Ten years ago, we introduced Smart Doll Mirai to the world. In Japanese, 'Mirai' means 'Future,' a fitting name as we now present the semi-real version of Mirai in Pear form.
When Smart Doll first entered the market, it faced a landscape dominated by established vinyl doll makers. Skeptics within the doll community questioned the need for another player, foreseeing a challenging path ahead for us.
Their skepticism wasn't unfounded. The initial phase was fraught with production and quality challenges, demanding immense effort and time to resolve. Building relationships with vendors, refining our workflows, and ensuring consistent quality were daunting tasks that couldn't be achieved overnight.
As we grew in experience and strengthened our quality control, we began to recognize a glaring omission in the doll industry. Fashion dolls, powerful in their ability to inspire and ignite creativity, were often victims of mass production, leading to a compromise in quality and craftsmanship.
This industry trend had created a void - a lack of high-quality fashion dolls that truly represented the diverse and inherent beauty of human forms. Such a gap not only curtails the creative potential of artists but also perpetuates a narrow view of beauty, favoring certain body types and skin colors.
This realization galvanized our resolve. Despite our small size, we were determined to make a meaningful impact by addressing this representation gap in the fashion doll market. Our mission became clear: to craft dolls that encompass a spectrum of skin colors, cultures, and physical diversities, including those with limb differences and medical conditions.
Ironically, as we began focusing on these minority representations, creating dolls with plus-sized figures and unique skin conditions, the very community that once doubted us shifted its expectations. They began requesting more mainstream products - the same ones they initially believed the market had no room for.
While pivoting to a mainstream approach might lead to increased sales and profit, our commitment remains unaltered. We are steadfast in our dedication to inclusivity, aiming to create dolls that mirror the rich tapestry of humanity.
Future Pear embodies our journey, symbolizing not just commitment to diversity but also serving as an inspiration to those facing skepticism. She represents the power of perseverance and staying true to one's vision against odds, encouraging others to boldly pursue their unique paths and make impactful changes.
BEFORE YOU BUY
At Smart Doll Land, we recognize that everyone has their own unique standards when it comes to determining what is considered high quality or subpar. Our products are deeply infused with the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, a principle that's integral to our design ethos. This concept celebrates the beauty of impermanence and imperfection, and while many of our customers appreciate this approach, we understand that it might be perceived by some as a justification for poor quality.
It's important to note that collectors who are accustomed to perfectly manufactured, machine-made dolls may find our products different from their expectations. Our dolls, embracing the Wabi-Sabi aesthetic, often showcase characteristics that stand in contrast to the flawless uniformity found in mass-produced items. This distinction is fundamental to our brand's identity and reflects a deliberate choice to value uniqueness and authenticity.
We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with our Pear Body Smart Dolls before making a purchase. In fact, if possible, we recommend examining a Smart Doll in person, perhaps through a friend who owns one, to truly appreciate their unique qualities and to understand how they differ from more conventional, machine-made dolls.
At Smart Doll Land, you'll find that no one will pressure you into making a purchase. Our goal isn't to convince you to buy a Smart Doll; rather, we encourage you to carefully consider your decision, especially if you're used to other doll brands. We believe in informed choices and want you to be completely satisfied and connected with your Smart Doll if you decide to welcome one into your life.