Groove has announced the second doll in their new Premium Pullip line via their blog early this morning, it’s a new monochromatic version of Pullip Romantic Alice. The Premium Pullip line purportedly will release new versions of beloved releases which will incorporate new designs and higher quality materials; Pullip Romantic Alice Monochromatic Version will only be the second entry in the line the first doll was Pullip Kiyomi mint ice version who I previously blogged about here.
Pullip Romantic Alice was originally released in 2011 as two different version models, the original blue version as well as a pink version whose release followed shortly after both dolls had a MSRP of 13000 yen each. Both dolls are currently available for purchase via Pullipstyle. The new doll Pullip Romantic Alice Monochrome Version is set for a May release in Japan (June here in the US) and has a MSRP of 20000 yen which is about $190 as of this writing. The new doll’s design is said to have been completely supervised by Mango Park herself, for those of you unfamiliar with her she is the almighty creator of Pullip and the head of Ars Gratia Artis.
The chess pieces say there would be white and black and gray! ….. Mood I everything is strange in this world
Romantic Alice Monochrome version appears to come with a fanciful head dress, it’s a bit over the top for my taste but I love her overall monochrome color scheme it makes me regret not picking up Pullip Classical Alice Sepia version when I had the chance! I think of the three color schemes the monochrome version is by far my favorite.
The dress hiding underneath all the ruffles off the apron is actually very pretty, it is nicely detailed and I especially love the structure of the bodice .
I absolutely love what I can see of her face up. I love the contrast of her blue eyes against all the grey tones of her face up, it creates a brilliant pop of color. I love her lips which almost seem to have a bit of a purplish undertone.
Just look at all those details, she even appears to have really metal pieces incorporated into her stock outfit just like the original releases.
The back view of the outfit.
Verdict: WHY ISN’T THIS UP FOR PREORDER VIA PULLIPSTYLE YET? I will be preordering them the second she becomes available via PS. I will be sure to update as more news becomes available. I hope all the releases in the new Pullip Premium line are this strong! Or maybe I don’t, my wallet doesn’t like how dangerous this is becoming.