True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
UnexpectedlyTale As Old As Time Lyrics
The continuation of the PLEX’S Doll Collection series picks up with the beloved couple Belle and her Prince Adam also know as “The Beast” from the animation film, Beauty & The Beast.
Belle is the 2nd doll released from the Doll Collection series!
We first heard about an upcoming Beauty & The Beast doll on June 1, 2017 when Groove stated they would display prototypes at Tokyo Toy Show 2017.
And now, the wait is finally over!
Yay, I’m so happy that this release is actually happening!!!
Somebody pinch me . . . no, just kidding don’t pinch me.
PLEX did a wonderful job transforming Belle into doll form.
I like Belle’s natural makeup, the designers did a good job.
Belle was after all unaware of her beauty and the light make-up is simple yet elegant.
Growing up, Beauty And The Beast was and still is my favorite Disney movie.
Till this day I’m reminded how I used to watch it on VHS over and over again to the point that I drove my parents & sister crazy. 😛
Save The Date:
Belle is expected to come out in October 2017
Release Date: October 2017
Price: ¥20,000 about $178
Where To Order
As of this writing the Doll Collection series hasn’t made an appearance in shops outside of Japan and there is no info if Belle will be the same.
You can find Belle at the following shops
- Hobby Search
- Ami Ami
- Premium Bandai (you’ll need a proxy service like From Japan)
I’ve already placed my pre-order for Belle, I couldn’t resist her!
After looking at the many lovely owner photos of PLEX’s Cinderella doll, if Belle looks as good as she does then I will be a happy camper!
Let’s Play A Guessing Game:
Which Princess do you think PLEX will announce next?
I would love to see Princess Jasmine.
I’m already picturing how gorgeous she would look with her mocha skin!?!
How exciting would that be! (Please don’t let my imagination be just a dream)
But then I can’t forget about Ariel.
She too, would be a stunning girl to see with her long gorgeous red hair.
Would she be in her mermaid form or human form?!?
Oh my brain is off daydreaming now >_<
I also wonder if we can expect another Prince/boy announcement!?!?
Will Belle be heading your way or will you keep your dolly options open and wait for a new girl/boy to catch your eyes.
What do think about the PLEX’s Doll Collection series so far?
Share your opinions and let us know, we love hearing from you!
I’ve just received my Belle today! I was soooo happy… but this was before putting her out of her box. Now I’ve got mixed feeling :/ It’s not because of her appareance because she is very beautiful in person but because of some details. One of her arm is just popping off all the time and I can’t move it as I wanted to. And her hair… Yeah her hair… it’s so… terrible. Her elegant curls ressemble to nothing at first. I had to comb them with my fingers to have something wavy but now it’s look like hay when I touch them! I’m very deceived that I spend that amount of money for that! T. T
Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that Belle didn’t meet your expectations. 🙁
It’s a shame that Groove Inc is having these quality control issues.
Especially since they didn’t released a lot of dolls this year.
Strangely, another Pullip collector experienced a similar quality control headache.
Her Beast collapsed and fell apart in the box, you can see the video here.
And another collector had issues with Belle’s wig also.
It’s sad to see all of these issues.
And it makes me hesitant to receive my Belle.
One takeaway from this situation, is that I will only order Groove dolls when collectors receive them and the reviews are positive.
Because the dolls are too expensive to be having these issues.
I hope this isn’t a trend with Groove Inc dolls.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that the next dolls will have no problems.
Thank you for sharing your Belle experience with us.
I was not sold on Cinderella, but along came Belle and I just had to pre-order her. There is no way that I am going to miss out on such a beautiful doll!
Being a Pullip collector, this year has been somewhat strange, but I feel like everything finally starts moving again. I am really looking forward towards future releases!
Yay, congrats on pre-ordering Belle!!!
Come on October hurry up and get here already! 🙂
Belle’s reveal was a wonderful surprise that collectors so desperately needed.
I agree with you, I hope her release along with the Eternal Sailor Moon doll will get things back on track.
Thanks for chatting with us about Doll Collection Belle.
I’d Love to see Elsa…
But if they did ariel, Merida, or Mulan– OR rapunzel my wallet may be in trouble.
Oh an Elsa doll would be breathtaking! 🙂
I love your other suggestions too.
Lets see how many will come true.
Thanks for chatting with us about Belle!
Plex? This was on the Groove blog, where did Groove go? Are they officially gone?
No need to worry, Groove Inc is still around.
PLEX is the main designer of the Doll Collection series and their name/logo is found on the box.
Groove Inc is the manufacturer/distributor of the Doll Collection series but Groove’s name/logo is not on the box like we usually see on Pullip boxes.
I wish Groove Inc would clarify the relationship they have with PLEX and why the word Pullip was deliberately removed from the Doll Collection series despite the fact that the dolls looks like Pullip family members.