Doll Carnival was held this past Sunday in Japan, there was a lot of interesting news for pullip collectors this year.
Pullip’s long awaited baby brother Isul has finally been revealed. Isul, was actually first announced alongside Byul and a still as of yet unseen best friend of pullip. The first Isul release is Apollo, he is the final doll in the Steampunk line.
Apollo is scheduled for a 2/2012 release but his release schedule beyond that is a mystery. It’s not known if he will be a monthly release or if he will be added into the rotation with byul and taeyang (meaning there could now only four taeyangs/byuls a year :O). Unfortunately being part of the Steampunk line means he is limited to 2000 as well as being the not so fantastic price of 15,750 yen.
He is rather pretty for a boy ^^; I am curious if they actually are giving him a unique body or if they just giving him a dal/byul body.
Other interesting news from Doll Carnival… More Angelic Pretty collaborations are on the way, this time there are even minis to match :O
I believe this set comes out in March, so obviously I need to demand the entire set for my birthday hehe ^^; Pullip/Dal/Byul are collaborations so are all priced at 13,650 yen each, I am curious about the minis though as I do not believe we have really seen collaboration minis before so I am not sure what their price will be like.
Prupate is the pullip, she looks like a crazy lolita ringmaster to me. I think I would have liked her a lot more if her stock wasn’t red but then again any color is better than the omg pink of Sfoglia, at least they are attempting to mix up the colors now a bit.
JouJou is the dal, I absolutely love her name. I think JouJou is adorable but she perhaps too reminiscent of previous Angelic Pretty dal Maretti. Again, I am glad they moved away from the pink, I love aqua color of her outfit.
Sucre is the byul and she is far and away my favorite from this set; I like her stock the best and her two-tone cotton candy wig is absolutely amazing. As much as I hate to admit it the byul is my favorite ^^;
The Angelic Pretty petites are Luce (pullip) and Lepupu (dal).