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!