To celebrate Sailor Moon’s 20th anniversary Groove started a collaboration of dolls based on characters from the series in 2014. The newest version of the title character in Pullip form is an original design of Usagi on her wedding day, Groove simultaneously released her alongside Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version in June of 2018. The wedding of Usagi and Mamoru is only seen in the manga and one of the newer live-action specials, their wedding was something that the series has always been leading up to though and kind of a forgone conclusion thanks to the appearance of their time-traveling daughter Chibi-Usa. The wedding dress seems to be an original design as it does not closely resemble the wedding gown from the manga or from the live-action special.
Three different versions of Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version were released a standard version that was available for purchase at basically all Pullip retailers, a Bandai exclusive version which was exclusive to Bandai’s shop and a special Sailor Moon Fan Club Exclusive version which was only available to purchase to members of the official Sailor Moon fan club in Japan. The Bandai Exclusive version comes with a plush of cat companion, Artemis. The Sailor Moon fan club exclusive version is the first time that the Sailor Moon fan club has offered an exclusive Pullip, the fan club exclusive version comes packaged with Taeyang Mamoru as well as plush versions of Sailor Moon’s companion Luna (same as included in with the Pullip Usagi Wedding Version Bandai exclusive version), a plush of Artemis (same as included in with the Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version Bandai exclusive version) as Usagi’s moon rod decorated like a wedding bouquet and a special background.
Release: Standard Release & Limited Release (Bandai Exclusive)
MSRP: 23,000 yen for standard & Bandai limited release, 46,000 yen for Sailor Moon Fan Club Exclusive version that comes packaged with Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version.
Release Date: 6/2018
Product Number: T-266
Feel Like So: Usagi, Like the glow of the moon…. Forever the most beautiful….I swear….We are always together…
Eyes: Dark Blue Eye Chips
Eyelids: Black Eyeliner
Wig: Short Black Wig
Stock: The standard release version of Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version comes with pants, shirt, jacket, vest, gloves, tie, socks and shoes (not pictured lapel flower and mask). The Bandai Exclusive Version comes with a plush of Artemis . The Sailor Moon Fan Club Exclusive Version comes packaged with Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version and comes packaged with a plush of Luna (same as Bandai Exclusive Version) and Artemis as well as a Usagi’s moon rod decorated like a wedding bouquet and a special background. Please note I only have access to the standard edition release, promo photos of the other items can be seen below.
Body Type: Taeyang/Namu
Obitsu Match: White
Stand: White Plastic Stand
Special Notes: None
Known Issues: None
Similar Doll Recommendations: Pullip Usagi Wedding Version, Pullip Sailor Moon, Pullip Princess Serenity, Pullip Super Sailor Moon, Pullip Eternal Sailor Moon & Tuxedo Mask
The Sailor Moon Fan Club Exclusive version of Pullip Usagi Wedding Version & Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version come with plush cat companions Luna & Artemis, a moon rod floral bouquet and a special background.
Exclusive moon rod floral bouquet
Exclusive Moon Rod Floral Bouquet
Plush Luna (same as Bandai Exclusive Version that comes with Pullip Usagi Wedding Version).
Plush Artemis (same as Bandai Exclusive Version that comes with Taeyang Mamoru Wedding Version).