Normally I wait for Groove to release all the details about a new release via their blog before I cover it but seeing how Pullip Laura is already available for preorder, I figured it was about time that I featured her here.
Pullip Laura is based on the cover doll featured on the cover of Dolly Japan Volume 2. The second volume of Dolly Japan featured an article focusing on Pullip in Europe, so it makes sense that the gorgeous doll on the cover belonged to a British doll photographer and artist Laura/Pure_Embers. The doll’s make up is by @Babybee (the make up is the same as Pullip Seila who was previously released as a part of the Creator’s Label series) and the outfit is by Momolita.
Pullip Laura has a MSRP of 18000 yen (approximately $153.12 USD as of this writing). She is set for a February release in Japan, we will not get her here in the US until approximately one month later as it takes Pullip approximately one month to make her journey from Japan to the US.
As much I am not necessarily a fan of Groove reusing a face up, Laura is a very solid release and I even prefer her over the original Seila by styling her differently she really becomes someone new and very different than the original Seila. I think Laura is a really great release and that she will end up being a very popular release.
Laura debuts a new style of eye chip, they are supposed to be similar to glass eyes in bjds. This is not the most flattering picture unfortunately, they do look good in all of the other shots though. I’m happy Groove is trying something different and new at least.
The one thing I really would have changed with Laura is her eyebrows they really bother me, her eyebrows seem too timid for such a bold girl not to mention they don’t really match her wig color that well. I wish her eyebrows were a bit more mischievous or maybe even downright wicked like Jaldet’s.
Laura comes with a corset, skirt, panties, stockings with garters and boots. The stock is slightly simplified compared to how she appears on the cover of Dolly Japan, the corset is no longer as fitted and the gloves are a bit different as well from a production standpoint it probably would have been too hard to reproduce on a grand scale or not cost effective. I absolutely love and adore her design.
The wig is a mix of rich wine color and black, the style looks pretty interesting and I like the mix of colors a lot.
The back of the outfit looks pretty impressive as well, I’m really impressed with the level of detail with the level of detail with this release. The wig looks even more impressive from the back than it does the front.
Verdict: I love the gothic circus theme so I’ll probably end up getting Pullip Laura eventually.
Laura is available for preorder via Pullipstyle, she is priced at $135 and will be released in March.