I honestly have no idea, where to start. So just let me say that there is nothing, absolutely nothing about this Pullip that I don’t like! Even though I am normally super quick to jump on any kind of bandwagon that revolves around Japanese characters or mascots, yellow pear and Chiba’s representative mascot Funassyi never really tickled my fancy so much that I was okay with forking over some Yen – until now! Imagine my sorrow, when my dreams were a little crushed, when I read that this Pullip is only being promoted as a Japan exclusive release. (Although we must not forget that 2016’s Japan exclusive ‘Le Petit Prince‘ collaboration with Alice & The Pirates also found their way into international online shops…there is still hope and I am not ready to give up just yet!)
Why I like this Pullip so much, is probably because everything just seems so right: Her classical lolita outfit looks beautifully designed and I am in love with her bonnet! The dress’ overall print has the perfect mixture of pink roses and Funassyi’s persona and it makes me want to sit her right next to my Pullip Cinnamoroll, so that even more Japanese pop culture is united in my apartment.
Apart from the awesome outfit, the Pullip herself (who is in desperate need of a better name or maybe there are going to be more versions of Pullip Funassyi) has a stunning face up. In my opinion dark eyechips like hers always look very innocent and while looking very closely at the promotional pictures, I discovered her amazing indigo blue eyeliner on her upper lash line. It even seems like there is some yellow eyeliner in her crease. The rest of her make up looks very fresh with rosy pink cheeks and lips.
So far you can only pre-order Pullip Funassyi directly in the character’s own stores all over Japan or in Japanese online stores. Her price is a little more expensive than regular Pullip releases. She is priced at 27 400 Yen, which are about 220€.
Now all that we can do is wait. But I really like the many different directions that Pullip is going so far in 2019! Are you hoping for an international release too? Please, let me know your thoughts!
Thank you so much for reading!