Pullip FAQ

Question- What is a Pullip?

Answer- Pullip is an Asian fashion doll. Pullip has a very large head in relation to her body, her head is roughly 1/3 scale while her body is 1/6 scale. What really makes Pullip stand out is her unique eye mechanism that allows her to look from side and side as well as blink (on newer releases starting with Rei they have “sleep eyes” where the eyes can remain closed as opposed to only being to wink/blink). Pullip is currently manufactured by Groove though she was originally produced by Jun Planning prior to their bankruptcy in early 2009. Pullip debuted in 2003 and over ten years later she is still going strong! Over 200+ unique Pullip dolls have been released over the years. One of the things that really makes Pullip special is how easy to customize her you can change her wig/eye chips/body and even her face up. Pullip is approximately 12 inches tall.

Question- What are the other dolls in the “Pullip family”?
Answer- The first doll released in the Pullip line other than Pullip herself was Pullip’s boyfriend Namu.
Namu was debuted in February 2004. Namu had a very angular face and was not very popular so he was discontinued in May of 2005 after only seven releases. Namu is approximately 14 inches tall.
287/365- Steampunk Taeyang GyroPullip quickly replaced Namu with her new boyfriend Taeyang. Interestingly, Taeyang uses the same body as Namu though the head sculpt is unique. Taeyang debuted in March of 2006 and is still with Pullip/being actively released after all these years! So far over 50 different Taeyangs have been released. Taeyang is approximately 14 inches tall.
109/365- Heidi (Dal Dotori)Taeyang’s younger sister Dal joined the line soon after Taeyang’s release. Dal debuted in October of 2006 and she is still released today though her releases have become more infrequent recently. Dal is approximately 10 inches tall.
FataByul was the next doll to be introduced, she debuted in December of 2008. Byul is Dal’s best friend. Byul and Dal share the same body type. Byul’s release schedule has become increasingly sporadic. Byul is approximately 10 inches tall.
Midnight Deja VuPullip’s younger brother Isul debuted in February of 2011. Isul is roughly 11 inches tall.
The visitorThe newest member of the Pullip family is Yeolume, who was introduced in 2013. She is Pullip’s future daughter and unlike the other dolls in the Pullip family has a bendy body with limited articulation rather than an articulated body. Yeolume is also unique because unlike the other dolls in the line she is produced by AGA themselves.
97/365 Jolly RogerThere are also a number of miniature dolls in the line, there have been two different versions of Little Pullips (old style and a newer redesigned style), Little Dals as well as Angel Pullips and Dals. There has now been a single Little Taeyang released as well as a few Little Byuls. More information about Little Pullips can be found here, more information about the Angel Pullips/Dals can be seen here.

Question- How often are Pullips released?
A- Pullip is released once a month with periodic limited edition releases. The other dolls used to follow more of a set release schedule but their releases have become more sporadic. Namu is discontinued, his predecessor Taeyang is still being released periodically (previously he was on a bi-monthly schedule). Dal was previously released bi-monthly then released monthly and now her releases have become more sporadic with only two being released in all of 2014. Byul was previously released every other month but her releases have become extremely sporadic, there were two Byul releases in July 2013 but no other releases until January of 2014. There have not been any new Little Pullip and Little Dal releases announced for over a year, so they are more than likely discontinued.

Question- Is there somewhere I can see a complete list of all the released Pullips? Dals? Taeyangs? Namu ? Byul? Isul? Yeolume? Little Pullips and Little Dals?
Answer- Please click on the following links for release lists  Pullip : Taeyang : Dal : Byul : Isul : YeolumeNamu  : Little Pullip (Old) : Little Pullip + : Little Dal: Little Byul : Little Taeyang : Docolla

Question- Are Pullips (and friends) considered to be bjds?
Answer- No, Pullip and the other members of the Pullip doll line (Namu/Taeyang/Dal/Isul/Byul/Yeolume) are fashion dolls. Bjd means ball jointed doll they are strung, have ball joints and are usually but not always made out of resin. This does not make Pullip in anyway inferior to bjds it just means they are a different type of doll.

Question- I saw a picture of a doll at Doll Carnival/on Groove’s blog but I don’t see it on the release list? 
Answer- What you more than likely saw was a custom doll produced for Doll Carnival/I❤ Pullip event. I am currently working on a compiling a list of all the different Doll Carnival customs/one-off dolls that can be seen here.

Question-Where can I buy Pullips?
Answer- I can not recommend Pullipstyle highly enough, they are absolutely amazing sellers based in the US who have very reasonable prices and top-notch customer service. I have bought over 100 dolls from them without complaint and would recommend them without hesitation to everyone. JPGroove is the US Pullip distributor, their prices tend to be slightly higher than Pullipstyle’s but they offer some really nice specials from time to time. Other stores in the US that carry a small selection of Pullip include Denverdoll, Entertainment Earth, PopFuzz, Toyslogic and Doll Peddler prices kind of vary though. If you are outside of the US HobbylinkJapan and Hobbysearch may work out to be cheaper to you once shipping is factored in. I will say that HLJ’s packaging can sometimes leave something to be desired, I once purchased an Uncanricky from them. Uncanricky was shipped via EMS, unfortunately she was not packaged very well and I was quite dismayed to see her staring back at me through a giant gaping hole in the package. There is a forum primarily devoted to buying/selling/trading Pullip secondhand called Dolly Market. Please note all the stores/sites listed above are places I have personally bought dolls from before; there are other sites/stores where Pullip is sold such as Plasticpop but that I have not any personal experience doing business with.

Question -Are there any physical stores where I can buy Pullip in the United States?
Answer- Pullips are hard to find in stores in the US, I’ve almost always managed to spot a few lurking in the dealer’s room at various Anime conventions though not surprisingly it’s almost always anime collaborations that I do find. In the past, I’ve found a Pullip or two lurking at Japanese bookstores/anime stores but they were almost always overpriced like 2 x MSRP. As of this writing, PopFuzz is the only store that carries a selection of Pullips that I have visited that is still open. They are located in New York, their prices are very reasonable but I believe that you can only shop for Pullips there by appointment now. Previously there was a store in Waltham, MA called Animadness that carried a good variety of older/newer dolls, they were somewhat local to me but they unfortunately have since closed T_T . I also visited Angelicdreamz in New York which carried a small selection of Pullips but they have since closed as well.

Q- You used some terms I am unfamiliar what does ____ mean?
A- These are some common doll terms that may cause some confusion to people new to the hobby or non-doll people ^^;

Ars Gratis Artis/AGA– Mango Park’s design company that is responsible for many Pullip designs their website can be seen here. They are also responsible for the creation of Yeolume.
Bait Doll sold or bought for the express purpose of customizing, is usually flawed in some way.
BDD Bad Dolly Deals watchdog group for dolly deals gone wrong (highly suggested reading)
Cheonsang Cheonha Korean Company that created Pullip as well as the other sculpts for the Pullip series of dolls.
Custom If the doll has had almost all/all of its stock elements changed and is no longer recognizable as the original doll
Customized Doll has been partially customized, it is still somewhat recognizable as it’s stock doll but irreversible changes have been made to it’s face up (ie. lips repainted)
Grail Most desired dream doll normally limited or extremely expensive older release ie. Noir, Fantastic Alice etc.
GrooveThe company that took over Pullip production after Jun Planning declared bankruptcy in spring of 2009.
JP Jun Planning- the original company that made pullips before ownership of pullip was sold to Groove Inc. during the spring of 2009
LE– Limited Edition- Doll is made in smaller numbers than usual and may be exclusive to an event or store.
Mango Park -The creator of Pullips.
Mint– A mint doll is a factory perfect doll. It has no flaws, it’s outfit is perfect. Not all new dolls are mint. For example, dolls that are factory-flawed, even if NRFB, are not mint.
MIO– Make It Own- A line of products released by Groove including everything from blank doll bases to wigs to clothes, ideal for customizing!
MIB Mint in Box
NRFB Not Removed From the Box. Doll has not been removed from the box.
Played With Doll has been played with/handled and is no longer mint
Rewigged Doll has received a new wig
Rechipped Doll has received new eyechips
RebodiedDoll has rebodied with a different body other than it’s stock body
OOAK One of a kind. The doll is a one of a kind custom
Split Splitting a doll is an agreement between two people to split the doll and it’s respective cost up. Generally one person agrees to take the doll and the other  agrees to take the stock, the bulk of the split cost is normally to be beared by the person receiving the doll. The normal split percentage is 60/40 for normal releases & 55/45 for collaborations but rates may vary depending on popularity of a doll’s stock (ie. some doll stock is so unpopular you can’t give it away).
StockThe clothing/accessories that originally came with the doll

Question- Which doll should I get as my first?
Answer- That is a difficult question as it is different for everyone, first some general suggestions –
– If you are in market for a new doll I highly recommend buying from Pullipstyle, they are a very reliable seller with top-notch customer service.
– If you are looking to customize immediately I highly recommend MIO (Make it Own) kits which are blank Pullips you put together yourself and are ideal for customizing.
– Dolls I would personally recommend as good starters include: Kiyomi, Merl, Regeneration Paja, Ally,  Paulia, Heiwa, Lizbel, Horizon & Mao  . Why these dolls? They are great dolls as is if you wish to keep your dolls completely stock but they also have great potential for making them your own (rewigging/rechipping). I also based my choice on quality/versatility of stock, tried to avoid dolls with overly fussy wigs. I also tried to avoid collaborations somewhat and pick dolls that were more reasonably priced. Again these are just suggestions, I highly recommend going through and looking at all the different releases before making a decision. There is a group on flickr Pullippedia which serves as a directory to groups dedicated to each pullip release (you do not need to be a member of flickr to browse the groups but you do to comment/post) that is a great resource for owner photos of pullips, I highly recommend looking at owner photos as the promotional fliers sometimes don’t accurately portray the doll. Keep in mind some dolls are easier to get a hold of than others, the original Kirakishou is a gorgeous doll but is limited and is quite sought after/expensive so she is probably not the most realistic choice for a first doll.

Question: What Age are Pullips appropriate for? 
Answer: I see a lot of people googling for this and ending up here ^^;. The back of the box says 16 years old but there is really no cut and dry answer as every kid is different. Pullips have fragile bodies and a complex eye mechanism in their heads, they are also relatively expensive so use your common sense when deciding whether or not to buying a Pullip would be appropriate for your child.

Originally the Pullip community was primarily comprised of women in their mid-to late twenties, it has shifted a bit downwards more recently so college age tends to be the new norm.

Question- I have heard P.U.D.D.L.E. mentioned what is it?
Answe- Puddle is Pullip and Dal Doll Lovers Event. Puddle is a convention for Pullip lovers hosted by the very devoted fan, Truefan. It takes place in the Chicago, Illinois area every year some time in early June. I was lucky enough to attend Puddle in 2013 you can read my write up of it here.

Question: I’ve heard you mention something about a Doll Carnival, what the heck is that?
Answer: Starting winter of 2007, Jun Planning started hosting a yearly one day event to show off new and upcoming dolls as well as prototypes. It has been held ever year since then and there have even been exclusive LE dolls available only to those attending the event. There was no Doll Carnival in 2014.

Question: I want a custom Pullip, how do I go about getting a custom Pullip?
Answer: There are a couple of different approaches to get custom dolls.

Do it yourself! The easiest way to is to customize the dolls yourself, all you need is a MIO (Make it Own) kit and the right supplies. If you are thinking about customizing a doll yourself be realistic about your skill set and don’t try customizing a doll unless you can afford to destroy the doll you are working on. I highly recommend Requiemart‘s site as it has many tutorials on customizing.

Commission it! I have also commissioned custom dolls by Requiemart, papermoonpixie, myufish and zerohour269. Generally speaking if you want to commission a custom, you need to provide the base doll and supplies such as wig and eye chips for the customizer unless you work some other type of arrangement out. You also want to give your customizer as many descriptions/details about what you are looking for as possible. Some customizers are better at certain things than others, look at their portfolio/previous dolls see what their skill set is. There is no set in stone commission rate, some customizers will charge more than others and some are not always open to taking commissions (they could have a lot of other dolls they are working on at the moment and are unwilling to take on more work at the moment for example).

Just buy the damn thing already!  Customs can be found at Etsy, eBay and dolly market. Of course sometimes, the perfect doll is already out in the world waiting for you! For example I happened to find Requiemart‘s X/1999 custom Hinoto for sale on secondary market. It is kind of luck of the draw of when/if the doll ever happens to pop up for sale and if funds allow at the time.  If there is a custom I am really in love with I will make a mental note of who the owner is and keep a keen eye on their sales threads just in case. It is considered very rude to contact the owner of a doll and ask to buy it unless they have stated intentions of selling, don’t pest the current owner.

As a note it is important to remember that custom dolls are unique they are literally one a kind (OOAK) , popular characters are obviously going to have several customs based off of them but even then your custom needs to remain your own, make it unique! While it is okay to be inspired by the work of others straight up copying a doll isn’t cool and is frowned on within the doll community.

Questions about Releases
Q- Which dolls are limited and how limited were they?
A- List of limited edition dolls broken down by just how limited they are-
LE12: Pullips: Enjoy Carol & Enjoy Arietta
LE50: Taeyangs: Demon Kogure, Xenon Ishikawa, Sgt. Luke Takamyra, Raiden Yuzawa &  Jail O’hashi
LE68: Pullip Bloody Red Lolli Version
LE80: Taeyang Black Jack Variant
LE250 Pullip Super Stella & Dal Vendettina
LE300 Pullips: Leprotto, Savon, Happy Birthday Pullip 1 & 2, Isolde, Lala, Sala, Sola, Yuki (Poster & Movie Versions), & Myra; Namus: Happy Birthday Namu 1 & 2; Dals: Jouet & Chanti; Taeyang Mi-chan Special Version
LE400: Pullips: Batgirl (SDCC & WF Versions), Catwoman (SDCC & WF Versions), Froggy & Harley Quinn
LE500: Pullips: Spring Purezza, Vivien, Winter Purezza, Summer Purezza, Haute LA, Another Alice, Another Queen, Haute NY, Dorothy, Wonder Woman, Hannah & Aira; Dals: Another Soldier Rabbit, Another Clock Rabbit; Taeyangs Another King, Tinman, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Batman, Hide Doubt Limited Version, Hide Psyence, Hitsugi, Ni-ya, Ruki, Sakito, Ougon Kishi Garo, Suzumura Rei; Isul: Yomi
LE600: Pullips: Bianca & Mitzi
LE1000: Pullips: Kirakishou, Detective Shinku & Snow Miku & Taeyang Gackt
LE1200: Pullip Fall Purezza
LE2000: Pullip Eos, Taeyang Gyro, Byul Rhiannon, Dal Ra Muw & Isul Apollo

The following dolls were announced as limited editions but the exact number have yet to be revealed: Pullip Chloi, Pullip Clara, Dal Sweet Risa, Pullip Banshee, Isul Sith, Pullip Pink Romantic Alice, Isul Nekoneko Mao, Pullip Alice du Jardin Mint, Pullip Regeneration Noir, Pullip Regeneration Principessa, Pullip Regeneration Anne, Pullip Regeneration Paja, Pullip Regeneration Moon, Pullip Kiddyland Kiyomi, Pullip Ririko, Pullip Nanette, Pullip Pere Noel, Pullip Rche, Pullip Princess Sapphire, Pullip Luna, Pullip Violette, Pullip Hortense, Pullip Ally, Pullip Supergirl, Pullip Kuhn & Hello Kitty x Tokidoki Special version.

Normally Groove makes a few extra dolls in case of quality control issues etc so the true number of a LE 500 doll is more than likely like 506 or 507.

While not traditional limited dolls, Fanatica and Lan Ai were supposedly produced in smaller numbers than other releases.

Q- Do all the limited edition dolls come with numbered certificates? If not, which ones do.
A- Some do, some don’t there doesn’t really seem to be any rhyme or reason to it they used to consistently come with them but the newer limited editions don’t always come with them.

Dolls that come with a numbered certificate-  Pullip Leprotto, Pullip Savon,  Pullip & Namu Happy Birthday Pullip Sets 1 & 2, Pullip Bianca, Pullip Oren, all of the seasonal Pullip Purezzas (Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter), Pullip Mitzi, Pullip Vivien, Pullip Haute LA & the Steampunk Set (Pullip Eos, Taeyang Gyro, Byul Rhiannon, Dal Ra Muw & Isul Apollo) & Pullip Myra
Dolls that do not come with a numbered certificate- The Another set (Pullip Another Alice, Pullip Another Queen, Taeyang Another King, Dal Another Soldier Rabbit & Dal Another Clock Rabbit), Pullip Kirakishou, Dal Jouet, Pullip Detective Shinku, Wizard of Oz Set (Pullip Dorothy, Taeyang Tinman, Taeyang Cowardly Lion & Taeyang Scarecrow), Pullip Lala, Pullip Sola, Pullip Sala, Pullip Isolde, Dal Chanti, Pullip Clara, Dal Sweet Risa, Pullip Chloi, Pullip Snow Miku, both versions of Pullips Gothic & Lolita Psycho Yuki as well as both versions of Pullips Catwoman and Batgirl, Pullip Wonder Woman, Pullip Supergirl, Taeyang Batman, Pullip Harley Quinn, Pullip Aira, Pullip Super Stella & Dal Vendettina.

Q- What are Regeneration dolls?
A- Groove announced a new line of dolls in 2012, the Regeneration series of dolls are dolls based on popular past releases but with the newer headmold. Groove claimed that the Regeneration series of dolls was released due to popular demand among fans. Seven Pullips were released as a part of this line Regeneration Fantastic Alice, Regeneration Fanatica, Regeneration Moon, Regeneration Anne of Green Gables, Regeneration Noir, Regeneration Principessa and Regeneration Paja. Only Pullips were released as a part of this line. Fan reception to the Regeneration series of dolls was somewhat mixed.
Paja Face Up comparisonPersonally I feel like the sweeter character designs like Paja and Fantastic Alice translated better to Regeneration series of dolls than the more wicked character designs like Paja and Principessa. Regeneration Paja pictured above seems to retain the spirit of the original better than the Regeneration Principessa pictured below.
Principessa face up comparison with regeneration

Q- What are Premium Pullips?
A- In 2016 Groove announced a new line called Premium Pullips, the Premium Pullip series is similar to the Regeneration series dolls in that they are based off of popular previous releases but this time with a twist such as new color variations, as well as supposedly including new higher quality materials for the outfit and some new design elements. So far only two dolls have been announced as a part of the line Pullip Kiyomi mint ice cream version and Pullip Romantic Alice Monochromatic version. Both versions of Kiyomi are pictured below.

Q- What are collaborations? Which dolls are collaborations?
Collaborations are when Groove works with another company and releases a pullip that is inspired by the other company’s products the best example of this is the Tokidoki Pullip Luna. Fans of both brands (Pullip and Tokidoki) rejoiced at her release and maybe new fans of both brands were introduced through the collaboration of the two company. Jun Planning/Groove Inc have collaborated with different anime shows to release dolls dressed as characters, clothing companies, Sanrio and Disney. Several dolls based on Audrey Hepburn based in how she appeared in films have also been released.

Collaborations with clothing brand/companies:
Akira (clothing company) – Taeyang AKIRA x Destinee de la Rose
Alice and the Pirates x Baby the Stars Shine Bright (clothing company)– Pullip Nella, Isul Johan, Pullip Retro Nella & Isul Retro Johan
Angelic Pretty (clothing company)- Pullip Prupate, Dal Joujou, Byul Cocotte, Sfoglia, Maretti, Sucre & Chantilly
Baby the Stars Shine Bright – Pullip La robe vert clair (x Midori Fukazawa) & Pullip Favorite Ribbon (x Misako Aoki)
H.Naoto(clothing company)- Pullip Prunella, Dal Hangry, Taeyang Horizon, Pullip Adsiltia, Pullip Isolde, Dal Angry & Taeyang Arion
Hellcat Punks(clothing company)- Pullip Chelsea, Dal Phoebe & Taeyang Kain
Innocent World(clothing company)– Pullip Tiphona, Dal Clair, Byul Hermine, Pullip Fraulein & Dal Kleine
SunUna (clothing company)- Pullip Hannah

Media Collaborations (anime/bands/film/manga/video games/comics etc)-
Audrey Hepburn (actress/film roles)- Pullip Holly (Breakfast at Tiffany’s), Pullip Princess Ann (Roman Holiday) & Pullip Sabrina (Sabrina)
Akazukin Chacha– Little Dal Chacha
Black Jack(manga/anime)– Byul Pinoko & Taeyang Black Jack
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (film)– Taeyang Willy Wonka & Little Byul Oompa Lumpa
DC Comics (comics)– Pullip Batgirl, Pullip Catwoman, Pullip Harley Quinn, Taeyang Batman, Pullip Wonder Woman & Pullip Supergirl
Disney (brand/films)– Pullip Peter Pan, Dal Tinkerbell, Byul Tigerlily, Taeyang Captain Hook, Dal Pinnochio & Byul Dumbo
Edward Scissorhands (film)– Taeyang Edward Scissorhands
Gackt (singer)– Taeyang Gackt
GARO (anime)– Taeyang Ougon Kishi Garo & Taeyang Suzumura Rei
Gloomy Bear (brand) – Dal Gloomy
Gosick (anime)– Pullip Victorique & Taeyang Kazuya Kujo
Gothic & Lolita Bible (magazine) – Pullip Karen
Gothic & Lolita Psycho (film) – Pullip Yuki (film version) & Pullip Yuki (poster version)
Helter Skelter (manga/film)- Pullip Ririko
Hide (singer)- Taeyang Hide Doubt Version, Taeyang Hide Doubt Limited Version & Taeyang Hide Psyence
Hirake!Ponkikki– Little Pullip Mukku & Little Dal Gachapin
Kuroshitsuji (anime)– Pullip Grell, Dal Ciel, Taeyang Sebastian, Dal Ciel Robin Version, Taeyang Sebastian Demon Teacher Version, Taeyang Sebastian Gothic Circus Version, Little Taeyang Sebastian, Little Dal Ciel & Little Pullip Grell
Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami (anime) – Little Byul Creamy Mami
Neo Angelique (anime)– Pullip Angelique, Dal Erenfried & Taeyang Rayne
Neon Genesis Evangelion (anime/manga)– Pullip Asuka & Pullip Rei
Nightmare (Japanese band)– Isul Yomi, Taeyang Hitsuji, Taeyang Ni-ya, Taeyang Ruki & Taeyang Sakito
Painting Collaboration (series based on famous paintings) – Pullip Girl with a Pearl Earring
Panty & Stocking (anime)– Little Dal Stocking & Little Dal Panty
Puella Magi Madoka Magicka (anime/manga) Dal Madoka, Pullip Mami, Pullip Homura & Little Dal Kyuubey
Risa Hirako (idol)– Dal Sweet Risa, Dal Vintage Rock Risa, Little Dal Sweet Risa & Little Dal Vintage Rock Risa
Rose of Versailles (anime)– Pullip Marie Antoinette, Pullip Oscar Francois & Taeyang Andre Grandier
Rozen Maiden (anime/manga)– Pullip Shinku, Dal Hina Ichigo, Pullip Suiseiseki, Pullip Souseiseki, Pullip Suigintou, Dal Kanaria, Pullip Barasuishou, Pullip Kirakishou, Pullip Detective Shinku, Pullip Shinku (2014 Version), Pullip Keikuyjaku, Pullip Suigintou (2014), Pullip Kirakishou (2014), Pullip Hina Ichigo (2014), Pullip Suiseiseki (2015) & Pullip Souseiseki (2015)
Sailor Moon (anime/manga) Pullip Sailor Moon, Pullip Sailor Mercury, Pullip Sailor Venus, Pullip Princess Serenity, Pullip Sailor Mars, Pullip Sailor Jupiter & Taeyang Tuxedo Mask
Sanrio(brand)– Pullip Hello Kitty, Dal Cinnamoroll, Pullip My Melody, Dal Cinnamoroll 10th Anniversary Edition, Little Dal Hello Kitty Baby & Little Byul My Melody Baby
Sengoku Basara(anime)– Pullip Date Masamune, Dal Sanada Yukimura, Byul Sarutobi Sasuke, Isul Mouri Motonari & Taeyang Chousokabe Motochika
Seikima II(band)– Taeyang Demon Kogure, Taeyang Xenon Ishikawa, Taeyang Sgt. Luke Takamyra, Taeyang Raiden Yuzawa & Taeyang Jail O’hashi
Shinryaku! Ika Musume(anime)– Little Dal Ika Musume
Sound Horizon (music group)– Pullip Hortense & Pullip Violette
Tokidoki (brand)- Pullip Luna & Pullip Lunarosa
Vocaloid (music software)- Pullip Miku, Dal Len, Dal Rin, Pullip Snow Miku, Pullip Luka, Taeyang Kaito, Pullip Meiko, Pullip Sakura Miku & Little Pullip Miku
Warner (brand)- Dal Tweety
Wizard of Oz (book/film)- Pullip Dorothy, Taeyang Tinman, Taeyang Cowardly Lion and Taeyang Scarecrow

There are also releases based on public domain characters such as Fantastic Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Little Red Riding Hood and Anne of Green Gables.

Other- The Creator’s Label series are a series of dolls based on the work of famous doll customizers and seamstresses.
Creator’s Label (various customizers) – Pullip Bloody Red Hood, Pullip Galene, Pullip Hino, Pullip Kuhn, Pullip Seila, Pullip Akemi, Dal Hello Little Girl, Dal Heiwa, Byul Paradis, Isul Hedner, Isul Mao, Isul Nekoneko Mao, Isul Glen & Pullip Laura

Q-Aren’t Wind and Debut the same doll? Why do you have them listed differently?
A- Debut was actually the first doll released and while she is essentially Wind with a bike she does have a different product number than Wind so they are listed separately.

Q- What’s the difference between the two different Gothic & Lolita Psycho Yuki releases?
Both Yukis
Both are limited to 300 but one is based on how Yuki appears in the movie versus how she appears on the film poster. One of the Poster version of Yuki’s  eyes is a demonic red whereas the Film version has matched eyes. The Poster version also comes with a signed photo of the star of the Gothic & Lolita Psycho film.

Question- Are real fur/animal products used in Pullip’s stock?
Answer- Jun Planning/Groove has always maintained that they do not use animal products BUT evidence proves otherwise. I will not comment on the ethics involved in using fur for doll clothes but please aware that it is a possibility that fur or other animal products have been used in some dolls’ stock clothing (not all). Fur is generally not used for fur suits, most of the time if real fur is used for trim like on Fanatica/Regeneration Fanatica’s boots.

Question- What can you tell me about Pullip stands?
Answer- Originally Pullip did not come with a stand, stands did not start coming with dolls until some time in year two starting with Principessa’s release. The first stands were metal, some stands from collaborations were marked with what series they were from (the Rozen Maiden stands for example all had the Rozen Maiden logo on them)  but most were just plain metallic stands with the doll model name on them (Pullip/Dal/Taeyang/Namu). Starting with My Melody in 2008 dolls started coming with a plastic stand. The plastic stands have since been released in a rainbow of colors. Some of the collaboration dolls stands are marked in some way but the majority of the stands are unmarked. The only newer dolls that do not come with stands are the My Select/Make It Own kits.

Body Related Questions..
Question- Body Types? I heard something about different body types, which doll comes on which body..
Answer- So far there have been four different types of bodies used on pullips each have their own faults as well as benefits.
Pullip bodies comparison
Type 1– All 2003 releases -Wind, Debut (Wind with bike), Moon, Street, Squall, Carol, Noir, Leprotto, Bouquet and Withered
Type 2– January 2004 Venus through June 2005 Paja- (Venus, Savon, Nomado, Arietta, Anne Shirley, Bianca, Nero, Happy Birthday pullip 1, Principessa, Fantastic Alice, Oren, Spring Purezza, Panda, Fourrure, Mitzi, Little Red Riding Hood, Sacralita, Vivien, Fantatica, Chicca, Winter Purezza, Afternoon, Mercu, Jupi, Assa, Happy Birthday Pullip 2 & Paja)
Type 3– Starts with the Lan twins in August 2005 and continues through December 2008 release Adsiltia (Lan Ake, Lan Ai, Summer Purezza, Rovam, Greggia, Latte, Raphia, Cornice, Rida, Fall Purezza, Holly, Nina, Nahh-ato, Eternia, Craziia, Papin, Brand New Purezza, Zuora, Shinku, Chill, Haute LA, Suigintou, Stica, Suiseiseki, Alte, Souseiseki, Blanche, Barasuishou, Aquel, Another Alice, Another Queen, Hello Kitty, Kirakishou, Veritas, Prunella, Haute NY, My Melody, Rei, Asuka, Dorothy, Detective Shinku, Dita, Xiao Fan, Youtsuzu, Celsiy, Cinciallegra, Kirsche, Marianne, Isolde and Adsiltia)
Type 4– Neo Noir January 2009 through present (Neo Noir, Kaela, Grell, Clarity, Angelique, Mir, Lala, Sola, Sala, Sfoglia, Princess Ann, Peter Pan, Naomi, Aya, Elisabeth, Chelsea, Sabrina,Shan-ria, Saras, Eos, Tiphona, Melissa, Bonita, Ddalgi, Lunatic Alice, Amarri, Akoya, Clara, Chloi, Ludmilla, Jaldat, Prupate, Miku, Yuki (poster), Yuki (movie), Henri, Snow Miku, Date Masumune, Romantic Alice Blue, Catwoman SDCC, Catwoman WF, Batgirl SDCC, Batgirl WF, Luka, Banshee, Romantic Alice Pink, Yomi, Homura, Mami, LOL Miku, Nella, Yona, Seila, Victorique, Regeneration Fanatica, Regenation Alice, Si’anna, Ou’vera, Alice du Jardin, Regeneration Anne, Regeneration Moon, Meiko, Kiyomi, Regeneration Noir, Pulliphine IX, Regeneration Paja, Kiddyland Kiyomi, Merl, Wonder Woman, Galene, Regeneration Principessa, Froggy, Yuri, Alice du Jardin Mint, Ririko, Snow White, Harley Quinn, Fraulein, Midnight Velvet, Nella (retro Version), Aurora, Nanette, Pere Noel, Rche, Princess Sapphire, Luna, Karen, Francious Arnoul, Princess Rosalind, Classical White Rabbit, Merl Nostalgia Version, Girl with a Pearl Earring, Milk Latte, Oscar Francois, Marie Antoinette, Classical Alice, Hortense, Violette, Wilhelmenia, Dahlia Cinderella, Supergirl, Ally, Io, Eloise, Myra, Akemi, Kuhn, Hino, Hannah, Canele, Varele, La Robe de Clair, Favorite Ribbon, Tokidoki Lunarosa, Dilettante & Sakura Miku, etc )

Question- What are the sewing measurements of the different body types?
Answer- Images taken from pullip.net

Question- Height Comparison between pullips and friends? Other dolls of similar size ?
Answer- Here is a shot of pullip and crew, Namu and Taeyang have the same body so for simplicity’s sake I only included Taeyang. Dal and Byul also have the same body.
Yeolume vs Dal vs Byul vs Isul vs Pullip vs Taeyang
Compared to blythe, mama chapp, azone etc

Question- Ack my doll broke or I hate ___ type of body, can I rebody a pullip?
Answer – As a part of Groove’s new MIO line doll bodies are now available to be purchased separately through retailers such as Pullipstyle. Pullips can also be rebodied with other types of bodies too. The popular choices for rebodying pullip are obitsu and volks, some people rebody all of their pullips for aesthetics/poseability others have all their dolls on their respective stock bodies. It is important to note that all not pullips have a skintone that can be easily matched, the Another series of dolls are just one example of dolls that are not an easy match. Obitsus can be bought from Junkyspot or HLJ, several other stores carry them as well they are available in a variety of colors and sizes (23 cm, 25 cm, 27cm). They are also available in two body types soft bust or hard bust, as well in a variety of bust sizes. 27cm is the preferred size for rebodying a pullip but 25cm and 23cm can also be used and can be good to represent a younger character or variety in heights. Volks are another popular choice, they are not as prevalent as obitsu they can be purchased through VolksUSA . They are also available in a variety of bust sizes. Requiemart has excellent tutorials on how to rebody dolls with either body type obitsu and volks.

Wig Questions

Question What size wig do pullips use? Where can I buy wigs for pullip?
Answer- Generally speaking pullips take size 8-9 but a few companies run a bit small in which case going up a size 9-10 is advised. Popular wig companies include CanCan and Jpopdolls. Somewhat luckily pullip has approximately the same size as Super Dollfie sized bjd and therefore bjd shops have wigs that will work for pullip Cotindoll, Formydoll, Kon’D, Leekeworld and Luts (tends to run small). Beachgirlnikitas sells really nice quality fur wigs for reasonable prices. One thing of note is that Denver Doll carries some wigs by the listed bjd companies, they are the same wigs but it may be a little cheaper to order through Denverdoll if they have it in stock because of the shipping (some of these companies are based overseas and shipping for a single wig can be fairly expensive).

Question-Which pullips have rooted hair? How can I rewig them?
Answer- All of the 2003 pullips (Wind, Debut, Moon, Street, Squall, Carol, Noir, Leprotto, Bouquet and Withered) as well as Venus, Nomado and Bianca have rooted hair. Rewigging them can be a bit difficult, releases with shorter hair can just have their hair tucked into slightly larger wigs (ie. Street’s scalp can be successfully tucked up into a blythe sized wig), if you want to rewig a girl with longer hair you either have to buy a blank scalp or shave/give an extremely short haircut to the scalp. Blank scalps can now be bought via CoolCat.

Questions about the site

Question- What is the purpose of this site?
Answer- One of my primary goals is for it to be as much of an all-inclusive resource for Pullips and company as possible, my goal is to keep it as up to date as possible and for it to be as thorough a resource as possible.

Question- If this site is supposed to be an all-inclusive resource for Pullips why is there information about other Groove dolls? What’s all this weird anime/comic book non-pullip related crap you post about?
Answer- Unfortunately there were not a lot of resources for the other Groove dolls like Ai Dolls so I started compiling information about them as well. While my primary goal at the moment is to be a resource for Pullips, I do have toy interests outside of Pullip so I blog about my other toys as well occasionally.

Question- Which doll is pictured where…
Pullip Landing Page – Pullip Tokidoki Luna
Taeyang Landing Page – Taeyang Gyro
Dal Landing Page – Dal Dotori
Byul Landing Page- Byul Paradis
Isul Landing Page – Isul Yomi
Yeolume Landing Page– Yeolume Podo
Namu Landing Page– Namu Happy Birthday 1

Question- Can I use your images?
Answer- Promotional images are not my property but property of their respective company, use at your own discretion. My personal photos may be used with a few conditions 1) You link back either to this site or my flickr account 2) You do not misrepresent my photos as your own or my dolls/other items as your property or use them to sell your items.

Question- Can I make a suggestion on how to improve your site?
Answer- I welcome suggestions but please keep in mind, I do work and the time I can devote to this site fluctuates depending how busy I am with things elsewhere/my current level of insomnia. Will I implement every suggestion? No, it’s more likely that I’ll implement a suggestion if multiple people ask for it though and it depends how time intensive it is.

Questions about me/my personal collection
Question- Who are you?
Answer- Hina Ichigo on the Pullip forums/Klein on other forums. I’m really not anyone special, I just have a lot of dolls and am very devoted to Pullip. I love Pullip and I want you to love her too!

Question -How long have you been collecting pullips? What got you interested in them?
Answer-I received my first Pullip Shinku as a gift for my birthday on March 28th, 2007. I was a huge Rozen Maiden fan at the time so I was dropping hints that I might like a doll of my favorite character Hina Ichigo for my birthday. The person who bought Shinku decided they didn’t like dals all that much so bought me Shinku instead. I was so enamored with Shinku when I opened her, I ended up ordering Suiseiseki myself that night.

Question: Do you really own all of the Pullips and Dals? 
Answer: Short Answer: No.

Long Answer: I no longer own of the Pullips and Dals. I used to keep current with the line after I went back and eventually bought all of the older releases but I eventually lost interest a bit and started missing releases here and there (I have all of the releases pre-June 2012 except for Bloody Red Hood Lolii Version). Some of the newer collaborations/themes don’t appeal to me as much as the older releases, there are a lot more releases per month now and the cost has gone up per release so I have given up on keeping current with the line for now anyway. I’m now concentrating on only buying my absolute favorite Pullip and Dal releases with the occasional Taeyang/Byul/Isul/Yeolume tossed in for variety as well as customs.

The only dolls I am still trying to actively collect all of are the original Little Pullips. I’ve slowly accumulated a good number of them over the years by picking them up as I find good deals on them. At this time, I still need: Leprotto, Alice pink, Purezza #2 & Rida. Eventually I will have them all!

Question- How did you get Groove to acknowledge you and send you stuff?
Answer- Groove sought out my contact information and we corresponded via email for a while, they know I am an extremely devoted fan of Pullips. They asked me thoughts on some Pullip related subjects and said they would send me some Make It Own items to review I thought they would send me a blank doll kit instead they sent me a bunch of different MIO items to review.

Question- Can I buy ____ doll from you?
Answer- No probably not, I do periodically thin the ranks and there is a sales page on my blog that can be viewed here but if it isn’t on the list, it’s not for sale. You can try to tempt me with an insane offer on something not on the list but the answer will more than likely still be no.

Question- I hate you!!!
Answer- I honestly don’t care, also that isn’t a question.

Question- How many pullips and friends do you own?
Answer- As of this writing (7/22/2014) I own..
310 Pullips
85 Dals
27 Taeyangs
19 Byuls
11 Isul
2 Namu
2 Yeolume
23 Little Pullips (original)
15 Little Pullip + (new)
14 Little Dal +
1 Little Byul +
& 1 each Angel Pullip and Dal

Question- Do you own any other dolls by Jun Planning/Groove?
Answer- Yes, I currently own: 20+ J-dolls, 4 Hestias, 5 Sasha, 6 Ai Dolls, a Pang-ju and 3 Classmates. I would eventually love to add more Pang-jus, Sashas as well as additional J-dolls to my collection.

Question- Do you have any other dolls or do you just collect dolls by Jun Planning/Groove?
Answer- While Pullip is my one true love, I have proven time and time again that I am revoltingly unfaithful to her :O. Other dolls in my collection include:
200+ Monster High dolls
68 BJDs (5 SD or larger, 6 MSD, 57 tinies) and 3 more tinies ^^;
43 Dollfie Dreams (5 DDdy, 22 DD, 4 DDS & 6 MDD)
7 Blythes (4 Neos, 1 ADG, 1 Midi & 1 Mini Blythe)
6 Azones (1 1/3 scale & 5 1/6 scale)
3 Ddung (1 full-sized & 2 minis)
2 Mama Chapp
3 Dollcena
2 Ever After High Dolls
2 Momoko
1 Volks Dollfie
1 Living Dead Doll
1 Tangkou
Plus various anime dolls and various play-line dolls.

Question- You have a lot of dolls so obviously you must be crazy, right?
Answer- While I am touched by your concern for my mental health and have never exactly pretended to be normal, all anyone sees of me online is just a very small part of my life.  I have a life outside of doll collecting but this is a site primarily about dolls/toys why would I talk about my personal life here unless it had a direct impact on the site? I tend to keep my personal life well private. The dolls have their own dedicated space in my home so they have not overrun the house and nothing goes on a credit card so what’s the harm?

Question- Can I commission you to customize a doll for me?
Answer- Haha no! I really don’t customize or have any skills for it.

Question- Are you coming to Puddle this year?
Answer- I don’t know yet, I won’t know until it’s much closer to the event. I didn’t know I was going to Puddle until less than a week it before last time.

Question- Who is your favorite Pullip?
Answer- Papin is my favorite stock Pullip. Of my personal dolls, right now it’s a tie between Clementine, my beloved Papin and the incredibly awesome Requiemart custom Duela Dent

Last Updated: 08.04.2015

109 Responses to Pullip FAQ

  1. StariaDoll says:

    I think a good question would be: What type of clothes can I buy for my Pullip/Dal/Taeyang? For example…can Dal’s fit into Bratz clothes, and Taeyang’s fit into Ken clothes, etc? Really great FAQ.

  2. Cherise says:

    Can you really re-wig and re-chip a Little Dal or Little Pullip? I’ve read that you can, but I am uncertain?

    • kleintoys says:

      Yes, it can be done it isn’t generally done too often as the wigs/eyes can sometimes cost as much as the little dal/pullip itself. The wigs are basically just like big pullip wigs, I think wigs that fit pukipuki fit them. I *think* to change the eyes you have to remove the wig and their is a scalp underneath, removing the scalp should give you access to the eyes.

  3. Nikki says:

    I’m getting a Byul and can I put a Pullip wig on her?

    • kleintoys says:

      Byul and Dal have slightly smaller heads than pullip but 90% of the time wigs that fit pullip will fit them they will just be a lit looser if you want a tighter fit opt for a 7/8 instead.

  4. Jenny says:

    How can you afford all of those dolls?!!!

    • kleintoys says:

      I’m an adult, I have a job and I don’t have many bills so I have a fair bit of disposable income to devote to my hobbies. I have purposefully given up/downscaled other hobbies (for example, I used to buy about $300 on dvds/blurays every month now I use netflix instead and maybe pick up an occasional bluray) in order to be able to focus more funds towards my doll collection.

  5. Jackie says:

    i want to get a obitsu for a pullip i’m going to get (sfoglia) what would her skin tone be (white or skin toned) please help.

  6. Jackie says:

    thank you so much:)

    now i can stop worrying:)

    you ROCK!!!!!!!:)

  7. hannah says:

    My Pullip Akoya’s stock wig is new but came in bad condition what are stock wigs made of? and will silk wigs be just as bad?

    • kleintoys says:

      My Akoya’s stock wig was rather poor as well, some of the newer releases are hit or miss with some having really high wig quality (Ddalgi’s wig is really nice quality for example) and other’s still having poor wigs. The quality of the fibers differs from release to release with some being good, most being okay some being horrible:/ Wigs from Luts, Leekeworld have really soft lovely condition wigs some of the other places like mimiwoo can be hit or miss though ^^;

  8. Nikki says:

    I just got Pullip Batgirl and I am on a mission to find her production number.I found a number on her collectors card and was wondering is that her number and if so how many of her were made
    Thanks Nikki

    • kleintoys says:

      I don’t have any information on the Wonder Festival versions but SDCC Batgirl is limited to 400 and her product number is P-038 (Catwoman is P-039)

  9. Nikki says:

    How can I tell her number is it one her collectors card?

    • kleintoys says:

      I don’t have mine in hand yet (I won’t until August actually) not all limited dolls with the little certificate saying they are x doll out of 400, the steampunks were the only limited dolls in the past four years to have them actually. If they come a certificate it would be under fastened to the box beneath where the card is.

  10. Nikki says:

    So where do I find her number like Eos?

  11. India says:

    could someone tell me, as I have been trauling the internet for a straight answer.
    I have Ddalgi, type 4, pullip body
    I would like to buy Kirsche’s stock, she is type 3
    Would it all fit, not perfect but pretty well. And I especially want to know about shoes, will they fit, I was thinking since type 4 have higher arches I could stuff the shoes with a pit of tissue
    please help

    • kleintoys says:

      It’s a little loose around the bust but it fits type 4 fairly well, the shoes are a little loose in general the right socks will fix that right up though.

      If you are on dolly market, I think someone is selling it in the BST quite reasonably.

  12. Gavy says:

    I have a F-562 May 2006 – Pullip Nahh-ato. I broke the knee off my doll….=(
    I have no clue what part I need,what I need to do to find the part,even after looking on your site. Could you tell me exactly what style of body,or what part I need to buy? I would be forever grateful!!! If I dont get this fixed,Im going to go crazy!!! =)

    • kleintoys says:

      How did the knee break did the joint snap or did it just come apart (it can snap together if it’s the latter)? Due to Nahh-ato’s unique skin color finding replacement parts can be a pain. If the knee can’t be fixed- you can keep an eye out for a secondhand Nahh-ato body on dolly market, pullip_sales lj, a coconut obitsu (which are pretty rare) or you can replace the body with one from a liv doll- I forget if it’s Alexis or Daniela but one of them is a decent match for Nahh-ato.

  13. Megan says:

    can stock dal wig fit pullip? I want to try customize a doll to look like Hina Ichigo from Rozen Maiden but make it a Pullip instead of Dal I can’t find a wig that looks similar so I thought I could just get a wig that’s already made for that character.And you have a Souseiseki right?Is her wig hard to maintain?

  14. Megan says:

    i love your pullip Hina Ichigo where did you get her wig? Personally, Dals look a little creepy and they always look so grumpy. Oh and i got Pullip Souseiseki a week ago.

  15. Roa Kyle says:

    Would u mind to upload the measurement for Isul? I’m planning to get an Isul soon andI need to know the body measurement as I will be converting the body with a BJD body~<3

  16. Courtney says:

    What wigs will fit Byuls? I want one with blue eyes and curly blonde hair but they don’t seem to have one like that that i’m looking for.

    I don’t want to replace the eyes but perhaps the wig.
    So… please help?😄

    • kleintoys says:

      Generally 8/9 wigs are used on byul; 7/8 from certain companies work well too though. Sucre, Pollon, Secomi, Hermine and Cocotte all have blue eyes to the best of my recollection. Byuls have larger eye holes than Pullip, you need blythe sized chips for them you can buy them from coolcat, thisisblythe and a few other places.

  17. Courtney says:

    Where can i purchase eyes for a byul?

  18. GiinLilyland says:

    Hello! Wow, that FAQ was amazing, but, you could you help me with a measure problem?
    I’m gonna buy an Elisabeth soon, and I want a new hair for her. So I was looking for wigs and i notices some of them were 1/3 and other were 1/4… What exactly does this means?
    And, which one would be better? ’cause i heard it would be important to be a 8”-9”…
    Thank you very much for your attention!! See ya!!
    PS: Your dolls are amazing! Your Hina Ichigo pullip is really cute!! *0*~~

    • kleintoys says:

      Most pullip wigs were in fact made with bjds in mind 1/3 refers to SD sized bjds (it’s size 8/9) and is the size you need for a pullip. 1/4 is for MSD sized dolls and is way too small for Pullip.

  19. GiinLilyland says:

    Ahhh, okay!
    Thank you veeery very much!
    Serously, saved my life!
    Or my poor Elisabeth would became bald (poor her.)
    Ahn, I’ve got two more questions if you don’t mind…

    1st. Do you know any sites where I can buy the outfit for other pullips? ‘Cause I’m crazy about Clarity outfit I can’t afford her too…

    2nd. Do you know where I can find a tutorial with video, or pictures, on how to trade a pullip wig?
    ‘Cause I was searching the internet and the only thing I found was a picture from a boy saying he had to pull it out strongly ’till it come out.. And it sounded kind of… Barbarian…

    Well, thank you very much for everything specially your attention!!!

  20. GiinLilyland says:

    Oh, okay… I fell much better about the wigs now.. Thank you very much!!!
    I was terrorized to think that I’d have to rip it apart to take it off…
    Oh, gosh, thanks!!

    I’ll take a look on those sites too, thank you very much…
    But I believe it’ll be a hard case to split it, once I’m brazilian and most of the cases the worst part is the shipping.
    Well, It doesn’t matter, I’ll keep looking on dollymarket and livejournal.

    Thank you very much for your help, you were a true angel! Seriously!
    See ya!
    (’cause I’ll keep visiting once your site is so amazing! =3)

  21. Cory a girl says:

    I have pullip dal Charlotte and I need to know if she will fit pullip size 4 clothes. Please reply

    • kleintoys says:

      Dals are smaller than Pullips, they can wear type 4 clothes but it will be big on them some stock outfits it looks okay but a lot are just too big. Sorry.

  22. anit says:

    Hi – I’m trying to figure out if Byul and Pullip’s heads can be switched – I don’t adore my Byul Hermine’s face but she’s my first doll and I’m not sure if her head can be switched for a different doll well. I know bodies can be swapped but I’m having a hard time finding out how the proportions of a Pullip head on a Byul body will look… I don’t want a different body because I adore her dress.

    • kleintoys says:

      It can be done it just looks a bit odd ^^; Here is my custom Hina Ichigo Pullip she is on the 23cm obitsu which is equivalent to a dal/byul body http://www.flickr.com/photos/pullip_junk/sets/72157610688743904/ . Perhaps try and trade her for a dal (keep the stock)? The body is the same size and most people seem to like dal more than byul so she might be a better fit for you. Finding just the head for sale can be tricky ^^;

  23. anit says:

    Thank you very much for the advice, especially the pics – I might try and acquire a Pullip head or keep Hermine as is – I actually like Byul more than Dal! She’s going to be the only doll in a dollhouse I’m building to store jewellery, so I’m not sure what I’ll do. Probably keep her as is unless I find it annoys me too much. Thank you again!

    • kleintoys says:

      I actually prefer Byul too haha! I had a Hermine but ended up selling her as somehow she just didn’t really spark much interest in me. You may want to try to trade her for another byul if you do like the sculpt I know Paulia and Sucre are well nigh irresistible.

  24. pixiedustxia says:

    hi just started looking at pullips and see a huge price difference they are similar in size but the prices vary from 14- 200 i did learn a lot on your blog as to limited editions but just the regular pullips im not sure why the price varies so im not sure why that is and am having a hard time finding answers any help would be great ty

  25. Emily says:

    I want to know, do any BJD clothes fit an obitsued pullip? and what kind (MSD, SD ..ECT…) because i keep finding realy cute bjd clothes on etsy and i want to know if they are going to fit. ALSO can you obitsu taeyangs and if so what size obitsu?

    • kleintoys says:

      Bjd clothing is way too big for Pullip for the most part, Pullip can share clothes with Barbie and other similar sized fashion dolls/ blythe clothes on etsy will also fit pullip for the most part so long as you don’t have the super boob obitsu. YoSD are roughly the same height but most items end up miles too big for them. You can obitsu taeyangs I think they take 27cm or something similar, I have never personally rebodied any of my taeyangs.

  26. Holly Thomas says:

    I am not sure if you can help me, but I am looking to sell two of my Pullip dolls to try to save my home from foreclosure. I don’t want to get too ripped off, at the same time. I have one Grail: A 2003 Pullip Noir, type 1 body, displayed out of box, but never played with, washed, etc. She has her original box, with everything in it down to the twist ties. She is perfectly in tact and not missing a single accessory. The other one I have shares the same details as Noir, but she is Pullip Bouquet. The last time I saw an original Noir on eBay was years ago, and she sold for over $1,000. Any advice you can give is greatly appreciated!

    • kleintoys says:

      Hi, I’m sorry to hear you are having some financial difficulties ^^; When looking at eBay prices sometimes you can get unreasonable expectations, for example there is a mini dal Jouet listed for over $300 there when she can be bought from Pullipstyle/other pullip retailers for like $35.

      Noir is a tricky one, for a long time she was not popping up for sale very often it took me about six months of searching to even find one for sale and I paid approximately $550 for her when I did buy her. She has been popping up a lot more recently and I have seen her sold anywhere from $350-$500 but Jun Planning/Groove have also made a new line of regeneration dolls which are like updated versions of older dolls and they made a new Noir. I have not seen a single original Noir pop up for sale since the regen got released and though the regen does not seem to be very popular, I am not sure if it has decreased her value further.

      Bouquet maybe $150 on the high side probably closer to $120 though unfortunately, she is not extremely popular but she doesn’t pop up for sale very often.

      I wish I had better news for you, the sales market has been really rough recently.

  27. Jewelayr says:

    Does the Isul have the blink mechanism like the Pullip does?

  28. Brooklyn says:

    I believe this is VERY bad.
    Um, I have used the eye mechanisms’ in the back, a few times, but suddenly, the middle mechanism(that makes her eyes move left and right) seems to be able to move, but her eyes don’t. Which are still stuck looking left…

    • kleintoys says:

      Sometimes the eye mech can become jammed, are you are able to move it from side to side from the front (by like touching the eyes)? Which Pullip is it? Most of the time it can be fixed by taking the back of the head off and manually fixing the jam.

  29. Brooklyn says:

    Thank you for replying back!
    It’s Hatsune Miku Pullip.
    No, I can’t move it by touching the eyes…do you think it’s a possible defect? I hope that doesn’t sound irrational or anything….

  30. Stephanie says:

    Hi there, just stumbled to your blog and just wondering if you can recommend me some links where I can purchase a custom-made taeyang doll ? I’ve been wanting one for a long time now >,<

    • kleintoys says:

      I recommend joining up at the dolly market forum, buy a cheap taeyang and send him to Myufish and that way you can get him customized however you like/desire.

  31. doll girl says:

    i want to know what types of pullips can you find at tuesday mourning
    i want rei and miku does tuesday mourning sell them

    • kleintoys says:

      No, Tuesday Morning only ever sold the Disney themed pullips as they didn’t sell well. Miku is all but sold out so the chance of her ever showing up at Tuesday Morning is slim, Rei isn’t exactly a hot seller but she was going to show up I think she would have already.

  32. Brooke says:

    Can barbie clothes fit on Dals? I have a lot of old barbie clothing, and im ordering a dal with a really pretty face but an ugly outfit. Im already buying the doll and a wig, then im out of money. I wont have any money for a Dal outfit. So do barbie clothes fit dals?

    • kleintoys says:

      Unfortunately, older barbie clothing tends to run a bit large on pullip and requires taking in to fit on her. Some of the skirts might fit with pinning but anything else is going to be miles too big. Dal is smaller than Pullip, she can wear Monster High (some of it’s a bit tight) and like Bratz clothing. Sorry

  33. Cerise Starlight says:

    I’m just wondering – what height Obitsu body fits Isul? Also, do Pullip wigs (or wigs made for pullip) fit him?
    Also, are there any clothes or shoes from other brand dolls that fit him?
    Sorry for asking so many questions, it’s just that I recently got my first doll; a MIO Isul that I’m going to customize him, but he needs some hair and clothes as well!

  34. Paul Tyrell says:

    I just purchased two Pullip dolls for my daughter her Hatsune Miku doll the eyes wont open
    how do you get them to reopen?

  35. Lily says:

    Can you dye a stock wig?

    • kleintoys says:

      Short answer no, long answer yes but the results are normally not that good. I’ve only seen it done successfully a handful of times and over time it ends up not being that great, Groove’s wig quality isn’t that wonderful in the first place ^^;. I had a friend dye a Raphia wig blue and it looked fine for a while until she took the doll off the shelf and realized the blue dye from the wig had leached unto the doll itself so her hands/face ended up with blue staining.

  36. anika aishani says:

    Im new to collecting dolls so ive been searching for the right doll for a long time.and im a little scared about the shipping.what do you think would be good for my first?

    • kleintoys says:

      If you are in the US, Pullipstyle offers free shipping on orders over $100 these days most of the dolls are over $100.

      It’s a matter of personal taste, if it was me at this moment I’d probably go for Tokidoki x Hello Kitty Violetta as I like her, she’s got nice stock and her overall theme is pretty cute but no one has her in their hands yet so no one knows quality. There are My Select dolls you can buy at a cheaper cost but they essentially come nude, Ally is also a good starter doll she has a pretty face, simple stock but comes at a lower price. If you are looking for someone more dramatic you can never go wrong with Bloody Red Hood. If you like lolita style clothing Tiphona is gorgeous. If you want someone really cute I would go with Froggy, she’s got a great face up a cute theme and she is almost sold out her price really isn’t bad either.

  37. Maddison says:

    I recently bought my first pullip (Sfoglia and I love her!) I purchased her off eBay and her wig is absolutely horrid, would she fit in a Dal wig?

    • kleintoys says:

      Most stock dal wigs would fit her, a few odd ones like Jolie’s stock wig would be a tighter fit.

  38. Julia Trezise says:

    thank you for all this information!! you save novices like me so much time. so greatful!
    i have a few pullips and dals and taeyangs (no byuls yet) i want to have a bit of a go at customising. My question is actually about the face sculpts of all of these dolls. are all pullips the same, all taeyangs the same? etc. when i fview other peoples customisations sometimes the faces look very different – im not sure if its because people have carved lips extra or there are actually some different face sculpts. thank you! also have you ever seen a pullip customised to be a holo from the spice and wolf series? (my daughter loves this show – i want to custom a holo for her)

  39. I just noticed you don’t have Oren listed in the LE section for LE 600s
    Dont know if you knew that you missed her, so I figured I’d let you know ^u^

    • kleintoys says:

      Thanks for the heads up, I’m planning on doing a revision next week when I get some free time so I’ll make note of it:)

  40. Bella Wilson says:

    Okay, quick question. I want to get a MIO tanned Pullip set, however I want to Obitsu her. Do you know what shade that would match, or would I have to pastel it?

    • kleintoys says:

      I’ve heard natural is a reasonable match for the tanned MIO kit but I haven’t bought a tanned MIO kit and I don’t have any natural obitsu handy.

  41. Grace says:

    Great information, thanks! I just recently bought a Paja type 2 Pullip body and it does not come with a head. I was wondering which heads will fit on it? I was told that type 2 or 3 would fit it….Are there any good places that you know of to get a used / damaged/ bait head? I am willing to fix one up, the body i got is a fixer upper….any info would be great,thanks!

    • kleintoys says:

      Unfortunately the head is the part the part everyone wants, lots of people upgrade to obitsu anyway so bodies are a dime a dozen (average value is $10 more or less, maybe more for type 1 because they are a bit rarer). Competition is generally pretty fierce for heads even baity ones. In the future I highly recommend MIO or Make it Own kits that are like $35 a pop and come with a body and a blank head.

      Types 1 and 2 heads are ideal for Type 2 bodies, type 3 will work too type 4 not so much. A word of caution, if I may type 2 bodies are known to cause melt to the neckholes of Pullip head over time, it has to do with various factors though I think as not all type 2 dolls seem to be effected.

      I *might* have a baity Arietta head that I haven’t gotten around to posting up for sale yet (face up is intact but she has some scratches under her chin that you can’t really see unless you hold her upside down or something- her head is a type 2 Pullip head, if you search for pictures of Arietta don’t let the yellow wig put you off she’s quite lovely once rewigged) but it would be like $45 shipped in the US.

  42. Grace says:

    Thanks! I will let you know if i am interested, i want to see just how bad the condition of the body is before i spend that much on a head for it. Thank you for all your help!

  43. Sasha Khripkova says:

    I am planning in getting pullip ‘Milk Latte’ do you have any feedback on her? I believe she has been released in 2013. Thank you, I really enjoyed this site and found it helpful

    • kleintoys says:

      Hi, unfortunately I’ve never owned or handled Milk Latte. The reason I don’t own her is purely subjective I’m not partial to brown and she has a lot of brown/earthy tones in her face up. From everything I’ve seen/heard the few people that do own her seem very happy with her and I’ve heard her stock quality is really amazing.

      Thanks so much, sorry I couldn’t be more help.

  44. Dasi says:

    Hi I would like to ask what size eyes are Yeolume dolls

    • kleintoys says:

      12mm? I’ve seen people selling eye chips marked as Pullip/Dal/Yeolume but I haven’t rechipped one myself.

  45. Viivi says:

    Hi !

    I was wondering, can you put type 3 pullip’s eyemech to a type 4 head ?

    Sorry if someone has asked this already.

    I love your blog btw ^ ^

    • kleintoys says:

      In theory yes, it should fit but it may not be 100% functional depends on whose eyemech the blink levers may not work but you should retain right/left functionality though. Type 4 eye mechs are a lot easier to get a hold of compared to the type 3 because of the MIO kits.

  46. Shini says:

    Hi I would like to replace the body of my yeolume. I don’t know what color I choose . Obitsu white skin or natural skin? thanks!!

    • kleintoys says:

      White would be the best match for either of the released Yeolume, most people rebody with PureNeemo bodies though.

  47. Rachel says:

    Love all the info:) Im new to Pullip collecting. I’ve seen minis on eBay but I just want to know, like with collectable figures, are there fakes with Pullips? If so, what do I need to look out for (like some companies use holographic stickers on their boxes as proof its legit)? I’m thinking Hatsune Miku or Sailor Moon might end up being my first order. Thanks in advance for any advice!

  48. Irene says:

    Your information here is just so complete ~ I have a question, what about the headsculpts of Pullip? Do you know with which release exactly the neck started moving toward the outside of the chin? Haha😀

    • kleintoys says:

      The head mold changes every time they change the eye mech, the first three corresponded with the bodies so like all type 1s have a type 1 eye mech, all type 2s have a type 2 eye mech, they changed eye mechs part of the way through releasing type 3 starting with Pullip Ayanami Rei they switched to a two part versus a three part head to accommodate the new “drunken” eye mech (eyes could stay closed but only 3/4 of the way so it made Pullip look kind of drunk). Type 4 has the most radically different head mold and has the neck hole moved significantly forward so I think all of the type 4 Pullips are like that unfortunately I knew something looked different but couldn’t my finger on it until I obitsued one of my Lalas and noticed how much further forward the neckhole is.

      • Irene says:

        Thanks for your info, I think it became the most extreme on type 4s, but I also remember having an Isolde and Adsiltia (type 3) with the neck already moved forward a bit. (but less so) ~ So I’m trying to identify with which release exactly Groove started doing this >o< I'm guessing it's around the Rei/Asuka releases (judging from Flickr pics)?

  49. Laura says:

    Hello! I have just one question/problem/concern: What’s to be done when a Pullip is “sold out”? Does that mean they are no longer manufacturing the model? Is there anywhere else it can be found? I want the Victorique from GOSICK doll😦 Thanks

    • kleintoys says:

      Hello, if a model is sold out that means your only hope of finding it is on the secondhand market like eBay, Yahoo Japan or the dolly market forum. With the exception of the MIO kits Pullip is not something that is continually produced, they make the doll and then that is it.

  50. May says:

    Hi I’m about to buy a wig for my Dal and I’m not sure about the head size. Also do Pullips have the same head size? Finally what are some online stores that have wigs under 25 dollars? I am very new to the dal world as I got my first (and only) dal wich is a Neo Angelique modal and I HATE her bob. If I could get an answer that would be great. Thanks!

  51. toothfairy says:

    hello, i bought the first gen moon pullip 5 years ago on ebay for $150, she is my favorite as i am a catlover.. i was happy that she was re released last 2012 and bought another , but i am quite puzzled to see the first gen on ebay selling for just $150-160 .. isn’t she supposed to increase her value since she is a first generation doll ? i am not planning to sell mine i was just surprised to know that her value decreased after 5 years..=(

    • kleintoys says:

      Unfortunately the regeneration dolls kind of crashed the secondary market, I’ve seen Noirs sitting on the market at about $200 thanks to them.

  52. Fay says:

    Hey! I have a really important question.I have a taeyang doll which im insanely in love with him ♡ my only complain is his height.I know its crazy but I want a taller body for my taeyang.I heard that a girl has a taeyang with an obitsu body.Is this possible? I found an awesome obitsu body 55cm tall and I was wondering if its gonna fit to my taeyang…

  53. Romina says:

    Any advice on what color obitsu body might best match a “tan” MIO kit?

  54. Shelly says:

    Hi. Love your site. =^_^= I refer to it quite often. About the Little Pullips/Dals; do they have rooted hair or are they wigged?
    I am looking to purchase and possibly do a body conversion but I can’t find a lot of technical info about them.
    Thank you in advance

  55. Lisa says:

    Hello! I recently bought my first Pullip, Princess Rosalind, but I am finding that I dislike the type four body more than I thought I would-her hands keep flying off when I try and move her arms, and one of her knees won’t stay in its socket. I know that you probably find these types of question extremely annoying, but if I was to re-body her on an obitsu, which skin tone would work best, white or fleshtone?
    Thank you, and I love your blog!

    • kleintoys says:

      Definitely white skin! Fleshtone matches very few pullips. I don’t really mind these types of questions but I find skintone matching especially on some of the in between dolls like Papin where neither skin tone is a perfect match for her but either sort of works, to be very subjective and subject to personal preference so like that is why I haven’t really made a x doll matches x obitsu skintone list.

      Thank you so much❤

    • KatsCauldron says:

      let me know if you want to get rid of her arms and those flying hands!

  56. Kelli says:

    Hi! I also have an obitsu question. On the Junky Spot website, they have quite a few different sizes and types of busts. Which size/type of bust is the most similar to a Pullip’s? Thank you very much ^_^

    • kleintoys says:

      Hi, modern (type 4/dolls released 2009 or later) Pullip’s body is somewhere between small and medium bust so either would work, if you are concerned about stock outfits still fitting almost everything will fit small bust obitsu but the grand majority will fit medium. Some stock pants won’t fit over obitsu’s fatter thighs. Let me know if you have more questions about obitsus!

  57. Elizabeth says:

    Would you recommend using hot water to straighten a stock wig?

    • kleintoys says:

      It can work out really well if done correctly but honestly if done wrong it completely fries the wig, I wouldn’t personally do it unless it was like my last attempt at making a wig usable.

  58. KatsCauldron says:

    Hey there! I have a commission for headpieces and my client has a Pullip whose head I think is 8″, this is a link to the doll and tell me I’m correct before I finish the pieces. what is the distance from the outside of the eyes across as one of the pieces has dangles I need to make hang down properly

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