2003 Prototypes- 56th Tokyo International Gift Show

The 56th Tokyo International Gift Show was held from 9/03/2003-9/5/2003 at Tokyo Big Sight. This tradeshow occurred when Pullip when still very much in her infancy, the few already released dolls as well as some upcoming releases and some unproduced prototypes were displayed by Jun Planning at the event.

wind
Name (if known): Pullip Debut (Pullip Wind with bike)
Status: Already released at time of event.
street
Name (if known): Pullip Street
Status: Already released at time of event.
moon
Name (if known): Pullip Moon
Status: Already released at time of event.
squall
Name (if known): Pullip Squall
Status: Already announced as an upcoming release at time of event.
carol
Name (if known): Pullip Carol
Status: Already announced as an upcoming release at time of event.
noir
Name (if known): Pullip Noir
Status: Already announced as an upcoming release at time of event.
venus
Name (if known): Pullip Venus
Status: Pullip Venus was released in 2004 although she is shown here on a Type 1 body she was one of the first Pullips with a Type 2 body.

storm
Name (if known): Pullip Storm
Status: Announced in the very early days of Pullip but canceled before release, Pullip Nahh-ato would later be released in 2006 with an almost identical outfit.

nomado
Name (if known): Pullip Nomado (originally named Pullip Song)
Status: A slightly different version of Pullip Nomado was released in 2004, instead of the Type 1 body she is pictured on here she was released on the Type 2 body and instead of brown hair the actual release has dark purple hair.

nero
Name (if known): Pullip Nero
Status: A slightly different version of Pullip Nero was later released in 2004, instead of the Type 1 body she is pictured on here she was released on the Type 2 body and instead of the blue tights pictured she came with black mesh tights.

namu
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unreleased Prototype

56tokyomini-1
Name (if known): Little Pullip Wind, Little Pullip Street & Little Pullip Moon
Status: Little Pullips would not make their debut until early 2005, of these three pictured prototypes only Little Pullip Moon was released the other two are unproduced prototypes.

The following dolls appear to be a part of a voting poll, which is a strategy Jun Planning and later Groove have been known to employ at later doll events giving fans the ability to vote on what dolls they like best.
leprotto
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: The white bunny suit was used for Pullip Leprotto so it is possible that is an early version of Leprotto’s prototype who was released as the first limited edition Pullip later in 2003.

prototype2
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype

prototype3
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype, her face up reminds me a bit of Pullip Afternoon’s.

prototype4
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype

prototype5
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype

withered
Name (if known): Pullip Withered
Status: Released later in 2003.

savon
Name (if known): Pullip Savon
Status: Pullip Savon along with her bathtub was released in 2004 as a limited edition Pullip. Although she is shown here on a Type 1 Pullip body she was released on a Type 2 body.

prototype8
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype

prototype9
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype

prototype10
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype

prototype11
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unproduced Prototype

arietta
Name (if known):  Unknown Namu Prototype & early version of Pullip Arietta
Status: Pullip Arietta was released in 2004 with some changes from the prototype seen here, she was released on a Type 2 body versus the Type 1 shown here, her hair was longer and she came with a jacket and hat in addition to what is pictured here.

prototype13
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unreleased Prototype

prototype14
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unreleased Prototype

prototype15 (1)
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unreleased Prototype

prototype16
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unreleased Prototypes

anne-1
Name (if known): Pullip Anne
Status: Pullip Anne was later released on a Type 2 body in early 2004.

prototype19
Name (if known): Unknown
Status: Unreleased Prototype

prototype20-1
Name (if known): Pullip Spark
Status: While Pullip Spark was announced for released in 2005, her release was later canceled.

As more and more resources from the early days of Pullip are being lost with time, I am making an effort to preserve as much as the information as I can. Photos used with permission from Pullipstyle’s blogspot.

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