Looks like Brothers Grimm is spreading fairy tale dust of inspiration around the dolly community.
Takara Tomy recently announced a doll who has traits similar to the Grimm's fairy tale Rapunzel, and now Pullip collectors can own a piece a of folklore fantasy and enchantment with the latest release from Groove Inc.
Escape the clutches of the witch with Pullip Gretel and her brother Isul Hansel.
Looking at Pullip Gretel makes me feel uncomfortable and scared for her life . . . "Gretel free yourself from the oven!!!!"
Okay, sorry for being overly dramatic but seriously her appearance is so helpless and sweet, that I can't help but feel sad.
This feeling could be due to the brown melancholy color scheme.
Which I guess fits the forest/Germanic role perfectly but at the same time I want a Pullip doll that actually looks happy and not so sober and low-key.
I wish AGA inserted their own spin/twist to this old classic tale instead of being so literal.
The point I'm trying to get across, is why play it safe?
They're dolls, why not have some fun and stretch the imagination of both the creator and the collectors.
Hansel and Gretel by Sayori_Abyss
Of course this is just my opinion on the matter, and I hope you will share your opinion with us in the comment section below. 🙂
- The concept is nice. I love reading Brothers Grimm tales
- The clothing design is cute
- Did you see her stockings? They have a floral print on them, so pretty
- Pullip looks adorable in her curly twin tails
But with all that being said, I wish AGA would've poured more creativity into this release.
Random thought: I think Pullip Meg and Gretel would make a perfect pair. Let's rewrite the tale to include Meg, Gretel, and Hansel xD.
It's Opinion Time!
Okay enough of my rumbling it's time to hear your thoughts on this innocent but cleaver girl Gretel.
- What are your thoughts on Gretel, do you think AGA did a great job designer her, or do you desire more from her too?
- Is she an instant purchase for your collection, or will she be trapped and forever doomed in the witches clutches?
Let us know in the comment box below, can't wait to hear your thoughts on Gretel.
Need a refresher on the Hansel and Gretel tale? You can read the tale here for free!
Where To Order
Release Date: April 2016
Price: ¥18,000 about $160
Click here to see the Pullip Release List