Petworks Ruruko





PetWorks, the maker of Ruruko, was originally an e-mail software company, until they developed Momoko to be the office's mascot.


From then, they have created so many dolls! The newer addition being Ruruko, introduced in 2013 as Momoko's sister.

To be honest, I can't see it... Ruruko and Momoko are both 1/6, but if they are supposedly sisters, then I think the scale should correspond... and in this case, though the bodies used for the dolls are balanced, the head size isn't. That doesn't mean Ruruko isn't adorable, though, because she definitely is!!!

Just take a look at some of these photos grabbed from the Ruruko Website.



The first Ruruko. October 2013.

Adorable. I can understand why she became so popular soon! 

My first Ruruko doll was CCSGirl 17SS. I was so eager to get her out of her box that I failed to document. :P But she will be in this blog so you can meet her, too!

Today, however, we will be meeting my second girl, Ruruko of the Gables.

Promotional photo lifted from the PetWorks website.

Here is my CCSGirl 17SS, dressed in Licca-chan clothes, helping me with today's box opening!

And here she is!

Like most PetWorks boxes, this one is simplistic. Almost too simple. I collect other dolls as well, and ones at this price range usually have really fancy boxes.

Now, certainly, I am fascinated with Ruruko--the reason why I bought a second one.

But maybe it's just me... but the price and the item you get just doesn't match compared with other doll companies...

I'm going to go ahead and compare Integrity Toys dolls to Ruruko. They'd retail for around the same. Let's be more concrete and compare an FR Nippon Misaki Doll-Always Me. She costs 20,520. The same cost of one of the newest Ruruko Girls CCSGirl 17AW (Can't compare Ruruko of the Gables because she retailed for cheaper).

Ruruko Stock
The shoes are plastic.

She is in a Pure Neemo Body Full Flection XS (JPY 2,340--This leaves us JPY 18,180 for the head and stock.)

 

I can not find any pictures of just her stock items... but here are the contents:

[Set Contents]
-Main doll
-Denim jacket
-Shirt
-Skirt
-Socks
-Shoes
-Bag
-Doll stand

  

None of these are plastic. A Misaki・Poppy Parker replacement body costs JPY4,800 which leaves us with JPY15,720 for the head and stock.

And then you can see easily the difference in content and the amount of items you get!

Nevertheless, Ruruko has a very special charm about her. And so here I am, unhappy about her pricing, but still buying anyhow! 😭😭😭

Moving on!
Sorry for the half-dark photo... XD But anyway, here is what we get in this box. She retailed for  JPY17,720 (tax included). I got her for JPY 23,000 as I was late at this Ruruko party and got her from a reseller... XD


Her dress is cute and all, but I wanted to redress her, just like I did with my first Ruruko. I grabbed another Licca-chan clothes set to try on her.


I removed the pearls because it looked so weird on her. The dress also looked weird to me... So I changed her into...

A handmade skirt and shirt. I used the trench coat though, because it is so cute!

Here are more photos of this cute, freckled girl!




I do have a video of the day I got my first Ruruko. I went to Akihabara! If you'd like to see that, please click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tsUue0xdIE

That is it for now. See you all next time. ^^

xoxo,
Jona

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