"We Love Pullip ~10th Anniversary Party~"

Couldn't believe time passes so quickly!

From the time our team prepared for the doll till it was done, and then I flew to Tokyo for holiday as well as for the event, after that the auction was on and ended in a few days time with winner decided, now it has come to the time that the whole event will be ending tomorrow!

For those of you that happen to be in Tokyo, please don't miss this chance to meet with all the fabulous dolls inside! Seirios is also waiting for you before he goes to his new home!

『We ♥ Pullip』 ~10th Anniversary Party~
Date: 22 February 2013 ~11 March 2013
Time: 10:00~21:00
(Last entry will be 30 mins before closing/ Closing time will be 18:00 for the last day)
Venue: Pacro Museum/3/F, Pacro Part 1, Shibuya (HP:www.parco-art.com)
Fee: Adult 300 yen, Student 200 yen, Primary school or under free of charge.
For more information, please visit: http://groove.ws/?page_id=127681

Last but not the least, I would like to, though it's never enough, give my sincere thanks again to, first of all, Groove. Inc. for the invitation of the Charity Auction and the assistance given during the time of my visit; and then to all the viewers of the auction and bidders that had placed their bids to Seirios, the winner of the bid particularly for your generosity; and to our friends that always supports us without questions; and lastly, of course, to my dearest teammates for all the hard works in such a tight schedule!

Quini @ Virus'd

Chapter 32: sweet nuri

It was a Tuesday afternoon in the end of September when a notification of new message in facebook popped up on my iPhone. As I was too concentrated on my work, I wasn’t able to comprehend the message until I read it twice.

“New Project: Candy Lo Pullip Custom.”

The famous HK singer, Candy Lo?! couldn’t help but feeling overwhelmed. Following the message, Kenji explained that since his band was invited to do a recording by Candy’s boyfriend Sammy, and Sammy was greatly intrigued by the doll our friend 762 bought to the studio. Hence, the idea of customizing a Pullip with the cover image of Candy’s new album “nuri” and treat it as a token of appreciation for both of them had planted in Kenji’s mind.

Like previous projects, it happened in a sudden and, needless to say, it has to be completed in no time. After a briefing session with Kenji few nights after the message received, I had Candy’s album on my hand, contemplating what I should do with the outfit as the cover image only shows the close-up of her face.

On the weekend of the same week, I’ve tried hard to surf on the net looking for reference but in vain. Nothing that comes to my mind matches well with the image of “nuri”. Out of the blue I took Candy’s CD out and when I wanted to put it on, I realized that there’s a color feather inside the package. Instantly I was alighted and knew what to do.

The outfit was fixed within a couple of hours; however, to my utmost surprise the headpiece had spent me a whole day to get only the base done!

My shoulders and my neck were in great sore afterwards. What were left undone were the decorations of the headpiece.

Flowers were easy to fetch and I had a few spare at home that I believed would go well with the look. However, the animals around her head really caused me headache. I was totally lost in the sea of “Angry Birds” and couldn’t locate some decent birds on the market!

While I was troubled by the birds, Kenji was busy working out the makeup of the doll:

Thanks to my dear friends, without you all I probably would have ended up using Angry Bird to build the headpiece! In my desperate moment I had received lots of help and tips from friends so at last we managed to get something useful though not in the color we want. But no worries as we have Cody here, nothing about color is impossible~!

Time lapsed quickly. Another week had gone and everything’s ready.

Dared not to try my luck in cutting her silky hair short, I decided to do a braid at the back instead. Upon Kenji fixed the wooden horn on her head, I took her back home to wait for the sun.

But the rain continued for weeks and when I managed to have time and did the shooting on a cloudy evening, it was already December.

Yet another surprise came along. After I passed her back to Kenji, he told me that the doll would be making her appearance in the coming exhibition by Candy and her friends in a Gallery near Sheung Wan, which would be taking place in a few days later! Good that we had kept the box that was used in the DP show before so there’s something good for display.

The opening party was a huge event with many journalist and reporters from different TV channels, newspapers and magazines and also full of celebrities showing up! Too bad that I didn’t bring a proper camera with me as I wasn’t expected to attend the party until the last minute so had missed lots of interesting shots.

Truly another wonderful experience for our team. Hope Candy & Sammy love the doll we’d made and everyone who had visited the exhibition enjoyed meeting nuri!

For a bit more photos, please visit: http://www.fotop.net/quini/20121208nuri

Chapter 33: Seirios

Intended to skip one chapter because before Seirios we had done something but there’s really no time to sort related photos out hence couldn’t blog that yet. Also Seirios is going to make his appearance publicly soon so why not giving you all a first glance?

Surely now everyone may have some ideas about what exactly Seirios is. Proudly presenting our team’s 2013 first custom doll specially created for the coming 『 We ♥ Pullip 』 ~10th Anniversary Party~ Customized Pullip Charity Auction!


Doll concept:

One Star to bring us power when the darkness binds us.
One Star to stand up, to fight,
And to turn the transient existence into hope.
One Star to lead us to the gloryland that forever shines.

Since this time all the fund raised by the auction would go to the victims of 311 via Red Cross Japan, eventually we’ve developed the theme of the doll into a hero full of positive power supporting people in need, which is quite different from our original idea (hint for the idea that we thought: a famous fairy tale! lol)

Anyway, here on behalf of Virus’d I’d like to say thank you to Groove. Inc. for the invitation this time so that we can take part in this wonderful celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Pullip, while at the same time joining hands with others in the meaningful charity auction to raise fund for the 311 victims. Hope you all enjoy Seirios and grab this very chance to bid him home!

皆さんお久しぶり!Virus’dです。もう一度チャリティオークションに登場して、しかもプーリップ誕生10 周年記念イベントこんな記念的なときのオークションを誘ってくれて、どうもありがとうございます!Seirios が気に入ったら、ぜひ入札してください!どうぞよろしくお願い致します!

For more information about 『 We ♥ Pullip 』 ~10th Anniversary Party~, please visit: http://www.parco-art.com/web/museum/exhibition.php?id=527

We Love Pullip ~10th Anniversary Party~

Hope that we are not forgotten and I don't have to introduce ourselves...

It's been really too busy for us that we had had no choice but to have a break from everything except our daily routine works. However, after nearly a year's break (sorry it's too long I know!) and to recall everybody's memory about our team, we are gonna make our 2nd appearance in the Charity Auction for the upcoming "We love Pullip" ~ 10th Anniversary Party ~!

We'd made our first appearance in the Doll Carnival 2009 ~ Nouvelle Ouverture ~ with DÃLICES ( http://virusd.blog61.fc2.com/blog-entry-11.html ) and it is our great honor to be invited again in this very special 10-years-old celebration of Pullip. What we're gonna create, I can't tell as we haven't come to an agreement on the theme yet.... One thing for sure is that we'll update you about it whenever progress is made so stay tune~!

More details about "We Love Pullip ~10th Anniversary Party~": http://sankei.jp.msn.com/economy/news/121204/prl12120417400063-n1.htm

Quini @ Virus'd

We're back!

Finally we're back online!

Due to unexpected shut down of our previous data centre, we've been forced to shut down our website for a month's time... Couldn't even say Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you all! T_T

Anyway it's good that we can resume everything back to normal before the Year of Dragon comes in 2 more days time. At least we can get to wish everyone a Happy Chinese New Year and good fortune in the Year of Dragon! In 2012 we'll try to introduce you more about our world, and we'll work harder to get our products done too. So please stay and support us as always~!

Quini @ Virus'd





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