They call me Isul! They call me Yun! Girls and guys: Isul is back and he is looking like a K-Pop star. I am over the moon that there will be a new release wearing contemporary fashion – and this is coming from someone, who is not that into male dolls.Continue reading My Thoughts On: Isul Yun for November 2019
It is that time again: During the weekend we were treated to the official announcements of Isul Yun, who we’ll talk about later, and Pullip Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Version. This makes Hello Kitty the third Sanrio character to get a revamp in AGA/Groove release history and her concept is a mixture of classic red and white Hello Kitty with a sprinkle of chocolate brown.Continue reading My Thoughts On: Pullip Hello Kitty 45th Anniversary Ver. for November 2019
When I saw the picture above from Groove’s tweet on July 14th, I knew that I would have some sneaking around to do – or to find out as much as possible about the little witch girl and her blurred out colleagues!
The little witch, as it turns out, is magician Marisa Kirisame, a main character from ‘Touhou Project’. Now ‘Touhou Project’ does ring a bell, but I have no idea about the plot of the games/manga/anime. When it comes to Pullip releases from certain franchises I haven’t seen yet, I normally get really deep into the stories to learn more. So time will tell, if it will become a ‘Rozen Maiden’/’Revolutionary Girl Utena’ situation for me. My guess is that she will be officially announced pretty soon. Marisa looks really cute, but I feel like her face might be too pale for my taste.
Onto the blurred out dolls: Apparently we are talking about Pullip Claudia and Isul Yuri?! When it comes to Isul, I am not sure about anything. I just guess that they displayed him twice to show off his shirt and jacket at the same time.
Pullip Claudia on the other hand is so much fun for me because I keep speculating, which Pullip or Pullips are printed onto the fabric of her dress. I also love the indigo blue colour and her fancy little hat. I could have done without her plastic boots though, to be honest!
Are you a fan of ‘Touhou Project’? Do you like speculating about upcoming releases?
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Have you ever heard of mori girl fashion before? If not, Pullip Momori is here to teach you about one of my favourite Japanese fashion trends. ‘Mori’ means forest in Japanese and basically mori girls are dressing in a very romantic way, as if they are just happily strolling through the woods. This fashion wave stands in direct opposition to the more body conscious urban fashion for women, which is dominating Japanese work culture. Momori is a true mori girl and I also think that Groove must have hired some new artists/designers, which are responsible for her unique and beautiful look.Continue reading My Thoughts On: Pullip Momori for October 2019
Cue the music: “Pon Pon Pon Pon Pon”…Pullip Pimmam is taking us to Harajuku and I cannot be the only one, who was immediately thinking of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu‘s worldwide hit from 2011! (She also looks like she could work in the Kawaii Monster Cafe, just saying!)Continue reading My Thoughts On: Pullip Pimmam for October 2019
Pullip Margrethe completely caught me off guard! There is so much tartan going on, so much beige lace and so many teddy bears!
Margrethe looks quite warm in her flannels and I can see her living in Northern Europe, near a Scotthish loch and solving mysteries.Continue reading My Thoughts On: Pullip Margrethe for August 2019
Her name is revealing it all: Pullip Cosmody is a music lover from space, who will enchant us this summer with her silvery holographic clothes, pastel make up and accessories!Continue reading My Thoughts On: Pullip Cosmody for July 2019
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!Continue reading My Thoughts On: Pullip Etoile Rosette Ver. for June 2019
Ever since I have been collecting Pullips, there have been a wide variety of dolls in collaboration with Japanese fashion brands. With Pullip Jeanne the company is taking a new direction by releasing a girl wearing a military lolita fashion inspired outfit. Continue reading My Thoughts On: Pullip Jeanne for July 2019
This is going to be a rather quick post, but I think that it should definitely be worth a mention that some of my favourite dolls are going to make a comeback – as well as Pullip Funassyi being available in a super limited number on Pullip Style!
When Pullip Funassyi was announced, I mentioned on this blog, how much I was in love with the whole look, but especially with the doll’s sweet look itself, since her faceup seems to have a nice balance between sweetness and innocence with rather unique and interesting makeup. You can get her through shipping services in Japan, since she is exclusive to Funassyi Stores, but luckily Pullip Style got the okay for a limited pre-order; making it easier for buyers overseas. And yes: This June (or more realistically July) you will be able to see a review of Pullip Funassyi from me!
I also need to point out the return of Pullip Dilettante, one of my grail dolls! She is so interesting with her modern day work outfit, ginger wig and amazing purple themed eye makeup! You can read my review about her here or watch my ‘Pullip Grail’ video, in which she makes an appearance, here!
Then there is Pullip Bonnie: You can read my review about her here and I will admit right away that, while I am not a fan of her stock outfit, I believe that she is one of the most beautiful Pullips in the last few years. I need to take more pictures of her, but every day I am amazed by her beautiful lips and sophisticated eyes. Her making a comeback is truly great news!
Are you happy about these girls being available again? I have to admit that sometimes the second (or third or fourth) round of availability for older releases gets me even more excited than new ones; it’s like finding a pot of gold! (Considering that Saint Patrick’s Day was yesterday…)
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