Peapod Doll opened with an original idea, to create and sell resin part expansion kits to allow customers to change their dolls into various mythical and fairy-tail characters. Their original product for the Dream Land series was hoof sets to fit Volks Yo-SD dolls included matching horns. The company released ballet feet at the beginning of February, 2010. The feet are designed to wear toe shoes which the company also carry. They recently produced two exquisite ballet costumes; ‘Swan Lake’ and ‘Giselle’. They are planning introduce new products very soon for their new line Under the Sea. The company also plans to also expand their ballet theme in the future.
Q: When did you first open?
A: October 18, 2009.
Q: How do you come up with your product ideas?
A: We get ideas from fairy tale, movies, and some stories.
Q: Do your hoof sets fit other dolls besides Volks?
A:Our items will fit Soom tiny dolls also. That’s what we found.
Q: How many designers work on the parts?
A: Three designers.
Q: What plans do you have for expanding your product lines?
A: We are now working on sea creatures like mermaid, not only the parts, we will have our mermaid dolls soon. By the way, we also plan to make our ballerina BJD in the future.
Q: When will your mermaid parts be released?
A: The first mermaid part will be released on April 2, 2010. We will offer mermaid tail part on April 2nd as the first step, not the full doll (The full doll will be released later). Our little mermaid doll will beYO SD size,then we will make SD size ones. We will cast them in several colors with makeup, wig, outfit for full-set. We have planned to make a full doll for a long time; we have our own doll body and heads, the designer is still working on them. Our design group think that the mermaid (and her boyfriend) must be something different from other dolls, not only the tail, this is the reason why we decide to offer full dolls.
Photos above from top: Hoof set attached to Volks Yo-SD doll, Ballet feet with toe block for wearing toe shoes.
We hope to have a follow-up article in the future with Peapod Doll when they complete their first doll.
Peapod Doll ~ Company Website