Dolly Review: Groove Pullip Victorique de Blois

January has been a very ‘groovy’ month with three new Pullips arriving at my doorstep!  Tomeo Mami, I reviewed earlier.  Up for review today is Victorique de Blois from the popular anime ‘Gosick’.

Gosick's Victorique

Gosick’s Victorique

I haven’t seen ‘Gosick’, so I don’t have any experience with the character. This isn’t the first doll we’ve seen of Victorique, though.  Volks created a super dollfie of her back in 2011 for one of their doll parties and sold her for over $1,000!  (Needless to say, I will probably never be able to afford a Volks!)

Gosick Victorique

Gosick Victorique

But let’s talk about Pullips 12″ Victorique de Blois.  Like all Pullips, Victorique is wigged.  Her dirty blonde hair is super long.   In the box, it’s held in two pig tail strands, but don’t let that fool you, her hair is meant to be down.  There is a slight curl at the ends.

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique has smooth, silky hair.  It has a different texture than what I saw on Tomeo Mami.  Her bangs start high on her forehead.  I like the fact that they kept the ends of her side bangs longer than the rest.

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique is on your typical Pullip body.  As I’ve mentioned before, I am not a huge fan of the factory body on Pullips.  I think they should have better joints on them if we’re going to pay the prices we pay.

Victorique with Nano Freya

Victorique with Nano Freya

Victorique

Victorique

In terms of posing, Victorique follows suit with other Pullip dolls.  She has joints on her shoulders, elbows, wrists, thighs, knees and ankles.  She also has a joint under her bust that allows her a little more room for posing.  Her neck joint allows her head to turn left and right, but not tilt.  Since many people have had success with re-bodying their Pullips on more poseable obitsu bodies, there is an easy fix, it seems, for this issue!

Victorique

Victorique

I really like this girl’s face.  The dark green eyes Victorique has are quite piercing alongside her mauve colored cheeks and lips. Her skin is a very light peach.  I like the combination of the green and mauve.  Because Victorique’s hair isn’t very vibrant in color, her face really stands out.  She has an intriguing, inquisitive look to her, especially when she side glances!  Victorique has ‘real’ eyelashes attached to the base of her lids and painted eyelashes lining the eye.

Of course, like most Pullips, Victorique has the ability to blink and/or wink.

Eye Mechanism

Eye Mechanism

There are three different knobs in the back of a Pullips heads. The center knob moves the Pullips eyes left to right. The knobs on either side allow the eye lids to open and shut.  The eye mechanism on Victorique works fine and isn’t sticky at all!

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique wears a black Victorian style dress that goes down to the floor.  It is accented with light grey elements, like the thin grey apron on the skirt, and more delicate lace like elements, like the lacy edges of the three quarter sleeves. Victorique has a lace like under skirt to add a bit of life to her dress.

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique wears black boots over white tights.  You can’t actually see these, because her skirt is so long.  I really like the boots, though.  They may be simple, but the style is pretty great.

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique doesn’t come with a second outfit, like many Pullips do, but she does come with a black bonnet.  You fasten this like you would any old bonnet, by tying it under her neck.

My final thought? I’m the first one to admit that dolls with hair to the floor aren’t exactly my cup of tea.  It’s manageable and pretty when you first take them out of the box, but after awhile, it gets tangled or loses its styling or just gets staticky.  I think Victorique looks great with the long hair, but my personal preference would be to have made it shorter.  Granted, as she is based on an animated character, Groove didn’t have much choice in that matter.

Victorique

Victorique

I like the fashion on her, too, but think she might have to take a break from it every now and then.  Her pale skin and the dark fabric makes her a bit hard to photograph.  I wouldn’t mind introducing some color into this dolls attire!

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique is a doll with character.  Yes, I may not be a fan of the length of her hair and she may be dressed in something that covers a lot of skin, but her face is pretty striking!

Victorique

Victorique

I love the color pallet Pullip chose for her features.  Overall, they did a really great job taking this anime character and turning her into a Pullip!

Victorique

Victorique

Victorique is available wherever Pullips are sold, including The Junky Spot!  The Junky Spot is my favorite BJD shop and has some pretty awesome prices on Pullips.  Definitely check it out, especially if you’re in the States!

Here’s a video review for Victorique.

What do you think of Victorique?  Do you think she measures up to her animated counterpart?  Share your thoughts below!

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January 28, 2014. Tags: . Uncategorized.

3 Comments

  1. jSarie replied:

    Great overview of the doll! I love her eyes – they’re really distinct-looking!

    I only have a passing familiarity with the Gosick series in that I flipped through part of the manga (I didn’t really read it and I haven’t seen the animated version) and I’ve seen the SDG doll pop up several places, but I think the dress definitely makes the doll very recognizable as the character.

  2. mouseandtea replied:

    I actually just saw a commercial for this anime earlier today and I thought the girl was so cute! She’s so adorable as a doll <3! I do wish the doll's expression was a bit less cutesy to match the character (just judging from the little I have seen of this show), but I think they did perfect with the hair.

  3. barbtheevilgenius replied:

    She’s very pretty, but I don’t do Pullips. I do have some J-Dolls, though, so I’m very familiar with the body. I’d say the current sale price is probably closer to what the doll is worth than the the original price.

    I see there are some video reviews from you at Junkyspot!

    http://mylittledollcorner.blogspot.com/

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