ONLY HEARTS CLUB

Created by OHC GROUP LLC in 2004 (correct me if I’m wrong) The club consists of six dolls originally, Taylor Angelique, Karina Grace, Olivia Hope, Anna Sophia, and the 2 dolls that I used to have Briana Joy and Lily Rose.  Well, I just had them adopted by a new mom.   

ONLY HEARTS CLUB dolls are created by an award winning toy inventor Rouben Terzian who also happens to design Barbies for Mattel as well.  Anyway, I do not know the whole history, and I’m not sure if these line still exists.  I hope they’re still in production.  Why?  Because these dolls are unique, they have lifelike facial features, inset glass eyes, freckles, eyebrow strands and yes, they dress up in an age-appropriate attire.

So why did I have to sell them?  I often do this whenever I’m nearly flat broke 😉 and oftentimes I choose the ones that I know will be sold immediately.  However, it did took quite some time before someone adopted them, well, I paired them with a playline Barbie doll, so maybe that’s it!

Found these at MSM Surplus in Cubao which is now closed.

OHC BRIANNA N LILY

Head and hands are made of vinyl, while their bodies are made of polyester fabric stuffed with fiberfill material and wire inside that made them fully-poseable.

LILY ROSE is described as the nature lover.  No she’s not a mermaid!

BRIANA JOY is the sporty type.

Miki and Maki and Miku

Time for Takara Dolls!

Miki and Maki Chan are twin sisters of Licca Chan and was born in the year 1974.

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MIKI CHAN – TAKARA 1987 MADE IN CHINA

She’s not wearing her real clothes, I can’t remember what she’s wearing when I found her, so I just used my spare clothes.  From what I’ve read, she’s a Tomboy!  So that’s probably the reason why she’s often dressed in blue outfit.

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MAKI CHAN – TAKARA 1987 MADE IN CHINA

Maki was wearing only her panty when I found her, so I dressed her up with a Takara baby outfit, she’s been tagged as the spoiled one among the Licca Chan Family.

MIKU CHAN – © TAKARA MADE IN CHINA

Miku is wearing a yellow jumpsuit with an itsy bitsy tiny diaper to boot!  She’s one of the Triplets sister of Licca Chan and was born in 1987.  The other 2 are Kaku and Gen. 

I am not familiar with Licca Chan Doll’s family history, what I wrote here are for my own personal reference on the dolls I have in my collection.  I was trying to check out the Japanese website about her, but my net wouldn’t cooperate, dang!

Here are a few links that has helped me about their identity, thank you to the authors:

Liccas Trials and Tribulations 

Licca Chan The Japanese Girls Longtime favorite doll

 

 


Cheap Barbie Dolls

About 2 weeks ago I made a short trip to the toy store just to unwind and see what’s up with Barbie.  These dolls have caught my attention because they are cheap at Ph399.75 so thats about $8.00!

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I do not know how they call these teen looking edition Barbie Dolls with straight arms, probably a belly button body and non-bendable legs.  I was surprised they used these facemolds for this line and that makes them interesting, well, at least for me they are.  I almost bought one!

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I am particularly attracted to this one, maybe because of the hair? The ghostlike skintone? Or maybe because of her eyes.  I think she’s cute.

 

To buy or not to buy?  I think I’ll pass.  I might save for the Daisy Pop Curvy Barbie Fashionista No. 48 instead.

 

Photo courtesy of The Barbie Collection

Loretta Daum Byrne

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The name Loretta Daum Byrne is actually the creator/designer of this doll.  Of course this one is another thrift store find a few years ago.  She looked different and Asian looking than that of a Native American Doll as how she was described in ebay.  I think this doll was produced by Fibre Craft tagged as World Friends.

She is 8″ tall, rubberized head fully rooted, hollow plastic body, wears crocheted shorts and dress with a summer hat, I lost the pair of shoe.  She looked more like a Vietnamese.  Of course, since she’s a craft doll, anyone can dress her up and turn her into anything like a souvenir doll in different costume.

Kung Hei Fat Choi?

I missed posting for Chinese New Year so I thought I could still write one and feature 2 Asian dolls, one I thought to be Chinese, but she’s Balinese.

Takara Jenny Doll World Collection Balinese

In ebay she’s being sold for about $50.00 and was tagged as vintage.  I’m not sure if she is indeed vintage because her feet has “Made in China, Takara 1999.”  She’s supposed to be holding a gold fan, and a headress I suppose, I wonder if she’s wearing slippers.  Anyway, she’s lovely, her skintone is darker than the usual Jenny, her body is posable (wire inside) and seamless.

 

And then Princess Jade, she’s been in my collection for almost 6 years.  I wasn’t sure of her identity back then, so I kept her hair as is, no shampooing or anything.    

Just Girlz Princess Jade Doll, Celebrating Cultural Diversity

At first I thought she’s Vietnamese, but after seeing a picture of her on ebay, I found out she’s Chinese, well I suppose so because of her costume.  I found her nude in one of my thrift store hopping.  I just love her eyes!

 

P.S.  if she’s not Chinese, please let me know 😛

LOL

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LIL OUTRAGEOUS LITTLE!  The first time I saw these cute mini dolls I don’t need to check who’s product they belong to.  The eyes, body shape, they’re like mini Baby Bratz, except they are much cute and adorable!  They are from MGA Entertainment.  A lot has already been written about these dolls last year, but I only saw them on display at Toys R Us last weekend.  Here in the Philippines they costs Php499.00 plus, so that’s about $10.00 plus and quite expensive for me.

7 Layers of surprise!  Got to check them out.  There are 45 characters, all collectible and my wish is to have Queen Bee, Fresh, and Cosmic Queen.  I don’t have a photo of them, check this MGA Entertainment site.  I love them all!

I was suppose to write about Kong Hei Fat Choi, I couldn’t find the dolls.  Oh well, next time maybe.

ORI PRINCESS

Yes its ORI and not ARI as I have mentioned in my previous post.

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Ori Princess is an animation toy for girls manufactured by M&C Toy Centre Ltd. and created by Puzzle Animation Studio Ltd.

I found her last December in a thrift store still in her original sealed but damaged packaging.  I was surprised that she’s still there because the “new arrival” was way passed 3 days already.  Despite the not so good condition of her box, she’s in MIB along with her accessories.

However, when I opened the box, I noticed she has this old plastic smell that resembles a body odor!  Whew! LOL!  I put her out for a couple of days under the sun and sprinkled her with baking powder hoping the smell would go away.   She still stinks!  Though I haven’t tried yet to give her a bath, maybe that should solve the problem.

Anyway,  I couldn’t understand what’s written on her carton, the only words I can read is Ori Princess, so anyone reading this can check out the link above.  I am now contemplating if I will sell her or not.  I liked anime dolls and after seeing pics of her on the internet, I decided to keep her, at least for the time being.

I kept her accessories sealed “as is” on the cardboard, only the doll has the smell.  By the way, she stands 10″ has jointed limbs, and bendable knees like Barbie.  The leaflet is actually a collection of stickers which I suppose can be used to design the guitar.  I wonder if the guitar plays music.

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Next post, Kong Hei Fat Choi!?

A Monstrous Decision: Twyla!

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I almost postponed posting again, busy with year-end reports in the office.  Anyway, yes I chose Twyla because I liked the color combination, my favorite shades!  Reading her profile is like I’m reading my own!

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She stands only 9.5″ unlike the other 3 MH that I have.  Of course, she’s just 14 years old!  Carefully position her at certain angle and she can very well stand on her own, but in the photo below I was in a hurry I used blue tack.  I didn’t like the stand she came with because it’s leaning backward.  I love her shoes, her tattoo and tutu skirt, I don’t like the feel of her hair, it’s sticky! 

My other 3 Monster High Dolls are thrift store items.  Luckily, they all have their limbs intact and original clothes on.  Bought them on separate year. 

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Nefera De Nile is the most beautiful and tallest among the 4 and my first MH doll.  She stands 11″ and she also has sticky hair!

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Lagoona Blue, she stands 10.5″ with sticky hair too!

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Cleo De Nile stands 10.5″ and has a soft manageable hair, alas, it’s not sticky like the first 3! 

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Side note,  I could have bought Clawdeen Wolf, the Ghouls Alive version if it weren’t for the exposed scalp that has what seems like an incision 😦  across her forehead.  Maybe if they lower again the price to maybe Php300.00 why not!

Next in line, Ari!