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April J-Doll: Via Monte Napoleone (New Type 4 body!)
by poseable_girl (poseable_girl)
at December 20th, 2008 (01:50 pm)

April's J-Doll has been revealed. Another must-buy for me. This page seems to have the biggest, clearest pictures of her, but you can also find the announcement flyer on Jun Planning's official page. Looks like another doll made from one of the prototypes shown at this show (that makes three! I hope they release the one with the green letterman jacket too).

I'm not sure when they started making them with the Type 4 body (it's impossible for me to tell from any of the new flyers except this one!), but that's definitely a new body on this girl. (Edit: After looking more closely, I can see that the February doll, Avenue Kleber, definitely has a Type 3 body still.) I'm glad! I was really worried that JP was just going to cheap out on the J-Dolls and use the old Type 3's on them.

I'm loving the legs, and rumor is that the hands are interchangeable! :D So excited.


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Posted by: f. (snailsea)
Posted at: December 21st, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)

I think March has the type 4 in her promo pics, so that's a good sign. :)

Posted by: poseable_girl (poseable_girl)
Posted at: December 21st, 2008 06:33 pm (UTC)

Unfortunately, it definitely looks like a Type 3. You can tell by the hands and wrist joints in this picture, compared to this one of the new April doll. So I guess Via Monte Napoleone is the first J-Doll with Type 4 after all.

Posted by: poseable_girl (poseable_girl)
Posted at: December 21st, 2008 06:36 pm (UTC)

Agh, nevermind, forget what I said, I'm getting my dolls mixed up! Kebler is the February doll, not the March doll. ^_^; Maroseica Street does look like she might have a Type 4.

Posted by: Ariss Tenoh (ariss_tenoh)
Posted at: December 21st, 2008 04:24 am (UTC)

So pretty!

Question: is there a big difference between type 3 body and 4?

Posted by: poseable_girl (poseable_girl)
Posted at: December 21st, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)

We won't know how big the difference is until the first Type 4 bodies are released in January, unfortunately. They were first announced on the January Pullip Neo Noir, but JP never said anything about new bodies on the J-Dolls, so I think everyone assumed they would still be Type 3's.

Here's a thread on Pullipstyle about the changes, though. To me the Type 4 sounds like a big step up in every way.

Posted by: Ariss Tenoh (ariss_tenoh)
Posted at: December 22nd, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)

Ah, I see. I thought the type 4 was available on other dolls.

I'm still waiting for the mod's approval to activate my account because that thread's locked.

Posted by: so long & au revoir (au_revoir)
Posted at: December 25th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)
:: cintia dicker.

Beautiful! I think I will pass on the doll, but her outfit is gorgeous. J-Dolls get the best outfits. ♥

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