Where Angels Lie


Name: Irvin (A[B)
Released: Home Town Dolpa Kyoto 6 (22nd March, 2009)
Sculpt Design: Zoukeimura
Doll Design: Valico
Outfit Design: Sawako Araki
Price: 88,000yen (92,400yen with tax)
Eyes: HG Glass Eyes / Deep Aqua with Black Line / 18mm
Makeup: Zoukeimura Airbrush Makeup / UV Coated
Wig: Irvin Original Wig / Mixed Colour / DD Size
Body: SD13 Boy Body / Long Legs / Pureskin / UV Protect / Ebony Skintone

robe, hood with attached scarf, off-the-shoulder detached sleeves, waist sash, sandals

Status: not yet released

Irvin is the same headmold as Kaelin - the only difference is the skintone.
This version of Irvin is a rerelease of the NY Dolpa 3 version from 2008. Nothing appears to have changed from that release, however this time Irvin -- along with Kaelin -- is a part of the 'Journey to Dream Nights: Chapter 4' story arc. Their story is based on the Welsh fairytale "Boy That Visited Fairyland" by William Elliot Griffis.
Irvin is one of only two dolls so far released with ebony skintone. The other is Ruby. This skintone is thus far not available in any other way.
Irvin comes with two sets of ears, both the elf ears pictured (E-05) and also a set of human ears (E-08). Both sets of ears include airbrushed makeup.

Official Links: 

Dolpa Site Listing
SuperDollfie.net Listing

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Welcome, welcome, one and all. How about I tell you a story about one of my favorite lands tonight?

This is an old, old tale, a mysterious tale, handed down from a distant land far across the seas.

Away across the ocean in that distant land, there was a boy, and my, was he a strong-willed young thing. His mother's wishes, his father's demands - all of them fell on deaf ears. That boy, he was out of hand, he was.

His father was at a loss, his mother overcome with sorrow. And there came a day when one of the monks in town took pity on them, and he sternly scolded the boy. But that boy, he got angry and upset, and he ran out of town, eyes clouded with tears.

And goodness, how long did he walk...! With the town far behind him, and the twilight drawing so close as to nearly be underfoot, at last the boy found himself at a small cave.

So exhausted was he from the long walk, that he slowly entered the cave, thinking to pass the night there. But the cave was full of naught but stones and darkness, and far, far less comfortable than he'd imagined it might be.

That single night felt longer than a week to the poor boy, as he endured the cold and the hunger, and quite suddenly he wanted to see his mother. "When I see the morning sun, I'll go home," he reassured himself, and waited out the night.

At long last the morning sun showed its face. But as the boy made his way towards the cave entrance, two beautiful elves appeared suddenly right before his eyes.

They greeted the young boy kindly, and one of them said this:

"Let us guide you to a land...
       ...overflowing with pleasures and games,
              filled with sweet music and delicious treats."

As soon as he heard the melodious voice of the guide, his hunger, his pain, and even his desire to return home to his mother all vanished in an instant. And with a bold nod of his head, the boy decided to go away to that land with his two elven guides.

The guide with the melodious voice was named Kaelin. And the guide who took the boy's hand and walked just ahead of him was called Irvin, or so I'm told.

Ahhh... so you've heard of Irvin, hmm? Yes, those eyes of his pierced right through the boy's heart, that's for certain.

The land that the boy visited, goodness but it was a wonderful land! But I think I'll have to end it here for today. Some other night I'll let you listen to my dream night stories to your heart's content. But until then, how about a little rest?

The tale of a young boy, spun by two beautiful elves.

Just how exactly did that boy's feelings reflect on his elven guides, I wonder?
Be sure not to miss the continuation of this tale of a visit to fairyland...!