Almost one year ago (on May 31st, 2018) Pullip was celebrating her 15th birthday in Yokohama. This year she was bringing the festivities to Osaka with another exhibition and a recoloured version of Pullip’s anniversary doll Etoile, who was sporting a blue theme last year. So let’s get talking about Pullip Etoile Rosette!
Regarding her predecessor, I have a story to tell: I initially liked Pullip Etoile’s face up, but decided not to add her to my collection because I did not like the rhinestones underneath her eyes. She just did not seem like a very versatile girl for my collection.
Fast forward a few months, Etoile had been sold out online for quite some time and as I was strolling around Akihabara, filming for this video, she surprisingly was still in stock in some shops. Seeing her in person for the first time, I was completely enchanted by her face! She looked like she was glowing from within and I fell in love with her warm expression. Unfortunately at that time I was already super broke and could not afford to take her home. So Miss OG Etoile had to stay in Japan and I was considering to find her on the secondhand market later on.
Imagine my happiness, when I read the news about Pullip Etoile Rosette! (Although that name is so long and a mouthful.) We are talking about the same beautiful face up as the original with the only difference of her eyechips being a sparkling pink instead of turquoise.
Etoile Rosette’s wig has the same style and colour like Etoile herself, although her colourful streaks are a way more subtle pale pink. I hope that they will be a little easier to spot in person than on the promotional pictures!
Her clothes, a dress and long cape, are recoloured versions of the original stock as well: The print on Rosette’s fabric combines hot pink, lavender and white, imitating starry pink polar lights. Many collectors were reporting last year that Etoile’s clothes were rather well made, which honestly got my hopes up, since I have to admit that her clothes are not 100% up my alley and that I am already planning to redress her.
If the blue and pink versions of Pullip Etoile are not your cup of tea, you might get lucky and like the recently spotted prototype of a third, darker, vampier Etoile with an overall black and red theme! She was spotted at a recent Korean event and we know about her thanks to PullipLovePullip‘s Instagram post.
I already pre-ordered my pink Etoile and would now like to know, what you think about all those different girls in recoloured variations: Do you think that this has been overdone or does it make you excited to see pretty releases in a different light?
Please stay tuned for Pullip Etoile Rosette’s upcoming video review and thank you so much for reading!