Do you know 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 looks similar, but note the in it, not . 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.  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!

♥ STATS ♥

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.

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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, Celli 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!

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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.

 

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.

For more Ddung pictures of the dolls check out an eye candy post HERE filled with pics!

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! ♥

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26 Responses to “Meet Ddung 뚱 ♥ Super Cute Korean Doll”

  • Custom avatar Patty:

    That’s super cute. Thanks for sharing, that made my day.

    • Elle:

      You are very welcome! I will be doing a feature on the doll line “Blings” next, hope you will enjoy that as well! This brand makes the cutest dolls ♥

  • helloooo :)
    these cuties are adorable, I’d like to have the one with the saöe harstyle as mine :) but here in Turkey they are not on sale I guess. Anyways ,I love your blog and will be sooo happy if you check out my blog too :) (we’re friends on fb )

    http://rainbowgatherer.blogspot.com

  • Custom avatar Jennifer:

    These dolls are really cute! I will have to look into getting one~

  • What a cute and informative post! I actually first came across 뚱이 on eBay but I didn’t see any of her when I was recently in Seoul. I hope next time I’m there I can find her in stores or else I will use GMarket etc. Thanks for sharing!

    • Elle:

      Yeah she is a bit tricky to find if you are just visiting sadly! It seems a lot of her larger stores are overseas though, but I will be adding some updates to this post in another day or two with good locations to buy her here and abroad ^^ I know for sure the toys R us sells a few styles, at least the ones I have been to here in Seoul!

    • Elle:

      PS. Yay you have leaders clinic reviews on your blog! They are my FAVE brand here for masks and stuff♥ w00t!

      • Keke I’m glad to hear you like Leaders Clinic masks! I picked up a few more while I was in Seoul,was so happy when I found them at Watsons! I really like your blog and I agree, it’s so hard to find blogs/info in English about Seoul and Korean things aside from those aimed at touring or teaching English! I will definitely start reading your blog regularly from now on. ^_^

  • They are so cute!! Plus I can relate to the “Insanely Curly Hair” ;)

    • Elle:

      If you love curly hair just wait till I review this older doll they had here~ XD My hair is limp and straight so I loves me some curly hair dolls! hehe

  • Custom avatar Tania:

    Where are the best places to buy these dolls in Seoul? My husband is visiting and will be there for only 2 more days. I would really like him to bring one back for our daughters. How much would you expect to pay? Thanks!

    • Elle:

      We are still looking for the best shops since it seems like they don’t have a proper listing, but I have seen large displays of them at the Toys R Us stores here! Depending on the doll, I would say around $17-$30. Your husband can also buy them in the Seoul airport at the larger Korea gift shops around the gates, I know they sell some Hanbok versions of Ddung and a few normal pretty dress ones as well in both sizes :)

  • Custom avatar Hae Ri:

    “Why I have so many underwear?” oh, my, these are cute. They should make a cartoon show about her. Her popularity would skyrocket.

    I love, love your blog btw, and I’m sooooo glad I stumbled upon it. I’ve been looking for something like this for a long time: lowdown of all the insanely cutesy stuff in Korea written in English. K, I’m gonna peruse some more now!

    • Elle:

      I am so glad! Lots more to come haha I just got this blog really running a few months ago, so I have a lot of things to get up on here still *_* Ddung is really funny, if you check online she has a small flash cartoon, but it is a little simple. I wish she was easier to find HERE though, some of the brands are so hard to find offline here.

  • Custom avatar Ann:

    Hi thank you for this post and introducing me to these dolls- they are absolutely adorable! I’m currently in Korea for the summer and will definitely look out for these. Really want the ones in the hanbok!

  • This is very interesting! Thank you for all the information. If anyone is interested in joining an English language Ddung forum, you will find us here:
    http://ddung.forumotion.com/

  • Custom avatar ivey:

    i caved in and ordered a doll. they are so adorable. i bought the mini one with the strawberry dress and hat. thank you so much. i absolutely adore reading your blogposts about korea.

  • Custom avatar Wendy:

    I actually found some in the Dongdaemun Toy Market Alley place, in that big Lego Store! They had a whole big section in the upstairs area! Also, a lot of the stores along the alley had a bunch as well! Could you tell me how to get to the Toys R Us in Seoul? I’m dying to find the Alice & Mad Hatter set! AAHH! So far, I have the 11cm DDung dressed as Batgirl and one dressed in black with a pink hat. I also bought the Versailles 18cm one and the Mint Chocolate Tea Party 18 cm one! hehe I can’t wait to get more!!! AAHH! X-D

    • Elle:

      Oh wow that is good to know!! Thank you so much for sharing, I will try to swing by and ninja some pics so I can at it to the location list. I am going to try and do a toy store post soon, but for now here is a listing of the locations in Korea for you on the official site :) http://www.toysrus.co.kr/to/shop/PtomShop0001/main.do I have not come across the alice set in a long time though, you may have to order her online!

  • Custom avatar Maeva:

    I already know since maybe 2/3 years ago. I remember at that time I was obsessed with her and wanted to buy one on ebay. I never did haha but she’s so cute and I love some of her special clothes

  • Custom avatar Shannon:

    I found my doll at this random little flea market and i looooooove her im going back tomorrow to buy up the rest they had there

  • I found a couple of these on Amazon but they are so expensive ohh I would give anything to have a bunch of them. I’d carry them around with me in my purse. <3

    • Elle:

      Have you tried looking on ebay? I bought my first mini dung on ebay fora small markup, I think she was like $24 instead of $19 which was not that bad!

      • No I’ve never really ever purchased anything on Ebay I’d probably only ever purchase something if it were Buy it now instead of a bid from a reputable source. And if the doll were coming from the US because shipping from Asia would be pretty expensive. Yeah that is pretty cheap! How much do they normally cost in Korea? Thanks for your reply! =)

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