Byul Pollon

Ah Byul, I love you but you definitely aren’t the most popular member of the Pullip family. Byul debuted in late 2008, so far there have been a total of twenty seven different Byuls released. She is Dal’s best friend, I always thought it was kind of funny that Dal’s best friend has been released in doll form already when Pullip’s best friend Ggot still hasn’t been into an actual doll yet. While Byul means star in Korean but it almost sounds like a disease, if that’s the case it seems I’ve got a bad case of Byul.
This is Lullaby, she is a Byul Pollon. She has been rewigging in one of the Make It Own or MIO wigs and rechipped with custom Blythe chips. She is wearing the Angelic Pretty Decoration Dream Sax Version Set outfit set. Isn’t she precious?
If nothing else, I think it can be agreed upon that she looks better than in her rather stock form. When promotional photos of Pollon surfaced so many years ago I thought she was rather bland and I didn’t really give her a second thought until I saw some owner photos of her outside of her stock clothes. I happened to spot a used Pollon on eBay recently and decided to buy her and absolutely no regrets.
I wish more people would give Byul a chance as she sure has a lot of potential.

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More pictures of Rozen Maiden Pullip Suigintou surface

Groove updated their blog again during the night, more pictures of the forthcoming Rozen Maiden Suigintou were uploaded. She will be released May (June here in the US) and has a MSRP of 16000 yen.
 Let’s start with the Alice game Now I’m sorry to have kept you waiting
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New Pullip Rozen Maiden Suigintou announced for May 2014

Groove announced a new version of Suigintou via their blog earlier this morning. Suigintou is from the anime Rozen Maiden, Jun Planning previously collaborated with Rozen Maiden to make a series of dolls starting back in 2006 it was the first major anime collaboration for Pullip. So far this year, of the fifteen dolls announced and/or released only six of them are original dolls ie. not collaboration and of those six one looks like an unofficial collaboration and one of the others is a recolor of a previously released doll.

Collaboration dolls are great in moderation but I remember at the time of the original Rozen Maiden’s series release that a lot of people in the community seemed upset that so many collabs were released and dominated most of the release dates for the year, now here we are again six years later. Is Groove going to re-release the entire series? Given how long some of the dolls took to sold out that doesn’t seem wise on their part especially since at least one of the dolls Hina Ichigo is still available nearly eight years after release. Personally, I love Rozen Maiden and it’s what got me into Pullips but I think I’d rather see new original releases.

2014 Suigintou

She has a MSRP of 16000 yen (the original had a MSRP of 12000 yen). While she does look more detailed than the original, she does not appear to come with any accessories unless of course you order through TBS where you get a bonus feather if you order before the 20th of April. The original came with a sword.
2007 Suigintou

I’ll be sure to update as soon as more photos become available. Currently she is only available for preorder via TBS. TBS is the official goods shop of Rozen Maiden so at this time I assume that like Sparrow and Shinku, Suigintou will not be exclusive to them but they seem to have the right to list her for preorder first.

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Various Updates


  • My birthday was this past Friday, I’m now thirty years old. Most of what I received as presents wasn’t really well photogenic unless you like blu-ray cases ^^;.  I got a bunch of anime on blu-ray including all of the Puella Magi Madoka tv series, Hellsing OVA I-VIII, Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles season two (already have season one) & OVAs and both seasons of Gunslinger Girls. My preorder for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion LE version was also prepaid. This is related to why it’s been relatively quiet here, I’m been watching anime the stuff I got on blu-ray as well as Sword Art Online on netflix. I also tend to get slightly depressed and not very social around my birthday plus I’ve been feeling overwhelmed with moving stuff ^^;
  • I got Garzey’s Wing on dvd, it’s like the worst anime ever and the dub is horrendous but it’s so bad it’s hilarious, it’s almost like an Ed Wood film.
  • I did get the Ultimate Madoka Hobby Japan figure pictured above for my birthday as I am still fairly obsessed with Madoka. I bought the Sound Horizon Pullips Violette and Hortense that are pictured below for myself for my birthday.
  • Pullips Sakura Miku and Dilettante as well as Taeyang Destinee de la Rose are now in stock on Pullipstyle. Reviews of all three dolls have already been posted up here. I’m really trying not to notice the fact that Chiffon-pang is now in stock on PS.

Violette & Hortense I’m hoping to crank my productivity back up here now that I’ve gotten the bulk of the stuff sorted in the apartment.

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Pullip Dilettante

Pullip Dilettante was released in February of this year in Japan and is just now being released here in the US. Dilettante is the only non-collaboration release for the month. She has a MSRP of 15000 yen.

JPGroove sent me Dilettante as a sample item along with Pullip Sakura Miku and Taeyang AKIRA x Destinee de la Rose , when I saw her promotional photos initially Dilettante had failed to leave any sort of impression on me, I have to say in person she is stunner! She is a very classy and sophisticated, sort of lady. She reminds me a bit of an updated release of the classic Pullip release Afternoon whereas Afternoon seems idyllic in her 1950s-esque outfit Dilettante is a more of a modern classic. Dilettante’s stock look seems much more practical and suited in realism when compared to most Pullip stock, I could actually see someone wearing this to work in real life.

With the hustle and bustle of the city and station me, I will stroll anywhere… I’m not interested in pretty things… Although it’s different with pretty and unusual things… Feel Like So.

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Anime Boston 2014

I decided to take a break from focusing on the whole moving thing and attend Anime Boston this past Saturday. This is the eighth Anime Boston I have attended, this is the convention’s thirteenth year; it’s the largest Anime Convention in the North East, US.

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Various Pullip Updates (Sailor Moon + more)

The first promotional photo of Pullip Sailor Moon has surfaced via SailorMoonCollectibles.
MSRP is still unknown, release date is slated for summer 2014 (no further details on exact date are available). A prototype of Pullip Sailor Moon was on display this past weekend at the AnimeJapan event. I’ll post if any photos from the event surface.

In other Pullip news, Pullips Aira and Kore as well as Dal Silane have been listed up for preorder on Pullipstyle. Pullip Kore and Dal Silane are priced at $109.95 each, Pullip Aira is priced at $144. It is worth noting that Aira is priced the same as Myra was previously and had the highest MSRP of the dolls being released this month. I’m probably going to try and find split partners for Kore and Silane so I can get the dolls but I’m undecided about Aira.

Dilettante’s review and as well as reviews of all the MIO items will be up in the next few days, sorry for the delay it seems like everything in my life just wants to go wrong and everything gets crazy all at once ^^;

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