Groove updated their blog again during the night, more pictures of the forthcoming Rozen Maiden Suigintou were uploaded. She will be released May (June here in the US) and has a MSRP of 16000 yen.
Let’s start with the Alice game Now I’m sorry to have kept you waiting
This release of Pullip Suigintou is much more faithful to the manga design, the 2013 Rozen Maiden Zurückspulen TV series on which the doll’s design is based was a lot more faithful to the manga than previous TV series.
Suigintou has removable wings. The wings seem to be a bit smaller this time around, the old ones were kind of cumbersome especially when trying to get the doll on a stand so I’m not really complaining about it.
The headband looks a lot nicer this time around, the old one wasn’t as nicely made.
I love how intricate the back of her dress looks.
I do love what I can see of the face up.
If you order Suigintou from the official Rozen Maiden goods shop TBS before April 20th, you get the exclusive special item the “feather of privilege” which just looks like a black feather to me. The Jun plush that TBS offered with Sparrow/Shinku previously was a lot more tempting but considering I would have to go through an ordering service to order from TBS directly to get the feather I don’t think it would be worth it especially since for the amount it would cost me I could buy many, many feathers from like AC Moore.
I have kind of mixed feelings about this release, don’t get me wrong I love Rozen Maiden and I love the doll but I already have Rozen Maiden Pullips the 2014 Shinku was a cool idea but I’m kind of hoping that this new series of dolls ends with Suigintou so we can see more original releases versus more rereleases. A lot of collectors complained when the original Rozen Maiden series was released because they dominated the release schedule for almost an entire year, I don’t think re-releases of all the dolls would be well received by the Pullip community. I’ll get this release one way or another but if they continue to do re-releases I’ll probably end up skipping at least some of them ^^;