Angelic Pretty is a clothing company specializing in lolita clothing, Groove has collaborated with them to release a number of dolls wearing miniature versions of real Angelic Pretty designs over the years. Angelic Pretty collaboration dolls include Pullips Sfoglia & Prupate, Dals Maretti, Joujou & Chantilly and Byuls Cocotte & Sucre as well as two fashion sets Decoration Dream Sax Version Set & Sugary Carnival Black Version. A few years ago, Groove collaborated with Angelic Pretty to release a carrying case designed for Pullips. The original MSRP for the carrying case was 9030 Yen.
JPGroove recently listed a number of older yet awesome items on their website for very nice prices including the Angelic Pretty Doll Case, it is priced at $59.99 and their free shipping within the US special has been extended through New Year’s Eve. JPGroove sent me one of the doll cases to review here as there was unfortunately not a whole lot of information about the case or owner photos of it.
I had a few lovely assistants volunteer to help me review the case, my primary assistant is Pullip Canele. While she is not an Angelic Pretty collaboration doll, she is quite lovely.
Let’s take a closer look….
Here is a picture of Canele with the Angelic Pretty case so you can get a sense of scale/size.
Initial impressions, the case is very beautiful and I absolutely love the Chocolate Mint theme. It does not seem to be as heavy duty as the Rozen Maiden doll case but it is actually designed to be a lightweight, functional doll transportable doll case as well as being stylish. While you do not need to be a lolita to enjoy this (I’ll personally pass on any/all dresses or skirts) if you also happened to be a doll collector it would definitely enhance and accentuate the look.
Close up of the latch.
Close up of the hinges, these are pretty sturdy. You can also see where the adjustable strap would attach in this photo.
The chair is a removable fixture, the chair itself is three pieces (seat and two armrests) that are attached to each other with velcro and then the chair itself attaches to the case via velcro. There is also a removable seat belt-like strap that keeps Pullip safe and secure during her travels.
Disassembly shot, this shot is to better illustrate how everything comes apart. Canele is holding the removable strap from the chair. The chair and the armrests are constructed of a lightweight material which I believe to be compressed cardboard, it is not as nicely constructed as the Rozen Maiden case but honestly I feel like it was a very practical choice. If I was going to haul around a doll with me all day I wouldn’t want the case to weigh a ton as it is this case is already almost 3lbs before I put a doll and whatever clothes/accessories she needs in it. The seats and the tops of the armrests all have a little bit of cushioning.
Canele is all secured and ready to travel! I love the contrast of the chocolate brown and the mint colors with gold detailing on the inside of the case. I also think that the small mirror is an adorable addition to the case.
Now all you need to do is to attach the adjustable strap to the case….
and we are ready to go…
But wait, there is more! The Angelic Pretty case also features some hidden storage compartments so Pullip can bring along whatever clothing/accessories she needs (within reason, of course).
Hina Ichigo wanted to show off some of the secret little storage compartments, there are a total of three the seat as well as both of the armrests all have one. The compartments are very handy for taking along whatever else dolly provisions you may require.
I’m not sure I would recommend storing ice cream in there, Hina Ichigo!
So that’s where I left Kunkun!
It’s almost time to watch Detective Kunkun now so we really must be going!
Verdict: The Angelic Pretty Chess Chocolate Mint Pullip Case is stylish yet functional way to carry around a doll with you for photoshoots/taking that special favorite doll with you to a doll meet. It’s a really great looking piece, it is not as sturdy as the Rozen Maiden case BUT it is actually designed and intended to safely and securely carry a doll plus all the little storage compartments make it very handy for actually taking a doll out.
Where can I get it? The doll case is currently available through JPGroove here for $59.99 and they offering a free shipping within the US promotion until 12/31 (originally 12/24 but it was extended by a week). A big thank you to JPGroove for providing one to be reviewed here.