A couple of months ago (or has it been longer?!) I had heard that Tuesday morning had gotten more Pullip dolls. Shortly after I heard we went to the Big City, where I planned to hit two Tuesday Mornings. I only had time for one, but it's the biggest one in Ohio, and supposedly one of the top 10 in the country. It did indeed have some Pullips: two minis, (Two of the same one.), and two larger ones, both Isul Lir. I really liked Isul Lir, but I do have a Pullip. I have an Erenfreid.
|Erenfried is from an anime series called Neo Angelique... I think?|
I really like his coat and glasses, but I could do without the pink hair and alien head.
|This is the illustration from the back of the box.|
When I saw Lir I was very tempted, but he was $40, and it wasn't my birthday or anything. When I got home I kept thinking how much I liked Lir, and wondering what I could do to afford him. Finally it occurred to me that I could sell Erenfried in exchange for buying Lir. I hadn't opened Erenfried because I still felt guilty about spending the money and thought I should keep him NRFB in case I might need to give in and sell him. Of course, I figured in the intervening week or two that had elapsed since I saw Lir, that both would be sold. But when we went to the Big City to go to dinner, (Olive Garden), and the movies (Captain America Civil War.Yes, we were a little late on this one.),I made a very quick stop at Tuesday Morning. All the Pullips were gone except one Lir!So was dancing a jig. I had sold my idea to Ken before we got to the store, so I snatched Lir up.
See how much cuter Lir is?!
|This is the card that comes with the doll.|
|The back of the box.|
|And the back of the card.|
There's also a sister, with a matching outfit to Lir's. There was also some special edition or such with the exact same outfits, only in blue.
And if you read the blog you'll know I love sailor suits, in all sorts of forms.
Actually. I wasn't sure at first if Lir was a boy or a girl. He does have ruffly bloomers and sort of a camisole thing on under his coat.
He has red hair and brown eyes,a combination that is kind of uncommon,but which both I, and my son Fuzz have.
|You can't tell how red his hair is in this picture.|
Lir also has super long eye lashes.
He also has a sash, which is decorated with bows and metals.
He also has a belt with a key hanging from it. Gotta love keys.
I love the striped socks and boots.
|They really lace and tie. If you read my review of Tonner/Wilde Imagination's Bashful Burt you'll know how his real lacing/tying boots impressed me.|
His hair isn't especially thickly rooted, but it's very puffy, which helps to hide the switches. I like the colour of the hair. It's not super silky: sort of course really. But at least I can't mess up this style!
He also comes with a stand.
|The stand has some pretty decoration on it.|
So does the box.
It took a while for Lir to loosen up and get posing. I had a terrible time trying to get his elbows to turn around and bend.His wrists didn't want to bend at first either. (By the way, Lir had the usual plastic on his hands and up his arms. And as usual, it was hard to cut off. It was so tight I could hardly cut it off without digging scrapes in Lir's hands.) Eventually his wrists bent enough for him to be able to salute and look out to 'sea',which I wanted him to do since he's wearing a sailor suit.
|Looking out to 'sea'.|
|And trying to salute. His elbows were still not cooperating at this point.|
|Of course his boots keep his ankles from staying bent, even though the boots are soft enough to flex his ankle somewhat. I haven't taken them off to see how easily they go on and off.|
I 'm really pleased with Lir. He's mostly what I would have chosen if given a list of features for a Pullip: red hair, brown eyes, and a sailor suit. And I love boy dolls. They're few and far between. I would have preferred his head tilt and his body twist a bit, but at least he has the wrists that don't break when you look at them. The opening and closing eyes that can also look to either side or straight ahead are a bonus I might not even have thought of.I'm happy with him.I don't think I'll miss Erenfried at all.