Box Opening: +SIO2+ The fairytale village sheep

Hello guys!!! It’s been more than a year since I posted a box opening and I’m so excited to show you this little doll today. I didn’t talk about it to many people and I didn’t make it very public because I bought it from taobao and it was quite the adventure!! I was so afraid I would receive something wrong because the translated options for everything were so weird! Irene and Dollywishxx helped me with that though! Thank you~

This doll is available through SIO2 store in taobao so you need an agent to buy it. For anyone curious about the price, it costed me 64.88 USD for the basic doll and 3-4 USD each accessory. With shipping and fees I paid around 80 USD. It took 1 month and a half to be sent to me and a month after that to arrive home since I had to ask for airmail (DHL charges so many fees it’s ridiculous and EMS from China to Chile doesn’t exist).

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This was the box everything was packed in. The logo is very cute! Sadly, the material of the box is not very durable, so I’m putting everything in a cute box I have. Not sure how SIO2 sent the doll exactly since my agent took everything out for photos before sending it my way. Each piece of the doll comes in a separate plastic bag and everything is surrounded with stuffing.

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A card describing the pieces of the doll and instructions. It’s all in chinese, but the drawings are very easy to follow.

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All the pieces of the doll and accessories. The doll comes unassembled, but it comes with a tiny metallic tool to assemble it, which is great! It made the work SO MUCH easier (it was still a pain in the ass).

I should have know I would need special hands for the sword and shield, but I realized after I ordered it. Since I wasn’t sure I just didn’t bother. Not sure if I’ll try to add them to my next taobao order (that won’t be for at least a few months) or try to work with them like this.

The doll is very cute, and as others have stated before me, it cannot stand, not with that big and heavy head of hers lol. The front hair piece is very hard to put in and I’m sure that I will have to sand it a bit so it can fit easier or I’ll damage the face up trying to put everything together once its painted. EDIT: Thanks to a nice comment made by Erin Clark, I now can say the head piece has no problem at all, the hair can be easily put in place by placing it at the side of bleater’s head and then twisting it, thank you for the tip!

I think the elastics that are provided with the doll might be a bit too weak and thin, though I’m not sure if this doll can handle anything thicker, but I’ll try anyways.

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It is a very affordable and cute doll, and I knew there would be tiny problems with it so I’m not disappointed at all. I just wish they would have sold the sleeping face too, but that one was limited apparently.

I’m still thinking about her name, it will be either Adelina or Mercedes. If I can make the sword work, Adelina will be perfect for her! Both names are from games I love: Mercedes from Odin Sphere (a very cute fairy) and Adelina from Granado Espada (Adelina Esperanza, the playable pirate npc from Port Coimbra).

And that’s it for the first box opening of the year (many more to come!) Hope you guys have a terrific weekend!

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26 thoughts on “Box Opening: +SIO2+ The fairytale village sheep

  1. Safir

    Congrats on getting her, she’s super cute~! ♥ I think both of those names would suit her really well ^^ This company seems really interesting and I’m hoping to get the cat doll that they have, if only the final photos look as promising as the concept photos~

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  2. Nikki

    Oh dear lord, she’s precious! I have heard a little about thi s +SIO2+, but I still need to actually check them out 😀
    I like both names! Adelina is really cute though, even though I have don’t knwo the character :3
    I hope for lots of more BO!! 😀 Hopefully I will do one too, soon!

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks!!! I love box openings so I hope you do make one soon!!! :D! I’m waiting for a few dolls to be shipped and one was shipped yesterday so more to come for sure~

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  3. Irene

    Aw yay! You finally got her ~ she’s adorable @o@ I can’t wait to see her all painted and such :3 the hair and ear pieces certainly look like an interesting puzzle! LOL

    It seems SIO2 keeps releasing cuter dollies, did you see the latest cat girl?

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Yes!! The cat girl is super cute, all their teasers look amazing too! Too bad they don’t have an english store, that would be neat.
      Thanks for the help 😀

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  4. Alasse Carnesir

    First, CONGRATS on getting this adorable little doll. I can see why you were tempted with her. She has some really cute sculpting going on in her appearance. I really love how the little holes in her thighs look like hearts. I can’t wait to see how you will paint her. I am sure she will look fantastic. Your painting skills are always quite stunning. I also love the two names you have mapped out for her. They are both lovely names and I can see her wearing either one of those.

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!! I adore those heart shaped holes haha :D! Thanks so much for your confidence in me, I hope I do the sculpt some justice!
      I’m in love with both names, so I will be using the one I don’t for her on another doll for sure.

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  5. Sharkyra

    Congrats on getting the cute sheepy 🙂 She is sooo lovely, I would have loved to get her, too, but was afraid of the TaoBao adventures.
    So good to see that you got yours safely and II hope you will post more pictures of her soon ^______^

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thanks!! Taobao can be very scary at first, especially when even translations make no sense! I was lucky that everything arrived ok and I’m very happy with this doll 😀

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  6. Xanadu

    Congratulations Alejandra! She’s a cutie pie for sure and either name would suit her. I have never used TaoBao, and I’m not sure whether I ever will, far too complicated for me I’m afraid. 🙂
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!! I hope this sculptor opens an english website someday, that would be neat. I’m not sure if I would buy another doll through taobao again.

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  7. NyteRaine

    I can’t wait to see her all finished! She is just too cute for words. I remember when they came up with the cat girl, I was really tempted by her. Thank you for doing a box opening on her! And both of the names are nice. ^^

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      The cat girl is just too cute!! hope you get her someday XD
      I think this box opening is really helpful since not many people have bought from SIO2 yet. I’ve seen some BO photos on instagram too, in case you want to check more people 🙂

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  8. Erin Clark

    I just want to tell you that the hair is actually really easy to put on. After struggling with mine and having same problem., I realized that all you have to do is turn the hair sideways to slide it over the head and then twist it forward. No sanding required. I felt like such an idiot! So, in case you haven’t already sanded her, try putting the hair on the entire head sideways and then twisting it forward (^_^)/

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  9. Xaya

    She is super adorable <3 ^^ Huge congratulations! I like Adelina as a name, Mercedes is cute too! Tell us which you chose. 😀

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  10. EilonwyG

    Congrats on your girl! It’s so nice to see someone else have a box opening of her, as I was starting to think I was the only crazy one to give this TaoBao thing a try. It was quite daunting, but I have to say that it was worth all the hassle. It seems you feel the same. I really like the name Adelina, it’s really soft and pretty and fluffy-sounding. Mine is still working on a name. I, too, am contemplating thicker stringing. At least now I know what I’m getting into for when my kitty comes in. Can’t wait to see how you paint her! Any ideas on colors yet?

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    1. Fantasywoods Post author

      Thank you!!! I’ve seen a few people get bleater on instagram too so we are not the only ones! I’m more used to taobao now, but it was certainly scary to order something that took too long to be made using an agent!
      Hope you find a name soon, I’m still debating between the 2 hahaha. I want to give her a pink and blue face up and see how that goes~ You got the kitty too? that’s so cool!! it’s a very lovely sculpt and she and bleater will look super cute together!

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