Last November 6 (yes this is a very late post again) I went out to check TK’s 9th year warehouse sale. Snapped a few pics but I didn’t find anything interesting.
Their first 3 years was ok, there were a lot of really collectible items at bargain price. During those years I scored a lot of Bratz Dolls and Barbie fashion outfit. I have yet to post them here.
I don’t know, but I still find these toys expensive despite the marked down price. Ho-hum…
I was out of touch for quite some time. My 70’s doll posts was left hanging due to my inability to keep my storage organized, meaning to say, I forgot where I put most of my old dolls. I only have big carton boxes where I toss them and forget them, now they got all mixed up.
I’ve decided to write about my Oz character collections instead, and will get back to my 70’s doll in my future post.
In my pasts thrift store hopping, there was a time when all I could find are Oz characters by Mcdonalds. I’m not into mini dolls, but got interested because the designs are based from Madam Alexander collections, a doll company that started in 1923.
I love how McDonalds was able to present mini versions that are not cheap looking. I mean, they’re included in Happy Meals, so they have to consider the manufacturing costs to fit the budget meal altogether.
One by one I was able to collect some of the characters released from different years. So, just when I thought I got all of them ready to walk down yellow brick road….alas! I realized I missed the Wizard! I googled how the Wizard of Oz looked like, I was like….Oh man! So I’ve already crossed path with the wizard! Dang!
He was wearing a green suit, I remember I found one years ago but left him at the counter last minute because I didn’t know who he was! I picked the Mad Hatter doll instead!
Madame Alexander’s Wizard of Oz by McDonalds 2007 and 2008
BASED FROM MADAME ALEXANDER DOLLS
DOROTHY FROM MCDONALDS HAPPY MEAL 2007
This is my favorite version of their Dorothy because she looked like an antique bisque doll. She has this facial expression I liked.
I’ve been lazy, the net is soooo slow! I don’t know up to how many parts these 70’s doll will take me. Lately the days are gloomy, hard to take pictures, plus my hands are not as steady as they used to. I want to make my details short and just post everything. But, on second thought, for my own reference, I’d like to put all info (if I can) so as not to forget. I’m not getting any younger, so my memory in time will fail me to recall.
UNIDENTIFIED CLONE DOLL (PETRA VON PLASTY?)
I love clone dolls made from the 70’s. I don’t care if the materials they used are cheap. I found these at Desibel in Cubao a few years ago. The side glance is my deciding point, plus the hairstyle! I thought she looked like Sindy, then I remember a doll named Petra. They looked more like Petra Von Plasty, I’m not sure, she could be Tressy, or just another craft doll. While most of the dolls I googled are side glancing towards the left, these are glancing to their right side. No year was stamped at the back, I can tell they are from the 70’s.
PURSE DOLLS made in Hong Kong
These are my sisters’ dolls, but they have outgrown them, so they were handed down to me. There was a period during the 70’s that a mini doll inside a plastic purse or bag became a hit. Liddle Kiddles dolls are the famous one. These Hong Kong dolls has the same body structure as the Kiddles. I remember they’re in a pink plastic purse with keychain. They wear a white and blue striped uniform with a nurse cap, so I suppose they are nurses. I lost their outfit.
Some of my 70s dolls are not the collectible type, so most of them are unbranded and cheaply made, but I love them anyway.
HAWAIIAN MAIDEN BY LANAKILA CRAFTS (Made in Honolulu Hawaii)
I found this doll in a thrift store and in good condition. She’s all hollow plastic with only the head made of rubber which I can surmise to be same material as those being used during the 70’s. She has a twist n turn waist, jointed legs and arms, the neck has the ball knob type to connect/plug the head. I think she’s a souvenir doll.
VINYL DOLL HOLDING FLOWERS (SEKIGUCHI CLONE?)
I’m not sure if these are from the 70’s but surely resembles those dolls made by Sekiguchi during the 70’s. My sister gave these to me and I could not remember the date. Maybe late 70’s because during the time, I remember a lot of dolls being sold in set of 3s. Although they seem to be clones, they are still made in Japan. All rubber with fully rooted head.
TO BE CONTINUED
I love dolls made from the 70’s. Although I wasn’t able to save most of mine, I can still remember them, and if I have enough time, maybe I’ll try to make a sketch of each one.
THE HULA DOLL
Mine was made in Japan, this type of doll was a popular dashboard decoration during the mid-70’s and some series have closed eyes, long hair, all rubber without articulation except for the neck.
THE KISS ME DOLL (HULA/LOVE ME DOLL?)
I can’t categorize her as a Hula Doll because she was wearing a red Indian outfit (pants & sleeveless tops) when my father gave this to me. She used to have a long curly and wispy hair. But when I was kid, I love experimenting on my doll’s hair and during that time, apple cut was the current hair trend, so I chopped off her foot long hair!
TO BE CONTINUED
Last part of my Anteprima Doll post is supposed to be Caco in different outfit, but I got lazy and the sun is not cooperating much for natural lighting, plus I couldn’t find any dress that could fit chubby Caco.
Another thrift store find (Desibel) that I hold dear is an Anteprima Doll named CACOCUCO. She looked different from the usual fashion dolls you see with long legs, slim figure with well-made up face like Barbie. This one is chubby and maybe an inch shorter than Licca Chan. Her body (jointed) is made of good quality hard plastic (Anteprima stamped on her back) and her head is of hard rubber not like the cheap ones.
Anteprima is not a toy company, check them out here. There were 2 dolls actually. Twins called Caco and Cuco. So whether I got Caco or Cuco, does not matter coz they are identical twins LOL! They were created for the 15th anniversary of Anteprima in 2008. These dolls are not for sale. They are given away as gifts only to close friends and clients of Anteprima. I found this blog about the magical Twins. See some of them here.
TO BE CONTINUED.
Here’s the 2nd part of Daiso’s Elly Doll. I took a close up hoping to see a clear shot of her eye paint, the catchlight is smudged and the white base of her eyes are off centered. Anyway, she’s cute despite being cheap. For anyone who can’t afford a a new Licca doll, this one will do at least for me.
ELLY DOLL BY DAISO
I liked the way they packed her outfit, it’s simple and easy, just open the cardboard and peel off the scotch tape.
Since Elly’s feet are slightly angled (not arched), the Japanese Slippers does not fit properly even though they are made supposedly for her.
I was amused at how they have constructed her uniform. I thought it was a 4 piece ensemble (skirt, vest, blouse & bow) but was surprised (maybe because I’m not a dressmaker) when I opened the pack.
Anyway, she’s adorable when I tried all the outfit on her. And these fashion line belongs to her!
Elly in Summer Stripe Dress
Elly in Night Gown
Elly in School Uniform
Elly in Summer Short
Elly in Chambermaid Outfit
Elly in Chambermaid Outfit
Elly in Yukata Outfit
I know there are a lot more in her fashion line but I’m Ok with my collection. I was thinking of buying another clone called Beloved but nixed the idea at the last minute. I’ve got a lot of original Liccas and Jennys already which I will post in the future. Just for my reference, here are their pictures.