I found this doll in Cubao at Desibel (thrift store) it’s near MRT Cubao Station fronting Tropical Hut sometime in 2013. She’s still in her plastic packaging, NRFB. I remember seeing one like this nude in MSM I thought it was an Asian edition of Barbie but up close, nope, the head mold is flat, meaning to say her face features are not well defined. I’m clueless regarding her identity so I nixed the idea of buying.
Anyway, I’ve crossed path again with this Asian looking doll. Standing alone on top of the shelf, probably waiting for her flight (or me?) he he he. I stared for a while, I was murmuring, shall I take her with me or not? I was actually hoping for a Takara Jenny doll. But since she has traveled far and presented herself to me with all the info, why not.
She’s a special edition doll from Cathay Pacific’s “Follow The Crew Dolls” contest in 2009 (info here) which showcases the airline’s historical uniforms for the past 63 years, see them all here. I got the year 1974-1983.
I wasn’t able to check her name. Anyway, she has her own stand, her legs (not bendable) are lightly sprayed with black paint to make it looked like she’s wearing stockings, belly button type of body, black pump shoes & rubberized hat. Her uniform is well made, not cheap or sloppy. Her garment is well constructed inside out.
I liked how they packed the doll. The neck is secured by a thick plastic strip not the usual pvc coated wire (that could hurt the doll? he he he) and her stand is not the type that easily breaks. The doll’s head is protected by a molded plastic (sorry no close-up) attached to the stand. Call me ignorant but first time a I see a doll packed this way.
Ni hau ma?!