I would like to show you the latest addition to my doll collection: DAL Cinnamoroll 10th Anniversary! She was released by Groove (which also makes Pullip dolls) on September 2012 to celebrate Cinnamoroll 10th year anniversary!
Cinnamoroll (シナモロール, Shinamorōru?) is a character series created by Sanrio in 2001, with character designs from Miyuki Okumura. The main character, Cinnamon, is a white puppy with long ears, blue eyes, pink cheeks, and a plump and curly tail that resembles a cinnamon roll. He starred in his own manga series, an anime movie and various animation shorts.
This is not the first time Groove had made a Dal Cinnamoroll though. There was a first Cinnamoroll produced in 2008 and she was quickly sold out. This re-release has a few differences in the faceup and accessories. The new version has notably pink eyelids instead of green.
I have been eying this doll on Amazon for months now. My finger kept hovering over the "BUY IT NOW" button but I was trying to be good after a month of high spending! But then I saw her price suddenly drop to $50 (no tax, no shipping fee) and I didn't want to miss out on that chance so I bought her.
She is much cuter in person than in pictures! And her Cinnamoroll suit is super soft and beautiful! The lining of the suit is made of a soft fabric in blue with white polka dot. I had to hide her right away because my baby wanted to squish her in her arms! You would too if you saw her :)
Her accessories are:
Cinnamoroll suit (with detachable mittens and boots)
Black dress and bloomers
Black top hat
Black cane with a charm
I like her dress and bloomers very much. They feel silky and fit her perfectly. But despite the high number of accessories, there are no shoes for the doll. The white boots are very tight and it's nearly impossible to put her feet in them!
It's too bad I don't have enough space in my house to keep the box because it is a work of art in itself. All the Pullip/Dal/Isul/Taeyang dolls produced by Groove actually come in box with an elaborate design!
I like how her doll stand matches her hair color and the inside lining of her suit! And the moustache, cane and Chocola plushie all include a charm and a chain of some sort which I guess are useful if you want to attach it to your cell phone or handbag/backpack!
All in all I am very happy with this doll. She is very pretty and has very nice accessories. I would prefer the 2008 Cinnamoroll because of the accessories (white bag + plushie and a cup!), but that version is usually priced over $200 nowadays so I'll settle for this 2nd version. And I think I actually like this doll version better because of her blushing face and pink eyelids!