Various Pullip News/Updates

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  • After a bit of a delay Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) Taeyang Sebastian Book of Circus version and Pullip Laura are now in stock on Pullipstyle.
  • Dal Sailor Chibi-Moon from the Sailor Moon x Pullip collaboration series is now available for preorder via Pullipstyle here. She is priced at $127.95 and set for a late June release. She is also available for preorder via JPGroove.
  • Isul Ciel from the Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler) collaboration series is also now available for preorder via Pullipstyle here. He is priced at $127.95 and set for a late June release. Ciel is also available for preorder via JPGroove.
  • Pullipstyle is running a sale special on certain dolls, I’m not quite sure why they chose to call it the Friday Sale as the sale does not seem specific to a day of the week but there are a lot of really great deals to be had there. I was really happy to finally be able to buy two girls off of my lesser priority list because their prices were too good to resist any longer! I placed an order for Pullip Milk Latte and Byul Clorinda tonight so look forward to seeing reviews of them in the not too distant future.

 

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Anime Boston 2015

This past Saturday, I attended Anime Boston. If I have done my calculations correctly this year is my seventh year in a row attending and my ninth overall Anime Boston. It ended up being kind of an odd year this year, not necessarily a bad year but we got a late start due to us deciding to watch an episode of the old Sailor Moon series on blu-ray while we were getting our con stuff ready…. eight episodes later, it was suddenly almost four in the morning and we were wondering where the time had gone. Parking was an issue and my camera lens even decided to get it on the action and decided to have issues as well, I eventually managed to fix it but I didn’t get as many pictures as I would have liked this year. Even with the odds seemingly stacked against it it still worked out to be a pretty good year all in all just a little different than what we expected!

Now then let’s begin….
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A very adorable Aino Minako (Sailor Venus’s human identity) cosplayer

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Sale @JPGroove

JPGroove is currently having a sale on a variety of Pullips, Dals, Taeyangs, Byul and Isuls prices are up to 46% off of the original MSRP. There are a lot of great dolls included in the sale you can check out the whole list here.
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At these prices it’s easy to be tempted by a lot of the dolls. Myself, I’m particularly tempted by Classical Mad Hatter who is the only Isul still on my wishlist at the moment as well as Pullip Milk Latte who has been on my wishlist for a while.

I’m hideously late to Anime Boston as it is so that’s all for now!

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Kuroshitsuji ~Book of Circus~ Isul Ciel Smile Version

Yesterday I was musing that we have not seen a new Isul in quite some time much to my surprise, Pullip.net posted up a new Isul for preorder early this morning. Groove has not officially released any of the details of his release via their blog yet but Pullip.net lists him as a May release which if accurate is kind of short notice for a preorder (no word on MSRP yet).

The new Isul is Ciel Smile version, he is based off of the character Ciel’s appearance in the Book of Circus arc of the Kuroshitsuji anime/manga. In the Book of Circus story line, Ciel and Sebastian join the circus to investigate some strange happenings related to the circus during that time Ciel uses the name Smile as an alias.

Groove has previously worked with Kuroshitsuji on a series of collaboration dolls based on the series, it is of note that two other dolls of Ciel as well as a mini doll were released as a part of the original collaboration. Prior to the this release Ciel has always been portrayed as a Dal by Groove, the original collaboration debuted well before Isul did so I wonder if Ciel would have always been an Isul if he had been around at that time of the original collaboration.
Ciel Isul
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Sailor Moon x Pullip Collaboration series- Dal Sailor Chibi Moon announced!

Groove finally released details about the newest doll in the very popular Sailor Moon x Pullip collaboration series Dal Sailor Chibi Moon via their blog. Sailor Chibi Moon is the eighth doll released as a part of the Sailor Moon collab series. She is the first Dal released as a part of the Sailor Moon series as well as the first Dal released in nearly a year… now if only we could get more Isuls and Byuls!

The little soldier of love and justice is set for a June release and has a MSRP of 17000 yen.
Sailor Chibi-Moon

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Joker & Harley Quinn statue

Though it’s admittedly been a while since I have focused on much else here, I do have interests outside of Pullip those interests include comic book stuff especially if it’s related to Joker and/or Harley Quinn. Yesterday a very large order arrived from Bigbadtoystore, I decided to feature one of the items that I was most excited about here today a new Joker & Harley Quinn statue.
Joker & Harley Quinn
The figure is based on the cover of Batman: Harley Quinn by Alex Ross.  The illustration is probably my favorite of Joker & Harley Quinn together so it is very fitting that is the cover of one of my favorite comic books of all-time. Batman: Harley Quinn introduced Harley Quinn into the mainline continuity of the comics during one of my favorite DC events No Man’s Land.
Batman_-_Harley_Quinn_1The cover is quite popular and has been available on a variety of merchandise over the years including t-shirts (which I unintentionally happen to be wearing at the moment) and cell phone cases (which I have on my phone) but never before as a figure/statue.  As soon as the figure was announced by DC Collectibles I was elated and immediately preordered it through Bigbadtoystore. The statue is approximately 1/6 scale (slightly over a foot tall) and has a MSRP of $249.99, I paid $199.99 via BBTS.
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Sailor Moon x Pullip: Princess Serenity

I apologize as I’m falling a bit behind here again, it’s been a while since I have been able to post up a proper Pullip review here. The latest addition to my Pullip collection is Pullip Princess Serenity so she seems like as good a doll as any to restart my doll reviews here with.

Princess Serenity is a part of the Sailor Moon x Pullip collaboration series of dolls, she is the fourth doll released in the line. Princess Serenity was released in late November 2014. She has a MSRP of 17000 yen. For those of you unfamiliar with the Sailor Moon series that are probably wondering why she looks so much like Sailor Moon, Princess Serenity was the princess of the moon who was eventually reborn on earth as the crybaby, school girl Usagi who became Sailor Moon… so she is essentially an alternate form of Sailor Moon, champion of love and justice.

Princess SerenityI believe it!!…. Believe in this universe that everyone is straining to protect!!…The moonshine is a message of the beloved….Feel Like So.

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