Saturday, June 25, 2011

Creepy In LA: Volks Dolls

I didn't know what Volks was until a few minutes ago and it creeps me out even more finding there's a LA blog about it. Volks is a brand of doll maker and quite suprisingly they have a base of operations in Torrance of all places.

I know a sub-group of Otaku is doll collector, but it totally creeps me out. I don't find the appeal of it. While learning what the store was, because at first I thought it was the naughty life-size doll store and I'd be writing a rather funny article, I found it to just be more weird. For starters, price. Doll shoes cost $55. Why would you spend that on a doll? There's a whole culture behind it that I'll never get behind.

Sad to say, but if you think about it those 3DS Miis are just virtual dolls for people to play with and dress. You can call it whatever you want, but it's still a doll.

Volks USA
386 Beech Ave
Unit B-4

Torrance, CA 90501
Neighborhood: Torrance