Do you know 뚱 Ddung yet? Well you should!!
Ddung is an adorable little 4 year old girl who knows everything and has a chubby little belly!
Her name is Korean is written as “뚱 Ddung” but sometimes people call her “뚱이 Ddungy” because its cuter!
It should be noted, her name is NOT pronounced like “dung” as in poo 똥, but “ddoo~ng 뚱“ looks similar, but note the ㅜ in it, not ㅗ. Writing out Korean is so tricky sometimes~ that’s why it makes life easier to just learn how to read it if you live here or like Korean things. 뚱 means kind of a sour pout face, which the doll has ♥
Ddung is a brand that was dreamed up by the Korean design team Seol who have worked on many projects here in Korea and several doll lines, but the Ddung line is by far the most successful and largest range of products currently. The brand was launched in 2002, and this year she officially became a part of the Zodiac Media Group Agency which is the 3rd largest agency in Europe~ So perhaps she will be coming to a store near you very soon!
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Name: DDUNG (DDOONG)
Nickname: DDUNGY / Crazy 4 year old
Age: 4 Blood type: O Birthday: Dec 19th Zodiac: Sagittarius
Height:99cm Weight:17Kg Hair: Insanely curly
Motto: Being pretty is being good. There is a life inside a TV.
Personality: I like to act pretty and sassy. I’m always positive. If I like someone, I express it right away.
Hobby: Making up songs. Practicing my secret moves. Talking frankly Skills: Fashion show, Drawing
Fave Color: Pink Fave Food: Potato, Ice cream, Chocolate. Chicken, Strawberry
Hate Food: Carrot, Milk, Tomato, Beans
Fashion : Cutesie sassy style.
Ddungs mother is a famous panty designer, so when she is at home she always wear underpants… and so does her Omma and Appa! Appa is a toy designer, so Ddung gets spoiled with new toys her Appa designs often! Her natural hair is black and very curly, but now you can buy her with many hair and eye colors. The yellow pig’s name is “Ddungs” and Appa made it for her~ She likes to dress Duungs in matching underpants ♥
Ddung has a little boyfriend named 봉구 Bong-gu! ♥ He appears often in special doll sets with Ddung and on products.
I really love Bong-gu, he reminds me of Nara lol ♥
Currently Ddung comes in two sizes, 11cm & 18cm. My favorite to collect is the 11cm~ its a bit more delicate-looking.
♥ Here we have a size chart of the popular dolls by Seol, Korea ♥
Mini Ddung 11cm, Ddung 18cm, Cherry Cat, Blings Kids, Blings Plush
Ddung and Bung-gu come in a vast number of clothing options including themed and character sets!
You can also buy lots of extra clothing for the dolls! Some is special and very detailed, and others are more everyday looks. Depending on the detail the clothing sets can range from around 17,000원 – 32,000원 ($17-$32)
Ddung is one of the larger brands of children’s collectable dolls here in Korea right now!
She is modestly priced and the detail and care in her clothing and accessories makes her a sought after toy for young girls as well as older collectors.
She is handmade in Korea and a PVC plastic based doll ♥
Often things like this are outsourced to China here in Korea which lowers the cost, but also the quality. Things that are promoted as “Made in Korea” here are usually of a finer quality/ from a smaller factory so this makes things cost a little more~ but overall the result is much nicer on many products. Lots of the nicer stationary brands like Jetoy Choochoo cats are made here in Korea in smaller factories♥
Due to the success of the Ddung dolls with girls in Korea, the line has now grown even larger into a brand geared towards young girls and collectors! You can buy everything from play-sets, to clothing, bags, perfume, makeup, school supplies, phone cases, you name it and Ddung is on it!
Since the appeal is a wider range of ages from toddler to teenagers the selection of goodies is really great and reasonably priced! Products feature both fun images of the doll and original illustrations of the character.
The youth Ddung clothing line is very adorable, its a little trendy, cute, and sporty!
They also make a line of Ddung products for teens+, perfect if you like cute character style!
Here are some special Korean Red Devil Soccor fan Ddung in both the mini and full-size!!
Want to buy Ddung goodies?
If you are in Korea you can find Ddung in toy stores, larger stationary shops, and several specialty stores! If you are passing through Korea you can often find her Hanbok (traditional korean dress) doll range for sale at the airport, but they are a bit overpriced. G-market or the official website are the favorite places for Koreans to buy her though~ she is a bit scattered around here so online makes it a lot easier if you want the full range of products. The largest off-line selection I have come across so far was at a Toys R Us here in Seoul, but it still was not even close to the full range of products!
If you live outside Korea you can find select Ddung doll styles (Often the Mini size in collectable outfits) on Ebay or through G-market. She is sold at select retail locations in France, Japan, and is doing very well in China~ some of the more impressive Ddung shop images are from China locations vs Korean ones actually.
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Locations with large Ddung sections in Korea
WILL UPDATE LIST LATER!
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I have bought Ddung through Ebay in the past and have not had any problems, just make sure the seller comes from Korea since Ddung is often bootlegged in Asia. Authentic dolls come in detailed display-friendly boxes and will have a holographic Ddung sticker on the bottom of it.
The most common bootleg of Ddung is as a “fashion doll keychain” that you can find at the cheap accessory shops here in Korea. She has a similar head to the original Ddung girl, but the body is usually really long and slender and the face is not as cute. These are being sold on Ebay and various places online, so just be aware that she is not a real Ddung, which is why she costs a lot less! So far I have only ever seen bootlegs as key chains/phone straps.
Do you collect Ddung? Which ones do you have? Right now I only have the Alice, but I will be buying more soon now that I have my own apartment to put them in hehe! ♥
For more Ddung pictures of the dolls check out an eye candy post HERE filled with pics!