Groove announced two new Rozen Maiden Pullips via their blog today. A new version of Pullip Shinku as well as Sparrow who was the winner of Baby the Star Shine Bright’s design a new Rozen Maiden doll contest (BtSSB contest announcement can be seen here , Groove’s announcement seems to have been on their old blog as I can’t seem to find it now ^^; ).
Scans from the Gothic & Lolita Bible issue where the winner was revealed
Very cute illustration of Shinku and the winning doll design by Peach Pitt the original creators of Rozen Maiden.
Apparently there will also be a human sized version of Sparrow’s outfit released by Baby the Stars Shine Bright as well.
Groove’s blog entry almost seemed to be implying that the dolls would be a TBS shop exclusive which filled my heart with dread as there has only been one other TBS shop exclusive who coincidentally was also a Rozen Maiden Kirakishou. Thankfully reading of the translated doll’s listings on the site (Shinku’s listing & Sparrow’s listing) it seems that only the bonus Jun Plush is exclusive to TBS shop. All the doll promo shots are from the TBS Shop listings.
Which while the Jun plush is adorable, I can live without it.
Both dolls have a MSRP of 16,800 yen, as of right now they are only listed for sale at TBS shop but it is my hope they will be more widely available.
Shinku was my first Pullip way back in March of 2007, I love Rozen Maiden so it is what got me into Pullips so of course I’m excited about a new Shinku. I love the original version of Shinku but this one looks even more refined than the original release. This will be a great chance to get a Shinku for everyone that missed out on the previous one plus she’s different enough for fans of the show to still want one even if they have the original.
The colors in the photo look a bit off but it looks like Shinku has a lot more color in her lips this time around, I love her eyes they remind me of the animetic eyes that they use in Dollfie Dreams.
The details all look pretty great.
Sparrow is the contest winner of the design a Rozen Maiden contest. She is not in the manga and/or anime series that I am aware of. I was kind of hoping that the winner would be an orange themed girl but Sparrow is very sweet.
marshmallow soft and ribbon dance! Because I need even a teardrop!
The feeling …..
I’m hoping that better pictures of both dolls will surface soon, I will post as soon I find out more details about the pair and/or photos.