It should be no secret anymore that I love Pullip dolls. I love collecting, styling and taking pictures of them. I love to read about other people’s collections online and do research on past and future releases. There are so many reasons, why I love Pullips and I wanted to write an introductory post about my interest, since I have not done that until now. Please enjoy my reasons for loving Pullips and let me know, if you agree or disagree with me in the comments!
1. Pullips mean staying true to myself!
Dolls have always been one of my favorite things. My interest in Barbie dolls never vanished completely, even though they were stored away in my parents’ basement. I still did my research on Collector Barbies from time to time, but never had the courage to spend my allowance on them. When I moved out and discovered the first series of Monster High dolls a few years later, I was so happy to finally collect dolls. Still, after some time the themes kind of got repetetive, I was (and still am) content with the collection I have and I wanted something that felt of higher quality. My first Pullip encounter was on the Japanese Amazon site, while I was browsing toys. It was Pullip Classical Alice that looked so pretty in the thumbnail that she immediately wandered on-to my wishlist. She stayed there for many years because I could not justify spending so much on a doll, not being sure, if I would stick to the hobby, since I had already given up on Barbie and Monster High dolls. In 2014 Groove Inc. started their collaboration with Sailor Moon and so they never fell off my radar. Last year I decided to finally be true to myself in every aspect of my life. Yes, I love to collect things that are probably out of the norm for most people my age in my culture, but I don’t care anymore. My first Pullip was Alice du Jardin Mint Ver. and I could not have been happier. Since then I have embraced honestly liking, what I feel is fun and beautiful! Continue reading Why I love Pullips and you might too!
Welcome everybody! It has been 11 weeks, since this segment started and this week my dolly week was mainly occupied with looking into future releases. Unfortunately, there is still no info on future Pullip or Pullip family releases from Groove. I am comforting myself with the presence of Optical Alice right next to me and am still hoping that there will finally be a Sunday post with an exciting Pullip release announcement!
Welcome to PIKACHU room! is a Re-ment set that came out in late 2016 and generally consists out of eight blind boxes. I bought the whole set, which comes in a sealed box that promises to contain the complete set and no doubles. Every set consists out of several items that are Pokémon-themed and a leaflet that explains each item in Japanese. At the very back of the leaflet, there is always at least one bonus item to cut out of and add to your set. Now please let me share everything with you!
Pullip Seila was one of those dolls that I thought I would never own. She has been sold-out for quite some time as of this writing and there are still a ton of collectors, who are looking for her, out there. Nearly two months ago I was refreshing Mandarake and Seila suddenly showed up at the very top of the Pullip listings. I clicked that order button in a complete daze and was fast enough to get her. She was a major find for me and I am still not over the endorphins from this particular Saturday!
Today I want to share, where I buy Pullips, since it is not that easy, when you first get into the hobby. Please note that I am living in Europe, that’s why my go-to online shops are also based there. When ordering, you should always be aware of shipping and eventual custom costs. Happy shopping and thank you for reading!
Welcome everybody! It is my 10th week already, talking about all doll and toy-related things that I did in the last seven days. I hope that everyone had a good week and you can also check me out on Instagram, where I like to post daily. 🙂
Last week two Pullip girls came home and made their way into my collection and heart. Like lots of collectors, I love completing collections. When I was able to score Pullip Seila from Mandarake, I could not help, but order Pullip Laura. She was on back-order from my go-to European sellers and so I was looking forward to her for over six weeks. And, if I have had to, I would have waited for this exquisite doll even longer! Laura was the last of the Creator’s Label Pullip with a face-up from mitsubachi@BabyBee that was still missing in my collection. Laura is the older sister of Pullip Alura and both were created with Seila’s face-up in mind from Pure Embers or Laura, who is a photographer and has one of my favorite Flickr-accounts. I am so in love with Pullip Laura, I cannot even tell you! And I need to redress Alura into one of her Momolita outfits. Still, it’s kind of fun to see her in pastel-colors… Continue reading My Dolly Week #10: The End of Waiting!
Sailor Neptune or Michiru Kaiou in her civilian form is my favorite character in the Sailor Moon universe because she is the embodiment of intellect and elegance. She is a quite serious character and tragic heroine. She is basically the total opposite of Usagi Tsukino, who is my other number one girl (it’s a tie, you see), who is clumsy and has a very welcoming personality. Pullip Princess Serenity is on her way (she is supposed to arrive tomorrow), but today it is Pullip Sailor Neptune’s turn. I have had her for several months now and it has not always been easy. In general you always have to pay more for collaboration and Creator’s Label dolls because there are more people involved. What this means at the same time for the collector, is that you kind of expect a premium product and this is, where some people got put off from the Sailor Moon releases. The most criticism was earned for sailor suits that are made out of pleather and also the dolls’ face-up are pretty minimal, which did not let collectors justify the price tag. My decision was to take it my time with the Sailor Moon series and start with Sailor Neptune to build my own opinion. She is beautiful and I love having her in my collection! Continue reading Review: Pullip Sailor Neptune
The Pokémon Center plushies from Japan are by far my favorite Pokémon plush releases. The detail that goes into designing most collections is amazing and I am also content with the quality. In general the Pokémon plushies from Japan are much nicer than those you can buy in Europe. Almost every week, sometimes even on several days, are new collections available in the physical Pokémon Centers or online. It can get quite overwhelming, but it helps, when you keep your focus mainly on your favorites.
That being said, last year a new Pokémon generation in the form of games Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon was released and with this release a new favorite of mine: Alolan Vulpix, the snow white version of the original red cutiepie-fox! Since then I try to be up to date, when it comes to Alolan Vulpix releases and started a new collection. The latest release is this Pokémon Doll, which reinterprets Pokémon in a cute chibi-form. Continue reading Pokémon Center Plush: Alolan Vulpix Pokémon Doll & Collection