Melody (Cortex Version)
Melody (Cortex Version)
- Release Date 発売日 - 2019/08/29
- Made in Tokyo Japan 日本産 (東京)
- Learn why this item can only be used with Smart Doll このアイテムはスマートドール専用です
- Meet the team who worked on this product この商品を手掛けたスタッフに会おう
- This skin tone is この肌色は MILK MILK
BEFORE YOU BUY
It's been a while - actually a few years since I started to work on this product that I call Cortex. This product wasn't designed for everybody so if you are considering this product then don't just look at the price - read the Cortex post before ending up with something that you didn't want. Also read all the things you must know before buying into the Smart Doll brand.
I will update this page with more nitty gritty at a later date but I thought I'd (try to) keep it short n sweet as I need to prep other product releases too.
Do note that the faceplate is Cortex and looks slightly different than the vinyl version of Melody.
THE 3 TYPES OF CORTEX
We have 3 types of Cortex which all come with the wig and head which is pre-eyed with makeup so you don't end up with a bald blank face. The head material is Cortex where the makeup looks slightly different than their vinyl counterpart makeup. The telescopic stand is included too.
All Cortex Smart Doll's are compatible with vinyl option parts such as busts, hands, feet and ears. The Cortex bust is not flexible at all so you may want to pick up a soft vinyl bust to extend the range of motion around the neck area in particular. Cortex comes with some sponge sandpaper which you will use to treat any scuff marks that appear on the surface. The wig could be prone to wiggling more on the Cortex head than a vinyl head due to the surface being slightly slippery. The current Cortex kit comes with Cortex clasp hands - you may want to buy the default vinyl hands at the same time.The neck socket is intentionally tight so will be difficult to put on the first time.
Watch the how to build video if you are getting the kits. Also watch the Welcome Video which covers your Cortex Smart Doll.
PRE-ASSEMBLED - this is the pre-assembled version that comes with the white sports bra that you see in the photos.
NINJA GRADE KIT - this is a kit version where the internal frame is pre-built for you. You have build the shell yourself. Difficulty level is High. No sports bra included.
FINAL BOSS KIT - this is a kit version where you have to assemble both frame and shell yourself - difficulty level is Extreme which requires brute force and high cognitive abilities as there are no instructions. Nearly as difficult than that Mario level. No Sports Bra included.
BORING (BUT IMPORTANT) LEGAL STUFF
Folks should also understand that the kits were not developed for a consumer to put together which is why a lot of work is required. We are only selling the kits at the request of many customers who have read and understood the specs and product concept. We strongly recommend against buying the kit versions unless you have the utmost confidence in your modeling skills.
Incidentally, we only hire folks who have completed the Mirai Frame challenge to build the frame successfully without instructions - working with ambiguity is key at Smart Doll Land. Disclaimer - we are not going to hire everybody that completes the frame but I still would like to have a chat! Buying the Final Boss Grade Kit does not guarantee you a job with us. We cannot hire smokers as we do not want to ship stuff to customers that smell of smoke - sorry!
You will need to get your own pliers and superglue for the Ninja and if you are going for the Final Boss kit then you will already know what tools you need.
Please make sure that you do not cut yourself or glue your own body parts together. Please make sure children do not cut, glue themselves, swallow any of the parts or use parts as a life raft or parachute. Please wear goggles when cutting the gates or using superglue.
By purchasing either of these kits you agree that Mirai Inc is not responsible for any damage to any physical product or environment and that any harm that is brought upon you or anybody who comes into contact with the product is the responsibility of the purchaser. Cortex parts are harder than vinyl so one could possibly cut their finger on the edges which consumers could claim to be sharp. Cortex kits contain small parts that are a chocking hazard when humans or animals attempt to eat them.
You also understand that the kits do not come with any warranty whatsoever unless parts are defective. Defective parts do not include warped or tight parts - such parts are treated in the post processing that we do when we build the pre-assembled Smart Dolls.
The pre-assembled Cortex dolls do come with the same warranty outlined here.
Prices are subject to change at anytime without warning - just like when you drive up to the gas stand to find out they are charging more (or less) per gallon ;-) Terms and product specs are also subject to change without warning. Folks who are not keen on this idea should turn away now.
As mentioned, folks should avoid the kits unless they have the utmost confidence in building them. In the event that they break parts, they will have to purchase spares which are only sold in sets as follows. We are not in this business to profit from spare parts and want people to consider carefully when purchasing a kit.
ARMS SHELL (both arms) 6900 JPY
TORSO SHELL 7900 JPY
LEGS SHELL (both legs from thigh to feet) 8900 JPY
FRAME COMPLETE (pre-built frame) 18000 JPY
FRAME (DIY frame) 9900 JPY
We do not sell single pieces - please consider this when thinking of buying a kit.
Now that all the legal mumbo jumbo is out of the way, I need to warn you of another thing - we sold the kits in Japan at our flagship store Mirai Store Tokyo and folks who have built either the Final Boss or Ninja Grade have (nearly) all mentioned that they want to build more - this could impact the thickness of your wallet.
If you successfully built the Cortex kit then you have bragging rights - show off by sharing your work on social media - if you share on Instagram or Twitter then you can easily submit your photo which will be displayed at the bottom of this page if approved.
NINJA GRADE KITとはフレーム（骨格）は組み立て済みですが、シェル（外皮）はご自分で組み立てるコーテックスです。アパレルなし。難易度はやや高い。
FINAL BOSS GRADE KITはフレームも、シェルもご自分で組み立てるコーテックスです。アパレルなし。難易度は「超極度高」。要注意です。指痛くなります。ちなみに弊社の入社試験はフレームを説明書なしで組み立てること。BOSSグレードができる方は勇者と呼んでも良い。
FRAME COMPLETE （組み立て済みフレーム）18000円