Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Re-ment and Orcara Miniatures

I am so excited about today's post!!!  I had been waiting for my shipment of miniatures to arrive so I can show them to you!

I love Japanese RE-MENT miniatures but the high price tags dissuade me from buying them most of the time.  Even when an item is cheap, the shipping fee is very steep.  Enters ORCARA.  It's a Chinese brand of miniatures very similar to Re-ment.  It's actually extremely similar down to the accessories and design but with slight differences.  It's also much more affordable and not as rare as Re-ment items.

I wasn't sure of the quality of their products so I bought a few items to try first and I was very pleased with how nice they are.   Below are some pictures I took of the cooking collection.  They are displayed on a second-hand Barbie kitchen set.

If you want to see more photos of these extraordinary miniatures, there are groups on Flickr that are devoted specifically to Re-ment and Orcara:

Orcara (diorama galore)

The Re-Ment Addicts Pool (+ Orcara, Megahouse and other miniature brands)

Re-Ment ( リーメント ) (probably the 2nd largest Re-ment pool after Addicts)

Re-Ment Kitchens (if you love miniature kitchen items, this is the place)

Re-ment Multiplicity (when one set is not enough)

People are so creative and make such amazing dioramas! 

Both Re-ment and Orcara are to scale with most full size dolls like Blythe, Pullip, Dal, Barbie, and they can sometimes fit nicely with the smaller dolls like Little Dal and Sylvanian Families/Calico Critters.  I think the best fit is for Licca dolls though.

But the scale does vary.  Sometimes in one single collection you can find miniatures scaled 1:6, 1:8 or 1:12.  So research first before buying something because the scale might be off with your doll.  Or you can just use them as stand alone miniatures without dolls because they look so awesome displayed on a shelf or in a diorama. 

I like the Orcara miniatures so much that I purchased the full complete set of many collections.  I will show them to you in the next few days!  And ... I am planning an Orcara giveaway next month so stay tuned :D :D :D


  1. Wow! These look amazing! How do I get that dark blue pot with lid, Jane Cherie? I've been looking for one like it online but could never find it. Thanks for sharing about these fantastic minis! xo Jennifer

    1. I bought mine on Ebay. Type "Orcara Cooking" in the search bar. It was cheaper for me to buy the whole collection instead of buying one or two sets only.

  2. I stumbled pon your blog looking for Little Dal dolls, and I stayed because of the cuteness! Big hugs from Sweden (but I am Italian and I speak a bit of French too.. another thing that we have in common!) :)

    1. Hello and welcome to my blog :) I just looked up your website and I love the miniature art!!! You are a fan of Little Dal dolls too? It reminds me I need to update my blog more often!