Q- What is a Pullip?
A- Pulip is an Asian fashion doll. Pullip has a very large head in relation to her body, her head is roughly 1/3 scale while her body is 1/6 scale. What really makes Pullip stand out is her unique eye mechanism that allows her to look from side and side as well as blink (on newer releases starting with Rei they have “sleep eyes” where the eyes can remain closed as opposed to only being to wink/blink). Pullip is currently manufactured by Groove though she was originally produced by Jun Planning prior to their bankruptcy in early 2009. Pullip debuted in 2003 and over ten years later she is still going strong! Over 200+ unique Pullip dolls have been released over the years. One of the things that really makes Pullip special is how easy to customize her you can change her wig/eye chips/body and even her face up. Pullip is approximately 12 inches tall.
Q- What are the other dolls in the “Pullip family”?
A- The first doll released in the Pullip line other than Pullip herself was Pullip’s boyfriend Namu.
Namu was debuted in February 2004. Namu had a very angular face and was not very popular so he was discontinued in May of 2005 after only seven releases. Namu is approximately 10 inches tall.
Pullip quickly replaced Namu with her new boyfriend Taeyang. Interestingly, Taeyang uses the same body as Namu though the head sculpt is unique. Taeyang debuted in March of 2006 and is still with Pullip/being actively released after all these years! So far over 50 different Taeyangs have been released. Taeyang is approximately 14 inches tall.
Taeyang’s younger sister Dal joined the line soon after Taeyang’s release. Dal debuted in October of 2006 and she is still released today though her releases have become more infrequent recently. Dal is approximately 10 inches tall.
Byul was the next doll to be introduced, she debuted in December of 2008. Byul is Dal’s best friend. Byul and Dal share the same body type. Byul’s release schedule has become increasingly sporadic. Byul is approximately 10 inches tall.
Pullip’s younger brother Isul debuted in February of 2011. Isul is roughly 11 inches tall.
The newest member of the Pullip family is Yeolume, who was introduced in 2013. She is Pullip’s future daughter and unlike the other dolls in the Pullip family has a bendy body with limited articulation rather than an articulated body. Yeolume is also unique because unlike the other dolls in the line she is produced by AGA themselves.
There are also a number of miniature dolls in the line, there have been two different versions of Little Pullips (old style and a newer redesigned style), Little Dals as well as Angel Pullips and Dals. There has now been a single Little Taeyang released as well as a few Little Byuls. More information about Little Pullips can be found here, more information about the Angel Pullips/Dals can be seen here.
Q- How often are Pullips released?
A- Pullip is released once a month with periodic limited edition releases. The other dolls used to follow more of a set release schedule but their releases have become more sporadic. Namu is discontinued, his predecessor Taeyang is still being released periodically (previously he was on a bi-monthly schedule). Dal was previously released bi-monthly then released monthly and now her releases have become more sporadic with only two being released in all of 2014. Byul was previously released every other month but her releases have become extremely sporadic, there were two Byul releases in July 2013 but no other releases until January of 2014. There have not been any new Little Pullip and Little Dal releases announced for over a year, so they are more than likely discontinued.
Q- Is there somewhere I can see a complete list of all the released Pullips? Dals? Taeyangs? Namu ? Byul? Isul? Yeolume? Little Pullips and Little Dals?
A- Please click on the following links for release lists Pullip : Taeyang : Dal : Byul : Isul : Yeolume : Namu : Little Pullip (Old) : Little Pullip + : Little Dal: Little Byul : Little Taeyang : Docolla
Q- I saw a picture of a doll at Doll Carnival/on Groove’s blog but I don’t see it on the release list?
A- What you more than likely saw was a custom doll produced for Doll Carnival/I <3 Pullip event. I am currently working on a compiling a list of all the different Doll Carnival customs/one-off dolls that can be seen here.
Q-Where can I buy Pullips?
A- I can not recommend Pullipstyle highly enough, they are absolutely amazing sellers based in the US who have very reasonable prices and top-notch customer service. I have bought over 100 dolls from them without complaint and would recommend them without hesitation to everyone. JPGroove is the US Pullip distributor, their prices tend to be slightly higher than Pullipstyle’s but they offer some really nice specials from time to time. Other stores in the US that carry a small selection of Pullip include Denverdoll, Entertainment Earth, PopFuzz, Toyslogic and Doll Peddler prices kind of vary though. If you are outside of the US HobbylinkJapan and Hobbysearch may work out to be cheaper to you once shipping is factored in. I will say that HLJ’s packaging can sometimes leave something to be desired, I once purchased an Uncanricky from them. Uncanricky was shipped via EMS, unfortunately she was not packaged very well and I was quite dismayed to see her staring back at me through a giant gaping hole in the package. There is a forum primarily devoted to buying/selling/trading Pullip secondhand called Dolly Market. Please note all the stores/sites listed above are places I have personally bought dolls from before; there are other sites/stores where Pullip is sold such as Plasticpop but that I have not personally done business with.
Q-Are there any physical stores where I can buy Pullip in the United States?
A- Pullips are hard to find in stores in the US, I’ve almost always managed to spot a few lurking in the dealer’s room at various Anime conventions though not surprisingly it’s almost always anime collaborations that I do find. In the past, I’ve found a Pullip or two lurking at Japanese bookstores/anime stores but they were almost always overpriced like 2 x MSRP. As of this writing, PopFuzz is the only store that carries a selection of Pullips that I have visited that is still open. They are located in New York, their prices are very reasonable but I believe that you can only shop for Pullips there by appointment now. Previously there was a store in Waltham, MA called Animadness that carried a good variety of older/newer dolls, they were somewhat local to me but they unfortunately have since closed T_T . I also visited Angelicdreamz in New York which carried a small selection of Pullips but they have since closed as well.
Q- You used some terms I am unfamiliar what does ____ mean?
A- These are some common doll terms that may cause some confusion to people new to the hobby or non-doll people ^^;
Ars Gratis Artis/AGA– Mango Park’s design company that is responsible for many Pullip designs their website can be seen here. They are also responsible for the creation of Yeolume.
Bait– Doll sold or bought for the express purpose of customizing, is usually flawed in some way.
BDD– Bad Dolly Deals watchdog group for dolly deals gone wrong (highly suggested reading)
Cheonsang Cheonha– Korean Company that created Pullip as well as the other sculpts for the Pullip series of dolls.
Custom– If the doll has had almost all/all of its stock elements changed and is no longer recognizable as the original doll
Customized– Doll has been partially customized, it is still somewhat recognizable as it’s stock doll but irreversible changes have been made to it’s face up (ie. lips repainted)
Grail– Most desired dream doll normally limited or extremely expensive older release ie. Noir, Fantastic Alice etc.
Groove– The company that took over Pullip production after Jun Planning declared bankruptcy in spring of 2009.
JP– Jun Planning- the original company that made pullips before ownership of pullip was sold to Groove Inc. during the spring of 2009
LE– Limited Edition- Doll is made in smaller numbers than usual and may be exclusive to an event or store.
Mango Park -The creator of Pullips.
Mint– A mint doll is a factory perfect doll. It has no flaws, it’s outfit is perfect. Not all new dolls are mint. For example, dolls that are factory-flawed, even if NRFB, are not mint.
MIO– Make It Own- A line of products released by Groove including everything from blank doll bases to wigs to clothes, ideal for customizing!
MIB– Mint in Box
NRFB– Not Removed From the Box. Doll has not been removed from the box.
Played With– Doll has been played with/handled and is no longer mint
Rewigged– Doll has received a new wig
Rechipped– Doll has received new eyechips
Rebodied– Doll has rebodied with a different body other than it’s stock body
OOAK– One of a kind. The doll is a one of a kind custom
Split Splitting a doll is an agreement between two people to split the doll and it’s respective cost up. Generally one person agrees to take the doll and the other agrees to take the stock, the bulk of the split cost is normally to be beared by the person receiving the doll. The normal split percentage is 60/40 for normal releases & 55/45 for collaborations but rates may vary depending on popularity of a doll’s stock (ie. some doll stock is so unpopular you can’t give it away).
Stock– The clothing/accessories that originally came with the doll
Question: Which doll should I get as my first?
Answer: That is a difficult question as it is different for everyone, first some general suggestions –
– If you are in market for a new doll I highly recommend buying from Pullipstyle, they are a very reliable seller with top-notch customer service.
– If you are looking to customize immediately I highly recommend MIO (Make it Own) kits which are blank Pullips you put together yourself and are ideal for customizing.
– Dolls I would personally recommend as good starters include: Kiyomi, Merl, Regeneration Paja, Ally, Paulia, Heiwa, Lizbel, Horizon & Mao . Why these dolls? They are great dolls as is if you wish to keep your dolls completely stock but they also have great potential for making them your own (rewigging/rechipping). I also based my choice on quality/versatility of stock, tried to avoid dolls with overly fussy wigs. I also tried to avoid collaborations somewhat and pick dolls that were more reasonably priced. Again these are just suggestions, I highly recommend going through and looking at all the different releases before making a decision. There is a group on flickr Pullippedia which serves as a directory to groups dedicated to each pullip release (you do not need to be a member of flickr to browse the groups but you do to comment/post) that is a great resource for owner photos of pullips, I highly recommend looking at owner photos as the promotional fliers sometimes don’t accurately portray the doll. Keep in mind some dolls are easier to get a hold of than others, the original Kirakishou is a gorgeous doll but is limited and is quite sought after/expensive so she is probably not the most realistic choice for a first doll.
Question: What Age are Pullips appropriate for?
Answer: I see a lot of people googling for this and ending up here ^^;. The back of the box says 16 years old but there is really no cut and dry answer as every kid is different. Pullips have fragile bodies and a complex eye mechanism in their heads, they are also relatively expensive so use your common sense when deciding whether or not to buying a Pullip would be appropriate for your child.
Originally the Pullip community was primarily comprised of women in their mid-to late twenties, it has shifted a bit downwards more recently so college age tends to be the new norm.
Question: I have heard P.U.D.D.L.E. mentioned what is it?
Answer: Puddle is Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event. Puddle is a convention for Pullip lovers hosted by the very devoted fan, Truefan. It takes place in the Chicago, Illinois area every year some time in early June. I was lucky enough to attend Puddle in 2013 you can read my write up of it here.
Question: I’ve heard you mention something about a Doll Carnival, what the heck is that?
Answer: Starting winter of 2007, Jun Planning started hosting a yearly one day event to show off new and upcoming dolls as well as prototypes. It has been held ever year since then and there have even been exclusive LE dolls available only to those attending the event. There was not a Doll Carnival in 2014.
Question: How do you go about getting custom dolls?
Answer: There are a couple of different approaches to get custom dolls.
Do it yourself! The easiest way to is to customize the dolls yourself, all you need is a MIO (Make it Own) kit and the right supplies. If you are thinking about customizing a doll yourself be realistic about your skill set and don’t try customizing a doll unless you can afford to destroy the doll you are working on. I highly recommend Requiemart‘s site as it has many tutorials on customizing.
Commission it! I have also commissioned custom dolls by Requiemart, papermoonpixie, myufish and zerohour269. Generally speaking if you want to commission a custom, you need to provide the base doll and supplies such as wig and eye chips for the customizer unless you work some other type of arrangement out. You also want to give your customizer as many descriptions/details about what you are looking for as possible. Some customizers are better at certain things than others, look at their portfolio/previous dolls see what their skill set is. There is no set in stone commission rate, some customizers will charge more than others and some are not always open to taking commissions (they could have a lot of other dolls they are working on at the moment and are unwilling to take on more work at the moment for example).
Just buy the damn thing already! Customs can be found at Etsy, eBay and dolly market. Of course sometimes, the perfect doll is already out in the world waiting for you! For example I happened to find Requiemart‘s X/1999 custom Hinoto for sale on secondary market. It is kind of luck of the draw of when/if the doll ever happens to pop up for sale and if funds allow at the time. If there is a custom I am really in love with I will make a mental note of who the owner is and keep a keen eye on their sales threads just in case. It is considered very rude to contact the owner of a doll and ask to buy it unless they have stated intentions of selling, don’t pest the current owner.
As a note it is important to remember that custom dolls are unique they are literally one a kind (OOAK) , popular characters are obviously going to have several customs based off of them but even then your custom needs to remain your own, make it unique! While it is okay to be inspired by the work of others straight up copying a doll isn’t cool and is frowned on within the doll community.
Questions about Releases
Q- Which dolls are limited and how limited were they?
A- List of limited edition dolls broken down by just how limited they are-
LE12: Pullips: Enjoy Carol & Enjoy Arietta
LE50: Taeyangs: Demon Kogure, Xenon Ishikawa, Sgt. Luke Takamyra, Raiden Yuzawa & Jail O’hashi
LE68: Pullip Bloody Red Lolli Version
LE80: Taeyang Black Jack Variant
LE250 Pullip Super Stella & Dal Vendettina
LE300 Pullips: Leprotto, Savon, Happy Birthday Pullip 1 & 2, Isolde, Lala, Sala, Sola, Yuki (Poster & Movie Versions), & Myra; Namus: Happy Birthday Namu 1 & 2; Dals: Jouet & Chanti; Taeyang Mi-chan Special Version
LE400: Pullips: Batgirl (SDCC & WF Versions), Catwoman (SDCC & WF Versions), Froggy & Harley Quinn
LE500: Pullips: Spring Purezza, Vivien, Winter Purezza, Summer Purezza, Haute LA, Another Alice, Another Queen, Haute NY, Dorothy, Wonder Woman, Hannah & Aira; Dals: Another Soldier Rabbit, Another Clock Rabbit; Taeyangs Another King, Tinman, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Batman, Hide Doubt Limited Version, Hide Psyence, Hitsugi, Ni-ya, Ruki, Sakito, Ougon Kishi Garo, Suzumura Rei; Isul Yomi
LE600: Pullips: Bianca & Mitzi
LE1000: Pullips: Kirakishou, Detective Shinku & Snow Miku & Taeyang Gackt
LE1200: Pullip Fall Purezza
LE2000: Pullip Eos, Taeyang Gyro, Byul Rhiannon, Dal Ra Muw & Isul Apollo
The following dolls were announced as limited editions but the exact number have yet to be revealed: Pullip Chloi, Pullip Clara, Dal Sweet Risa, Pullip Banshee, Isul Sith, Pullip Pink Romantic Alice, Isul Nekoneko Mao, Pullip Alice du Jardin Mint, Pullip Regeneration Noir, Pullip Regeneration Principessa, Pullip Regeneration Anne, Pullip Regeneration Paja, Pullip Regeneration Moon, Pullip Kiddyland Kiyomi, Pullip Ririko, Pullip Nanette, Pullip Pere Noel, Pullip Rche, Pullip Princess Sapphire, Pullip Luna, Pullip Violette, Pullip Hortense, Pullip Ally, Pullip Supergirl, Pullip Kuhn & Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Special version.
Normally Groove makes a few extra dolls for internal purposes and in case of returns due to quality control issues ie. the true number of a LE 500 doll is more than likely like 506 or 507.
While not traditional limited dolls, Fanatica and Lan Ai were supposedly produced in smaller numbers than other releases.
Q- Do all the limited edition dolls come with numbered certificates? If not, which ones do.
A- I have no idea why some limited dolls come with a numbered certificates while others do not.
Dolls that come with a numbered certificate- Pullip Leprotto, Pullip Savon, Pullip & Namu Happy Birthday Pullip Sets 1 & 2, Pullip Bianca, Pullip Oren, all of the seasonal Pullip Purezzas (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), Pullip Mitzi, Pullip Vivien, Pullip Haute LA & the Steampunk Set (Pullip Eos, Taeyang Gyro, Byul Rhiannon, Dal Ra Muw & Isul Apollo) & Pullip Myra
Dolls that do not come with a numbered certificate- The Another set (Pullip Another Alice, Pullip Another Queen, Taeyang Another King, Dal Another Soldier Rabbit & Dal Another Clock Rabbit), Pullip Kirakishou, Dal Jouet, Pullip Detective Shinku, Wizard of Oz Set (Pullip Dorothy, Taeyang Tinman, Taeyang Cowardly Lion & Taeyang Scarecrow), Pullip Lala, Pullip Sola, Pullip Sala, Pullip Isolde, Dal Chanti, Pullip Clara, Dal Sweet Risa, Pullip Chloi, Pullip Snow Miku, both versions of Pullips Gothic & Lolita Psycho Yuki as well as both versions of Pullips Catwoman and Batgirl, Pullip Wonder Woman, Pullip Supergirl, Taeyang Batman, Pullip Harley Quinn, Pullip Aira, Pullip Super Stella & Dal Vendettina.
Q- What are collaborations? Which dolls are collaborations?
Collaborations are when Groove works with another company and releases a pullip that is inspired by the other company’s products the best example of this is the Tokidoki Pullip Luna. Fans of both brands (Pullip and Tokidoki) rejoiced at her release and maybe new fans of both brands were introduced through the collaboration of the two company. Jun Planning/Groove Inc have collaborated with different anime shows to release dolls dressed as characters, clothing companies, Sanrio and Disney. Several dolls based on Audrey Hepburn based in how she appeared in films have also been released.
Collaborations with clothing brand/companies:
Akira (clothing company) – Taeyang AKIRA x Destinee de la Rose
Alice and the Pirates x Baby the Stars Shine Bright (clothing company)– Pullip Nella, Isul Johan, Pullip Retro Nella & Isul Retro Johan
Angelic Pretty (clothing company)- Pullip Prupate, Dal Joujou, Byul Cocotte, Sfoglia, Maretti, Sucre & Chantilly
Baby the Stars Shine Bright – Pullip La robe vert clair (x Midori Fukazawa) & Pullip Favorite Ribbon (x Misako Aoki)
H.Naoto(clothing company)- Pullip Prunella, Dal Hangry, Taeyang Horizon, Pullip Adsiltia, Pullip Isolde, Dal Angry & Taeyang Arion
Hellcat Punks(clothing company)- Pullip Chelsea, Dal Phoebe & Taeyang Kain
Innocent World(clothing company)– Pullip Tiphona, Dal Clair, Byul Hermine, Pullip Fraulein & Dal Kleine
SunUna (clothing company)- Pullip Hannah
Media Collaborations (anime/bands/film/manga/video games/comics etc)-
Audrey Hepburn (actress/film roles)- Pullip Holly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Pullip Princess Ann (Roman Holiday) & Pullip Sabrina (Sabrina)
Akazukin Chacha– Little Dal Chacha
Black Jack(manga/anime)– Byul Pinoko & Taeyang Black Jack
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (film)– Taeyang Willy Wonka & Little Byul Oompa Lumpa
DC Comics (comics)– Pullip Batgirl, Pullip Catwoman, Pullip Harley Quinn, Taeyang Batman, Pullip Wonder Woman & Pullip Supergirl
Disney (brand/films)– Pullip Peter Pan, Dal Tinkerbell, Byul Tigerlily, Taeyang Captain Hook, Dal Pinnochio & Byul Dumbo
Edward Scissorhands (film)– Taeyang Edward Scissorhands
Gackt (singer)– Taeyang Gackt
GARO (anime)– Taeyang Ougon Kishi Garo & Taeyang Suzumura Rei
Gloomy Bear (brand) – Dal Gloomy
Gosick (anime)– Pullip Victorique & Taeyang Kazuya Kujo
Gothic & Lolita Bible (magazine) – Pullip Karen
Gothic & Lolita Psycho (film) – Pullip Yuki (film version) & Pullip Yuki (poster version)
Helter Skelter (manga/film)- Pullip Ririko
Hide (singer)- Taeyang Hide Doubt Version, Taeyang Hide Doubt Limited Version & Taeyang Hide Psyence
Hirake!Ponkikki– Little Pullip Mukku & Little Dal Gachapin
Kuroshitsuji (anime)– Pullip Grell, Dal Ciel, Taeyang Sebastian, Dal Ciel Robin Version, Taeyang Sebastian Demon Teacher Version, Taeyang Sebastian Gothic Circus Version, Little Taeyang Sebastian, Little Dal Ciel & Little Pullip Grell
Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami (anime) – Little Byul Creamy Mami
Neo Angelique (anime)– Pullip Angelique, Dal Erenfried & Taeyang Rayne
Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime/manga)– Pullip Asuka & Pullip Rei
Nightmare (Japanese band)– Isul Yomi, Taeyang Hitsuji, Taeyang Ni-ya, Taeyang Ruki & Taeyang Sakito
Painting Collaboration (series based on famous paintings) – Pullip Girl with a Pearl Earring
Panty & Stocking (anime)– Little Dal Stocking & Little Dal Panty
Puella Magi Madoka Magicka (anime/manga) Dal Madoka, Pullip Mami, Pullip Homura & Little Dal Kyuubey
Risa Hirako (idol)– Dal Sweet Risa, Dal Vintage Rock Risa, Little Dal Sweet Risa & Little Dal Vintage Rock Risa
Rose of Versailles (anime)– Pullip Marie Antoinette, Pullip Oscar Francois & Taeyang Andre Grandier
Rozen Maiden (anime/manga)– Pullip Shinku, Dal Hina Ichigo, Pullip Suiseiseki, Pullip Souseiseki, Pullip Suigintou, Dal Kanaria, Pullip Barasuishou, Pullip Kirakishou, Pullip Detective Shinku, Pullip Shinku (2014 Version), Pullip Keikuyjaku, Pullip Suigintou (2014), Pullip Kirakishou (2014), Pullip Hina Ichigo (2014), Pullip Suiseiseki (2015) & Pullip Souseiseki (2015)
Sailor Moon (anime/manga) Pullip Sailor Moon, Pullip Sailor Mercury, Pullip Sailor Venus, Pullip Princess Serenity, Pullip Sailor Mars, Pullip Sailor Jupiter & Taeyang Tuxedo Mask
Sanrio(brand)– Pullip Hello Kitty, Dal Cinnamoroll, Pullip My Melody, Dal Cinnamoroll 10th Anniversary Edition, Little Dal Hello Kitty Baby & Little Byul My Melody Baby
Sengoku Basara(anime)– Pullip Date Masamune, Dal Sanada Yukimura, Byul Sarutobi Sasuke, Isul Mouri Motonari & Taeyang Chousokabe Motochika
Seikima II(band)– Taeyang Demon Kogure, Taeyang Xenon Ishikawa, Taeyang Sgt. Luke Takamyra, Taeyang Raiden Yuzawa & Taeyang Jail O’hashi
Shinryaku! Ika Musume(anime)– Little Dal Ika Musume
Sound Horizon (music group)– Pullip Hortense & Pullip Violette
Tokidoki (brand)- Pullip Luna & Pullip Lunarosa
Vocaloid (music software)- Pullip Miku, Dal Len, Dal Rin, Pullip Snow Miku, Pullip Luka, Taeyang Kaito, Pullip Meiko, Pullip Sakura Miku & Little Pullip Miku
Warner (brand)- Dal Tweety
Wizard of Oz (book/film)- Pullip Dorothy, Taeyang Tinman, Taeyang Cowardly Lion and Taeyang Scarecrow
There are also releases based on public domain characters such as Fantastic Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Little Red Riding Hood and Anne of Green Gables.
Other- The Creator’s Label series are a series of dolls based on the work of famous doll customizers and seamstresses.
Creator’s Label (various customizers) – Pullip Bloody Red Hood, Pullip Galene, Pullip Hino, Pullip Kuhn, Pullip Seila, Pullip Akemi, Dal Hello Little Girl, Dal Heiwa, Byul Paradis, Isul Hedner, Isul Mao, Isul Nekoneko Mao, Isul Glen & Pullip Laura
Q-Aren’t Wind and Debut the same doll? Why do you have them listed differently?
A- Debut was actually the first doll released and while she is essentially Wind with a bike she does have a different product number than Wind so they are listed separately.
Q- What’s the difference between the two different Gothic & Lolita Psycho Yuki releases?
Both are limited to 300 but one is based on how Yuki appears in the movie versus how she appears on the film poster. One of the Poster version of Yuki’s eyes is a demonic red whereas the Film version has matched eyes. The Poster version also comes with a signed photo of the star of the Gothic & Lolita Psycho film.
Question- Are real fur/animal products used in Pullip’s stock?
Answer- Jun Planning/Groove has always maintained that they do not use animal products BUT evidence proves otherwise. I will not comment on the ethics involved in using fur for doll clothes but please aware that it is a possibility that fur or other animal products have been used in some dolls’ stock clothing (not all). Fur is generally not used for fur suits, most of the time if real fur is used for trim like on Fanatica/Regeneration Fanatica’s boots.
Question- What can you tell me about Pullip stands?
Answer- Originally Pullip did not come with a stand, stands did not start coming with dolls until some time in year two starting with Principessa’s release. The first stands were metal, some stands from collaborations were marked with what series they were from (the Rozen Maiden stands for example all had the Rozen Maiden logo on them) but most were just plain metallic stands with the doll model name on them (Pullip/Dal/Taeyang/Namu). Starting with My Melody in 2008 dolls started coming with a plastic stand. The plastic stands have since been released in a rainbow of colors. Some of the collaboration dolls stands are marked in some way but the majority of the stands are unmarked. The only newer dolls that do not come with stands are the My Select/Make It Own kits.
Body Related Questions..
Question- Body Types? I heard something about different body types, which doll comes on which body..
Answer- So far there have been four different types of bodies used on pullips each have their own faults as well as benefits.
Type 1– All 2003 releases -Wind, Debut (Wind with bike), Moon, Street, Squall, Carol, Noir, Leprotto, Bouquet and Withered
Type 2– January 2004 Venus through June 2005 Paja- (Venus, Savon, Nomado, Arietta, Anne Shirley, Bianca, Nero, Happy Birthday pullip 1, Principessa, Fantastic Alice, Oren, Spring Purezza, Panda, Fourrure, Mitzi, Little Red Riding Hood, Sacralita, Vivien, Fantatica, Chicca, Winter Purezza, Afternoon, Mercu, Jupi, Assa, Happy Birthday Pullip 2 & Paja)
Type 3– Starts with the Lan twins in August 2005 and continues through December 2008 release Adsiltia (Lan Ake, Lan Ai, Summer Purezza, Rovam, Greggia, Latte, Raphia, Cornice, Rida, Fall Purezza, Holly, Nina, Nahh-ato, Eternia, Craziia, Papin, Brand New Purezza, Zuora, Shinku, Chill, Haute LA, Suigintou, Stica, Suiseiseki, Alte, Souseiseki, Blanche, Barasuishou, Aquel, Another Alice, Another Queen, Hello Kitty, Kirakishou, Veritas, Prunella, Haute NY, My Melody, Rei, Asuka, Dorothy, Detective Shinku, Dita, Xiao Fan, Youtsuzu, Celsiy, Cinciallegra, Kirsche, Marianne, Isolde and Adsiltia)
Type 4– Neo Noir January 2009 through present (Neo Noir, Kaela, Grell, Clarity, Angelique, Mir, Lala, Sola, Sala, Sfoglia, Princess Ann, Peter Pan, Naomi, Aya, Elisabeth, Chelsea, Sabrina,Shan-ria, Saras, Eos, Tiphona, Melissa, Bonita, Ddalgi, Lunatic Alice, Amarri, Akoya, Clara, Chloi, Ludmilla, Jaldat, Prupate, Miku, Yuki (poster), Yuki (movie), Henri, Snow Miku, Date Masumune, Romantic Alice Blue, Catwoman SDCC, Catwoman WF, Batgirl SDCC, Batgirl WF, Luka, Banshee, Romantic Alice Pink, Yomi, Homura, Mami, LOL Miku, Nella, Yona, Seila, Victorique, Regeneration Fanatica, Regenation Alice, Si’anna, Ou’vera, Alice du Jardin, Regeneration Anne, Regeneration Moon, Meiko, Kiyomi, Regeneration Noir, Pulliphine IX, Regeneration Paja, Kiddyland Kiyomi, Merl, Wonder Woman, Galene, Regeneration Principessa, Froggy, Yuri, Alice du Jardin Mint, Ririko, Snow White, Harley Quinn, Fraulein, Midnight Velvet, Nella (retro Version), Aurora, Nanette, Pere Noel, Rche, Princess Sapphire, Luna, Karen, Francious Arnoul, Princess Rosalind, Classical White Rabbit, Merl Nostalgia Version, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Milk Latte, Oscar Francois de Jarjayes, Marie Antoinette, Classical Alice, Hortense, Violette, Wilhelmenia, Dahlia Cinderella, Supergirl, Ally, Io, Eloise, Myra, Akemi, Kuhn, Hino, Hannah, Canele, Varele, La Robe de Clair, Favorite Ribbon, Tokidoki Lunarosa, Dilettante & Sakura Miku, etc )
Question- What are the sewing measurements of the different body types?
Answer- Images taken from pullip.net
Question- Height Comparison between pullips and friends? Other dolls of similar size ?
Answer- Here is a shot of pullip and crew, Namu and Taeyang have the same body so for simplicity’s sake I only included Taeyang. Dal and Byul also have the same body.
Compared to blythe, mama chapp, azone etc
Question- Ack my doll broke or I hate ___ type of body, can I rebody a pullip?
Answer – As a part of Groove’s new MIO line doll bodies are now available to be purchased separately through retailers such as Pullipstyle. Pullips can also be rebodied with other types of bodies too. The popular choices for rebodying pullip are obitsu and volks, some people rebody all of their pullips for aesthetics/poseability others have all their dolls on their respective stock bodies. It is important to note that all not pullips have a skintone that can be easily matched, the Another series of dolls are just one example of dolls that are not an easy match. Obitsus can be bought from Junkyspot or HLJ, several other stores carry them as well they are available in a variety of colors and sizes (23 cm, 25 cm, 27cm). They are also available in two body types soft bust or hard bust, as well in a variety of bust sizes. 27cm is the preferred size for rebodying a pullip but 25cm and 23cm can also be used and can be good to represent a younger character or variety in heights. Volks are another popular choice, they are not as prevalent as obitsu they can be purchased through VolksUSA . They are also available in a variety of bust sizes. Requiemart has excellent tutorials on how to rebody dolls with either body type obitsu and volks.
Question– What size wig do pullips use? Where can I buy wigs for pullip?
Answer- Generally speaking pullips take size 8-9 but a few companies run a bit small in which case going up a size 9-10 is advised. Popular wig companies include CanCan and Jpopdolls. Somewhat luckily pullip has approximately the same size as Super Dollfie sized bjd and therefore bjd shops have wigs that will work for pullip Cotindoll, Formydoll, Kon’D, Leekeworld and Luts (tends to run small). Beachgirlnikitas sells really nice quality fur wigs for reasonable prices. One thing of note is that Denver Doll carries some wigs by the listed bjd companies, they are the same wigs but it may be a little cheaper to order through Denverdoll if they have it in stock because of the shipping (some of these companies are based overseas and shipping for a single wig can be fairly expensive).
Question-Which pullips have rooted hair? How can I rewig them?
Answer- All of the 2003 pullips (Wind, Debut, Moon, Street, Squall, Carol, Noir, Leprotto, Bouquet and Withered) as well as Venus, Nomado and Bianca have rooted hair. Rewigging them can be a bit difficult, releases with shorter hair can just have their hair tucked into slightly larger wigs (ie. Street’s scalp can be successfully tucked up into a blythe sized wig), if you want to rewig a girl with longer hair you either have to buy a blank scalp or shave/give an extremely short haircut to the scalp. Blank scalps can now be bought via CoolCat.
Questions about the site
Question- What is the purpose of this site?
Answer- One of my primary goals is for it to be as much of an all-inclusive resource for Pullips and company as possible, my goal is to keep it as up to date as possible and for it to be as thorough a resource as possible.
Question- If this site is supposed to be an all-inclusive resource for Pullips why is there information about other Groove dolls? What’s all this weird anime/comic book non-pullip related crap you post about?
Answer- Unfortunately there were not a lot of resources for the other Groove dolls like Ai Dolls so I started compiling information about them as well. While my primary goal at the moment is to be a resource for Pullips, I do have toy interests outside of Pullip so I blog about my other toys as well occasionally.
Question- Which doll is pictured where…
Pullip Landing Page – Pullip Tokidoki Luna
Taeyang Landing Page – Taeyang Gyro
Dal Landing Page – Dal Dotori
Byul Landing Page- Byul Paradis
Isul Landing Page – Isul Yomi
Yeolume Landing Page– Yeolume Podo
Namu Landing Page– Namu Happy Birthday 1
Question- Can I use your images?
Answer- Promotional images are not my property but property of their respective company, use at your own discretion. My personal photos may be used with a few conditions 1) You link back either to this site or my flickr account 2) You do not misrepresent my photos as your own or my dolls/other items as your property or use them to sell your items.
Question- Can I make a suggestion on how to improve your site?
Answer- I welcome suggestions but please keep in mind, I do work and the time I can devote to this site fluctuates depending how busy I am with things elsewhere/my current level of insomnia. Will I implement every suggestion? No, it’s more likely that I’ll implement a suggestion if multiple people ask for it though and it depends how time intensive it is.
Questions about me/my personal collection
Question- Who are you?
Answer- Hina Ichigo on the Pullip forums/Klein on other forums. I’m really not anyone special, I just have a lot of dolls and am very devoted to Pullip. I love Pullip and I want you to love her too!
Question -How long have you been collecting pullips? What got you interested in them?
Answer-I received my first Pullip Shinku as a gift for my birthday on March 28th, 2007. I was a huge Rozen Maiden fan at the time so I was dropping hints that I might like a doll of my favorite character Hina Ichigo for my birthday. The person who bought Shinku decided they didn’t like dals all that much so bought me Shinku instead. I was so enamored with Shinku when I opened her, I ended up ordering Suiseiseki myself that night.
Question: Do you really own all of the Pullips and Dals?
Answer: Short Answer: No.
Long Answer: I no longer own of the Pullips and Dals. I used to keep current with the line after I went back and eventually bought all of the older releases but I eventually lost interest a bit and started missing releases here and there (I have all of the releases pre-June 2012 except for Bloody Red Hood Lolii Version). Some of the newer collaborations/themes don’t appeal to me as much as the older releases, there are a lot more releases per month now and the cost has gone up per release so I gave up on keeping current with the line for now anyway. I’m now concentrating on only buying my absolute favorite Pullip and Dal releases with the occasional Taeyang/Byul/Isul/Yeolume tossed in for variety as well as customs.
The only dolls I am still trying to actively collect all of are the original Little Pullips. I’ve slowly accumulated a good number of them over the years by picking them up as I find good deals on them. At this time, I still need: Leprotto, Alice pink, Purezza #2 & Rida. Eventually I will have them all!
Question- How did you get Groove to acknowledge you?
Answer- Groove contacted me not the other way around. I assume I was contacted due to my utter devotion of Pullip.
Question- Can I buy ____ doll from you?
Answer- Unless I say otherwise, nothing is really for sale here sorry. You can try and tempt me with an insane offer but the answer will more than likely be no.
Question- I hate you!!!
Answer- I honestly don’t care, also that isn’t a question.
Question- How many pullips and friends do you own?
Answer- As of this writing (7/22/2014) I own..
23 Little Pullips (original)
15 Little Pullip + (new)
14 Little Dal +
1 Little Byul +
& 1 each Angel Pullip and Dal
Question- Do you own any other dolls by Jun Planning/Groove?
Answer- Yes, I currently own: 20 J-dolls, 4 Hestias, 3 Sasha, 6 Ai Dolls, a Pang-ju and 3 Classmates. I would eventually love to add more Pang-jus as well as additional J-dolls and Sasha dolls to my collection.
Question- Do you have any other dolls or do you just collect dolls by Jun Planning/Groove?
Answer- While Pullip is my one true love, I have proven time and time again that I am revoltingly unfaithful to her :O. Other dolls in my collection include:
200+ Monster High dolls
68 BJDs (5 SD or larger, 6 MSD, 57 tinies) and 3 more tinies ^^;
43 Dollfie Dreams (5 DDdy, 22 DD, 4 DDS & 6 MDD)
7 Blythes (4 Neos, 1 ADG, 1 Midi & 1 Mini Blythe)
7 Azones (2 1/3 scale & 5 1/6 scale)
3 Ddung (1 full-sized & 2 minis)
2 Mama Chapp
2 Ever After High Dolls
1 Volks Dollfie
1 Living Dead Doll
Plus various anime dolls and playline dolls.
Question- You have a lot of dolls so obviously you must be mentally ill, right?
Answer- While I am touched by your concern for my mental health and have never exactly pretended to be normal, all anyone sees of me online is just a very small superficial part of my life. I have a life outside of doll collecting but this is a site primarily about dolls/toys why would I talk about it here unless it has a direct impact? I tend to keep my personal life well private. Realistically I don’t have a whole of financial responsibilities so I am able to commit a fair bit financially to my hobbies, nothing goes on a credit card. The dolls have their own dedicated space, most people who enter my home don’t even realize I collect dolls.
Question- Can I commission you to customize a doll for me?
Answer- Haha no! I really don’t customize or have any skills for it.
Question- Are you coming to Puddle this year?
Answer- I don’t know yet, I won’t know until it’s much closer to the event. I didn’t know I was going to Puddle until less than a week it before last time.
Question- Who is your favorite Pullip?
Answer- Papin is my favorite stock Pullip. Of my personal dolls, right now it’s a tie between Clementine, my beloved Papin and the incredibly awesome Requiemart custom Duela Dent
Last Updated: 10.04.2014