Introducing Smart Doll Vision - a new line of glasses for Smart Doll - each handcrafted by craftsmen (and women) in the city of Fukui Japan - a city known for its glasses industry - well whats left of it anyway. While much of Japan’s industries have moved to cheap labor countries, I prefer to keep Smart Doll with its related apparel and accessories made in Japan - the glasses are no exception.
ABOUT THE PRODUCT
The first in the series is called “Kanata Megane” (“Megane” pronounced “Meh-gar-ney” meaning “glasses” in Japanese) and is designed for one of our characters called Kanata Hoshikawa
The frame material is called Beta Titanium - a strong but flexible alloy. While its not indestructible - its very resilient and bendy as you can see from the photos.
These glasses have been molded and designed to exclusively fit Smart Doll - the arms (also called Temple) slide beneath the wig cap just above the ears - check the photos to see how they should fit on the head. May not fit snug if you are using with a non Smart Doll wig.
The under-rim design is based on what manga and anime artists mainly use for their characters - this is because if glasses were full rim then the top rim would obstruct the eye and interfere with the characters expression.
ABOUT LENSES (SOLD SEPARATELY)
I did a survey of whether folks prefer the glasses with or without lenses - most said “without” but some said “with” - I didn’t want to charge more for folks who didn’t want the lenses so I decided to sell them separate. Thanks to the under-rim design, the lens can be attached and removed easily.
Some of the photos show the lenses attached for reference but I want to be clear - lenses do not come with this product - they are sold separately. ??I personally don’t use the lenses as they not only get in the way of the eyes when taking photos, they also reflect slightly even with the anti-reflective coating - reflections are more noticeable due to the small size of the lenses. If you are a ninja photographer this may not be an issue as you will know the tricks of the trade to prevent reflections.
While I personally feel the clear lenses cover up the eyes - the darker lenses are supposed to! Darker lenses are available late Summer 2018.?
When you are taking your Smart Doll guys or girls out n about, make sure the glasses are a snug fit or they may fall off. Where possible, have the nose pads only ever so slightly touch the face and never leave the glasses on in a situation where the face is likely to have pressure put on it for whatever reason as the nose pads may leave marks on the face - if that happens then you may cry.??
Joke. You can either try to remove the marks using a hairdryer to heat the area or rubbing melamine sponge on it every so slightly. If that does not work then you may really cry - just like the devil.
Also, when removing the glasses make sure you do so slowly or the arms may scratch the face.?? The glasses will fit all Smart Doll’s including licensed models. The glasses are *not* designed to fit dolls made by other companies - if you attempt to put these on them then they have a high possibility of breaking which will also end your warranty.?