After several years of not being able to make it, I finally was able to attend the 2013 Pullip and Dal Lovers Event (more commonly known as Puddle) this past weekend. Puddle is held at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Elk Grove once a year, every summer. I flew into Chicago Friday, after only getting home from my trip to Disney World on Wednesday and then flew back late Saturday night.
Though Puddle’s primary focus is on Pullips and company, other dolls are welcome as well. There were also some Bjds and Dollfie Dreams in attendance as well as Blythes, a Nikki and probably a couple of others I’m forgetting.
Posted in BJD, Blythe, byul, Dal, Doll, Doll Show, Dollfie Dream, event, isul, Pullip, Taeyang/ Namu
Tagged angelic pretty, BJD, custom, Dal, doll convention, Dollfie Dream, groove, isul, little pullip, luce, maretti, miku, moon, namu, paja, papin, puddle, puddle 2013, Pullip, pullip and dal lovers event, rche, taeyang, vocaloid, volks
I went to Disney World last week, I’ve been before but I hadn’t been in several years; more importantly my four year old daughter had never been to Disney World. Zilla (not here real name obviously but rather a nickname she got from her Godzilla-like tendencies towards my toys) is at that age where Disney is a truly magical experience as the people in costume are still the characters they portray instead of just being some guy in a Tigger suit. My grandparents ie. the people who raised me and originally brought me to Disney World came along with the zilla, Mr. Klein and myself as they wanted to see Zilla at the happiest place on earth while they are still able to travel.
My return to Disney after not being for so many years and this time with a little one of my own in tow kind of offered me a unique perspective on Disney World. I figured I would share some of my experiences here even though this isn’t really the sort of thing I normally cover though I did get something anime related at Disney World that filled my black heart with glee.
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Tagged alice in wonderland, animal kingdom, disney, disney world, disney x star wars, epcot, evangelion@school, figment, hollywood studios, lilo & stitch, magic kingdom, rapunzel, star wars, tangled, vinylmation
It occurred to me that I had this pair for a little while now but I never shared any pictures of them. Madoka and Homura are from the series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, the figures are part of the Beach Queen line by Wave. The figures are approximately 1/10 scale and have a msrp of ¥3800 each.
This post serves a dual purpose, I wanted to post about my somewhat newly acquired Homura and Madoka beach queen figures and I wanted to put up a little blurb about how I will be on vacation next week! What better way to say I am going on vacation than a couple of cute girls in bikinis, eh?
I’m off to Disney World next week, I’ll have my laptop with me but chances are it’ll be radio silence from me next week. It’s entirely possibly that I’ll start catching up on my backlogged posts (more Madoka figures/new pullips announced/Sentimental Noon review) tomorrow. I’ll be stuck home all day obsessing like a drug fiend, frantically checking and rechecking tracking numbers to see if my Pukifee Vanilla and/or Dollfie Dream Sister Mayu will arrive before I leave for Disney instead of being held in postal limbo until my return…. so I may as well get something done, right?
I decided to do another post on Anime Boston, this time focusing on my general con experience. This was my seventh time attending Anime Boston and my ninth anime convention overall (I’ve been attending cons irregularly since like 2001, I’m old ^^; ).
One thing I like about anime conventions is you never quite know what you are going to find there…. like a giant Charlotte roaming the halls.
Posted in anime figure, Anime Swag
Tagged anime boston, anime boston 2013, anime convention, BJD, doll meet, Dollfie Dream, fairyland, fate/zero, lati yellow, latidoll, magical lyrical girl nanoha, oreimo, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, sailor moon, vocaloid, volks
I attended Anime Boston on Friday and Saturday this past weekend, I’m going to do two posts here about it one focusing on cosplayers and one on the con in general. I got quite a few cosplay pictures on Friday, not so many on Saturday because we attended quite a few panels that day ^^; .
Cosplayers: If you want to use your pictures for facebook/cosplay.com/etc I’m perfectly fine with it, the only thing I ask is that link back to here or my flickr
Tomoe Mami & Charlotte of Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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Just a heads up, I will be attending Anime Boston this weekend so I probably won’t be able to respond to much of anything until I return Sunday morning. Despite fate seemingly conspiring against my attending this year, I’m still pushing forward with my plan to be there first thing tomorrow morning. When I get home, I’ll post up tons of pictures like always.
I haven’t really looked at the schedule too hard just yet but I will more than likely try to attend one or both of the Madoka panels as well as the bjd meets.
This year will be interesting as the past two years I have attended with a friend and we both worked at booths in the dealer room, this year I’m purely going for fun and will be going with my partner in crime as well as my bestest minion. Although my partner in crime is a real veteran of the con scene he has been unable to attend the past couple of years, my minion has never attended a convention of any kind before so it should keep things pretty interesting this weekend.
Great news, everyone Yeolume is now available for preorder at Pullipstyle. Yeolume can be preordered here, she is due approximately the 30th of May and her price is a mere $78 (plus shipping). A second Yeolume named Black berry has just been announced, while she is not yet available for preorder it is worth noting that the original release’s name has been revealed as Podo.
And… I suppose I should admit that I just preordered Podo myself via Pullipstyle ^^; When she was first announced I didn’t know what to make of her but after spending some time with the production sample, I grew quite fond of her so I’m glad Pullipstyle was able to stock her for sale.
On a personal note, I’m horrible sick at the moment not as sick as I was earlier this week when I ended up in the hospital but I’m not still not well. What was initially thought to be horrible allergies actually turned out to be several other things instead. There has been significant improvement in my health over the last day so while I’m hopeful that I’ll be able to attend Anime Boston next week, I really can’t say how probable my actually making it there is at this point.