Groove officially announced Pullips Canele & Varele today. Photos have been teased of Canelle for a while now and most people assumed she was to be the Doll Carnival exclusive doll for this year, what I don’t think anyone was expecting was that she has a twin! Both Canele & Varele have a MSRP of 18000 yen each.
Doll Carnival is a yearly one-day only event dedicated to Pullip hosted by Groove (previously by Jun Planning). The first Doll Carnival was held in 2007, normally new and upcoming doll releases are shown off at these events as well as prototypes that may or may not eventually become releases. Every year that has been a doll released as a carnival exclusive (2007 Dal Jouet, 2008 Pullip Isolde, 2009 Dal Chanti, 2010 Pullips Chloi & Clara & Dal Sweet Risa, 2011 Pullip LOL Miku, 2012 Pullips Princess Sapphire, Rche, Nanette & Tokidoki Luna ) . This year Doll Carnival will be held at the 9th floor of Hankyu Umeda Osaka head office.
Feel Like So: Merry-go-round that turns to something round and round, Carnival is coming today, Now, such a mood ….. Let’s enjoy together
I’ve been fawning over Pullip Canele since Groove first posted her picture last month, I absolutely adore her and will stop at nothing to bring this girl home. She reminds me a bit of Pullip Classical White Rabbit.
Feel Like So: Let’s take dance hand-in-hand, And the 1st carnival today. Mood such ….. you continue around to fit the rondo
Varele is the new girl, she is a cooler palette swap of Canele. Both of their face ups, wigs and stock outfits seem to be pretty much identical except for color and patterns on the stock. Both girls are gorgeous but I find I have a slight preference for Canele.
At this point it is assumed that these two will be the Doll Carnival exclusives but I should note that the wording towards the end of Groove’s post was a little weird and it sort of implies that Canele will be later for general sale at a later date/time and that details about this would be forthcoming- as soon as I find out any additional information about Canele’s release I will update this post.