Sunday, April 16, 2017

Dreams nipped at the bud

So after the evil Alasse, FantasyWoods, & Sherimi have been showing off their lovely Pureneemos, Momokos and barbies, I've been really considering getting some of those dollies!

However my dreams have been cut short before they even began! All the ones I like are sold out/super expensive/inflated. ;_;~

But here is some eye candy anyway!
The first Neemo I adored! x3



It seems I just like all the maid café ones xD;;

The two Momokos I really love x3 of course, one needs to be pastel-tastic!

All images belong to Azone / Petworks
So long ~~  x3

22 comments:

  1. Lovely picks! Ooo and I have that Kinoko Juice Sweet Dream Chiika! <3 I bought her for a reasonable price from Plastic Pop and she sure was a find! At the time I bought her I didn't even know she was a highly sought-after release... ^_^;;

    I'm sure there will be other Azone releases in the future that will appeal to you or look similar to these ones you've listed. I feel like Azone is pushing out so many pretty dolls that it doesn't really matter if you don't get one release, there'll be others just as pretty or maybe even prettier lined up waiting to be released! ;)

    I don't know anything about Momoko dolls but I'd sure like to have one too... One with pastel blue or pink hair! :D

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    1. Ohh, you have that cute girl! So great!
      I'm thinking of trying a faceup or two on this size doll, that might be a cheaper option x3

      Ohh, I saw a new upcoming momoko release with pastel blue hair, she also looks lovely!

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  2. Iw as just thinking on doing a dolls I love but probably will never have post XD! I'm glad you are liking Pure neemos and Momokos, I'm currently obsessed!!!
    There's a new pastel haired momoko being released this month, if you haven't checked her out http://www.dollyinsider.com/momoko-pastel-edge-sekiguchi/
    I personally spent way more in dolls these past few months than I should so after 2 box openings I will be doing a tsome point, there won't be any dolls for me for a while D!!
    LOVE pink haired pure neemos, someday I'll get one :D

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    1. I want to see your secret wishlist too! Haha, sometimes it's also fun just to look at them!
      Yush, I saw her too! She's nice, I'm liking that they're releasing more special hair colors now!
      I hope you get a pinky haired neemo soon! Can't wait to see your updated dolly family

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  3. I've always wanted a Pure Neemo or two, but lately I've really fallen hard for them. I have one on the way and three pre-ordered. ^^'
    Also, I love that pink haired Chiika too, but she's so expensive second-hand. ;_;

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    1. Ah, you're doomed now! Haha.. I'm scared of falling for them, because then I'd go all out looking for the old releases. Our poor wallets.

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  4. The colours on this girl are so pretty Irene. Hope you have fun with her and manage to find more that you like at reasonable prices.
    Hugs,
    X

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    1. I don't actually have her, it's just a dream~~;;;;

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  5. The Pureneemos you've pictures are all very cute! ^-^ But I have the same dilemma as you, all the Pureneemos I've liked are long sold out. My no.1 is the mint/chocolate Lycee that I think is from the same series as your maid girls. :P

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    1. Oh yeah, it's a good excuse to not get into collecting them at all, though! The maids are all zo cute, and their costumes are so detailed!

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  6. I agree, Pureneemos are so tempting! But all the Momokos make me want to have a mature 1/6 BJD just so I can make more dioramas xDDD

    I love the first Purenemo you linked, and the tan Momoko. So pretty!

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    1. Oh yeah~ I also quite like some of the BJDs in that size! Especially Soom's fairy series~
      Did you see the Unoa 1/6 size fashion dolls? I am very tempted by those also!

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  7. I have been doomed as well, and I'm not even sure, how it happened, but when Otogi no Kuni - Wizard of Oz Himeno was released, I just... well preordered her o_o; It was very spontaneous. Haha.

    The Chiika designed by Kinoko Juice is too cute for words. I would love to have her as well, but the prices, man XD; I don't know if I'm -that- crazy for her, that I would pay that much.
    But you definitely have a great taste in Pure Neemos!

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    1. Ahahaha, glad to see I'm not alone!
      Oh yes, I am also considering that. I'm sure if I decided to take the leap to fully get into them I might consder paying those prices ;_; I remember promising myself not to pay a lot for BJDs and then discovering the Unoa Zero girls = =;;;;

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  8. Welcome to the dark side *insert evil laugh here*

    That's so cool that we both like the same first Pureneemo! That Kinoko Juice one was my first love too but ... she is so hard to get. She's actually my Pureneemo grail but she also doesn't come up often at all on the second hand market and when she does, she is really really pricey!

    Azone release dolls with pastel coloured hair every now and then but those dolls tend to sell out super fast or you get involved in a click war to get one. And some are only exclusives to Japan.

    Those conventions you go to, I remember you said that they sold Momoko dolls, you might be able to find one of the two you like there maybe? Or also, try Mandarake. They sometimes sell some Momoko dolls for below retail cost. And not everything on there is second hand either. Some of them are brand new, never been opened but are generally displayed in their shop stores. They do sell second hand Pureneemo dolls (and new dolls) too. I purchased one once and the one i bought was pretty much like new, just didn't come with her clothing (she was sold nude).

    For Pureneemo, I feel Hobbysearch has the best competitive price although sometimes AmiAmi have nice discounts.

    I feel you on finding dolls you love but find they are long sold out / no longer produced. I have this problem with my Fashion Royalty dolls because I came into it late and the dolls they produce now just don't have the same quality that they did a few years ago. It's a shame when a company gains a big rise in popularity because sometimes I feel their quality takes a nose dive. One of the newer releases featured a really nice doll with plastic shoes similar to Barbie. I mean, what the? Those FR girls are really pricey so that was a shame. I usually love the shoes that come with those dolls because of the detailing and realism.

    Do you think though you will eventually cave to the Momoko lure?

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    1. Ahahaha, it's all your fault! XO
      I do hope you get that girl, as she's my absolute fav. and I'd love to seee your photos of her! :O
      Click wars really stress me out, so I'm probably not willing to get into them as of yet xD;
      I might check more specifically next time, but I don't recall them having any pastel-haired momoko. Just some natural-haired momokos ~ nude XD; I'm definitely hoping for a pastel-hair or tan-skin momoko! Then I might pick one up :O I'm more likely to pick up a Momoko than a Neemo right now! :3

      Thanks for your advice on where to search! I'll definitely check those just in case~
      I agree with you on the quality, Pullip's quality has gone down a LOT, and their price is now over double than when I first got into them!

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  9. Lol, that is so evil! :D I know the feeling and I have been browsing sites with Barbies, Momokos and Pure Neemos. Too much and have not felt lucky at all. Those I really, really, really want can not be ordered, so I have to wait to see if I can find new favorites. Those above are such cute ones, real eye candy! Adore the one with the white teddy! <3

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    1. Oh yeah! So sad how limited they are, and how the prices go up if you find them at all!
      I hope you find your favorites also!

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  10. I like the Momokos because they seem to be different from the cuter dolls, not that the cute dolls aren't nice! I hope you can get your hands on some of these at a good price! I read some of the comments and I can't believe that Pullip prices have increased so much! They weren't even cheap to begin with and if you start counting the accessories etc. Oh my....

    Now you can collect and pinch pennies so when one becomes available you can snatch it up! That's usually how I think about things but usually when I save enough I don't want to part with the money any longer lol

    Also I just sent you an email from my personal account so it might end up in your junk email :P

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    1. I also like their mature appearance! It seems inflation really hit dolls hard recently, or perhaps just all luxury goods!
      It's better just to save rather than blow your money on silly hobbies, I must admit!
      I received your emails well!

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  11. Seems like the dark (or bright?) side is calling you with dropping names of all cute dolls. I love those Pureneemos and MOmoko too. :) I hope you'll find your favourites. ;) And be able to get them. There will be really cute Koron (pink hair) and Chiika (blonde) released soon. :) Maybe take a look at them. Hehee... ;)

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    1. Omg, don't tell me about cute new releases! Lol! You are contributing to getting me to the evil dark side too!

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