• PureNeemo Kamado Nezuko Oni-ka PB Ver.
  • Pullip Asuna
  • PureNeemo Kamado Nezuko
  • Chibicco Doll Chino
  • Ohanashi Ange
  • Caffè Mew Mew Pam
  • Caffè Mew Mew Mina
  • Oshare na Sandy Belle
  • Precure Style Cure Fontaine
  • Precure Style Cure Sparkle
  • Precure Style Cure Grace
  • PureNeemo Ohara Mari PB Ver.

As you know, this site is strictly dedicated to Japanese characters only. The dolls can be made in any country, but the origin should be Japanese. I must admit though I have a couple of dolls based on Chinese anime series in my collection, but I won’t include them in the database.

Then one day I saw THIS. 

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And THIS. 

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And THIS. 

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I think you have already noticed, especially with the last one. 

It's Kinomoto Sakura, only she's now four different characters. Hiba, Siba, Laila. 

And my fave one, Zomorruda. 

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One of my friends at MyFigureCollection pointed out that she is actually a combination of Sakura and Tsukimiya Ayu (Kanon) - look at her duffle coat. 

What bugs me is that the doll is realy well-made, with strands of blue in her hair, with neat buttons on her coat, with nicely painted eyes - and yet she's a double, no, a triple knockoff. Why triple? Look. 

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 The mold copies one of the most popular anime molds by Giochi Preziosi. The head is smaller than Sailor Moon's by Giochi, so I can't directly compare, but I bet it's almost identical to Pichi Pitch heads which must be around the same size. 

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 Zomorruda's boots are a repainted copy of Sailor Jupiter's footwear.

Yet, the box says nothing about Giochi Preziosi, it says Dream World instead, and I have no idea who they are.

Instead, I'll tell you who Zomorruda is.

Several years ago, she was a mascot of Arabian kids channel SpaceToon that shows a lot of good anime series, but Card Captor Sakura wasn’t among them. Probably that's why the creators of the channel decided to take some artistic liberties with Miss Kinomoto. Her segment was - and still is - called Zomorruda, which means emerald, and caters for shoujo audience. 

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I still don't understand how this can exist notwithstanding copyright issues. However, I'm glad I own this truly unique artefact now, and I promise I'll take good care of my new Saku... er, Zomorruda doll. 

And now some singalong fun, to add insult to injury. 

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When your search request is "PreCure dolls", 50% of what you find is mini figures, and around 30% are customs. Here I will list all the dolls released officially - by Bandai mainly, since PreCure Style is their doll franchise.

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Bandai

2004: Petit Cure Series Mini Cure White, Cure Black, Honoka, Nagisa.

2005: Precure Style Cure White, Cure Black, Shiny Luminous.

         Pretty Charming Dress Doll Cure White, Cure Black, Shiny Luminous.       

2006: Precure Style Cure EgretCure Windy, Cure Bloom, Cure BrightMaiSaki

2013: Oshaberi Fashion Doll Cure Heart (+ Lovely Commune Set), Cure Sword (+Lovely Commune Set).

2018: Precure Style Cure Yell (+Cheerful Style DX), Cure Etoile, Cure Ange (+Cheerful Style DX), Cure Macherie, Cure Amour.

2019: Precure StyleCure Star (+Twinkle Style DX), Cure SoleilCure SeleneCure Milky, Cure Cosmo.

2020: Precure Style Cure Grace, Cure Sparkle, Cure Fontaine, Cure Earth.

Popy: Pretty Mini Doll Cure Bloom and Cure Egret.

Banpresto:  DX Action Doll Cure WhiteCure BlackShiny Luminous.

 

Non-Bandai releases

Romando: Cure Black, Cure White and cancelled dolls Nagisa and Honoka.

Azone: HAF Cure Black and HAF Cure White.

MegaHouse: AFC Cure Mint, Rouge, Lemonade, DreamAqua.

Youngsilup (Korea): Cure Black (+ Deluxe Ver.) and Cure White. There must be a Deluxe Cure White doll, too.

GiG (Italy): Cure Black, Cure White, NagisaHonoka, Cheeerleader NagisaCheerleader Honoka, Trendy Nagisa, Trendy Honoka.

Unknown Korean manufacturer: Cure Dream.

It's easy to notice that Futari wa Pretty Cure is the season most popular with dollmakers.

 

Outfits are mostly made by Bandai and released first separately and later with a doll.

 

Unsurprisingly, Vocaloid dolls are mostly represented by Hatsune Miku. However, others are also getting their likenesses in the form of official and semi-official dolls.

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Hatsune Miku 

2011 - Pullip (Groove)

        - Pullip LOL Ver. (Groove)

        - Pullip Snow Miku (Groove)

2012 - Docolla (Groove)

2013 - Hatsune Miku x Licca (Takara Tomy)

2014 - Dollfie Dream (Volks)

        - Snow Miku x Licca (Takara Tomy)

        - Pullip Sakura Miku (Groove)

2015 - Blythe (Takara Tomy, Hasbro)

        - Mini Sweets Doll (Dollce)

        - Mini Sweets Doll Sakura Miku (Dollce)

2016 - Dollfie Dream Snow Miku (Volks)

        - RAH Honey Whip Standard Ver. (Medicom Toy)

        - RAH Honey Whip Deluxe Ver. (Medicom Toy)

2019 - Pullip Yokohama Ver. (Groove)

        - Dollfie Dream Reboot Ver. (Volks)

        - Dollfie Dream Sakura Miku (Volks)

2020 - Collection Doll (Groove)

        - Nendoroid Doll (Good Smile Company)

        - Nendoroid Doll Sakura Miku (Good Smile Company)

201? - Icy Doll Coser (Arker)

Kagamine Rin and Len  

2011 - Dal Kagamine Rin (Groove)

        - Dal Kagamine Len (Groove)

2016 - DDS Kagamine Rin (Volks)

        - DDS Kagamine Len (Volks)

Other Vocaloids

2011 - Pullip Megurine Luka (Groove)

        - Taeyang Kaito (Groove)

2012 - Pullip Meiko (Groove)

2014 - Kiwidoll Kitano Kamui (Kiwi House)

2018 - Dollfie Dream Megurine Luka (Volks)

Voiceroids

2016 - Kiwidoll Zunko (Kiwi House)

2017 - 60 Kiwidoll Zunko (Kiwi House)

 

Vocaloids are popular models for doll clothes makers. The companies that produce outfits for Dollfie Dream Vocaloids are:

Volks (Dolls Party exclusive, Volks Showroom exclusive, regular basis)

Ginger Tea (Dolls Party exclusive)

Cherry Milk (Wonder Festival exclusive)

 

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In 2007 Volks made three Chara Dollfies, each based on a Muv-Luv character. A Chara Dollfie was a fashion doll-sized fully articulated figure with molded hair; their body was used earlier for UFS dolls. My Chara Dollfie is Yashiro Kasumi, the character that had several dolls made by Volks (a UFS in 2004 and a DD in 2005).

Basically, there are only two things that I can say about this doll: 

1. The package is very stylish

2. This doll is a real pain in the ass to assemble and dress up.

 

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There are so many pictures of the doll on the box that they already show all the aspects. For en even more detailed reference, there's a booklet inside:

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Now the actual contents.

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Her extra hands are strangely bigger than they should be:

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The process of dressing her up was so painful that I didn't take pictures of all the steps required, and I have to admit I was very annoyed. The pieces are small, tight and not really well made, and you can't dress up or undress Kasumi without dismembering her.

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Now it's time to assemble her hair. Just like with the clothes, I wouldn't say that the parts fit particularly well.

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OK, she seems to look nice, but, as I said, nothing fits, and it will be problematic to demostrate Kasumi outside her box.

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I've had a Sarah Crewe doll for a while, but unfortunately my Little Princess came stripped of her original clothes. I wasn't particularly sorry because Takara never dressed her the way she was dressed in the series. I bought her an Azone Christmas outfit, but she still wasn't fully equipped. Sarah would never be happy without Emily, her favourite doll.

But how could I find a doll for a doll? There were several possibilities. 

First, there was another Sarah doll which wasn't based on the anime character. She came with Emily, but the style was quite different from my doll.

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Then, there were Jenny Excellina Anniversary dolls, some of which came with mini baby dolls and/or outfits for them.

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I also saw once - but only once - a sewing kit by Takara where a mini doll was included, but it must be so rare I can't even find a picture.

My choice was a re-ment figure, from a Miniature Antique Museum collection by Takara/Kaiyodo. Sarah seems to be happy!

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