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Pure Neemo Dolls Are So Cute!

It's been a long time since I've bought a doll without the intention of customizing her. Over the past few years I've become disinterested in Volks commercial dolls; their hair and clothes are always disappointing, and only a few of them have nice eyeprints. Well, as of the past six months, I've become dangerously attracted to Azone's Pure Neemo dolls. In these troubled economic times, they're too expensive to collect religiously, but I have managed to pick out a few favorites.



Kristen got me this Himeno for my birthday last October. She's actually the second release of the doll; I think the first one had a different tie on her blouse. Like all the dolls of the series she was designed by Omoiataru, but I think her eyeprint is much more detailed than the others. Who are still really cute.






This one is my treasure, Cotton Candy Miu. I got her from Amazon.com of Japan via Celga. She was an Amazon exclusive, like Sugar Cherry Chiika, Blueberry-holic Nightmare and Strawberry-holic Aika. They had her on sale for 7,600 yen--her original price was much higher than that. She's my favorite because I love dolls with dark bobbed hair. Her bright blue eyes are a really nice contrast.



The problem with these dolls is that not only are they expensive, but once they sell out you'd have to sell off an organ in order to get one off the secondary market. Nowadays, they seem like they're the only 1/6 scale dolls that are really popular. I'm just going to try to have fun with the ones I have. ^o^



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chelseacandy
Mar. 3rd, 2009 12:14 am (UTC)
I love pure neemo dolls too! I wish they had a lj pure neemo community :( I just won Sugar Cherry Chiika on yahoo japan and am excited to get her! I really like Miu too!
leene_chan
Mar. 3rd, 2009 06:10 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on your latest acquisition! I like Chiika a lot but I don't have one yet. Have you seen a picture of the 6th series Chiika yet? She has pink hair, pink eyes and a strawberry print dress--really cute! I'm definitely going to preorder her somewhere. :D

I wish there was a Pure Neemo LJ community too! I know that they're pretty popular (otherwise, why would it have been so hard to get Sweet Punk Girls Koron?) but I guess no one's set one up yet.
chelseacandy
Mar. 3rd, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
http://community.livejournal.com/pureneemodoll/

There I made one!

It is still very much in the making, and even if I can't get a lot of members, it would be fun to post pics/new releases/collections with you!!!

Where did you find a picture of the 6th series Chiika??? I want to see! ^^

Is sweet punk girls Koron hard to find? I pre-ordered here here-
http://www.kidnemo.com/

Hopefully I will get her soon.
leene_chan
Mar. 3rd, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
I joined! ^_^

I can't seem to find the Japanese message board where the picture was posted. ;_; They have a tough policy about reposting images. If I hunt around I'll be able to find it sooner or later....The new Chiika is scheduled to be released in the middle of May. The Doll Show exclusive version has blond hair--I think the pink one is cuter! Hopefully they'll put info about her on the official Azone page soon! They're also releasing a doll of Aika's little brother, but I don't think he has a name yet.

If that shop hasn't given you your doll yet, they probably aren't going to, unfortunately. ;_; She came out in stores at the end of January. There are plenty of Sweet Punk Girls Korons on Yahoo!Japan, because the scalpers seem to have bought them all out of the shops. If my suspicions are correct and your order isn't filled you should have no problem getting her off Yahoo!Japan. I hope that in the future these shops instill a one-per-customer policy with these dolls. A lot of people ordered several dolls just to resell them.

This has really been an unfortunate situation. I had preordered her too (from a different site) and ended up having to get her off Yahoo!Japan. I hope you get your doll soon!
leene_chan
Mar. 3rd, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
Found It!
http://sky.ap.teacup.com/wrangler13mwz/151.html

There are pictures of Secret Wonderland Chiika and Aika's little brother in this Japanese blog. I think both dolls are cute, but I'll probably only get the Chiika (if I can).
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