Isul White Rabbit in Steampunk World announced!

Groove just announced the latest doll in their Alice in Wonderland x Steampunk series via their blog earlier tonight. Isul White Rabbit will be the third doll released in the Alice in Steampunk World series. The White Rabbit has been announced for an August release in Japan (September for us here in the US) and has a MSRP of 18000 yen.

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Various Pullip Updates (Alura, restocks/MIO kits, SDCC exclusive? NYCC exclusive?! etc)

This update is long overdue, so it’ll cover a wide variety of different Pullip related news….
P150_150630_01A new photo of Pullip Alura has surfaced via Groove’s blog, Alura is a Dolly Japan magazine exclusive but fortunately for us here in the US she can be preordered via JPGroove’s website. You can read more about Pullip Alura here.

Pullipstyle received their preorder/restock shipment last week which means Dal Sailor Chibi-Moon and Isul Ciel from Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler are now in stock! In other exciting restock news MIO kits are back, Pullipstyle just received a restock of Pullip (fair skin) and Dal MIO kits! I understand these are going pretty quickly so if you have intentions of doing a custom anytime soon now is the time to stock up especially since Isul and Taeyang are somehow miraculously still in stock as well.

In related news, JPGroove also has Dal Sailor Chibi Moon and Isul Ciel in stock as well as the Pullip (fair skin) and Dal MIO kits!
JPGroove has announced via their facebook page that there will not be a SDCC exclusive Pullip this year….

“We, GROOVE USA will skip this year San Diego Comic-con International.
However at Anime Expo Los Angeles and San Diego Comic-con Bluefin booth,Our Pullip Family dolls are available to sell and display!! And, We GROOVE have a plan to make Exclusive items for this year New York Comic-con.”

So although there will not be a SDCC exclusive Pullip this year there is a silver lining, there will be a NYCC exclusive Pullip. This will only be the second time that there has been a NYCC exclusive Pullip, the first was Pullip Harley Quinn who I love and adore. I was initially very excited about this as it meant that I could possibly buy the exclusive in person for once then I realized NYCC is sold out so close and yet so far.


This last one isn’t news really but I recently bought Byul Princess Minty and Dal Princess Pinky so expect photo reviews of them here soon. I’m trying to get things back up to date here.

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Sailor Moon x Pullip – Luna Pullip Announced!

And to think I was just sitting here wondering what I should post about first here as I struggle to get back into the swing of things and then I saw a new announcement from Groove and inspiration struck….
Luna (human version)Groove has announced via their blog that they will be releasing a human version of Sailor Moon’s faithful kitty cat companion Luna. No release date has been announced though I imagine she’ll be released in August, price is also unknown at this time. I will be sure to update once more information becomes available.
For those of you unfamiliar with the series, in the Sailor Moon S movie Luna becomes a human girl for a single night so she can spend time with the human astronaut she has fallen in love with (no, I’m not kidding!). I never really expected to see her as a doll but I think she makes an absolutely lovely doll!

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I apologize for my absence lately and well the general lack of updates here recently. There’s been a lot of things going on in my personal life lately it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong happened all at the same time and like with everything that has been going on I’m like completely spent. I’ve been using up all my time and energy focusing on taking care of irl stuff so I have been unable to focus much attention here. Now that things are starting to calm down in my personal life, I’m hoping to get back to work here and get this place back up to date!

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Dolly Japan Magazine Exclusive Pullip Alura is now available for preorder @JPGroove

JPGroove made a very exciting announcement via their facebook page earlier this morning, they have opened up preorders for Pullip Alura via their website. Pullip Alura is a Dolly Japan magazine exclusive in Japan, this initially left me with dread as you basically needed to live in Japan or have a very good connection with someone in Japan to be able to preorder her; I’m so happy that JPGroove is able to offer her for preorder for us international fans of Pullip.

Normally magazine exclusives are announced way ahead of release, the companies generally need lots of lead time to produce products for these types of preorders because of this Pullip Alura will not actually be released until October. JPGroove is saying that she will also be released in October here in the US. She is priced at $150.
Pullip Alura is a collaboration between Mistubachi@BabyBee (face up) x  Momolita (outfit) x Laura (photographer/stylist) . She is the second doll produced by this collaboration the first being Pullip Laura (they share a face up but are styled/dressed differently).
Pullip Alura
Pullip Alura actually comes with two different outfits, a stylish gothic circus type outfit…
Pullip Aluraas well as a classic black dress which reminds me a bit of Wednesday Addams. I think I prefer this look personally!

Alura can be preordered at JPGroove here – remember she does not come out until October (very fitting that this kind of creepy girl will be out just in time Halloween)!

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Pullip Mad Hatter in Steampunk World announced for July Release! Up for preorder @Pullipstyle (August Release)!

Last night Groove officially announced the next doll in the Alice in Wonderland in Steampunk World series via their blog. Pullip Mad Hatter joins the already announced Pullip Alice in Steampunk World, who is set to be released in June (July here in the US) – who you can read more about here. Alice in Wonderland and steampunk have both been very popular themes for Groove releases over the years, I’m kind of surprised it took them this long to create a fusion of the two themes. We have had multiple iterations of Pullips as Alice but this is the first time we have seen Pullip as the Mad Hatter so while it is still Alice in Wonderland themed, the Mad Hatter is a bit unexpected and a welcome change of pace.

Pullip Mad Hatter has a MSRP of 18000 yen and is set to be released in July (August here in the US). Despite her being a July release, Mad Hatter is only the second non-collaboration Pullip design released this year it is nice to see designs by Ars Gratia Artis especially when they are as strong as this one.

pulliphatter2Like the gear which turning around….. TEA TIME is not over forever….. Why does the Escritoire resemble a crow?… Feel Like So.

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Various Pullipstyle Updates (Preorders open Steampunk Alice/Sailor Uranus & new campaign)

Pullipstyle Updates

Steampunk AlicePullip Alice in Steampunk World is now up for preorder on Pullipstyle’s site here.  She is priced at $140 and she is expected to be in stock towards the end of July.

P_148_04Pullip Sailor Uranus is also up for preorder on Pullipstyle’s site here. She is priced at $135 and is also expected to be in stock towards the end of July as well.

pullipfashPullipstyle announced via their facebook page yesterday that they would be starting a new reward campaign. Orders with three or more full-sized dolls ( full-sized dolls include Pullip/Dal/Byul/Taeyang/Isul does not include MIO kits/Sasha/Pang-ju/J-doll) will receive one of three older Jun Planning outfit sets free! The outfit you receive is random but the three available options are shrine maiden, police or waitress. The outfit sets are designed for type 2/3 Pullips so they are tad loose on the newer type 4 Pullips but they still look pretty cute. I don’t have the police uniform myself yet but I do have the shrine maiden outfit set as well as the waitress outfit set, since they are not that commonly seen these days I figured I should include a couple of pictures of my dolls modeling the outfit sets.
Sailor MarsPullip Sailor Mars models the shrine maiden outfit which is all too perfect for her as her civilian identity Rei Hino is a shrine maiden.
Sailor MercuryPullip Sailor Mercury models the waitress outfit.

I’ll be sure to add photos of the police outfit set as soon as possible.

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