On July 21, 2022, Piper Doll released a new weight reduction option for all their full-sized silicone dolls. After several months of silence from Piper Doll, it appears they were working behind-the-scenes on weight reduced dolls. As more brands attempt to solve the important weight issue surrounding dolls, it’s not surprising to see Piper Doll jump on this trend. From the numbers below, it seems they did an excellent job reducing the weight, with one doll by as much as 13 kg. The 160cm Akira and 150cm Ariel are even lighter than their TPE counterparts now despite being taller. The following dolls were reduced in weight:
- Akira S 160: 41 kg (90.4 lbs) -> 30 kg (66.1 lbs)
- Elsa S 155: 41 kg (90.4 lbs) -> 28 kg (61.7 lbs)
- Jessica S 150: 35.5kg (78.3 lbs) -> 28 kg (61.7 lbs)
- Ariel S 150: 35 kg (77.1 lbs) -> 28 kg (61.7 lbs)
- Aika S 130: 25 kg (55.1 lbs) -> 21 kg (46.3 lbs)
- Eirian S 130: 23 kg (50.7 lbs) -> 21 kg (46.3 lbs)
- Phoebe S 130: 23 kg (50.7 lbs) -> 21 kg (46.3 lbs)
- Mai S 150: 31 kg (68.3 lbs) -> 25 kg (55.1 lbs)
Weight reduction is a relatively new innovation and although it may sound good on paper, it’s still in its early stages and not without some drawbacks. To make the doll lighter, manufacturers generally make the internal foam core bigger with less silicone material on the surface. This results in a lighter but firmer doll. Although Piper Doll prides themselves on their soft material (including their silicone), every other brands’ weight-reduced dolls have been noticeably firmer. This is likely also the case here unless Mizuwali came up with a new technique. Despite many brands offering a weight-reduced option, it doesn’t actually seem very popular since most people don’t want a firmer doll. Hopefully Piper Doll releases some videos or more information soon. The initial reactions to the news on Mizuwali’s Twitter account were mostly positive.
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