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Will Pil-sook’s doll be the next Pig-Rabbit?

Well, I’m going to guess it won’t quite reach Pig-Rabbit levels of fandom (or the Sam-soon doll), but there HAS been a bit of interest in the stuffed doll carried around by Pil-sook (IU) in the popular teen drama Dream High.

The doll hasn’t been explicitly mentioned but it’s been a prominent part of Pil-sook’s wardrobe, as she carries it around with her everywhere like a mini security blanket. Apparently it’s meant to resemble Jason (Woo-young) and has been called the “Jason doll,” but I must be really dense because I’ve never picked up on that connection, although in retrospect it does make sense. (Particularly since I haven’t seen her with it in the latest episode, after she loses weight and drops her crush on him.)

Turns out it’s really called a Blabla doll, hand-knitted by Peruvian craftsmen, made of natural fibers, and eco-friendly. They’re pretty pricey specimens (approximately $50 a pop), but I can respect their commitment to fair trade. The brand expanded their reach to the Asia Pacific in 2010 and plans to launch officially in Tokyo in February.

Pil-sook’s is the Otto doll, which you can see on Blabla’s Korean website, http://www.blablaap.co.kr. It may not spur the fervor of other drama paraphernalia (Boys Before Flowers’ star-moon necklace, You’re Beautiful’s hairclip or Pig-Rabbit, or the spiffy cell phones featured in every drama ever), but I admit I wondered at the doll and had a vague inclination that it might spark interest. But who knows, maybe Pil-sook won’t need it anymore now that she’s empowered and self-confident, which is a story turn I love, just ’cause I could stand to see Jason suffer a little. He’s a nice guy, but just so assured and privileged that he could benefit from a little character-building. Heh.

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Cute

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it's made in Peru???? must go to the stores NOW!

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PS: i'm a peruvian living in my home country :)

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did you manage to buy pil sook's doll? how much do they sell?

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I remember Miho's giant chicken leg!!!

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Miho's chicken leg is probably my all time favorite prop!! I want one!

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I bought one, a little one, big one too pricey but still love it.. keep imagining Miho gnawing on it.

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I love Miho's Chicken too! :)

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Does the cat doll (Ra Im's favorite doll) in Secret Garden famous in korea? You didn't mention it, I guess it's not that famous huh... :(. I thought that one is very cute, compare to that Otto doll above :).
Does anyone knows where I can get that cat doll?

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it's called the myoo
if you search it on google or look on forums like soompi, they should be able to help you find it!

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thank you for the info! :)

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i actually really like this doll! it's second after the pig rabbit. ok, maybe third. i LOVED samsoon' pig too!!

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what they really need is a Samdong bubble-head ^^

^I remember the chicken leg! I'm so buying one if I ever come across it in stores

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http://cgi.ebay.com/My-Girlfriend-GUMIHO-Drumstick-Plush-Toy-100cm-/280621272596?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item415654ce14

here is the full size version! there are smaller versions from the same seller^^

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Ah, they are super cute. I think they are great gifts for kids. Found the US online link:

http://www.blablakids.com/Online-Shopping/Classic-blablas

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Maybe she'll replace Otto with the Lola the rocker doll.

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All of those dolls are super cute!

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oh thank you!! i was trying to figure out how to order online from the korean site. ^^

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PS The mini ones are 12" tall and the regular ones are 22" tall. So Pil-sook has the mini Otto -- $36 in the US.

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thanks for the link. i am seriously thinking of getting one. so cute!

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"hand-knitted by Peruvian craftsmen" -- for a second, I expected the next words to be "stitch by stitch"

the doll didn't look that attractive in the drama, but close-up, it's pretty cute. I guess it does look a bit like Wooyoung.

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haha i LOLed when i saw the 'hand knitted' part too!
ahh SG is still fresh in my mind..

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LOL! hand-knitted by Peruvian craftsmen stitch by stitch!!!!!!

If I ever start making a dolls collection of my favorite dramas it would be like this:
1. myoo(cat doll) from Secret Garden.
2. chicken leg from MGIAG.
3. Pig-Rabbit from YB.
4. Samsoon's pig doll from MNKSS.
5. Otto doll from DH
But I think I am too old to start a doll collection, and I am not sure if my daughter will find all of them as cute as I do. As soon as she becomes old enough to start watching dramas I will introduce her to the wonderfull K-drama world, that way we can both start our collection without me feeling embarrassed about it, hehehehe!!!!!

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LOL! I was going to post the same thing. "Stitch by stitch" was the first thing I thought of too after reading the hand-knitted part.

I nearly bought YB's pig-rabbit but had second thoughts since I had second thoughts when I saw the price. Maybe it's less expensive now? Anyway, I wouldn't mind getting MiHo's chicken leg or Ra-im's myoo since they're so big and huggable. =)

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Ah...what the!?! re: 2nd paragraph

*I nearly bought YB’s pig-rabbit but had second thoughts when I saw the price...*

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LOL! aww i know sg's plot is kinda frustrating sometimes but the characters still live inside of me. keke xD

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cute doll! i think i want one. :)

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I didn't see the resemblance between the doll and Jason, but now that I've seen the doll's hairdo better, I can see why!

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Ahhh soo cute! But i still prefer the pigrabbit kekeke

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I'm one of those fan who has been calling that doll the 'jason doll' because of the hair. Doesn't it look like Jason's hair style? Only problem i have with it is that heart shape tatoo on the arm. Is Jason secretly hiding a tatoo? hehe :P
OMG the doll is made in Peru? Need to talk my brother in law in getting me one, he'll be going to peru next month! then again maybe i can knit myself one. Kinda don't want to spend 50 $$ on it.

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Bla bla is a major kids brand my daughter has both the rocker guy (Jason mini) and the rocker girl they are expensive but oh so cute!!!

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I had been thinking the doll represented Jason and that's why she always carried it around because there was no other logical explanation in my brain for why Pil-sook was carrying around a doll everywhere. It is pretty cute, now that I get a good look at it.

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I thought the same thing...I thought it was supposed to resemble Jason because I couldn't remember her having it before the uniform scene when he came to her rescue or maybe she did have it already? I can't remember.
Now that I think about it since her weight loss, she hasn't been carrying it at all!

I didn't even notice the heart on the arm until I saw the close up picture above!

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Great one more thing for me to add to my drama memoribila collection. I have alfred the bear, pigrabbit (friend almost died looking for that doll), hairclip, samsoon pig, oska socks, blue tracksuit. Looking for the cat. Found the chicken drumstick (on list to buy) ordered the magnatiles. Ahhhhh no more stuff (must resist cute doll).

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You have oska socks? I didn't know you could really get those...

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Omg, you have the blue tracksuit? How do you get those? I've seen just about EVERY K-pop idol with one, but I can't find them anywhereeeeeeee besides the lookalikes on YesStyle and the slightly-sketchy ones on eBay. D;

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OMG! it's peruvian!!!!! one more thing to be proud of my country!!!!

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Actually, I think she had another doll at the beginning of the drama. And, she only changed to the Jason Doll after the skirt incident.

When she was in a quandary about continuing to karaoke or go to practice, I couldn't stop laughing at her beating herself on the head, with the doll.

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Haha!! It is cute! This somehow reminds me of when I got obsessed with the tofu doll for goong/princess hours. Soooo cute!!!!!

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I made my friend a tofu doll for Christmas, and put a picture of Ryan Reynolds inside ^_^

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Sam-soon had a doll?!Wow.
The doll looks cute. The simple face (two dots and a half circle) always make a cute expression, and is eco-friendly!
But besides the doll, I’ve been wondering, where did Pil-sook got the gigantic pink backpack?

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hey the dolls are lovely. I was never fond of dolls until i saw the collection

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I think people noted that the hair is (very slightly) similar to Jason's.

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All I want to know what the red blob on the arm is suppose to represent.

Because mohawks + red blobs = someone's been a little physical... heh.

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JB, you are not the only one, I'm not quite connect with it too until someone mentioned on the net that it's Jason.

So it is a product tie-in? Well, when I saw PS carry it in school I thought it's suppose to look weird for a high school girl, but it turned out to be so adorable and blended in with her character nicely.

Yep, Jason needs to suffer a bit for the better. Man, when he let Sam Dong take his solo dance ,I went O_O and he didn't even fight for what it's rightfully his.

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I managed to buy some pretty cheap pig rabbits for my friends in Vietnam. What I really want though, if anyone's seen the Taiwanese drama ToGetHer, I want the Mumu doll that Mars has!

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You didn't realize it was meant to be Jason? xD

I thought it was a doll Pil-Sook made herself so she could carry Jason around with her all the time, actually. ~~Very adorable.

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I dont want the doll, I want jason haha..
while everybody is adoring sam-dong or jin-gook, I totally fall for jason.. and I dont know why hehe

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Lol I thought you said Sam Dong doll! I was like, Sam Dong doll?! I want a mini Soo Hyun.

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I honestly don't think it will take over the doll thingy like PIGRABBIT doll. I mean that PR doll had a life of it's own....it became more popular after YAB. And also for me despite the flaws of YAB, it is still one of the best drama for me. No drama has yet come close. The popularity that drama brought it's cast so many good projects and amazing popularity. Most especially Jung Yong Hwa. From a nobody to one of the most in demand artist in Korea show business. Pig Rabbit as of now for me is undefeated.

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...and here I was, thinking that the doll was modeled after Jason or (as of yesterday night) Taeyang (because of the mohawk hair)...

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Oh! After looking at the site.. I want to order one.
These are very popular except their mostly like Paul Frank or something.. heh.

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well, pig rabbit was *part* of the story. he hand-stiched the nose on for her, it's her nickname, blah blah and blah blah. this jason doll is just kinda a random prop ('though also cute). my pick for best drama doll has to be the sam-soon pig. all the attacks samshik gets from that doll is just epic haha.

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That's a great picture of IU with the doll at the end. =)

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i know this is about the doll but i woud've preferred jason with pilsuk in the 1st pic. .
i luv samdong so am not disappointed at all :-)

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The last thing I followed on kdrama trinket trends was the necklace from Stairway to Heaven.

Yes, I will admit IU holding about anything in her hand will look cute, I think IU is super cute, however I think this Otto doll is intended for voodoo than anything else. I'll pass. If I want to give a toy to a toddler, I'd rather purchase a Fisher Price Ocean Wonders Soothe & Glow Seahorse (http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Price-Ocean-Wonders-Soothe-Seahorse/dp/B000W3XEQM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1296931534&sr=8-1) 'cos it does wonders putting a busy bee toddler asleep. I bought 'em for $9.95 on Black Friday, or else I see 'em now at Target cheaper than Amazon.

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Not as good or cute as YB's pig rabbit but every show is different and i gotta tell you guys, i wonder if this year will have any good korean dramas cus so far i havent seen any

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i've just noticed in this pic http://img708.imageshack.us/img708/2851/dhcast.jpg she's holding the girl doll instead

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omo, i wondered about that doll too...but haven't seen the new Pilsook carrying it around...
and yes, it may only be third to PigBit!!!

i loved YB and Loved Pigbit, so i bought the cellphone holder and the keychain!

so cute!!!

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I don't think its the PigRabbit, the pig rabbit was adorable! It even had a little funny story how it came to be cause it was made especially for go mi nam. Damn it mkes me want to buy it now haha

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"Apparently it’s meant to resemble Jason"

I cracked up when Jason startled Pilsuk which caused her to lose balance, fall on the floor and drop the doll. After he helped her get up, he even picked up the doll for her. :) I was waiting for him to mention the resemblance. :) I guess it's either Jason's a gentleman not to bring up his connection to the doll, or he is unassuming that way.

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these two, pilsook and samdong look good together...LOL

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I like this doll as well as Mi Ho's and the Pig Rabbit...

But the doll that first caught my attention is the "Shin Doll" from Goong... I know that that's old like 2006 but I found it funny whenever Yoon Eun Hye's character beat it whenever she got mad.

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not even close. nothing compares to pig-rabbit for a kdrama concept plushie (which i have).

of course, the first kdrama item of desire was winter sonata's necklace. (which i oso have)

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the pig rabbit is just legendary! I so wanted one....and still do =)

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IU and her blabla dolls...
In ep. 15, she was chugging this around:
http://www.blablakids.com/Online-Shopping/Classic-blablas/DOLL-Monkey-Clementine

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I'm from Peru :3 that's so exciting weeeee ^^

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When I read the title, I was like, "I don't think so. Pig-Rabbit pwns." Haha. I love that thing.

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