~ A Guide to Volks Dream Choice Options ~

Updated July 2021

Welcome to my Dream Choice guide! This guide is currently limited to head sculpts and wigs, but could potentially be updated in the future to include eyes and other options.

 

What is Dream Choice?

The official website:

https://www.volks.co.jp/dolpo/dreamchoice/

Dream Choice (DC) is a service provided by Volks to build a custom Dollfie Dream doll based on a menu of options. When building a DC doll, you’ll have to make the following choices:

 

 

Where to get Dream Choice?

It’s only available at certain Volks retail locations, and requires an appointment in advance. When I visited Akihabara DollPoint in 2018, it wasn’t too busy so I walked in and booked the next available slot. If you can’t visit in person, it’s possible to hire a proxy buyer to complete your order instead. A proxy who works in the same city as a DC location will usually have reasonable service fees, making it a very viable option compared to a plane ticket to Japan! While purchasing a DC doll, you can also buy additional DC-limited items as well as any other shop merchandise you like. The counter with stools in the back of the shop is where DC is built, and there you’ll have a one-on-one service with a Volks employee who will walk you through the process. In my case the reservation covered a full hour to make my decision. The Volks staff will happily show you lots of combinations during the reservation time if you’re having trouble deciding.

What about D’Coord?

D’Coord is a different doll option – these dolls are pre-assembled by Volks staff and may have a variety of outfits or location-specific exclusive outfits like the Akiba DollPoint uniform set. They’re only sold in person at events and DollPoint shops. Unlike Dream Choice, D’Coord doesn’t limit skin tones available by season. You can buy D’Coord and Dream Choice at the same time if you like! The D’Coord exclusive sculpts are DDH-11, DDH-15 and DDH-18. Sometimes the Ahikabara Girl serires DD Moe/Natsuki and Alna are released for special events as D’Coords. D’Coords can use any body, but so far I’ve never seen a male D’Coord. If you’re using a proxy to shop for Dream Choice, they can also check D’Coord selections for you as well, but keep in mind the dolls are random and can sell out fast.

 

Skin Tone

Three different skin tones are available in DC: Flesh (previously called ‘Normal’ and sometimes anglicized as ‘Fresh’) is available year round. April-September you can also order Tan skin, and October-March you can order Semi-white skin instead. All available body types and heads are available in each skin tone. D’Coord dolls can appear year-round in any skin tone. Tan option parts are available year-round at Dream Choice locations, but are not sold online or at events- if you’re ordering a tan doll, it’s recommended to plan ahead and purchase any option hands or busts you may want also. Flesh and Semi-white parts can easily be acquired through any Volks retailer.

 

Body Types

The total cost of a DC doll is based on which body type you choose. The Dollfie Dream Sister Boy and Dollfie Dream Boy type are only available in Dream Choice, and no repair/replacement parts for those bodies are sold.

There are lots of comparison photos and notes on the different body types here.

Dream Choice Head and Faceup Options

Note: Photos ID’d by Volks with their faceup style, or second-hand listings showing the original certificate have been used for the faceup style ID. Photos are provided for reference purposes only, with owner permission where possible, and are © their respective owners.


DDH-01 (Discontinued)

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DDH-02 (Discontinued)

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DDH-03 (Discontinued)

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DDH-04 (Discontinued)

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DDH-05 (Discontinued)

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DDH-06

Standard faceups:

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DDH-07

Standard faceups:

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DDH-08

Standard faceups:

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DDH-09

Standard faceups:

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DDH-10

Standard faceups:

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DDH-12

Standard faceups:

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DDH-13

Standard faceups:

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DDH-14

Standard faceups:

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DDH-16

Standard faceups:

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DDH-17

Standard faceups:

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DDH-19

Standard faceups:

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DDH-20

Standard faceups:

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DDH-21

Standard faceups:

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Head Accessories:

Elf ears can be purchased for the DDH-20 and DDH-21 heads. They’re made of resin and match the skin tone chosen. Ears are available in small, medium and large sizes. Two pairs of ears can be purchased with each DC doll.

Customized DDH-20 with elf ears


DDH-23

Standard faceups:

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DDH-24

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DDH-25

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DDH-26

Standard faceups:

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Dream Choice Wig Options

Each DC doll includes a wig of your choice. It’s possible to purchase additional Dream Choice wigs in a limited selection of styles/colors as well. All DC wigs are made with heat-resistant fiber and sized to fit DD heads. Wigs with dark-colored wig caps are known to cause stains.

The guide below is from Volks – Wigs with a black dot can be purchased over the counter at Doll Point locations without a Dream Choice doll. Wigs with double circle are limited to Akiba Doll Point. Empty Circle wigs are at all Doll Point locations.

Styles:

WK-1 (DDW-01D) Straight Princess (Hime) Cut

WK-3 (DDW-02D) Romantic Wave

WK-6 (DDW-03D) Fantastic Bob

WK-15B Cheerful Tail

WK-17 Straight Bob

WK-18 Heroic Short

WK-24

WK-25

 

Dream Choice Wig Colors

Thanks to Sophie for the updated wig color chart!

F18 Milk White

F8 Ramune Blue

F15 Candy Pink

T5126 Melon Green

F5 Vitamin Yellow

F12/F9 Vivid Purple

T2409 Anime Black

T4110 Grey Purple

T0935 Happy Yellow

T1762 Passion Red

F17

F16-1

F11/F11-2

Dream Choice Eye Options