JPGroove has finally revealed their upcoming SDCC exclusive Pullips , they have once again partnered with DC comics to bring us dolls based on characters from their comics. Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman have been released at previous comic conventions, Pullip Wonder Woman was released at SDCC 2012 and then Pullip Harley Quinn was released a few months later at NYCC 2012. This year Groove is releasing new versions of Pullip Harley Quinn and Pullip Wonder Woman as their SDCC exclusives, fortunately if you are unable to attend SDCC they are also available for preorder via their website. Harley Quinn and Wonder Woman are priced at $155.99 each via JPGroove‘s website (I’m not sure how much they will be priced at SDCC) and will be shipped out in late August. I will say traditionally that post-SDCC Pullipstyle has also sold the SDCC exclusives but they haven’t said anything publicly about this pair yet.
Let’s take a look at the releases!
Groove went for a very sweet iteration of Wonder Woman, it’s a bit unexpected but I think it works for her it looks like Wonder Woman’s traditional costume but dressed up. Looking at the pictures closely, I don’t think she is actually wearing a dress it looks like a corset and skirt combination. Looking closely at the skirt it looks very similar to that of Pullip Cornice’s but in a more fitting blue and stars color scheme which makes me wonder if she has some blue starred panties hiding underneath. Her tiara has become a head wrap and I love that her gloves are reminiscent of her silver gauntlets, I like that they really drew inspiration from her original design and dressed it up. The red fishnets definitely contrast with her overall sweet look but I think that they work with the heels.Wonder Woman comes with her trusty Lasso of Truth as an accessory.
Wonder Woman’s face up looks the same or similar to the face up of the original version link I will say the colors in this promotional photo look to be a bit amped up in editing so I don’t think her lips will be quiet so crimson in real life. I really love her smokey eye makeup and her really strong eyebrows those were always two of my favorite things abot the original. The eyechips appear to be darker than the original’s but I think with the star detailing they actually suit her much better. Her wig appears to the same type of black and blue mixture as the original’s.
I should probably preface this part by saying that Harley Quinn is probably my all-time favorite comic book character, I remember being fascinated by her back when I was kid watching her introduction in the animation series. I loved Harley Quinn so much that I commissioned Requiemart to do a custom of her years before Groove made the character into a doll.
I absolutely love and adore the boots in alternate colors, they look to be really awesome stompy boots too! I like that her neckline/collar is somewhat reminiscent of her like normal neck ruffle that she wears on her classic costume likewise the shirt cuffs poking out of her jacket kind of remind me of her little wrist ruffles in her classic costume. The fishnets are definitely something I could see Harley Quinn wearing. The red and black streaks in her hair are nice too though I wish there were more of them or maybe that the streaks were a little bit thicker. I love that the skirt has her trademark diamond pattern on it and the colors of the skirt, I kind of wish it had less of an opening in the front because it makes me wonder if she is hiding like shorts underneath. Overall she seems to have a little bit of a circus-y vibe to her especially with the jacket which is kind of fitting when you think about it as she is a clown albeit a murderous and psychotic one.
I feel like Groove overlooked the chance to give Harley Quinn an accessory that would have coordinated well with her look as well as been very much in character for her, she needs a croquet mallet it would have been a nice nod to her trademark hammer and matched the outfit nicely.
From what I can see of the face up it looks the same or very similar to that of the original NYCC Harley Quinn Pullip link, I will say that the eyes appear a darker shade of blue than that those of the original. I wish that a picture had been posted without the mask so we could see more of her pretty face! I love the way that her lips are painted it gives them the appearance of a different shape even though it’s the same mold. I’m curious about Harley Quinn’s skin tone as the original release had a very pale faceplate but the rest of her including the backplate were more of a normal skintone pic: here really staring at the pictures it looks like her hands are more of a normal skintone
I have so many questions about these releases, it’s going to be a long wait until their preorders ship in August. I’m really curious how like Harley Quinn’s costume in particular is constructed, is it a dress or are they separate pieces that can be mixed and matched or not. I wish there were more pictures of them! I also wonder how limited they are, I love information and the more of it available to me the better it helps me plan things better like how quickly I need to lockdown my preorders in on these. I hope that owner photos surface shortly after SDCC as otherwise I’m not sure how I’ll survive until then. I wish news of these two had come out sooner I’ve already confirmed my orders with my SDCC helpers this year and between Mattel and Funko my funds are pretty much spoken for.
Remember if you can not attend SDCC they can be preordered via JPGroove.
Wonder Woman: link
Harley Quinn: link
Again, I’m so grateful for PayPal pay after delivery. I had to pre-order both, even though I have a few dolls on layaway and I’m looking forward to some upcoming releases. I really love these dolls. I really like how they aren’t just a Pullip in a costume. They really look like a morph of the character and Pullip. Not that I’m complaining about the last ones, I have them and really like them, but I think they Groove hit these right out of park capturing the essence of Pullip and WW and HQ. I can’t wait to see them in person.