Pullip's Body Type

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 0 comments

I guess many have faced some of these problem from various kinds of Pullip bodies and myself too have experience some problems with my own but of course not all of them, otherwise, I would have to give every one of them a body replacement. 

These are some of the common issues that are found from various websites reviewed by owners who has faced some of these issues  n_^ 

♥ Type 1 

Type 1 which the very first type of body used for Pullip bodies in year 2003. Compared to the 3 other types of body later, they have larger bust, longer legs and visible screws as seen in the picture above. Besides that, according to most comments, they have delicate necks which owners need to take precaution when helding them. It is interesting to know that Type 1 Pullip's wig is the rooted type which can be complicated when it comes to changing their wigs compared to the unrooted wigs.

♥ Type 2 

In 2004, they have made an improvement to the Pullip bodies whereby Type 2 Pullip have greater flexibility and articulation (joint structure). Furthermore, they do not have those visible screws like Type 1 and more realistic body body propotion. However, Type 2 body is known as "tummy pop" whereby on the tummy part, it looks as if they have "gained" some "fat"... Moreover, they are more poseable but it is commented to have the tendency of lose joints over-time and their hands fall off easily. Apart from that, the first few have rooted wigs untill Pullip Nomadow which is the end of rooted wigs.

♥ Type 3 

Type 3 started with Lan Ai and Lan Ake in 2005 which was made sturdier to have the "child like" look. Compared to Type 2, Type 3 is least poseable and according to Fashion Dolls Australia, starting from Barasuishou Pullip onwards, they have the tendency of wrist-cracking risks. Besides that, they have less articulation.

♥ Type 4 

Good news came in 2009 when Pullip Neo Noir was released with a new body which is Type 4 body. Type 4 have better articulation which makes their body movements look more natural for they no longer have 360 degree body twist and now they can sit with their legs close. Though they are not prone to wrist-crack like Type 3 but they have some weakness whereby their hands can fall out easily while the lower-half of their leg can "slip out" easily from the knee joint. Additionally, their knee can crack while their arm and calf can fall out easily as well.

Every Type of Pullip bodies has their own advantages and flaws as well as obitsu bodies but the main thing is learn from their flaws and take precautions when handling the them to avoid unwanted problems  Up until today, I still collect Pullip dolls but I find that Groove has been improving their Pullip designs and from my own collections, so far, only the wrist crack was the one that needed body replacement while others issues such as leg "slipping out" from the knee joint can be easily fixed by myself 

P/s: All images taken from Pullip.net
      Edited and reposted from Wonderland for Dolls


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