In December of 2011, Pullip Nella and Johan were released they were inspired by an illustration by Mitsukazu Mihara that originally appeared in a volume of Gothic & Lolita Bible. The illustration also inspired the release of people sized lolita clothing by Baby, The Stars Shine Bright sub-brand Alice and the Pirates. Due to the popularity of the original set, Nella and Johan were rereleased one year later in a new brown colorway they were called the Retro Memory Version presumably due to their outfit sets having a sepia/old timey photo undertone to them.
Release: Standard Monthly Release
MSRP: 13,000 yen
Release Date: 12/2012
Product Number: I-920
Feel Like So: I want to find a speck of star… Since you’re always looking for them… It must be somewhere among the colorful stone!!
Comparison Picture with Isul Johan (original version) Coming Soon!
Eyes: One dark pink eyechip and one blue eyechip
Wig: Mint wig
Stock: Isul Johan Retro Memory Version’s stock outfit was inspired by an outfit set from Baby, the Stars Shine Bright sub-brand Alice and the Pirates which can be seen here alongside the outfit set used for Nella Retro Memory Version (pic from the lolilibrary)
The outfit set consists of a cape based off of the Milky Railway Train Clock Cape Mantle – link, shorts based off of Milky Rail Train Johann Frill Pants –link , a blouse based off of Milky Rail Train Johan Frill Blouse – link, a hat based off of Milky Rail Train Clock Silk Hat – link, a bag based off of Milky Rail Train Clock Trunk Bag – link, socks, shoes, telescope and belt.
Body Type: Isul body
Stand: Bronze Plastic Stand
Special Notes: None
Known Issues: Possible Staining issues
Similar Doll Recommendations: Pullip Nella Retro Memory Version, Isul Johan & Pullip Nella.
Promotional Photos these photos were taken from Groove’s blog
Pullip Nella & Isul Johan Retro Memory Versions
Original Isul Johan and Nella
Gothic & Lolita Bible Cover Illustration