Pullip Jaldet the Gothic Mermaid

Normally I review dolls as they arrive, sometimes dolls slip through the cracks and never get a review Jaldet is one of those dolls. This review came as a result of my agreeing to trade my spare NRFB Jaldet to a friend of mine in Australia (I’m getting an amazing custom), as I deboxed her I realized that well she really is a special release that gets overlooked a lot and that well there really weren’t many photos of her so I decided to take some pictures before packing her up. I decided she also needs a review here as she somehow never got one.

Jaldet was released way back in February of 2011, she has a gothic mermaid theme.  Groove gets a lot of criticism these days for not having very original releases anymore (lots of collaborations or re-colors have been released recently) and well Jaldet is definitely a very unique concept. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a gothic mermaid with a top hat anywhere else before or since. Jaldet has a MSRP of 10000 yen. I honestly can not recall where I bought this one in particular but Pullipstyle currently has her available for $92 and JPGroove has her available for $99.99.

I am going to care for my world… Now come, I will bind you to my world with my thread… Feel Like So
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Pullip Sailor Venus Preorder now open @Pullipstyle

I just wanted to drop a quick note here that the sailor soldier of love and beauty is now up for preorder at Pullipstyle! Sailor Venus’ preorder period has officially begun, she is set for a November release and is priced at $135.
Don’t miss your chance to add Sailor Venus to your Sailor senshi crew. This collaboration series keeps on getting better and better, I can’t wait to see Sailor Mars and Sailor Jupiter… and dare I hope for a Tuxedo Mask to be released?


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Twilight Destiny review and photos from TrueFan

“I love seeing you with your eyes closed. Even if those lips never open, I will love you forever!!”

Twilight Destiny, Snow White’s intended, is a handsome prince indeed. His hair is silky soft and falls in his eyes in a very appealing way. He has beautiful brown eyes. He has a lot of bottom eyelashes, which I like but some people may not. He has manly eyebrows and pale lips.


He arrives wearing all of his stock except his cape, so he is easy to debox. He has the usual kingly Taeyang shoes.


His cape actually hooks under his collar, and I like the way it drapes because of that. His outfit has lots of nice touches and a rich feel overall. The quality is high.


I give this Taeyang a 10 out of 10!





Twilight Destiny is one of the event dolls for the 2015 Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event.

- TrueFan

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Pullip News Round Up! Preorders, Dalicious etc updates

    • The preorders for Pullip Carmilla (the queen of the vampires) have opened on Pullipstyle, she is priced at $129.95 and is set for a November release. Preorders have also opened on JPGroove she is priced at $139.95 and is also set for a November release.
    • Dalicious the Dal photo contest hosted by the Dolly Market forum has started, the first challenge is magic. I look forward to seeing everyone’s entries, a lot of people signed up for the contest so there is sure to be lots of lovely Dal photos.
    • Speaking of Dalicious, I have some super exciting news! Pullipstyle had said they were going to send a mini Dal for use as a prize for Dalicious with my next order, I ordered Pullip Sailor Moon last week and she arrived yesterday along with a decidedly not mini Dal.  They sent SDCC exclusive Tokidoki Dal Vendettina to be used as a prize, she will now be the grand prize for Dalicious. A big thank you to Pullipstyle for being so generous and also to JPGroove for sending dolls to be used as prizes as well. I definitely expect everyone to bring their a-game to the contest now!
      Grand prize for dalicious donated by Pullipstyle
    • Only a few days left to take advantage of the Pullipstyle summer discount code SUMMER20 good for $20 off a purchase of $250 or more.
    • Pullip.net recently made a post about MIO skintones and mentioned that at this time there are no plans to make more Taeyang or Isul MIO kits, no mention was made of Dal so maybe there is still hope for more Dal MIO kits in the future? I guess I should probably ever give up hope of seeing a Byul MIO kit. Makes me wonder if the rumors I heard of more MIO kits coming in October is true…
    • Groove featured some new promotional photos of the Rozen Maiden collaboration series by Tokyo Otaku Mode on their blog recently. I definitely need to see if I can scrape together my pennies to get Pullip Hina Ichigo preordered before she gets released in the US next month, the more photos I see of her the more I know I am doomed… plus I still need the new Pullip Kirakishou. So many dolls only so much paycheck and room >_<
    • I’m currently trying to raise funds to order a doll during Latidoll’s order period, the theme of this release is Steampunk Peter Pan. At first I thought I was safe and then I saw the tan Captain Hook Lea and well I was screwed as I have been waiting for the perfect light tan Lea to round out my Lea army and she is it. I was making pretty good progress towards her until I ordered Pullip Sailor Moon now I’m back down to like $102 out of the like $400 I need to order her.
    • I’m really falling behind on my reviews, Pullip Galene’s review is already mostly written so it should be posted up later tonight but I haven’t really photographed anyone else beyond like box shots recently. I’m unsure who will be reviewed after Galene it could be La Robe Vert Clair, Steampunk Aurora or Sailor Moon.
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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.
Sailor Venus

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


  • 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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