Petoko is the first doll in PureNeemo Character Series. Azone launched this line in collaboration with Yamato in 2006. I was happy to grab her at Mandarake because she is a sort of a relict, being different from other PureNeemos.
Before unpacking. Petoko's box has transparent red stickers with her name on them. Nuri-chan, the second doll in the line, has a similar box.
No, in fact, Petoko can't pose like this and later you'll see why.
So, this is her wearing her school uniform.
Rear view. Petoko is noticeably stooping.
Her hair is molded, which is not typical for PureNeemo dolls.
I decided to compare her to PureNeemo Akaza Akari. Both dolls wear the same size, so they can swap clothes, but their bodies are actually very different.
Petoko has Advance body which doesn't have arm, knee, neck or ankle joints. In comparison to Flection body (the one that Akari has), it has fewer posing options, and it's also lighter and softer because it's hollow.
Advance hands look like Flection hands, but they aren't interchangeable as they have different joints.
When I pulled out her hands I noticed a strange thing. They clung to each other...
...and to Petoko's head! This reminds me of the Addams Family.
The reason why the doll has magnets in her body is that, according to the plot of the anime, Petoko is a sticking yokai (a supernatural creature in Japanese folklore). She can unintentionally stick to another person and stay like this for several hours.
Speaking of another person, in Petoko's box there's a figure of Konuri-chan, her loyal companion. It seems it also has a magnet inside.
Petoko can hold Konuri-chan...
...or even "wear' her!
The magnet in Petoko's head doesn't have a constant position, it is loose somewhere inside and makes a rattling sound when you shake the doll. To attach Konuri, you first have to find the magnet, then it'll stick and move together with her.
Petoko next to her PVC 1/8 figure by Kotobukiya.
To my mind, testing this doll was quite interesting and a nice experience, too. Petoko is so stick-in-your-head-able!
- Written by Yoruno
Not exactly a review...
DD Excellen Browning is my first character Dollfie Dream. On the one hand, she looks too... slutty mature, on the other hand, she has an amazing face with distinctive features and shining eyes. That's why she was my choice, I didn't want anything generic.
A standard Dollfie Dream box.
I like the way she's secured with ribbons, she looks like a gift.
Excellen is shorter than the custom Dollfie I have, and she also has a bigger bust. I suppose DDdy body was based on hers.
Her default outfit is neatly packed.
I haven't seen a wig like this before. It's not elastic and it's supposed to fit the head tightly.
I think this is the most beautiful Dollfie face ever. I know other owners complain about her "orange" lips and repaint them, but I disagree. This faceup makes the doll more interesting than others.
Now it's where the tragic part begins. This is her default lingerie, she wore ir for one minute, yet it was enough to ruin the doll. Now her chest and her thighs are all stained. I'm really angry with Volks. Why do they make clothes that stain badly, especially that they are aware of the problem?
That's why this article is not a review. I couldn't pose the doll in her default outfit, because it includes even more black pieces. Instead I'll show some clothes I bought for her: a kimono by an unknown circle, Dressy Alice Set and Girly Knit Top Set by Volks.
- Written by Yoruno