Pullipstyle Black Friday Deal Now Live! Use code FRIDAY10 for 10% off

Hello, everyone it’s been a little bit since my last post but I saw something that might be of interest to you all Pullipstyle has started their Black Friday deal a little bit early this year. Use code Friday10 to receive 10% off on any in stock dolls, wigs etc on their website, Pullipstyle already has some of the most reasonable prices around on Pullip so I feel like this is a pretty great deal although I personally get the dolls as they release so not that much use for myself… although, I guess I could always use more wigs? Pullipstyle has not announced an end date for the coupon but did say in their newsletter that they would try to give at least 48 hours heads up on when it does end.

Pullipstyle currently has a lot of great dolls in stock including several of the Sailor Moon Pullip collaboration dolls so treat your self!

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New JPGroove Promotion Buy one Pullip get a WoZ Taeyang free!

I just happened to be browsing JPGroove’s website and noticed that they had started a new promotion! If you buy from a select list of Pullip that can be seen here (Pullips Bonnie, Particia, HEIHEI Ribbon-chan, Marisa, Uesaka Sumire, Asuna and Etoile Rosette Version) you will receive your choice of one of the Taeyangs from the Wizard of Oz series for free. It seems like a really great selection of Pullips to choose from in this offer and then you get to choose which of the three Taeyangs you want (Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion or Tin Man) for free, if you were thinking of getting one of the Pullips already this offer is a great incentive!

The Wizard of Oz Taeyangs are definitely some of the most unique Taeyang releases to date (possibly tying with the Seikima-II releases) that were incredibly hard to find and rare when they were released several years ago. Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion are also available separately for sale on their website for $100 each (link). Even if you aren’t a giant Wizard of Oz fan, if you wanted a low cost Taeyang to customize this would be a great way to get one.

A couple other things of note that I noticed on their website
– The Rozen Maiden case is back in stock, I can not emphasize how much I love this item! Link . The case is very sturdy and well-made, I’ve received a ton of compliments on mine over the years, I actually love it so much I went back and bought a second one a while back.

– If you search the word sample on their website (or click on this link) you will find a treasure trove of sample dolls. What are sample dolls? Sample dolls are product samples that were previously used for display at various stores/conventions because the dolls were displayed previously they do not come with their boxes, cards or stands. It’s also possible that some smaller accessories may have become misplaced though JPGroove is normally pretty good about listing any missing items. Some of the sample dolls are in stock now and some are expected to arrive next month (think really short preorder period) and include some real rarities, there are also some recent releases that if you don’t really care about the box/card/stand you can get yourself a bargain on. I have bought several times from past sample sales and always ended up happy!

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Where did you go? Trying to come back from hiatus/extended absence

It’s been a while since I have been able to properly focus on this site, while I never really lost interest in dolls any/all of my hobbies have been taking a backseat to real world endeavors. Up until very recently, I was the primary caretaker for my grandfather who suffered from Alzheimer’s related dementia as his needs increased my ability to well do much of anything else decreased. I want to be clear that I don’t regret my choice to take care of him especially since my grandparents raised me and we were always really close, it doesn’t mean this past few years especially have been easy (complicated by own medical struggles last fall) and I often felt isolated and extremely overwhelmed. Earlier this year, a downward spiral began that he never really recovered from a few hospital stays followed by a stint in physical rehabilitation in hopes of building up his strength to come home morphed into having to be transferred to hospice and never actually coming back home. He passed away earlier this month, I try to take some solace in him being with my grandmother now but my grief is still pretty raw right now. While things are relatively speaking calmer now I’m still working my way through mountains of medical insurance paperwork/red tape which is kind of soulkilling in it’s own way and I kind of need the escape of having something less depressing to to focus on like photography.

I want to return to writing here but I wanted to address why I had been away for so long while also trying to respect the fact that I am a very private person and not wanting to go into all the details. I’ve been struggling to put this into words over the last few weeks and torn about what exactly I wanted to say but I hope this kind of explains things.

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Taeyang HIDE The First Era –Sari version-

Groove recently announced a new exclusive collaboration HIDE doll via their blog.

Who is HIDE? Hide was a Japanese musician, originally he was part of the band Saver Tiger (originally Saber Tiger) eventually he joined the band X (later renamed X Japan) and became their lead guitarist. X Japan was one of the founders of the visual kei style, where band members would dress up in outlandish ways with wild hair and make up. Hide had started a solo career while being in X Japan, after the band broke up he continued to focus on Hide with Spread Beaver (his touring band) as well as founding the band Zilch before his untimely death in 1998. Hide’s popularity has endured to this day, so much so that Groove has released a number of collaboration based off of his appearance over the years. Beginning in 2012, Groove released three different Taeyang dolls as well as a limited edition variant of one of the dolls based on Hide’s likeness. All three were based on some of Hide’s different, iconic looks from over the years:  Hide Doubt version (as well as the limited version of hide Doubt version) were based on how he appeared in the music video for Doubt off of his first solo album “Hide Your Face”, Hide rocket dive version is based off of hide with Spread Beaver’s 1st single ”ROCKET DIVE” and finally Hide PSYENCE version based on hide’s appearance during the PSYENCE a Go Go tour. In late 2018, a 20th Anniversary Memorial version of Taeyang was released and was exclusively sold through Hide official shop LEMONed and then again 2019 a new version called Hide Tell Me Version was released a based off of his appearance in the Tell Me music video. All and all, we have had five different versions of Hide (plus one limited variation) released based on his appearance during different parts of his career.

The new 6th version of Hide is being released in honor of the 23rd Anniversary of his X band works in the early stages of his career from 1989-1992. I feel like of all the Hide dolls released so far, this one most embodies the Visual Kei style and it’s obvious that a lot of effort was put into recreating his unique style in doll form. His Sally costume has been lovingly recreated and he will come with 3 types of stoles, 4 types of shawls and 3 types of necklaces as well as his 1/6 recreation of his favorite guitar Ameba.

The new Taeyang HIDE The First Era -Sari- Version has a MSRP of 27500 yen which is approximately $254.75 as of this writing. He is limited edition and will only be available through select retailers include Hide’s official shop LEMONeD Shop, Groove’s official Japanese Store and JPGroove here in the states. It appears that Pullipstyle will NOT be able to offer Hide for sale so if you do want to add him to your collection please act now and order through Groove or through Hide’s official store! JPGroove is expected to have Hide in late April for those who preordered it is not clear at this time if there will be any excess so again please make sure you preorder!

Close up of some of Hide’s details, he does appear to come in a slimline box which we have previously seen for some of the SDCC/NYCC exclusive dolls (and Amelia) there really is an extraoridinary amount of detail on this doll!

All of the previously released versions of Hide, I love that while each is Hide they are all based on very unique looks from the various phases of his career. I am fortunate enough to own both of the newer versions of Hide, it is definitely one of my bigger regrets not to get the earlier versions but at that time I was less focused on collecting Taeyang/boy dolls in general. I’m hoping to be able to add this new version of Hide to my collection but I also have a lot going on right now so we shall see!

Don’t miss your chance to add this amazing version Hide to your collection, preorder yours today!

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Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card Pullip & outfit sets coming in the fall???

Groove announced an exciting collaboration a little while ago now, whenever the topic of what anime/manga series that fans would like to see Pullip collaborate with next the beloved Clamp series Cardcaptor Sakura was always mentioned and now we are finally sort of getting our wish! Cardcaptor Sakura is an immensely popular anime and manga series to this day, there were 12 volumes of manga as well as 70 episode tv series plus two movies. Cardcaptor Sakura followed the adventures of 10 year old Sakura who accidentally released the magical Clow Cards and spent the rest of the series trying to re-capture them all, each of the cards had their own ability like using the windy card enabled Sakura to fly. An alternate version of Sakura was featured in Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles and the crossover series XXXHolic. More recently, we received a true sequel to the original Cardcaptor Sakura series entitled Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card it consisted of 9 volumes of manga and a new 22 episode tv series. Cardcaptor Sakura Clear Card follows the adventures of a 14 year old Sakura as she tries to solve the mystery as to why all the cards have not become blank and her struggles to rediscover and recapture the now clear cards. 

Pullip Sakura has a MSRP of 27500 yen and will be released around the middle of May in Japan (late June in the states) . Groove is placing heavy emphasis on the importance of preordering Sakura if you want her and will be closing their preorders very soon so if you want her please don’t delay! The standard version of Sakura is available for preorder via Pullipstyle, JPGroove and Groove official store in Japan.

There is also an exclusive version of Pullip Sakura, like the Sailor Moon Pullips released before her Bandai Shop will be offering a premium exclusive item for those who purchase from them. The exclusive item an adorable plushie of Sakura’s small winged lion companion Kero. The exclusive version of Sakura has a slighly higher price tag of 28600 yen and only seems to ship to Japan so if you want it you have to either know someone in Japan who can help or use a buying service.

I know that some fans have expressed disappointment that while we finally have a Sakura Pullip it isn’t based on the original series but I feel like Pullip as a doll suits the slightly more mature Clear Card design better. I feel like Dal or Yeolume would have better suited to portray Sakura as a 10 year old but if they were going with wanting to do a Pullip I feel like this was a smart move!

I feel like Groove did an excellent job of recreating Sakura’s outfit from Clear Card into Pullip form, my only real complaint is that Sakura doesn’t come with her wand but fortunately there are a lot of options out there for wands.

One of the interesting aspects of Cardcaptor Sakura was that Tomoya, Sakura’s best friend delighted in making costumes for Sakura so unlike say Sailor Moon or Madoka where they more or less have their one magical girl outfit (or only have the occassional upgrades/power-ups to the outfit) Sakura had basically a new magical girl outfit every time she went out to track down the Clow Cards. Although it is hard to pick a favorite, I think my personal favorite of Sakura’s costumes is probably the jester themed outfit from episode three of the original series – link. That’s the really exciting thing about a Sakura doll the costume possibilities are well nearly endless. Groove mentioned something on their twitter that they would be releasing different Cardcaptor Sakura themed outfit sets this coming fall, while they haven’t said which costumes yet I am extremely excited to see what outfits they choose and hope for a school uniform so I can make my own Tomoyo if Groove doesn’t release other characters which I hope they will do! I don’t know if Groove plans on making additional dolls in this series while I hope they do, I definitely want to preorder and secure now because who knows what other outfits they may be making for her and I don’t know if there are going to be new versions of Sakura herself to go with the outfits.

I’m very excited for this release and will for sure be preordering to make sure I can add her to my collection, there are only a few more days left to preorder Sakura so if you want to add her to your collection please don’t hesitate!

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Doll Collection Vocaloid Miku Yeolume

Earlier this year, I was pleasantly surprised to see Yeolume return as a part of the Doll Collection line. Doll Collection Miku was released in March of this year with a MSRP of 12000 yen she is currently available for purchase via Groove’s official store in Japan as well as JPGroove (my understanding is only a small amount was brought to the US due to Covid-19 related shipping complications so they will not be offering to other retailers like Pullipstyle). I received her soon after her release date way back in spring but somehow never got around to sharing pictures of her here an oversight that I intend to remedy…Yeolume Miku

Let’s back this up a little bit first…. I used some terms that may be unfamiliar to new fans of Pullip and/or older fans just getting back into Pullip. What is the Doll Collection line? The Doll Collection line is a collaboration series of dolls done in the style of different Pullip family members, most famously perhaps with Disney a few years back which gave us a Pullip-style Cinderella, a Pullip-style Belle and a Taeyang-line Beast/Adam doll based on the characters from the classic Disney films. Who or what is Yeolume? Yeolume is Pullip’s daughter from the future, unlike other dolls in the Pullip family line she has a bendy body more similar to Blythe or Licca; I made a  body comparison post when she was first released for those curious that can be seen here . Only two Yeolume models were released (Podo and Blackberry) before the line went on hiatus for years. Unfortunately, Yeolume’s initial reception in the doll community was lukewarm with many people citing the body as the reason they were a bit hesitant about Yeolume as it was just so different from the other Pullip family member bodies but over the years her popularity has exploded. I’m happy that Yeolume has finally made her triumphant return and that Doll Collection Yeolume Miku was the first of many new Yeolume, AGA released a limited edition original design Buttzi just a few months ago and Miku will be joined by Doll Collection Yeolume versions of Asuka and Rei early next year. This year has certainly turned into a renaissance of sorts for Yeolume, in general 2020 has been a strong year for Groove doll releases (though not without an occassional misstep poor canceled Pullip release Sowrene).
Yeolume Miku

Miku is a virtual character/voicebank set created for use in the Vocaloid software by Crypton Future Media, the character has proved endearingly popular, so popular in fact that there have Miku concerts, festivals and merchandise; a maddening amount of merchandise. Miku has been in 100s of different styles or interpretations over the years including several different Pullip releases as well as featured in several other doll lines such as Licca and Volks Dollfie Dream. The original version of Pullip Miku was released nearly ten years ago and is still one of the most popular Pullip releases, so a Yeolume interpretation of the character was a great idea!

Yeolume Miku

I really think that the stylized anime type face up really suits Yeolume’s features nicely, I especially love her eye make up and I think the eye chips are really striking! I also liked her somewhat neutral lip. I was pleasantly surprised by her wig which I found to be very soft and silky.

Yeolume Miku

Regarding Miku’s outfit, I’m still not the biggest fan of the vinyl material used for her outfit but it somehow does make her outfit look very retro futuristic (like someone’s idea of what the future of fashion would look like in the 1960’s) so it does kind of work for her outfit. There is one really interesting design change from the Pullip version Miku’s outfit she doesn’t have boots, she has thigh high socks and shoes instead. If you weren’t looking that closely, it wouldn’t be that noticeable that she has socks/shoes versus boots but I feel like this is a step in the right direction as I’m guessing the boots were probably not that easy to make at this scale plus likely to be the most fragile piece of her stock outfit especially with the vinyl-like material having to flex over the knee. Miku’s headphones and hair accessories are made from plastic, the hair accessories attach via affixed bobby pins.

Yeolume Miku

I know a lot of people have had issues with Yeolume’s body, while I recognize that it is very different from Pullip and friends normal type of bodies I do have a small collection of Blythe so I’m not entirely unfamiliar with the limited poseability that comes with a body with limited joints. I feel like I was still able to get a fair number of different Miku-like poses out of her. It is definitely something different to get used to but the Yeolume body isn’t a dealbreaker for me, if it’s too different for your own personal taste I will say that I have seen many successful Yeolume/obitsu hybrids.

Yeolume Miku
I am very happy to see Yeolume return in some form after a very long absence, I can’t wait for Doll Collection Asuka and Rei to be released next year!
Yeolume Miku
If you find yourself wanting your own Doll Collection Miku she can be purchased at JPGroove and/or Groove’s International Site.

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Pullipstyle Thanksgiving Weekend Thankyou 10% Code

Pullipstyle posted an announcement on their facebook page/instagram pages that they are running a coupon code on their website this holiday weekend, the code thankyou is good for 10% off anything on their website from now until Monday night- read on for further details.. 

Hello everyone, it’s the time of year to be thankful for Pullip, all of our customers and everyone’s patience this year as Covid-19 has wreaked havoc on everything especially the postal service. This holiday weekend we wanted to thank you, our customers, with a special coupon thankyou . The coupon code thankyou is good for 10% off anything and everything currently listed on our website, please note that we have removed all preorders and certain combo packs from the website that are not included in the sale. The coupon is good from now until 11/30 11:59 PM MST

Please note that unfortunately there is no way to guarantee any international packages will be in time for Christmas.

Regarding the preorder shipment of Pullip Black Lady, unfortunately because of the holiday there has been a slight delay and we will not receive the shipment until early next week.

1) The mobile version of the website does not have a place to input coupon codes, if you are unable to checkout on a computer please use pc or classic view of the website to checkout.

2) Please note that preorders and certain combo sets were removed from the site prior to the sale, they will return after the sale is over.

3) We reserve the right to limit quantities!

4) We can not add the coupon code to an order once an order has been placed, so please remember to use the coupon code! Coupon codes can not be added to pre-existing orders.

I’m very tempted to use the coupon code to add one of their dwindling stock of Azone dolls to my crew, this would be an amazing chance to get a great discount on any of the Pullips or other dolls as well if I didn’t already have them &&

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A darling little grim reaper? Pullip Keres!

I recently received Pullip Keres in the mail from Pullipstyle, my preferred retailer of Pullip. I haven’t really been photographing my dolls very much recently but she was the motivation I apparently needed to get and take some photos for the first time in well… a while!

Pullip Keres was the September Pullip release in Japan, Pullipstyle follows the American release schedule so they didn’t receive their Pullip Keres until about a week ago. Keres has a MSRP of 21,000 yen which is about $203 according to xe.com as of this writing, Pullipstyle had her for a little cheaper. I received my Keres last Monday unfortunately it was bitterly cold earlier in the week so I waited until later in the week to venture outside to take some photos of her. I had really been excited about her just from her promotonial photos but I was really delightfully surprised by how amazing she was in person. In a year packed with great doll releases, I think she is one of my two favorites it’s her and Veverka who while a very different release is also quite lovely and well-made.
A note if you will before continuing; I know photography in cemetaries can be a controversial subject for some, so this is a trigger warning so to speak several of the photos I took of Keres were taken in an old cemetary if this offends you please skip this review.


Please know that I meant no disrepect to anyone and I would never want to intrude on anyone’s grief so I would never personally use a “modern” cemetary. The most recent date of departure I could find was in the cemetary I chose to take photos at was I believe in the 1920s but most of the tombstones were so old that they were no longer readable. I live in New England so there are a lot of really old cemetaries that are just kind of around but forgotten about that no one really goes to anymore, this is one of two that I am aware of within really short walking distance of my home. I spent a lot of time in cemetaries as a youngster “visiting” various relatives so I have always found cemetaries to be kind of peaceful, calm and reflective spaces. No disrespect was meant and this was not consecrated ground ie. not a church cemetary. Anyway on to Keres…

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Keres in the box! First impression upon seeing her in the box was wow her wig is much more of a mix of silver/blue than anticipated from the protomotional photos! Well the wig fiber itself feels nice, the construction of the wig is a little weird leading to a bit of a gap in her bangs, I know this will probably vary a bit from doll to doll but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Keres Stock OutfitPullip Keres’ stock outfit consists of a fully lined cloak, dress, neck ruffle closure for the cape, leggings, boots, a belt, pannier, sythe and a vest for lack of a better term. Overall I was impressed by the quality of her stock outfit, her cloak is especially nice and has a good bit of weight to it and I love the detailing of the charm of the back. When I was taking the photos of her initially in my excitement to be outside and taking photos again I missed the neck ruffle in the box so I originally thought the lack of a closure was a bit of a letdown it was in fact operator error in this case ^^;
KeresThe only thing I would have changed about her stock is maybe not having the sythe’s blade be fabric, I would have preferred plastic (ideally metal but I know that wouldn’t be practical). I love the detailing of the chains hanging from the sythe but let’s face it she doesn’t look quite as intimidating with a plush blade, it just doesn’t look like she could do much damage with it.
Keres Face UpKeres has a really nice face up, her face up has a subdued dark palette but it makes her blue glittery eye chips with exaggerated shines pop that much more. I am especially fond of the ways her lips are shaded and the color, they are just very nicely done with some subdued maude tones sneaking in. I feel like it’s been way too long since we have had a darker themed release like this, I have seen some already heralding her as the second coming of Seila.
KeresA note as I know many people like to rebody their dolls for aesthetics or whatever other reasons- Kere’ skintone while not quite as pale as the MIO pale does have a bit of a pallor appearance and doesn’t match especially well with the standard obitsu tones so she would not be a terribly great candidate for receiving an obitsu.
KeresThis is the first shot of Keres that I took after I deboxed her and I think it is also one of my favorites from the shoot, just with the tombstones in the background it adds a bit of a menancing air to the shot.
IMG_7920I really love the cooler toned color palette of Keres, not just her face up but the silver with the icy blue streaks in her hair and I love that her dress is navy colored because it makes the black of the cape and the grey of her vest kind of pop that much more. I think that if her dress had been black a great deal of the detail on it would have been lost and the stock too overwhelmingly black, details would have been harder to discern especially in photos the navy coloring really lets you appreciate the nice little dress she has on underneath.
KeresI love the little bit of almost floral detailing on her cloak, it’s a nice little bit of added contrast. The inside of the cloak has a nice velvety texture, I must say that her cloak is quickly becoming a favorite stock piece.
KeresThe dress she has on underneath the cloak is quite nice as well, I love the lace. I am also quite fond of the vest, I especially like the chain detailing on it and how nicely it echoes the chains on her staff.
KeresWhoever designed Keres put together a nice well rounded release, it seems like the designer really thought about each aspect of the doll and they really took balance of both form and color into consideration. Keres just strikes me as a well thought out and balanced release, sometimes with the releases it strikes me that this design aspect could have been changed or that wig could have complemented the doll better but I’m really happy with her as is.
KeresMore photos of Pullip Keres can be seen on my flickr, if you find yourself wanting your very own Pullip Keres she is available to purchase via Pullipstyle, JPGroove and Groove’s Official Store . So will this darling little grim reaper make the cut in your collection?
More dark/gothic Pullips please Groove! Or a goth/emo Isul would also be perfection!

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It’s been a while since my last post, while I have at least been trying my best to keep the pages updated behind the scenes I haven’t made an actual post since, I think April? This has been a rough year both on a global scale with the pandemic and as well as on a personal level as I had a medical issue that took far too long to properly diagnosis and a rough recovery following surgery (further details on this are in the post if you care to read, possible too much medical information for some so trying to keep it vague here). I have been both been looking forward to and dreading making this post but I think it’s finally reached the point where I can focus on this and enjoy my dolls again.

I wanted to make this post not for sympathy but to apologize for my absence and say that I want to get started on posting reviews of dolls again! The arrival of Pullip Keres finally motivated me to go outside and take pictures this past week, I regret not posting more reviews earlier in the year when I was more active with taking doll photos so I’m hoping to maybe go back and post reviews for Pullips Claudia and Veverka at least.

I will say that as trying as the last few months have been it hasn’t all been grim, in June we unexpectedly had the opportunity to adopt a kitten who we have named Reese Pieces (daughter picked out the name because she has peanut butter and chocolate coloring). Reese has been a constant source of joy and been my cuddle buddy throughout my recovery, we nicknamed her nurse floof foot because she is extremely floofy feet and she was more or less glued to my side since I got home from the hospital. We had her for about a month when the above photo was taken, I can’t believe she is almost six pounds now the below photo was taken within the last week. Her hobbies include bird watching out the window, zoomies, the killing of moths (I swear kiddo intentionally lets them in the house for her) and climbing on her kitty tower.

Now would be a good place to stop reading if you are squeaming or just don’t feel you need to know the details beyond my having an abdominal surgery and a rough recovery.

I had been experiencing on and off abdominal pain for months, I have endometrisis and PCOS different doctors told me different things basically boiled down to “suck it up, buttercup” or “take midol”! Finally after a particularly brutal onslaught of pain (post-hurricane while we still didn’t have lights which was the extra cherry on the misery sundae) I went to the ER and they did an ultrasound, they found an extremely large cyst over 20cm in length that fully encapsulated my left ovary. Due to the pandemic and reduced surgery schedules here, it took me over a month from diagnosis to being able to get this damned thing out of me all the while I was arguing with my insurance company to make sure this would be covered which is a good thing because total costs would have been over $20k just for surgery not counting the presurgical work-ups and postsurgical follow-ups.

Two days before the operation the head surgeon decided that they wouldn’t be able to take the cyst out laproscopically and would basically need to give me a vertical cesaration section. I ended up having my left ovary and left fallopian tube completely removed, the cyst had grown so large that it had started to fuse with my abdominal wall and intenstines. They found another cyst in my fallopian tube that turned out to be not so much of a cyst but the remnants of an eptopic pregnancy I had and apparently lost at some point that we didn’t know about. Recovery has been rough, incision opened up a few times even with my not really doing anything physical and I devoloped allergies to nearly every means they tried to bandage the wound with leading to half dollar sized blisters. I have a new fairly gnarly scar that basically starts just under my rib cage goes all the way down through and down past my belly button. The surgery was on September 11th, an auspicious date to be sure and just in the last couple of weeks do I feel like I am more or less fully recovered.

I did try to keep my sense of humor through all this, we nicknamed the cyst Pedro after a former coworker that had a habit of popping up, being super annoying and basically would just get in the way and proceed to stay there. I had initially wanted to see photos of Pedro out of morbid curioisity and requested to do so but while my surgeon had been okay with this pre-op, post-operation she advised against it though apparently photos of Pedro will be used in medical texts because of how abnormal it was.

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Vocaloid x Pullip Yokohama Miku Doll Museum Exclusive @JPGroove

I noticed that JPGroove had recently opened a limited number of preorders for the Yokohama Doll Museum Exclusive Version of Pullip Miku, until now the only way to get her was to go to Yokohama Doll Museum in Japan yourself to buy her or make arrangements with someone in Japan to do so for you (which is the r oute I had to take to get mine ^^;). Let’s talk about Pullip Miku Yokohama Doll Museum Exclusive Version, she is a limited edition of 250 she was created especially for the Yokohama Doll Museum for a Vocaloid Miku Figure Exhibition that happened from December to January
Yokohama Doll Museum Miku is priced at $239.99 which includes shipping from Japan, while this isn’t exactly cheap the museum itself charges 23,760 yen for her and that doesn’t include whatever extra you had to pay/favors you had to call in with friends in Japan to get her so this is likely the best price anyone is going to be able to get for her.
Preorders close on the 19th of April, the dolls are being shipped directly from Japan on or around the 24th while she isn’t cheap I can tell you that this is likely going to be the cheapest way to get her if you want to add her to your collection.

JPGroove Preorders – here

For those of you waiting for Pullipstyle to stock her, Mike has already gone on record as saying that PS will not be offering her.

I have actually had a Yokohama Doll Museum Exclusive Version of Miku in my collection for a while now but it wasn’t until JPGroove announced the opening of their preorders that I realized, I had never really any owner photos of her so I figured now was a good of time as any to debox my Miku and share some photos of her!

Yokohama Miku

There have so many different outfits and costumes created for Miku over the years but I really loved this design in particular, I tend to really like nautical/sailor themes for outfits though. She comes cutely adorned with lots of little unique touches on her stock outfit like an anchor patch and a musical chain for lack of a better word (a chain belt featuring musical notes- perhaps she is singing a nautical theme!).
Yokohama Miku
I think she may actually be my favorite Miku released so far which is saying a lot because I think she is the fifth version of the character (Miku, Snow Miku, Sakura Miku, Lol Miku) although an argument could be made for the original Miku Pullip as being Miku in her most iconic form, I like that this a unique Miku that I don’t have a bunch of figures, nendoroids etc featuring her wearing the exact same outfit.
Yokohama Miku
She’s just so darn cute! I have lots more pictures of Yokohama Miku on my flickr don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to add her to your collection via JPGroove.
Ta-ta for now!
Yokohama Miku

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