Frog’s world in 2024.

Have a wanda-ful year!

Studio Uoo

Happy New Year 2024!

Our dear Wanda family,

Happy New Year!

The year 2024 has finally arrived. Wanda's friends are also celebrating the new year at Noiel Forest.

The Wonder Frog theme for next year is “A Colorful World”. The pop of bright colors is one of the most attractive features of the Wanda Friends series. Such colors represent their personalities, highlighting the diversity of not only their world, but also the world that we, humans, live in today. We hope that by featuring a rainbow of colors next year, we are going to inspire peace and harmony for everyone, especially in an increasingly divided world.

Let us all join hands and walk together to a more colorful and peaceful new year!

From all of us at Studio Uoo, Yoi o-toshi wo! (Have a great new year!)

My Wanda Friend on sale in December!

Our dear Wanda Family,

Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays to you all!

You must be gearing up for a festive celebration this coming holiday season. We wish you a very warm and fuzzy time with your loved ones. Before we start a new leaf next year, we would like to present two more new dolls to all of you; our last hurrah for the year, 2023.

Our cute “My Wanda Friends” collection have new members: Wanda and Innocent. Wanda, as you may have guessed, sports the standard Wanda green body and black eyes. His puppy eyes and warm smile will melt your heart, for sure. A special feature of this doll is its extra 21 grams of weight. Inside it are some pebbles that help the doll stand upright much easier. It is said that a person is heavier because they have a soul, and when they pass, the weight of the soul goes away as well. The same is true for My Wanda Friends, so you can think of Wanda as a life-like, spirited doll. Innocent, on the other hand, is an ivory-colored blank canvas. This is our special treat for our lovely customers, you can finally make your own doll. This holiday break, get your hands dirty and make a masterpiece out of your new “My Wanda Friend” doll. The doll is made of soft vinyl, so make sure to use plastic-friendly paint. Otherwise, you can use any color and do any design you wish. You can even make them into ornaments which you can hang on your Christmas Tree, until early next year at least.

The dolls will start selling on December 26, Tuesday, at 7:00 PM JST. We hope that you can include Wanda and Innocent, in your post-Christmas shopping list.

From all of us here at Studio Uoo, we thank you, we appreciate you and we look forward to another year full of fun and dolls.

With lots of love,

Studio Uoo


P.S. We would love to see what you come up with, with your “Innocent” dolls so please post them online and don’t forget to tag us @wonderfrog_j on Instagram and @wanda_frog on X, formerly Twitter; with the hashtag #mywandafriend. We’ll be waiting!

A limited edition doll to be released in March 2023.

Dear Wanda Family,

It’s March! The cherry blossoms bloom once again in Japan and spring has really sprung. I am sure that your Wanda Friends are also happy about it because they don't like the cold and they revel in the warmth of the sun. So go ahead and take your Wanda Friends on a spring outing. You are sure to have a wanda-ful time.

The new limited edition dolls we are releasing this month are colorful Wanda Friends and Fortune Wanda Friends, who look great in the spring sunshine.

Pian Olu is quite a unique doll, having a fluorescent pink and transparent body with tri-colored eyes: white, purple and black, and brown eyeliner on its lids. Together with her partner, she runs a glassware shop that sells cups, vases, and other miscellaneous items.

Lino Sara, Pian’s partner, has a fluorescent yellow and transparent body with bi-colored eyes: black and blue. She is a glassblower, someone who blows liquid gas into shapes. She makes a variety of pieces in glass, using this technique. As a couple, she and Pian runs the shop at Noiel Forest.

Naturally, Fortune Wanda Friends will be released as well. The colors are almost the same except that their eyes are only black. They look as cute and delectable as jelly beans.

Like previous dolls, they have a glass-like appearance, and when light filters through them, they reflect a beautiful hue reminiscent of stained glass catedrals. Spend an imaginative time with them under the gentle warmth of the spring sun.

The launch will be on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 19:00 Japan time. Thank you and enjoy!

Studio-uoo

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