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Options: Satogaeri & Extras

These are other things listed on the FCS forms that you have the option of choosing when placing your FCS order.

Satogaeri Options
'Satogaeri' roughly translates to 'returning home' -- it is refered to as such because these options can be gotten at any time if you take your doll to a Volks store, and the dolls are sent back to Kyoto, the 'home' where they were made, to receive the sanding, coating or sueding.
Note: This is called 'Fresh-Up Service' at the LA store.
Extra Note: Choosing any of the Satogaeri options with your FCS order will not increase the time it takes to be completed.

Sanding
If you wish you can have Volks remove the seamlines from your doll for you. This is a personal preference per owner, but if you want the seams removed and feel uncomfortable doing so yourself, it's recommended to ask Volks to do so for you. This costs 5,250yen for SD/SD13, and 4,200yen for MSD.
* Extra Options Note: if you order additional option hands or feet, you can request for them to be sanding. Each pair of hands or feet costs an additional 1,575yen per pair for SD, and an additional 1,365yen per pair for MSD.

Coating
You can ask Volks to coat your doll to protect them from staining and yellowing. This is also a personal preference per owner, but Volks do a very good job of it, so if you want it done, it's best to ask them to do it. If you choose this option you must also choose sanding. (However you can choose sanding without coating.) This costs 3,150yen for SD/SD13, and 2,625yen for MSD.
* Extra Options Note: if you have choosen sanding for your additional option hands or feet, they will be coated free of charge if you choose full body coating.

Sueding
Volks will put sueding in the joints to help your doll pose better and be more stable. With the newer, upgraded bodies this is not as necessary, but it does allow your doll to hold a wider variety of harder-to-hold poses and can be a good idea if you are particular about that sort of thing. This costs 5,250yen for SD/SD13 and 3,150yen for MSD. Please note that Volks does not recommend Sueding and KIPS on the same doll, and will generally not take orders for both at once. It's up to you which you prefer for your doll. Also please note that sueding wears down over time and will eventually need to be replaced.
Note: This is called 'Self-Standing Parts' at the LA store.

KIPS Insertion
KIPS are now included in all FCS as a standard option without added cost, and so are no longer a part of the Satogaeri options. Please see the Things To Note page for more info.



Optional Extras
If you order any of these with your FCS you will receive them at the same time as you receive your FCS, not before.

Carrying Case
A Volks carrying case for your doll and accessories. This costs 4,410yen for SD/SD13 and 3,990yen for MSD.
Please note that this is currently sold out (and therefore not orderable) in MSD size, and possibly SD size as well. Please check with your shopping service before ordering.

Stand Type A
This is the type of stand that holds your doll around the waist area and is better for outfits with pants. This costs 5,250yen for SD/SD13 and 4,725yen for MSD.

Stand Type C
This is the type of stand that holds your doll around the crotch area and is better for outfits with skirts. This costs 5,250yen for SD/SD13 and 4,725yen for MSD.

Underwear
As of September 2016, you can now order Underwear with your Super Dollfie. For girls, you receive underwear and a slip dress. For boys, you receive boxer shorts and a t-shirt. All garments are in white. These are similar to the garments that came with Standard Model Super Dollfie. This costs 700yen.

Cat Ears
As of Autumn 2017, you can now order resin cat ears for your SD. The headcap will come with magnets inserted for the ears. FCS-OP-01 are more realistic with fur texture on the inside, and FCS-OP-02 are more smooth and simple in design. These ears were released shortly after the second release of Renee, and are likely spurred by her release and similiar cat ear accessory. This cost 4,500yen.



Omukae (Welcoming) Outfits
You can order a special outfit to come with your doll so that they are not completely naked upon arrival. Each type of doll has their own defined omukae outfit -- you cannot choose the type of clothes you want for them.
Please note that Volks semi-regularly releases new Omukae outfits and discontinues older ones. In general, Omukae outfits are released at Sato first, and then moved to Sumika 6 months to 1 year later. Omukae outfits also often take much longer to get to the LA store. In addition, Volks has limited stock of these outfits so they may sell out at any time. Therefore, even if you ask for it, it is not guaranteed that your shopping service will be able to get it for you.
Omukae Outfit Release History
Note:Typically, each of the releases was done at Tenshi no Sato in Fall, around September. In the Volks News and Volks blogs detailing their release, they are usually attributed to the upcoming year, even though they are released in the previous year. For example: The Minuet set for the FCS 2014 renewal was introduced in September 2013. Also typically, when a new outfit is released at Tenshi no Sato, the previous outfits become available at all Sumika locations. If any exceptions to this are noted, they will be added.
As new outfits are introduced, old ones get discontinued. Occasionally, remaining old stock is made available to customers that have previously ordered a FCS Super Dollfie via a "FCS Owners Appreciation Campaign".

Each date below represents the date the series was introduced at Tenshi no Sato.
  1. Original Omukae Outfits: Released prior to 2007.
    • Exact date currently unknown; they may not have been initially released with FCS in December 2001.
  2. Sailor Series: 2007
  3. Japanese Style Series: 2008
    • Literal Translation is "Kimono Series".
    • Made available at LA November 15th, 2009. Was released at other Sumika locations September 21st, 2009, the same month the Milk Tea Series was released at Tenshi no Sato, as per normal.
  4. Milk Tea Series: December 23, 2009
  5. Noble Plaid Series: September 2010
    • The literal translation is Nobel Check when sounded out from the Katakana, but "chekku" is how the Japanese language describes a Plaid pattern.
  6. Twinkle Sailor Series: September 2011
  7. Butterfly Series: September 2012
    • Was referred to as "Japanese Butterly Ver." by a Volks USA FCS Owners Appreciation Campaign.
  8. Minuet Series: September 2013
  9. *Kachou Series: September 2014
    • Kachou uses the kanji for Flower and Bird.
  10. *Fuugetsu Series: September 2015
    • Fuugetsu uses the kanji for Wind and Moon.
    • * literally meaning "Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon" and pronounced "Kachou Fuugetsu", is a Japanese proverb. It means: "Experience the beauties of nature, and in doing so learn about yourself."
  11. Rose Tea Series: September 2016

Discontinued: Original Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pics: one, two
(Pics provided by Ria_Ria and Y!JA.)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics provided by chiquitita and Y!JA.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics provided by Ria_Ria and LoveOnTheRox.)



Discontinued: Sailor Suit Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - 4,725yen
Comes with white sailor shirt, blue scarf, beige pants, and brown shoes.
(Pic from Volks.)
SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - 4,725yen
Comes with white/blue sailor style dress, blue scarf, and brown boots.
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - 4,725yen
Comes with white sailor shirt, blue scarf, beige pants with suspenders, and brown shoes.
(Pic from Volks.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - 4,410yen
Comes with white sailor shirt, blue scarf, beige pants, and brown shoes.
(Pic from Volks.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - 4,410yen
Comes with white/blue sailor style dress, blue scarf, and brown boots.
(Pic from Volks.)


Discontinued: Japanese Style Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - 6,510yen
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)
SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - 6,300yen
additional pic: one
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria and Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - 6,300yen
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - price unknown
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - price unknown
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)


Discontinued: Milk Tea Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - price unknown
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - price unknown
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)
SD Boy Omukae Outfit - price unknown
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - price unknown
(Pic from Volks.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - price unknown
additional pic: one, two
(Pic provided by Ria_Ria.)



Discontinued: Noble Plaid Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pics: one
(Pics from Volks.)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)


Discontinued: Twinkle Sailor Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pics: one
(Pics from Volks and Ria_Ria.)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks and Ria_Ria.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks and Ria_Ria.)

MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks and Ria_Ria.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks and Ria_Ria.)



Discontinued: Butterfly Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks.)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(No pics yet available. May look similar to SD13 Boy.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks.)



Discontinued: Minuet Series
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)
SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)


Discontinued: Kachou Series
Please note: some pictures for the SD13g and MSDg feature a kanazashi flowers. This was to promote the item, and it is not part of the outfit set.
SD13 Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks and Y!JA.)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(No pics yet available. May look similar to SD13 Boy.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks.)

MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two, three, four
(Pics from Volks.)



Sumika: Fuugetsu Series
SD13/SDGr Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(No pics yet available. May look similar to SD13 Boy.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks.)



Sato: Rose Tea Series
SDGr Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks.)

SD13 Girl/SD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one, two
(Pics from Volks.)

SD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(No pics yet available. May look similar to SD13 Boy.)
MSD Boy Omukae Outfit - ??yen
(Pics from Volks.)
MSD Girl Omukae Outfit - ??yen
additional pic: one
(Pics from Volks.)



Other Things on FCS Forms

Stringing Tension
You can specify the tension of your doll's stringing; the three available choices are "loose", "normal" and "tight". Loosely strung dolls are more floppy and less capable of holding specific poses, but are easier to play with in general. Tightly strung dolls can hold a larger variety of poses easier and are more stable, but can be more difficult to bend at the joints. If you are unsure, it is best to go with "normal". Note that you can also choose 'between' options; that is, "between tight and normal" or "between normal and loose". "Normal" has lately been reported to be fairly loose and "between tight and normal" is probably the best current option for a normally strung doll.

Doll Name
You can tell Volks the name of your new doll to be written on your order form. However this is generally intended for you to write on the birth certificate yourself, rather than for Volks to print on the birth certificate. So unless the manager of the store decides to write it in, or your shopping service writes it in, the "name" section of the birth certificate will still come to you blank. It's your honour as the new owner to write your doll's name in for yourself.

Owner Name
You can request for your shopping service to put your name on the order form so that your name will also be written on the doll's birth certificate. Please however be aware that this is not always feasible and depends on the staff taking the order and the location it is being ordered at. Some staff will require the name of the person placing the actual order to be put on the form, regardless of who it is being ordered for. Particularly of late, Volks are becoming quite strict about this sort of thing.