INAMORATA 3.0 FAQ

*ARTICLE UPDATED 31ST OF MAY

THE NEW GENERATION OF INAMORATA 3.0 HAS HER OWN NEW WEBSITE: WWW.INAMORATADOLLS.COM

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There have been a lot of questions about the new body so I wanted to write an article answering the most frequent ones from Instagram and Facebook.

ORDERING 

“When is the new Inamorata 3.0 available for preorder and where can I buy it?”

Preorders should begin on Monday 3rd of June at http://www.inamoratadolls.com

“How much will the dolls cost?”

The blank dolls with one pair of hands and feet will be 900usd. OOAKs start at 1200usd. Extra hands, feet and accessories will be available separately.

“Can I get a layaway?”

Yes, the new website will have a preorder deposit and layaway options in the payment plan.

“Will this preorder be limited?”

Yes, I have paid a deposit for 50 dolls in the casters schedule and that is all for this year. The 50 dolls will include all the permutations of the skin tones and sculpts, so these will be extremely limited and rare dolls. There will be approximately 10 dolls per skin tone.

 

THE NEW DOLL

“What has changed?”

The new generation Inamorata 3.0 has more realistic proportions. The torso and neck are longer, the legs shorter. The torso and neck also have 5 joints instead of 2. The new shoulder mechanism made the shoulder wider and to balance that out the hips are also wider, with new enhanced mobility. The new generation comes with more optional feet and hands, and insertable eyes.  In addition to all this new expression there is more sculptural detail and the body has more athletic look with strong muscular legs.

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“Will the old Inamorata clothes fit the new ones?”

Loose and elastic styles might fit but since our girl has been pumping some serious iron her shoulders, legs and buttocks have moved up a size. I tried on the Sybarite Blade gown on large bust and it fits like a glove. This should make sharing clothes with other dolls easier, as the old generation Inamorata was rather petite.

“Can I get extra heads for my Inamorata doll?”

You can. The stringing mechanism is different for the 3.0 heads making it easy to swap heads. They use a o-ring with magnet closure head cap to allow people to change and move the eyes. You can save money and space by getting a two-in-one doll. Or five-in-one! I will. 😀

“Will the doll have painted or insertable eyes?”

Yes and yes. Best of both worlds. The options are:

  1. Ready made insertable eyes so you can change eye colour and direction of the gaze.
  2. Insertable eye base so you can make your own. DIY.
  3. Filler eyes that can be glued in and painted for traditional look.

“Can I buy the new feet for my older Inamorata dolls?”

You can. The new generation has three pairs of feet and they fit all generations. The standard doll will come with the classic high heeled feet (upgraded with much detail) that fit most 16″ doll shoes. The new ballet feet and flats are optional, can be bought separately and come with their own shoes. If you want to order a resin shade matching an older doll you should do so in the preorder stage.

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Close up of the Inamorata 3.0 feet options:
 
  1. Refreshed high heeled feet in a size that makes sharing shoes easy. I added more detail to show the strain of wearing that classic 6 inch stiletto heels.
  2. New ballet feet (with their own pointe shoes) showing all the painstaking hard work that goes into the art of ballet. I loved sculpting all the wrinkles in the soles of the feet! 
  3. New flat feet (with their own shoes too) for more relaxed Audrey Hepburn elegance. I purposefully made these in a size that fits most action figure shoes in case your doll wants to be sporty in sneakers or combat boots!
 

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“Can I buy new hands for my older Inamorata dolls?”

Yes you can. There is a completely new pair of ballet hand sculpts, 3 other new hands sculpts, and 3 updated old favourites. All the pairs will be available to be bought separately. Like with feet, you should order at the preorder stage.

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“How many head sculpts will be available?”

All 5 head sculpts have evolved new looks and have been renamed for clarity. These 5 new sculpts will continue in production, where as the older sculpts will retire. If you love an particular older head, contact me to reserve one ASAP. They can be used on the new body too (although strung together differently, making it harder to swap heads). That makes the head sculpt count 10 for the moment. I am also working on a entirely new head, my very first Anglo-Saxon one that will celebrate mature beauty. These are the new updated heads (with insertable eyes) and their evolutionary steps are:

  1. Charo                      => Alita
  2. Nnaji => Nnaji2.0  => Nsia
  3. Miao  => Midori    => Chie
  4. Valerie                    => Shani
  5. Nubia                      => Sura

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“Will you still stock the old generation streamlined bodies?”

Unfortunately my home business is too small to carry large stock and having two molds open at the caster is too expensive. There are still few streamlined bodies left, so if you prefer that please contact me to reserve one ASAP. The old body will fit the new heads too if you want to mix and match.

 

For more photos see Flickr

 

Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions. I will keep you posted with the progress!

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Exchangeable Hands

Each Inamorata doll comes with a set of 8 hands.  Three of the pairs are elegantly expressive hands for holding objects, editorial posing and even dancing. One pair is dressing hands that help you slip into the tightest sleeves without a fuss. The Inamorata hands system is easy to change and the different sculpts with ball joints centered or pointing up/down will add variety of poses to your doll’s repertoire.

The hands are easily exchanged by hooks that latch on to the elastic cord inside the arms. The important thing is just to keep the old hand attached until you hook in the new one so that the elastic cord won’t escape inside the arm. Also, ease the hands to their place slowly as the snap back might damage the resin.

Here is how you change the Inamorata hands (see a video):

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Inamorata in Comparison to Other 16″ Dolls

One of the most frequently asked questions is which doll fashions, wigs and shoes and Inamorata share with the other dolls in your collection. Inamorata are more petite than most fashion dolls and you can learn more about size comparison and sharing different wardrobe pieces below.

INAMORATA DOLL MEASUREMENTS (1ST GENERATION, 2.0 is 2cm taller)

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INAMORATA SIZE IN COMPARISON

Here is a comparison of body size and joint poseability between Inamorata 2.0 and a first generation Popovy doll. Inamorata and Popovy heads are same size, bodies are very similar scale, although rather differently shaped, but Popovy has much larger feet. Inamorata feet are similar size to 16″ fashions dolls and can share shoes with Sybarites, Numina and others.

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The comparison photo below features Inro, Inamorata 1.0 body, third from the right, in comparison with other similar size dolls. The Inamorata 2.0 is a bit taller, close to Numina. The closest size match is Deva doll (and Kingdon Dolls) The photo is used with permission of the photographer Liane Laughlin.

SHARING FASHIONS

The Inamorata dolls can share fashions with other 16″ fashion dolls. They are a bit more petite than most, especially in the shoulders, even though the height of the Inamorata 2.0 is similar to Numina dolls. Tops are easy to share, but Inamorata ladies have quite a bit of booty. I was surprised to see how well old generation Sybarite trousers fit Inamorata. Another surprise comes from Fashion Royalty Homme. They are 6th scale male dolls and naturally their t-shirts become crop tops and sleeves short, but if you want a nice boyfriend shirt, just roll up the sleeves and get that sexy just-out-of-bed look!

Inamorata Vatiter (left) wearing Sybarite Testament outfit pieces and shoes are from Sybarite Slipper.

Inamorata Gamut (Right) wearing Sybarite Rock It outfit and shoes with Numina belt.

SHARING SHOES

Inamorata dolls can also share shoes with other 16″ fashion dolls (Popovy feet are much larger) but their feet have a higher arch than most dolls. Inamorata toes are also sculpted with big toes separate from others so that they can also wear sandals with between toes straps. Another surprise comes from Fashion Royalty Homme: if you want flat shoes many 6th scale Homme and action figure shoes fit.

SHARING WIGS

The wig size in head circumference is 4,5-5″ (13cm) for traditional soft cap wigs. 4,5 is a very nice tight fit and I recommend getting your Inamorata with flock hair if you prefer traditional wigs. The flock will help keep the wigs in place. Size 5 is loose so you should wear those with a silicone wig cap to pad them up a bit. For soft netting wigs Monique wigs have nice variety of styles.

I recommend hard cap wigs by fellow artists such as PattaArt and Ilaria (Time of Doll), who take commissions for OOAK wigs in Inamorata size (I’ve sent them heads they can use for fitting). Custom made hard cap wigs just have a more natural fit and hairline than traditional soft net wigs. Inamorata can share wigs from other brands as well. Popovy, Ficon, Deva and ModsDoll are the right size to share. Numina, Sybarite and mBlueDoll wigs are too large for my ladies.

Popovy Bluejay wearing wigs made for Inamorata. All a perfect fit with tight hairline.
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