First of all, sorry about our absence this summer. Yours truly was faced with some bad medical news which, alongside preparing my wedding, left little to no room for dolls. The wedding is now over (it was lovely! Best day of my life would be an understatement) and the medical news seems to be getting its place in my life, so I have some space for dolls again. I will slowly try to pick up some things for the website, but be aware that updates might still be a bit slow at times.
This summer, Groove announced and released a large amount of dolls. Let’s start by recapping which dolls we have missed! I will dedicate this post to Pullip only, and a later post will recap the Dal, Taeyang and Isul releases.
Wonder Woman Dress Version
Groove surprised us by announcing two Comic Con San Diego exclusives this year, after skipping the event in 2015.
Both girls are based on characters from DC and have been released as Pullip dolls before, but are unique enough to be worthy of their own release!
Wonder Woman Dress version is a wonderful girl wearing an elaborate dress inspired by the Wonder Woman character. Her dark hair and bright lips truly make her stand out.
Wonder Woman Dress Version is now available!
Harley Quinn Dress Version
The second DC Comic Con exclusive is based on the Harley Quinn character, which is now really popular thanks to the Suicide Squad movie.
Like Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn comes in an elaborate dress inspired by her outfits from the movies, series and comics. It has a lot of frill and she also comes with a mask. Her wig features black and red stripes.
Her face is very pale, and like with the original Harley Quinn release the pale color is only featured on the front of her face, making this girl not very versatile.
Harley Quinn Dress Version is now available!
Pullip Ha-Ha is quite the summer girl! Not only does she come in the blue checkered jumpsuit, she also comes with a frilly bikini and a pair of wonderful sunglasses. She also has lovely large hearts in her eyes which are sure to enchant you. This release is quite basic compared to some other releases we’ve seen the past few years but that is part of Ha-Ha’s charm; she reminds us of simpler days when Pullip releases were more down to earth and casual.
Pullip Ha-Ha was released together with Dal Ho-Ho and is already available to brighten up your fall days!
Pullip Amelia is a very special release indeed! She’s not only Pullip Style‘s second exclusive (the first one was Froggy), but she was designed by Ichigo Klein and RequiemArt, two American designers/collectors.
Keeping in mind costs so that she wouldn’t be too expensive like some other new releases, these women have designed a wonderful and unique doll. Her bunny/pilot theme is visible in all the details (don’t you just love those goggles?), and her ears can be worn on her cap or loose. Her color scheme is bold but seems to fit together so well.
This lovely girl is now available exclusively on Pullip Style!
In case you thought Groove was done with Sailor Moon, think again! In June, Queen Serenity was announced.
She is wearing a white angelic like outfit befitting her queen status and comes with lovely wings. Her faceup is pretty simple, in line with what we’ve become used to with Sailor Moon dolls.
Her wig is styled in the standard Sailor Moon way and her face features the crescent moon we’ve seen on previous releases.
Queen Serenity was released in August!
Pullip Bonnie is something else indeed; don’t be deceived by her cute appearance! Underneath her cute frilly bunny outfit she is wearing a sexy playgirl outfit. Her full lips and long lashes give this girl a wonderful and slightly mature look. She reminds us of Pullip Aya with both her outfit and her faceup. She comes with a rabbit plush toy.
Pullip Bonnie will be available in September.
Pullip Marie is a collaboration with Angelic Pretty, a brand which we know from previous collaborations resulting in Pulips Sfoglia and Prupate. She is released to celebrate Angelic Pretty’s 15th anniversary and is wearing a doll-sized version of one of their human dresses.
Marie’s entire outfit is elaborate and comes with loads of little details, from the flowers on her headdress to the puffs on her shoes. She has full lips and her brown hair comes in little ringlets. A gorgeous release to celebrate the anniversary of this special brand!
Pullip Marie will be available in September.
The second Sailor Moon Pullip announced this summer is Mistress 9.
Mistress 9 is inspired by Sailor Saturn and it shows: the two dolls share a similar faceup. Mistress 9 is slightly more mature and of course comes in a completely different outfit.
The materials used on the outfit look a bit basic and leaves us wondering if they couldn’t have done a bit more of an elaborate job on her, but she does fit in with the other Sailor Moon dolls.
Mistress 9 will be released on October.
Veritas Special Edition
This girl is a slightly odd release. As you recall, Groove released Pullip Deep Crimson Veritas as part of their premium line earlier this year. Now AGA, which is the brand which designs Pullip (so not Groove) has announced this new Veritas version, who wears a brown version of the Veritas outfit and has a mocha skin tone. Her hair is white with a blue streak.
The catch? There are only 50 of her produced and she is priced at $450 . Yikes. She sure is a special version of Veritas and it is amazing to see a darker skinned doll, but she is priced very steeply, especially considering she’s just a recolor of a doll which already had 2 releases.
Veritas Special Edition will be available in September.
Cheshire Cat in Steampunkworld
We were slightly surprised, but very exited when we saw Groove had announced yet another addition to their lovely Steampunk Alice line! Based on the Cheshire Cat character, Pullip Cheshire Cat in Steampunkworld stands out from the other Steampunk releases with her bright red hair. Her outfit features the same stripes and gears we’ve seen on the other Steampunk releases and her faceup manages the craziness of the character beautifully.
Pullip Cheshire Cat in Steampunkworld will be available in October.
Pullip Taffy continues the trend of more unique dolls that we’ve seen so far this year. Taffy looks like a girl inspired by hippie culture, with her own special twist. Her outfit features lovely fabric with gorgeous blue, brown and white details. She comes with both a headband and a large hat and a separate white lace vest.
Her faceup stands out because of her two tones eyelashes and subtle peach eye shadow. And let’s not overlook her long, gorgeous wig!
Pullip Taffy will be released in October.