Pullip Sailor Venus Announced!

Late last night official Sailor Moon site  announced Pullip Sailor Venus as the third doll to be released in the Sailor Moon collaboration line of dolls. Groove then confirmed the announcement via their blog this morning. No idea why they chose to go out of order (Sailor Venus was the last inner senshi found though she had been active as Sailor V long before any of the others) but I’m not going to complain as Sailor Venus was always my favorite inner senshi and she looks fantastic. The dolls in this line just seem to be getting better and better with each release.
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No details have been released yet about release date or price. Also no word on what the Bandai shop exclusive version will have as an exclusive though at this point I’m going to assume it’s going to be a small Artemis plush (Sailor Moon did come with Luna). Sailor Venus will be on display at Doll Show 41 on September 15th. As soon as more details/photos become available I will be sure to keep everyone updated.

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Dal owners want a chance to win a free doll? Enter Dalicious Photo Contest

There are only six days left to sign up for Dalicious, the Dal only photo contest hosted by the Dolly Market forum. Though the contest is hosted by Dolly Market, the contest is open to anyone and everyone who owns a Dal that wants to compete. To enter please send the following information to Dalicious@dollymarket.net

Forum Name: (or other preferred name if not on the forum)
Dals Name:
Dals Age:
Fun Fact About Your Dal:

A 200×200 picture of your Dal contestant is also required to be put on the contestants page. It would also be nice if you included what Dal you are entering ie.  what model Coco etc but it is not required. Signs up run through until September 15th, the contest will begin on September 20th and goes all the way through October 25th.

Of course there are some very fabulous prizes for Dalicious! JPGroove has very generously donated two Dals to be used as prizes for Dalicious. The two Dals are the sixth anniversary Jouet and Tina from the Chinese Ghost Story series. The winner of Dalicious will receive their choice of the two Dals and the second place winner will receive the other Dal, there are lots of other great prizes available too such as a mini Dal that Pullipstyle is donating.
Dalicious Prizes
Though I have competed in the past, I will not be competing this round instead I will be one of the judges. JPGroove sent me the prize Dals so I could announce them as prizes and I will ship the dolls out to the winners at my own expense at the conclusion of the contest (priority within the US, first class international).

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Various Pullip News Updates

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  • Pullip Sailor Mercury is now available for preorder at Pullipstyle, she is priced at $135 and set for an October release alongside Pullips Hina Ichigo & Scarlet.
  • JPGroove has also opened up preorders for Pullip Sailor Mercury.
  • Speaking of JPGroove, there are now two new sections on their website Last Chance Dolls which are dolls close to being sold out as well as a new Dals under $100 section. If you are thinking about competing in Dalicious and haven’t chose your contestant yet, the Dal section might be worth a look.
  • Groove recently announced via their blog that they will be attending Doll Show 41 on September 15th in Tokyo. New and upcoming releases will be on display which is pretty standard for Doll Shows but Groove also mentioned something called Nono in their post. Further details are supposed to be announced about what exactly Nono is… is it a doll? if it is a doll will be a collab, a recolor or will it actually be something new and interesting?? I anxiously await further details.
  • Groove also recently announced via their blog that Pullip had made the cover of  Dolly Japan Volume 2 (pictured above). The cover features a stunningly gorgeous restyled Pullip Seila in a Momolita outfit, the photo is by Laura. The magazine features Pullips in Europe and has a report about the Pullip Convention in Spain as well as a write up about a French Pullip store . The magazine will be released on September 12th in Japan. I will definitely have to get my hands on the magazine once it gets released.
  • Speaking of magazines, Dolls Magazine recently featured a lovely article about the US Pullip Convention Puddle in their September issue…. I know this because I received a copy in the mail despite not having signed up for the magazine. I had intended on buying this issue anyway but I’m still left a bit puzzled as to where this one came from and how they got my address especially since very few people have my new address.
  • Pullip Galene will be the next doll reviewed here, I’m already mostly done with the photography aspect of the review just need a few more photos and to actually sit down and write. I have not decided who will be reviewed after Galene it’ll more than likely either be La Robe Vert Clair or Steampunk Aurora.
  • I’m exceptionally torn at the moment, I can not decide which doll I should actually buy next and it’s driving me mad. I’m trying to decide between Pullips Super Stella, Sailor Moon and Kirakishou. Oh and Latidoll is about to start a new event and there is a light tan Lea so there is that to contend with as well.
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Pullip Sailor Mercury to be released in September

More details about the release of the second Pullip in the Sailor Moon collaboration series have finally surfaced today via Groove’s blog. Sailor Mercury is set for a September release, October for us in the states and is priced at 16000 yen. A second version of Sailor Mercury will also be available exclusively via Bandai shop, the exclusive version comes with Ami’s school uniform and is priced at 19000 yen.
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Of intellect and water, sailor Sailor, Sailor Mercury! The wearing in water, please reflect on! Continue reading

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Pullips Sailor Moon & Kirakishou 2014 version are now in stock @Pullipstyle

I just wanted to drop a note here that the long anticipated Pullip Sailor Moon as well as the new version of Rozen Maiden Kirakishou are now in stock at Pullipstyle.


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Pullip Sailor Moon is priced at $135.
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Pullip Kirakishou is priced at $132.95.

I desperately want both dolls but I unfortunately must wait on both of them for now, maybe next paycheck I’ll hopefully be able to get at least one of them though I honestly have no idea how I would even choose between the two of them. If I am able to get both I will be sure to use the discount code summer20 on Pullipstyle to get $20 off my over $250 order.

Both dolls are also in stock at JPGroove, Kirakishou is priced at $149.95 and Sailor Moon is priced at $145.95 .

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October Release Vampire Queen Pullip Camilla Announced!

Groove announced Pullip Camilla via their blog earlier this morning. Camilla isn’t just any vampire, she is the queen of the vampires. She is very appropriately scheduled for an October release so she will be out just in time for Halloween in Japan anyway… unfortunately we in the US will not being getting her until roughly a month later. She has a MSRP of 16000 yen
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My mind, the smell of your blood who love the darkness of the jet-black. Let’s continue wandering forever feel like so.
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Dal Galla

Dal Galla is the first truly ballet themed Dal released, there was another Dal called Milch that was released previously but she always seemed more like an angel than a ballerina. Galla’s appearance ie. outfit/styling is based off of Kitri’s from the Don Quixote ballet. I previously practiced ballet myself for several years so I tend to be drawn to ballet themed dolls even though I no longer do ballet myself. Galla was released in April of 2012 and had a MSRP of 12000 yen.

Galla had been on my wishlist for quite some time but I tend to prioritize the purchase of Pullips over any of the other dolls in the line and it took me a while to get my hands on her even though I loved her ballet theme. I recently spotted a pretty good deal on her and… well good deals have a way of making me re-examine my priorities. 

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32 fouettes en tournant, Jump, Raise the leg 48 degrees, And elegantly fly in the air!!!

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