Dal Heiwa was released in November of last year, I received her as a bit of a belated Christmas present from Mr. Klein. Heiwa is part of the Creator’s Label series where Groove partners with different doll customizers from around the world to release a doll based on their creation. Poison Girl is a Spanish Pullip customizer who previously customized a Pullip for the “We ♥ (Love) Pullip 10th Anniversary Party” event. Both dolls are named Heiwa and have very similar styles but as Groove stated on their blog “even if she uses the same dress and hairband, Dal will never be like Pullip BECAUSE They’re different dolls with a very different expression, style and design needs”.
This is only the second time that Groove has partnered with a customizer from overseas for a Creator’s Label release. It’s really nice to see different visions from around the world and see lots of customizers perspectives on Pullip (and Dal). Poison Girl definitely has a very unique and lovely vision.
Dal Heiwa comes with the standard stand, a card, a dress, a cardigan, pannier, tights, leg warmers, shoes and of course her deer headband. I believe the deer headband is made of wood, I expected it to be flimsy but was surprised how nice it was. The overall quality on the stock is nice, there are a lot of really nice little details like the lace on her skirt plus her cardigan is simply too cute. I’m not wild about the beige color of the dress I would have preferred a pale pink or green but the design itself is nice.
Heiwa’s wig is really nice too, it’s very soft. The wig is pale pink with a layer underneath in a darker shade of pink .
Heiwa has one of the most unique Dal face ups, she really personifies Poison Girl’s style. Heiwa is a very blushy girl, they way she is blushed is not something normally seen on Pullips it is a popular style with BJDs. I was surprised how well the blushing suited Dal’s sculpt. I love the colors that were used for her face up, they complement each other nicely. The lips are done in a very different style with a little heart in the middle, while it’s certainly not something I would like to see on every doll I think it works for this particular doll very nicely.
It is worth noting that Heiwa has pale blue freckles on either side of her face, I actually think they are very cute but didn’t remember seeing them in the official Groove photos so I thought it was worth mentioning.
Heiwa is a special girl, she doesn’t feel like a stock doll to me she almost feels like an art piece with all of her delicate little flourishes.
I definitely recommend Heiwa to all Dal lovers out there as she is just too precious.
I named my Heiwa, Deerie Lu. As soon as the first promotional photos of Heiwa surfaced, I decided that I must have her and that she would be my Deerie Lu. It’s rare for me to have a name already picked out that far in advance, so it really speaks highly of her that I was that excited about her at promo time.
I ended up doing something a little bit different this time and decided to take Heiwa outside
to play in the snow for photos, I can’t remember the last time I actually took doll photos outside. Some of the photos in this review are from today’s romp in the snow and some were taken a few weeks ago with my portable camera tent.
Some additional pictures of Dal Heiwa are up on my flickr and remember you can always get your own Dal Heiwa via Pullipstyle.