Pullip Make It Own Kits

With so many crazy doll people ripping apart and customizing perfectly good dolls, JPGroove decided to release kits called “Make It Own” which let folks customize dolls from scratch.

I bought two Make It Own kits from PullipStyle.com - a gray-toned one and a pale-toned one.

Scary stuff. What you get in the kit are basic parts that you paint, varnish, and finish yourself. Even the eyes! I was totally intimidated…

What I used:

  • Mr. Super Clear (the mack daddy of all finishers)
  • Pastels
  • Watercolor pencils
  • Acrylic paint
  • Glitter Glue
  • Varnish
  • Super glue

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There’s a lot of waiting involved because things need to dry, but it was a ton of fun! The gray doll isn’t quite done yet – she’s going to be a Version 2.0 of Pris from Blade Runner.

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Not too shabby for the first time out the gate, right?

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1988 Fraggle Rock McDonalds Happy Meal Toys

Two things I love – Muppets and McDonalds. In 1988, McDonalds released a series of awesome Fraggle Rock toys with their Happy Meals. You bet I ate a lot of McNuggets to get the set!

I dug these out of a bin the other day and thought I’d share. Obviously my fave is Wembley and Boober in the pickle.

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Throwback from the past! Here’s the commercial promoting the toys:

Ever After High Lizzie Hearts Doll by Mattel

Oh Amazon Prime you tease me so! Good thing I’m relentlessly checking to see which dolls go on sale. That’s how Lizzie Hearts arrived to me today – quietly, unceremoniously wrapped in a cardboard box, and yet bursting with attitude.

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I found this marvelous YouTube review by J. Duaney.

 

Pullip Hannah by Groove

Groove is woefully lacking on producing redheaded Pullip Dolls, which is why I had to have Pullip Hannah! Hannah is a collaboration doll with a “sweet character brand” in Japan called SunaUna. You can even buy a real-life sized outfit to look like your doll! If you’re into that, of course…

Now I know it’s not exactly hip to dress like your doll, but how chic is this girl?  Those tights are fierce.

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Here’s my YouTube review of Hannah:

Pullip Peter Pan Customized Dolls

Anyone who’s interested in customizing Pullip Dolls knows it’s not easy finding affordable dolls to potentially destroy. Between super glue, blunt objects, and an Exacto knife, I’ve done some real damage as a newbie.

Pullip Peter Pan is a great starter doll for collectors who don’t know what faceup is.  She’s usually available on Amazon at a very affordable price, so I bought 2! Here are some pics of the original doll as well as some re-wigging and re-chipping.

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I still can’t believe that this is the same doll!

 

Ever After High Holly and Poppy O’Hair Twins

I picked these girls up on Amazon Prime the second they were available! After exhausting variations of Apple and Raven, it was exciting to see different dolls released in the line.

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One of the things that draws me to this doll line from Mattel is the fun fairy tale element. The O’Hair girls are Rapunzel’s daughters, but since there are two of them and only one destiny, it means Poppy – the Rebel – gets to choose her future.

Deep stuff. Recommended ages: 5 and up.

 

 

Pullip Wilhemina Doll

Pullip Wilhemina was a no-brainer for me, and not just because Halloween is my favorite holiday.

That two-toned hair! That ghastly pale complexion! That S&M-ish corset number! She’s a wicked dream come true. I got her at PullipStyle.com and she was a little more money than other Pullips. But her stock is top-notch and the hat alone is a work of art.

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Here’s my YouTube review:

Pullip Kuhn Doll from Groove USA

Well hello there, foxy lady.

I decided to get Kuhn because I loved how different she was from other Pullip dolls. First of all, that outfit is slamming. Her hair is like a modern-day Dorothy Hamill and she’s rocking a belly tattoo.

You heard me. A belly tattoo.

Here are a few photos. How about those eyelids? Groove really outdid themselves on this one. the only downside is that she’s covered in plastic, I’m assuming because her stock stains her skin.

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Here’s my YouTube video review:

SDCC Pullip Photos: Groove’s Booth

Originally posted on Pullips and Junk:

This year Groove has partnered with Tokidoki to release Tokidoki themed superheroes Pullip Super Stella and Dal Vendettina as SDCC exclusives. You can read about their reveal here or check out some in box photos of the dolls that were very graciously given to me so that I could share them by a friend here. A small quantity of Pullip Sailor Moon was also available for advance sale at JPGroove‘s booth, though I don’t seem to see any boxes of her in the photos I received this morning. My friend who had sent me the pictures yesterday just sent me some pictures of JPGroove’s booth this morning and has very graciously agreed to let me share the photos here again!

Upon seeing these photos I was initially filled with despair as so many lovely dolls are available at SDCC including a large number of older models that are…

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