Fairyland's Terminology

Apr 15, 2021

    1. Alright, so I have googled this, I have tried to absorb it via cultural osmosis, I have lurked the Fairyland threads hoping someone else would eventually ask...But no dice.

      What on earth are Nanuri and Juri heads??? They're not specific sculpt names. They seem to always refer to some kind of event head. At first I thought maybe it meant all their event heads. But no! Alternate facial expressions for existing dolls are called "surprise" heads.

      So then I thought, "Well, maybe it means head sculpts that aren't ever officially released as standalone dolls?" But if that's the case, what's the difference between a Nanuri and a Juri head?? :?

      Please someone explain it to me like I'm an idiot. Because I am! An idiot!! And I have been so confused for so very, very long! *_*
       
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    2. I think they refer to specific seasonal events that happen at the same time each year. IIRC Juri is usually from the Xmas or winter event and nanuri is summer. And event heads from other times are just called surprise or have another name. And as far as I know none of the actual "event gift heads" have ever been released as standalone purchasable dolls
       
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    3. Nanuri and Juri heads are event heads, but Juri are the summer event and Nanuri are the Winter event.

      This is the link to Fairyland's blog posts, whee you can see how it lines up. CP/Fairyland
       
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    4. Ok that kinda confuses me, I know 05 juri and 06 juri were always called Xmas juri heads when they first came out. (I know that was before "fairyland" but it was still CP). Did it change at some point?
       
      #4 whooganana, Apr 15, 2021
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    5. I don't know exactly when it switched but I know they've been using Juri for Summer and Nanuri for winter for awhile now. My guess would be since around 2008 when they broke away from Luts. I don't have anything to confirm this though, it's just a guess based on my following of the minifee event heads.

      They are recurring names used for event heads usually followed by the year of the event. The name (Juri, Nanuri, etc) indicate the reason or timing of the event, and the year that follows is the year it was released. The event head names I've seen used over multiple years are:

      Juri (Summer)
      Nanuri (Winter)
      Sarang (Valentines Day)
      Halloween

      There are a bunch of others you may come across that have been used but that don't seem to be recurring (for example one year, Fairyland just called the Summer event head "Summer 17" instead of using the Juri name they'd previously used.)

      Hopefully that helps and all makes sense! @Nii-san_Obsessed has made some incredibly useful compilations of all of the Fairyland event heads separated by line that they have posted in the Photo Reference section of the forums. You can see all the names with a picture of the head it corresponds to.

      Feeple70: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...0-heads-2007-now-updated-january-2021.835123/
      Feeple65: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...5-heads-2010-now-updated-january-2021.835124/
      Feeple60: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...0-heads-2012-now-updated-january-2021.835125/
      Minifee: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...-heads-2007-2021-updated-january-2021.790497/
      Chicline: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...e-heads-2010-now-updated-january-2021.835127/
      Littlefee: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...e-heads-2008-now-updated-january-2021.835128/
      Realfee: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...e-heads-2016-now-updated-january-2021.835129/
      Pukifee: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...e-heads-2009-now-updated-january-2021.835131/
      Pukipuki: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...i-heads-2007-now-updated-january-2021.835132/
      Realpuki: https://denofangels.com/threads/all...i-heads-2012-now-updated-january-2021.835133/
       
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    6. Thanks everyone for clearing things up for me. Especially thank you to @malvinas ! That was such a detailed and helpful explanation! I'd somehow managed to miss the "Sarang" heads entirely, though I knew about the Halloween ones. Those links are great. :hug: