Demand has surpassed our ability to supply in terms of not only casting vinyl but also post processing and assembly. This is not just a matter of throwing more warm human bodies at the problem because the law of diminishing returns will start to take effect. Production has to be scalable too.
In order to continue supplying milk characters, for the time being you will see a "Bodyless" option on some milk Smart Dolls. As the name suggests, everything but the body, sports bra, telescopic stand and Keep Calm Bag are included.
This means that for example, Felicity will come with a painted head, wig cap, wig and eyes already installed - exactly like the Smart Doll minus the body and canvas bag. We are not calling the option "head only" as the term may be confused with a blank head.
However, the option to buy the bodyless version is only available to pre-existing Smart Doll customers. If you do not have a purchase history on our online store then you cannot order the bodyless version. Folks who attempt to do so will have to prove that they own a Smart Doll in the same skin tone or the order will be canceled and refunded.
If you already own a Milk Smart Doll and order the bodyless version, when the head arrives all you need to do is wrestle with the wig to get it on and pop the head on your Milk Smart Doll body. As the head is fresh, the neck hole will be small so kneel your Smart Doll on a soft surface, hold the shoulder area firmly and twist the the head on gently. Be-careful not to hold the face or poke their eyes or they will scream before the head starts to spin violently. You cannot unsee or unhear this phenomenon.
We used to sell the Cortex Body version of Smart Dolls for only a few thousand yen more but Cortex was always sold at a loss before they sold out. They took 3 times longer to assemble than vinyl bodies but we continued due to the "sunk costs" phenomenon and a constant reminder from accounting of how much I spent on the development ;-) All option hand and busts for milk are now back in stock. "Bodyless" option only available for milk now - no immediate plans or ETA for other tones. #smartdoll
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