This is a long overdue post. Last year I mentioned about a Lucky Charm which is actually a doll named Jenny. She is my 2nd thrift store doll. Ever since I found her, a lucky streak befell upon moi and I can’t believe it! Nope, it’s not winning any lottery or marrying Keanu Reeves 😉 mind you, but it’s finding good stuff like dolls, accessories and dolly outfits!
When I found her, she was wearing a tattered generic Korean dress with her hair disheveled showing her scalp. The pattern in which her hair was rooted has large gap in between, I don’t think its a factory defect, it’s just the way they made her.
I didn’t buy her right away, I was sort of disappointed when I took a close look. Her limbs are thin and she’s like the female version of the G.I. Joe that my nephew collects with bendable parts. I didn’t find her attractive due to that, I have gotten used to Barbie’s body structure. I remember the saleslady tried to talked me into buying it saying she’s cute, blah, blah.. but I just shook my head and left.
A week later, as I was waiting for my ride, my eyes wondered off to that thrift store just across the street. I can still see Jenny from behind the glass pane, pinned by stuff toys and baby dolls. I don’t know, but I rushed inside and pull her out, took a second look, and finally bought her! When I reached home, I checked her again for any damages, and underneath the worn out dress she had her original suit! Wow!
Jenny is wearing a Black Jumpsuit with an ankle-length yellow wrap-around chiffon skirt (which my niece took home with her for Barb) and a pair of white earring studs. Printed on her back – © Takara ’96 Made in China. Her suit is labeled with japanese characters similar to the other original Takara dress I saw online.
After cleaning, I kept her in my closet along with my Bratz, and there she stayed for a very long time. I have began posting the other dolls, but kept skipping on Jenny because I was still trying to look for info about her. At least this one in particular. Takara Jenny has a lot of series and at first, they all looked the same. I found out that this one belongs to the Super Model series.
So now comes Jenny’s time to take the spotlight! Of course, the following belongs to moi!