Dollfie Dream internal frame shoulder fractures
It has not been a good week for my foray into the Dollfie Dream hobby as unfortunately both DDS bodies I own each have developed fractures in the right shoulder joint of their internal frame.
While the first version DDS body type is known to develop fissures in that shoulder joint, Volks corrected this flaw by introducing an upgraded version where the shoulder joint is twice as thick as before. Both the newer DDS and DDIII are equipped with this improved internal frame.
Was not entirely unprepared to see Kyouko’s DDS v1 body -on the left in above photo- eventually incur such a fracture but it’s gutting to see that the reinforced DDS v2 body of Atsuko -on the right in above photo- has developed the same fracture.
Oddly, hadn’t really handled both DD for some weeks and they were just idle in their doll stands.
Not unexpectedly, the needed replacement part is out of stock at Volks. Hence, may try the fix used by comrade OtakuSan, but lacking tools and know-how, will seek some local assistance.
Volks should really consider upgrading these specific parts that endure a lot of stress to a metal compound or redesign the internal frame back to the style of the more durable DDII.